Associate Conductor/Rehearsal Manager

Associate Conductor/Rehearsal Manager

Organization:
Brooklyn Youth Chorus
Location:
Brooklyn, NY
Salary:
Commensurate with Experience
Category:
Posted On:
August 9, 2017

Description

Position Title: Part-Time Associate Conductor/Rehearsal Manager Brooklyn Youth Chorus is seeking a part-time Associate Conductor/Rehearsal Manager to lead our after-school choruses throughout the academic year, September through June. The candidate will work with Brooklyn Youth Chorus’s public school outreach program and core after-school program for both elementary and middle school age children. The position requires excellent organizational and communication skills, as well as musical experience working with children. RESPONSIBILITIES Conduct rehearsals for public school outreach programs and core after-school program Supervision of choristers before and during weekly rehearsals Manage music and rehearsal material distribution Attendance record keeping Be present and supervise the Chorus at all performances and chorus events QUALIFICATIONS At least 3-5 years of experience working with treble singers ages 7-14 as well as a willingness to learn and utilize the Chorus’s Cross-Choral Training® method – a proven holistic and experiential approach to teaching voice and musicianship in a group setting developed by Brooklyn Youth Chorus’s founder and artistic director, Dianne Berkun Menaker Basic piano accompaniment skills Be enthusiastic and work well as part of collaborative artistic team Experience with Kodály method or fluency in tonic solfege (movable do) Be an appropriate vocal model and demonstrate understanding of functional voice pedagogy Have a track record of success in teaching musicianship skills HOURS & COMPENSATION Approximately 10-15 hours/week Commensurate with experience In anticipation of the further expansion of our choral program, there is room for growth in this position and advancement within the organization. APPLICATION Please send a resume and cover letter to Dianne Berkun Menaker at [email protected] with “Associate Conductor Position” in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. Applicants must also include conducting examples (YouTube or other online media, Dropbox, or DVD accepted). Only qualified candidates will be contacted. No calls, please. EOE.