Hours: Part-time, mornings and early afternoon rehearsals, and occasional evenings and weekends subject to rehearsal & performance schedules
Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) harnesses the power of music to connect our city’s diverse communities, cultivate empathy, and inspire social inquiry. Children, ages 7–18, come together across differences of race, religion, and socioeconomic status in a celebration of shared humanity and love of music. BCC bridges Greater Boston’s many diverse groups and fosters a sense of belonging and inclusion. Through intensive choral training and once-in-a-lifetime performing experiences locally, nationally, and around the world, BCC enhances the education and social development of youth as future leaders and global citizens in the 21st century. The in-school program harnesses these principles in the classroom. Through the development of in-school choral programs, students have the opportunity to build artistry within their local community as well as participate in Boston Children’s Chorus self-produced concerts. Teaching assistants are an integral part of the artistic team. Teaching assistants support instruction for weekly rehearsals, ensure singer safety and success during concerts, and provide critical artistic assistance for rehearsals and performances.
The successful candidate will be expected to:
Attend all rehearsals and performances.
Provide rehearsal coverage for all rehearsals and performances as needed
Plan and execute entire rehearsal sessions in the absence of the supporting conductor.
Be prepared to conduct with little to no advance notice
Assist in set-up and tear-down at every rehearsal.
Conduct sectional rehearsals as requested
Be liaison with paraprofessionals and teachers during rehearsal.
Prepare rehearsal seating charts in consultation with conductor
Plan and execute instruction for singers as assigned by their principal conductor
Monitor weekly attendance for singers.
Attend monthly check-ins with Conductor of In-School Programs
Act as a liaison for parent and singer questions at rehearsals and concerts
Administer yearly one-on-one evaluations for each singer, providing detailed feedback on singer progress for internal and external use
Attend, support, and conduct at all major self-produced concerts at the request of the Conductor of In-School Programs
Confer with In-School Conductor regarding student progress.
Teaching Assistant positions are open during the following weekly rehearsals throughout the city of Boston:
Monday's 11:45 am – 1:15 pm in Mattapan – Elementary Level
Wednesday’s 2:30 – 4:15 pm in Mattapan – Elementary Level
Boston Children's Chorus seeks to engage and retain a diverse workforce who represent the diversity of our singers and community in the City of Boston. BCC affirms the plurality of lived experiences amongst staff and seeks to elevate and center the experiences of those who have been marginalized and disenfranchised by systems of oppression. BCC encourages all to apply and will not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender and gender expression, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.