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Position – Choir Director (Aurora Choir) – Minneapolis, MN

//Position – Choir Director (Aurora Choir) – Minneapolis, MN

Position – Choir Director (Aurora Choir) – Minneapolis, MN

Work Place:  Twin Cities Girls’ Choir
Location:   Minneapolis, MN
Post Date:  07/01/2019
Deadline:  07/26/2019

Choir Director – Aurora Choir

The Choir Director is a part-time year-round position, which offers the opportunity for professional and artistic growth in the choral community engagement arena under the auspices of a well-established choral organization. The position reports to the Executive Director, and manages all artistic aspects of the Twin Cities Girls’ Choir programming for the Aurora Choir, grades 6-9.

Duties will include, but are not limited to, creating and leading the artistic vision and programming, singer development, engagement and retention; student and parent liaison, rehearsal and concert support, volunteer coordination, and general program collaboration. The position entails weekly Monday evening rehearsals additional evening and weekend hours for our five concert/events throughout the season.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Model and implement the mission, vision and values of Her Voice Productions.
  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors and Executive Director to formulate, implement and monitor annual and long-range plans, goals, and objectives for Her Voice Productions.
  • Partner with the Executive Director to set the annual artistic vision focusing on developing the skills, abilities and confidence of the singers while engaging and growing audiences
  • Continually pursue greater understanding of youth learning and development to better facilitate musical learning experiences that cultivate an affirming and engaging environment
  • Select a diverse body of repertoire for the Choir and teach from a culturally sensitive and informed perspective
  • Create intentional objectives for each song that outline the musical, social, and cross-cultural learning goals
  • Meet individually with or survey parents at the beginning of the season to determine specific goals for their singer’s development; build findings into Season plans as appropriate
  • Design and lead weekly rehearsals to ensure singer engagement as well as measurable gains in vocal skill development, ear training, sight singing and performance preparation
  • Implement the use of practice tools, benchmarks, assessments and forms of recognition that measure, acknowledge and encourage student accomplishments
  • Provide bi-annual feedback to parents on their singer’s progress and challenges
  • Communicate with parents/families on a weekly basis to ensure consistent and up-to-date information has been given
  • Conduct all performances (including high profile venues) for Aurora Choir
  • Plan and execute choir retreat/tours in collaboration with other music staff and Executive Director
  • Actively recruit and communicate performance opportunities and/or collaborations with complementary groups, artists, clinicians, or organizations.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the Youth Choir Coordinator to ensure all performance logistics/scheduling are handled
  • Assist in rehearsal and concert set-up, take down and clean-up
  • Attend staff and program meetings
  • Provide content and updates for the NewsNotes
  • Work collaboratively with Luna Director, Youth Choir Coordinator and accompanists
  • Be an ambassador for Her Voice Productions in the community: connecting regularly with families, recruiting new singers, audiences, volunteers and donors, and actively promoting the Choirs in all relevant communities
  • Work with Executive Director to set and manage yearly program budgets
  • Assist Executive Director in grant writing and attend fundraising events
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Website:  http://twincitiesgirlschoir.org

Contact Person:  Elisa Olson

Contact Phone:  (612) 286-1717

Send Resume To:  elisa@hervoiceproductions.org

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