Director of Good Trouble

Title: Director of Good Trouble

Reports to: Executive Director  

Benefits: Yes 

Hours: Full-time, in-person, and occasional weekends required 



Boston Children’s Chorus 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. The focus is not on one specific community, but the energy of the intersection of all communities. BCC bridges Greater Boston’s many diverse groups and fosters a sense of belonging and inclusion. Through engaging 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 leaders and global citizens in the 21st century. 



The Director of Good Trouble will provide leadership in elevating youth voice through education and action. In close partnership with the Music Director, the Director of Good Trouble will shape programmatic offerings, elevating artistry, and social inquiry in a harmonious fashion. The Director of Good Trouble will be a key architect in the re-design and implementation of Boston Children’s Chorus’ integrated music education and social justice education curriculum. They will lead, train, and inspire program staff by modelling best practices and cultivating a culture of continuous learning and growth. The Director of Good Trouble will have the opportunity to shape how Boston Children’s Chorus re-commits to being a multi-cultural, anti-ableist, anti-racist institution focused on creating transformative experiences for young people in the Greater Boston region.  



  • Collaborate with experts to design a new integrated curriculum that deeply connects choral music education to social justice education 
  • Examine program design, gathering community input to ensure BCC’s offerings meet youth and family needs. Act on findings implementing incremental design tests and updates to BCC’s programs 
  • Oversee implementation and ongoing evaluation of curriculum and corresponding learning objectives 
  • Source, develop, and implement meaningful cross-sector community partnerships that allow young people to take action towards the issues being discussed in rehearsal 
  • Revamp BCC’s Listen In program 
  • Introduce service learning as a core component of BCC’s programmatic offerings 
  • Oversee singer leadership programs, providing program and facilitation support to teaching staff  
  • Additional duties as defined by the Executive Director 



  • Manage regular check-ins with full-time artistic and program staff to monitor workflow and progress towards goals 
  • Schedule regular observations of conducting staff, providing frequent formal and informal feedback 
  • Create consultative practices that tie programmatic outputs to topical interests of youth and families 
  • Provide written reports for major board committee meetings including Finance, Programs, and Development committees 
  • Additional duties as defined by the Executive Director 



  • Collaborate with artistic team to design season and concert themes 
  • Work with artistic team to craft social activities for retreats, concerts, and digital broadcasts  
  • Work with the program team to identify and solicit artistic and community partnerships for long-term and short-term projects  
  • Work with artistic team to develop targeted learning objectives and activities for domestic and international tours 
  • Collaborate with artistic and production teams to regularly design and showcase innovative media projects that elevate youth voice  



  • Represent the organization by attending regional, state, and national conferences, festivals, and summits 
  • Support marketing and development teams in crafting mission-aligned narratives for appeals and campaigns 
  • Manage a small portfolio of 10-15 high-level supporters to the institution 
  • Contribute thought leadership to the field of choral music education, promoting BCC’s curricular and instructional approaches through presentations and written articles   
  • Attend fundraising and cultivation events at the request of the Executive Director 



  • Committed to BCC’s mission and values of quality, diversity, inclusion, social inquiry, cultural equity, and the potential of transformative philanthropy 
  • Devoted to helping young people develop to their full potential 
  • An artist, an activist, and a change-agent 
  • Committed towards positive change and action 
  • A thought leader with a demonstrable track record of driving incremental improvement 
  • Able to articulate how their lived experience with inequities prompted them to change their environment through their creative and professional work  



  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional work experience, including but not limited to, justice, equity, diversity, access, and inclusion (JEDAI), in an educational setting 
  • Deep expertise in intergroup dialogue facilitation 
  • Experience developing and facilitating workshops and programs on both teaching and learning JEDAI 
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working with students and teachers in an Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, and High school settings 
  • Minimum 5 years of direct supervisory experience, having led and mentored a team of highly capable individuals 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, especially public speaking and written skills 
  • Bilingual written and verbal proficiency 
  • The right candidate will be a capable, independent worker with strong entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment 



Salary for the role of Director of Good Trouble at Boston Children’s Chorus is $100,000. BCC offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance, 403(b) employer contributions, generous PTO, short-term disability, and more. 



For immediate consideration submit a letter of interest, sample lesson plan or draft social curriculum or published article, and resume addressed to the Search Committee via email:  Please apply by January 3, 2023.  


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.