Teaching Assistant


Title: Teaching Assistant 

Reports to: Recruitment Manager 

Benefits: No 

Hours: Part-time, 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. Teaching Assistants are an integral part of the artistic team. Teaching Assistants support instruction during rehearsals, ensure singer success and safety during concerts, and assist with efforts toward recruitment in schools and the greater community.  

The successful candidate will be expected to:  

  • Attend all rehearsals and performances 
  • Lead rehearsals in the absence of the supporting conductor 
  • Plan and execute instruction for singers as assigned by their supporting conductor  
  • Monitor weekly attendance for singers, working with the program team to follow up with absences  
  • Provide lesson plans as instructed by their supporting conductor  
  • Attend up to 2 professional learning sessions for the 2022-2023 season  
  • Attend monthly check-ins with the Recruitment Manager 
  • Consult with supporting conductor ahead of rehearsals weekly 
  • Plan and execute entire rehearsal sessions in the absence of the supporting conductor  
  • Act as a liaison for parent and singer questions at rehearsals and concerts  
  • 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  
  • Confer with parents/caregivers and the Associate Director of Choirs regarding student progress  


  • Bachelor’s degree in Music, or pursing degree 
  • Demonstrated excellence as a choral conductor  
  • Minimum 1-year direct experience in music education or choral conducting  
  • High-level performance in voice or an instrument 
  • 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  


Teaching Assistant positions are open during the following weekly rehearsals: 

  • Tuesdays in South Boston, 4:30-6:00 pm with singers aged 11-13 
  • Saturdays in South Boston, 9:00 – 10:30 am with singers aged 7-11 
  • Saturdays in East Boston, 9:00 – 10:30 am with singers aged 7-11 


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 humanresources@bostonchildrenschorus.org. 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.