Reports to: Chief Program Officer
Hours: Full-time, including some weekends and evenings for performances and special events.
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.
Recruitment and retention of singers is critical to the fulfillment of Boston Children’s Chorus’ mission and the goals of our program operations. The Recruitment Manager’s primary responsibilities include planning and executing recruitment programs, school workshops, pop-up choirs, and programmatic partnerships with youth development and social justice organizations. In addition, the Recruitment Manager will conduct up to 2 choirs at the lower choir level and serve as an artistic point person for lower choir conductors. They will oversee the program and education operations of BCC’s lower choirs. An integral part of the teaching and learning team at BCC, the curation of professional development opportunities for teaching assistants, as well as the evaluation of their performance will be included in the Recruitment Manager’s portfolio. The Recruitment Manager is vital to BCC’s next phase of growth and will be key in shaping a mission-forward experience for BCC singers, families, and lower choir artistic staff.
RECRUITMENT AND IN-SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT
- Co-create annual recruitment strategy, identifying key targets for success and monitoring progress towards recruitment goals
- Plan and execute key recruitment initiatives, including presenting learning workshops in target locations with schools and community partners
- Plan and execute up to two pop-up choir programs per year in key recruitment locations
- Serve as project lead, and when needed, lead teacher for the Surround Care Coalition teaching project
- Support recruitment, scheduling, and program design for innovation programs that lead to recruitment, including the early childhood Music and Movement program
- Work with program coordinator to schedule placement sessions for prospective singers and current staff
- Ensure that BCC’s values, mission, and vision are pertinent and practiced within the artistic scope of BCC’s programs and recruitment efforts
ARTISTIC AND EDUCATIONAL
- Plan and execute culturally responsive rehearsals, demonstrating missionally-aligned artistic and instructional practices that will serve as an organizational model
- Create clear pedagogical sequence for presenting and rehearsing repertoire, considering the musical, social and developmental needs of BCC singers, and communicate them efficiently to all team members
- Build and maintain strong relationships with Teaching Assistants to foster an atmosphere of transparency and professional growth
- Lead artistic planning processes and special learning projects for annual lower choir concert
- Meet with the program and artistic leadership to regularly deliver verbal and written progress updates on key BCC recruitment initiatives
- Co-lead monthly artistic meetings
- Meet with advancement team to report on progress towards education, recruitment, and enrollment goals
- Lead administrative duties such as contributing to the budget process and managing teaching assistant timecards
- Develop singer-program surveys to measure participant satisfaction and experience in core choir programs
- Organize the dissemination of music and music supplies for all lower choir singers, conductors, and accompanists
- Contribute Lower Choir repertoire lists and performance notes for quarterly licensing reports to BMI and ASCAP
- Develop learning schedules for lower choir singers, working closely with program coordinator to disseminate resources
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
- Master’s degree in music or equivalent experience preferred
- Bilingual written and verbal proficiency in English and Spanish preferred
- Proven success with recruitment for a choral music program or youth arts program
- Minimum 2-4 years of direct experience and demonstrated success as a choral music educator
- Minimum 2-4 years of knowledge and direct experience of Kodály, Gordon, and/or other singing-based methodology
- Knowledge of choral techniques, vocal pedagogy, and a broad range of choral repertoire for a children’s choir
- Have led a team or managed people, and you relish the opportunity to mentor, advise and develop others
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, especially public speaking and written skills
- Strong administrative and computer skills required
- The right candidate will be a capable, independent worker with strong entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment
- Commitment to BCC’s mission and values of quality, diversity, inclusion, social inquiry, cultural equity, and the potential of transformative philanthropy
Salary range for the role of Recruitment Manager at Boston Children’s Chorus is $55,000-60,000 annually. BCC offers a competitive benefit package including health insurance, 403(b) employer contributions, generous PTO, short-term disability, and more.
HOW TO APPLY
For immediate consideration submit a letter of interest, writing sample, and resume to: Irene Idicheria, Boston Children’s Chorus, 20 Old Colony, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02127 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please apply by June 21, 2021.
NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.
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.