Title: Choir Conductor
Reports to: Associate Director of Choirs
Hours: 3-4 hrs. per week, must accommodate late afternoon, 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. Choir Conductors are an integral part of the artistic team, designing and shaping foundational learning for BCC’s youngest choristers. In collaboration with BCC’s artistic staff, Choir Conductors will be expected to vision, plan, and execute high level rehearsals and performances on a weekly basis.
- The successful candidate will be expected to:
- Plan and lead instruction for singers in assigned Choirs
- Provide weekly directions to associated teaching team, assigning instructional tasks to Teaching Assistants
- Collaboratively choose appropriate musical literature for successful instruction
- Prepare singers for several virtual and in person performances throughout the season as determined by the Executive Producer
- Maintain timely communication with the Associate Director of Choirs and BCC colleagues via email and/or text
- Attend monthly meetings with the conducting team to plan for performances, events, recruitment, and assessments
- Support visioning, planning and execution of specified concerts at the request of the Associate Director of choirs
- Recruit and audition students of all backgrounds for the organization at large
- 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 Associate Director of Choirs
- Provide support, as directed by the concert production team, for set up and break down of the concert stage, holding rooms, registration areas, etc.
- Confer with parents/caregivers and the Associate Director of Choirs regarding student progress
- Other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Choirs
- Bachelor’s degree in music
- Demonstrated excellence as a choral conductor
- Minimum 5 years direct experience in music education or choral conducting
- Knowledge of choral techniques, vocal pedagogy, and a broad range of choral repertoire for children
- Knowledge and experience of Kodály, Gordon, and other music pedagogies
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to work as a member of a team
- Proven success with recruiting to a choral music program
- The right candidate is a capable, independent worker with strong entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment
Conductor positions are open during the following weekly rehearsals:
- Tuesdays in South Boston, 4:30-6:00 pm with singers aged 7-11
- Saturdays in East Boston, 9:00 – 10:30 am with singers aged 7-11
HOW TO APPLY:
For immediate consideration submit a letter of interest and resume to: Boston Children’s Chorus, 20 Old Colony, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02127 or email email@example.com. Please apply by August 5, 2022.
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.