The Chattanooga Girls Choir seeks an experienced choral conductor to serve as Interim Artistic Director. This position has the potential to become permanent after one year of service.
The Position and Responsibilities
The Artistic Director provides the artistic vision for the choir and is responsible for the execution of that vision in partnership with the staff and Board of Directors. Salary begins at $17,000 and may be adjusted at the discretion of the Board.
The Artistic Director is a part-time salaried position with approximately 15-20 hours per week. Weekly rehearsals on Monday evenings and one Saturday morning rehearsal per month that take place at Brainerd United Methodist Church (4315 Brainerd Rd).
- Serves as primary conductor for middle and high school choirs: Jubilate, Concert Choir, -Grace Moore Singers, Ensemble, and Touring Choir.
- Facilitates auditions to enroll new choir members in all choirs.
- Oversees associate director and accompanist staffing needs/changes for training choir(s) in conjunction with the board of directors as needed.
- Supervises all rehearsals, concerts, summer camp and recording activities.
- Oversees repertoire choices to ensure grade appropriate goals are met each season.
- Selects concert venues, guest artists, and performance opportunities for the choirs.
- Produces concert programs, social media, and web content in partnership with the Executive Director (“ED”).
- Creates and maintains basis for operating budget for each season with the ED and Board of Directors
- Presents reports to the Board regarding the status of the artistic work and projects
- Attends committee meetings upon request to provide artistic perspective
- Participates in fundraising activities as set by the Board and PSO
- Serves as the face and official spokesperson of the choir
- Responsible with the ED to create and implement recruitment efforts
- Participates in community activities that further the name recognition of the choir
- Represents the choir in media appearances
- Participates in musical and professional organizations locally, nationally, and internationally
- Collaborates with management in developing marketing campaigns and publicity for the choir
- Develops annually a comprehensive artistic plan that in collaboration with the ED provides the basis for the annual budget
- Follows the approved annual budget for the programs
- Collaborates in the preparation of grant applications
- Develops relationships with other choral groups to share resources, grant-writing activities, and performances.
- Advanced degree (post-baccalaureate) in Music with an emphasis in conducting and/or vocal pedagogy.
- Experience with middle to high school aged students, 5+ years preferred
- Trained singer with deep understanding of vocal pedagogy and youth voices
- A comprehensive knowledge for music education and choral repertoire
- Respect for differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstances represented in our choirs.
- Ability to work independently as well as to collaborate effectively with colleagues.
Interested candidates should send a résumé, cover letter and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org