The Master Singers of Virginia Youth Choral Program seeks a dynamic individual for an essential role: to collaborate with the Youth Director to help form and develop our youth choir program. This is a part-time associate conductor post (rehearsals once per week), and a position that will kick-start our youth ensemble.

 

Essential duties of the Associate Director include assisting the Director during rehearsals and concerts, particularly to accompany and sometimes lead rehearsals and conduct in concerts of the youth choral ensemble(s).  In addition, this person will work closely with the Youth Choir Director as well as Master Singers of Virginia’s artistic director (Dr. Erik Reid Jones) to conceive and plan cohesive concert sets.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Enable youth participants to grow in musicianship and love of choral music/singing.

  • Actively and passionately recruit new youth and build the ensemble.

  • Help develop and implement the educational vision and short/long-range musical plans for our youth program.

Other Responsibilities:

Anticipated rehearsal schedule will follow the typical school year calendar- September through early June.

  • Assist and accompany the Youth Choir Director during regular rehearsals.

  • Help track ensemble(s) progress regarding rehearsals, performances, and educational development.

  • Build effective teaching relationships with ensemble singers.

  • Help lead ensemble(s) through performances; specific schedule TBD.

  • Assist in communicating with singers and their families by means of email, phone, and direct contact.

  • Work in tandem with MSVA organization staff and volunteers.

  • Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to development as a conductor and director.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music or commensurate experience.

  • Experience working with youth of varied ages and backgrounds.

  • Strong vocal and conducting technique.

  • Genuine passion for working with children in the choral setting.

  • Working knowledge of the human voice- particularly developing youth voices.

  • Strong keyboard skills.

 

Compensation:

  • $4,000-$6,000 per year dependent upon experience and qualifications.

**This role could be combined with manager position for an interested applicant.**

 

To apply, Submit applications to MSVASearch@gmail.com.  Include:

  • Cover letter describing relevant experience and skills as outlined above.

  • Resume or CV

  • Contact information for 3 references

Video clips are welcome, but not required. Subsequent steps in the process include an in-person interview(s), an on-site audition process, and a background check.  Application Deadline: June 1, 2017

Job Type: Part-time; Contractor    Job Location: Ashburn/Central Loudoun County, VA