Summer Bass Section Leader (1) and Summer Tenor Section Leader (1)
The South Shore Children’s Chorus is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and unequivocally supports racial equality, racial justice and racial equity. SSCC is committed to building a diverse staff that reflects and represents our diverse student and family population, and strongly encourages applications from candidates of color, women, and members of the LGTBQ+ community.
March 24, 2023
Job Title: Summer Section Leader: Bass AND Summer Section Leader: Tenor
Supervisor: Artistic Director
South Shore Children’s Chorus seeks one experienced Bass vocalist and teacher and one experienced Tenor vocalist and teacher to join the Choral Intensive 2023 Staff. We are specifically looking for confident teachers with 5+ years of teaching/conducting experience. Housing will be available for the right candidate.
The Summer Choral Intensive is a one-week music program located at Massasoit Community College in Brockton, MA and is open to middle school and high school vocalists. The expected enrollment for the 2023 program is between 80-100 singers. The Section Leader is responsible for running sectionals of their voice part, teaching a section of sight-singing class, teaching a vocal technique class, and performing with the students. An important role of the Section Leader is to help to support a joyful community of acceptance with a diverse group of students. This program is non-auditioned and high-performing. The Summer Section Leader will work in partnership with an experienced SSCC Staff member, as there will be two section leaders per section.
We are actively seeking candidates who are:
Inclusive – SSCC’s mission makes our programming accessible to all who enroll. There are no auditions to participate in any program, meaning that our students come from a wide variety of experiences and backgrounds, and are very diverse. An ideal candidate agrees with this philosophy, and furthermore, thrives in this type of environment and is excited about it.
Wholehearted – At SSCC, the priority is the individual, music is the vessel by which we connect and create, and excellence and inspiration is the byproduct. We expect every SSCC staff member to be invested in students individually. Staff Members must learn names, correct pronunciations, and pronouns of our students, respecting their identities fully.
Joyful – In every SSCC gathering there is laughter. While moments of emotion do enter our space, we expect every SSCC Staff Member to teach from a place of joy, and to keep sarcasm and negativity out of any communication or gathering.
Collaborative & Communicative – In order to be collaborative and work as a team, SSCC Staff must respectfully communicate and reserve time to spend planning and preparing for rehearsals and performances. Trusting and respecting other staff members and their time is imperative to creating space for our singers.
Flexible - SSCC rehearsals and spaces are unique, and the choral repertoire performed spans many genres. To become a member of the SSCC Artistic Staff, one must have a flexible vocal technique and appreciation for all genres/styles of choral music. Flexible teaching styles are necessary for the range of students that our programs reach.
Creative - At SSCC, we encourage our staff to be creative in the classroom. We are particularly excited about activities that require motion/kinesthetics! We believe in motivating students through engaging, unique, and creative activities. Let your imagination run wild, and let’s figure out how to make your idea happen!
The Summer Choral Intensive is a program that focuses on themes of joyful music making, community, and musical excellence. Students will be encouraged to prepare for the week with learning tools and aid provided by SSCC Staff in order to perform high-level choral repertoire. Students will also have the opportunity to attend sight-singing class geared for their level of knowledge, hear from guest speakers such as local professors and professional musicians, and benefit from group sectionals with a professional section leader of their specific voice type. The week culminates in a final performance on Friday evening, July 14th, featuring choral works rehearsed during the program.
Choral Intensive Section Leaders must be available
For the entirety of the program, Monday, July 10, 2023 – Friday, July 14, 2023, 8:00 am – 3:45pm daily, and available for the final performance on the evening of July 14 (a full day) at Massasoit Community College.
The SSCC Summer Staff meeting, during the daytime on Friday, July 8th at Massasoit Community College
For two meetings (flexibly scheduled on own time) with Section Leader Partner (on zoom or in person, for planning purposes.)
Section Leaders will be required to:
Record Practice Tracks for students of their voice part between May 20- June 6, 2023. Students will have these practice tracks and music for a month prior to the program in order to prepare for the intensive program.
Be willing to be on an inclusive team. This program is non-auditioned, so singers in the sections are of varying levels of interest, ability, and experience.
Conduct Sectionals with their voice part (8th-12th graders). Teaching experience is preferred.
Teach one section of Sight Singing (varying levels, different voice parts)
Have sufficient piano skills to play piano for their own sectional.
Teach voice technique class to their section. (Knowledge of vocal pedagogy/child vocal development preferred)
Sing choral parts accurately and healthily in a group rehearsal or performance setting, modeling for the students.
Reliable in communication and timeliness
2-5 years professional choral singing experience
5+ years teaching experience (private or group, group preferred) (any age, middle/high school preferred)
Basic piano skills preferred
Sight Singing teaching skills preferred
Reliable, responsible, and timely with good rehearsal management skills
Positive, uplifting personality whose philosophies align with the SSCC Mission (see website for more detail)
Good rapport with middle school and high school students
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
The Section Leader will receive a stipend of $875.
For the right candidate, lodging may be provided for the week.
At this time, SSCC does not provide any additional benefits.
How to Apply:
Apply by April 5, 2023. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
To apply, please email the following materials to Kirsten Oberoi, SSCC Artistic Director ([email protected]).
Letter of Intent, including the answer to the question: Why does my teaching philosophy align with the mission at SSCC?
Sample Singing Recording