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Job Opening for Youth Chorus Director

Location: Massachusetts, USA
 
River’s Edge Arts Alliance Job Posting
 
Job Description
 
Title
Youth Chorus Director
Reports to
Executive Director
Salary                Salary – Negotiable with Experience
Hours                 Part time
 
Job summary
The River’s Edge Arts Alliance seeks an energetic, cooperative, talented and creative Youth Chorus Director to join our established non-profit performing arts organization. This individual will lead the twenty-seven year old multi-aged River’s Edge Youth Chorus as both a director and teacher.
The candidate must be personable, well organized, energetic, be a dedicated team member with a fresh and modern, yet approachable aesthetic who has knack for working with children ages 9 – 13 with multiple skill levels. Repertoire to include classical, folk, contemporary and world music.
Summary of Essential Job Functions
 
Qualifications:
  • A wide range of knowledge pertaining to choral music and vocal development in children.
  • Experience in pedagogical approaches to teaching choral music;  Kodaly experience and /or training a plus
  • Maintain and cultivate a positive working, rehearsing and performance environment for the entire group
  • Excellent communication skills with children, families and REAA staff.
  • Plan interesting and varied concert programs which will engage the performers musically and with an appropriate level of technical difficulty/challenge.
  • Plan concert repertoire which will maintain, engage, and attract an audience, and include pieces coinciding with the organization’s seasonal theme.
  • Plan and prepare for rehearsals, thinking about the teaching/learning arc towards the culminating event/performance.  As “Director-Teacher”, rehearse the group, lead by musical example, and teach concepts as necessary.
  • Be professional, passionate about music, and promote the “community” piece of the River’s Edge Arts Alliance’s mission. 
 
General Responsibilities:
  • Direct two concerts per year, which are combined with River’s Edge Community Band and River’s Edge Chorale
  • Be open to subsequent performance experiences in varied venues throughout the community
  • Recruit singers for the REYC program with assistance from the REAA staff.
  • Be organized and in control of immediate administrative needs of the RE Youth Chorus.
  • Communicate with and have a good working relationship with all necessary people to work through administrative tasks,  and to share ideas regarding concert repertoire with a shared community concert experience including:
    • Executive Director of the  River’s Edge Arts Alliance
    • River’s Edge Chorale Director when necessary
    • River’s Edge Community Band Director when necessary
    • REAA Program and Communications Associate
  • Work to maintain and improve musical and technical performance capabilities of the group.
  • Have an understanding of the River’s Edge Arts Alliance and its mission “to enrich lives and create community through the arts”
 
Requirements:
  • A Bachelors Degree or higher in Music, Music Education and have choral conducting experience and knowledge of repertoire appropriate for children’s voices.
Disclaimer
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
 
 
The Hudson Area Arts Alliance, commonly known as the River’s Edge Arts Alliance, was organized in 1990 and incorporated on March 7, 1991.  Located in Hudson MA, the Arts Alliance is a local, non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization which has been dedicated to promoting community arts, arts education and cultural enrichment for over  two decades.  Its mission is to enrich lives and create community through the arts.  Providing arts activities that appeal to a broad range of interests, age groups and backgrounds, the River’s Edge  Arts Alliance has positively impacted the region’s cultural development by offering a wide spectrum of visual and performing art, while bringing people together to enjoy a variety of dynamic arts activities.  It promotes the growth of the arts in Hudson and Marlborough, Massachusetts as well as 30 surrounding communities.
Please send resumes to Lynne Johnson, Executive Director, River’s Edge Arts Alliance, 155 Apsley Street, Hudson, MA  01749  or email ljohnson@upwitharts.org