Youth Choir Director

Celebration Singers of New Jersey
Location: 
Cranford, NJ, USA
Type of Position: 
Artistic
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

 

The Celebration Singers of Cranford, NJ, a premier NJ-based adult community choral group that has been in existence for over 75 years, is seeking an experienced choral director to lead its approximately 25 member mixed children’s/teen choir.  

 

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in music or equivalent knowledge/experience

  • Significant experience working with young singers

  • Broad knowledge of choral repertoire for the young singer

  • Positive contact and rapport with parents

  • Excellent teaching, verbal and written communication skills

  • Willingness to work collaboratively with the Artistic Director/Conductor of the Adult Choir and Board of Directors

  • Be flexible, open to opinions, and share vision with Artistic Director and Board in regards to the organization's continued development and creative path

  • Be open to performing combined numbers with the adult choir during all major concerts

  • Ability to conduct instrumentalists

  • Keyboard skills a plus but not required

Responsibilities:

  • Direct the choir in performance which include a 2-night holiday concert in December, a 1 or 2 -night spring concert in May/June and additional performances as applicable, which may include a showcase in February. 

  • Audition prospective members

  • Conduct rehearsals; prepare the choir for all performances including teaching the children's choir part of all combined numbers.

  • Select appropriate music based on the theme of the concert agreed upon by the Artistic Director and Board

  • Take an active role in recruitment of new members and audience development

  • Attend board meetings

Compensation and Benefits: 

$4,500/year

Application Procedure: 

 

 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, 3 professional references and a video of conducting if available (link to YouTube or other online access is acceptable) to be received no later than May 31, 2022 using one of the following methods:

 

Email: celebrationsingersnewjersey@gmail.com (email is preferable to US Mail due to time factor).  Please include the “CS Youth Choir Director Search” in the subject line upon submission.

 

US Mail: Celebration Singers

               C/O Jason Cheek

               38 Concord St

               Cranford,  NJ 07066

 

Submit questions to the above email address.

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