Choir Director

Date Posted: Jul 10, 2019

Salary Range: 0 - 20K
Additional Salary Information: To be discussed
Province: Ontario
Region: Halton Region
City: Burlington/Hamilton
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative
Job Type: Part-time
Career Level: Doesn’t apply

Organization Description

Harlequin Singers of Hamilton

Back in 1967, as part of a Centennial Project, several members of Hamilton Theatre Incorporated (HTI) started a break-out group for those members interested in choral singing.  They decided to form a group which specialized in singing Broadway-based show tunes.  The idea was a hit, auditions were held, and the Harlequins were born!  



Job Description

The Harlequin Singers of Hamilton/Burlington
Hamilton, Ontario
www.harlequinsingers.com
Position Title: CHOIR DIRECTOR Part-Time, Contract
Opening Date: July 10 2019
Closing Date:  July 29 2019
The Harlequin Singers have been performing Broadway music in and around Hamilton, Ontario since 1967. Our members range in age from 25-75. We are looking for a musical director who is interested in professional collaboration with our talented accompanist, passionate about Broadway, and excited about leading a group of about 25 amateur singers (SATB) who are keen to learn up-to-date and challenging arrangements of Broadway music as well as holding on to our roots. We are accustomed to performing off-book.
If you are fun, good-natured, willing to put us to work and interested in adding your own particular ‘flair’ to an enthusiastic group of choristers, then The Harlequin Singers is the choir for you. www.harlequinsingers.com
DESCRIPTION – RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead weekly evening rehearsals in Burlington, Ontario, direct up to 4 show concerts and some interim charitable appearances per annum for an amateur SATB voice choir of 20-30 members based in Hamilton/Burlington, Ontario
Work collaboratively with the elected board of directors, music committee and accompanist
Build repertoire for Christmas and Spring Season
Present choir to the greater community in a positive manner
Audition new members and re-audition existing members as appropriate
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Preferred bachelor of music with focus on choral conducting and/or voice
Proven successful experience directing mid-sized choirs
Proficient vocal and conducting techniques
Able to commit to rehearsals and concert dates
Preferred teaching experience
Preferred experience with all voices ranges
 
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Effective Date:         2019-2020 season                Rate: Salary negotiable
Term:                         One Year, with possibility of renewal
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Interested applicants please contact Hiring Committee at info@harlequinsingers.com.
Résumé with relevant experience and cover letter including thoughts on how to improve and grow a choir to be submitted at info@harlequinsingers.com.
Finalists for the position will be interviewed by the hiring committee and be asked to direct a 30-minute rehearsal with the choir.
All candidates will be notified once auditions are complete.
 
 
 

Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Bachelor of Music with focus on choral conducting and/or voice

Proven successful experience directing mid-sized choirs

Proficient vocal and conducting techniques

Able to commit to rehearsals and concert dates

Preferred teaching experience

Preferred experience with all voices ranges

How to Apply:

Interested applicants please contact Hiring Committee at info@harlequinsingers.com.

Résumé with relevant experience and cover letter including thoughts on how to improve and grow a choir to be submitted at info@harlequinsingers.com.

Finalists for the position will be interviewed by the hiring committee and be asked to direct a 30-minute rehearsal with the choir.

All candidates will be notified once auditions are complete.
 

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