Position: Artistic Director of choral music

Job Location: Greensboro, NC

The position will remain open until filled. Review of materials will begin April 1, 2020.

Organization Website: www.triadprideperformingarts.org

Type of Position: Part-Time

Salary: Contract position only, pay commensurate with experience, salary ranges from $10,000-14,000 annually, plus $1,000–2,000 funds for professional development.

Reports to: Board Chair & Board of Directors

Purpose of Position: To develop and manage artistic programming, collaborations, outreach and concerts that enhance the mission of the organization. Provide artistic vision for long-range and strategic planning.

Time Commitment:  FTE .25, Flexible hours, evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities:

Rehearse and conduct performances of the Triad Pride Men’s Chorus and the Triad Pride Women’s Chorus (55%)

        • Prepare for and lead rehearsals of the choruses each week.
        • Conduct formal concerts of the choruses bi-annually.
        • Conduct outreach concerts of the choruses at community centers and Pride events
        • Assess and place new singers. Audition, select, and coach soloists and small group ensembles.
        • Conduct monthly rehearsal of Counterpoint (small ensemble) and collaborate with music lead of the group on music selection.
        • Identify, select, and communicate with section leaders.
        • Select, hire, and supervise accompanist and additional contract musicians, as needed.

Oversee the Choruses’ Music Production Committees (25%)

        • Identify concert themes and collaborations that support the organization’s mission.
        • Oversee the production committees in design of concerts including theme development and integration of guest artists, music selection, ensembles, soloists, musicians and visual elements.
        • Utilizing recommendations from the committee, select repertoire for each concert and secure copyrights as needed.
        • Oversee and report to the Board a budget established for productions, including music purchases, venues, contracted musicians, props, and any other production needs.
        • Coordinate the creation or purchase of materials to support the singers’ learning, e.g. rehearsal tracks.
        • Serve as staff contact for each chorus ensuring that technical needs, venue contracts, blocking, costuming, and staging details run smoothly.
        • Work with the music production and marketing committees to create appropriate supporting materials for concerts and outreaches, e.g. programs, marketing artwork, etc.

Promote the TPPA’s mission of community (10%)

        • Work with the Chorus, the TPPA Board, the Chorus Operations Committees, and the volunteers to promote a positive atmosphere of community within the organization.
        • Participate in chorus functions such as retreats, chorus development, and fundraisers that pertain to the operating budget of the TPPA
        • Network with other arts organizations, music directors, and community groups to increase the visibility of TPMC and TPWC to encourage collaboration. 

Communicate with TPPA Board and chorus leadership (6%)

        • Communicate with Board members and Chorus Operations Committee members regularly to address chorus needs
        • Attend TPPA Board meetings when necessary
        • Attend Chorus Operations Committee meetings when necessary
        • Serve as a staff resource for TPPA volunteers 

Participate in professional development (4%)

        • Participate in professional organizations: American Choral Director’s Association, GALA, QMC, Chorus America, ASCAP, etc.
        • Maintain and update professional competence by attending workshops, classes and conferences.
        • Attend concerts of other choral organizations.

 Job duties that substantially exceed the above listed duties will be considered for additional compensation, at the discretion of the Board.

 Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

    • Degree in Music with an emphasis in choral conducting or equivalent conducting experience (minimum 2-3 years).
    • Experience conducting or working with a community-based chorus and with singers of various musical skills and experience.
    • Interest in and commitment to embracing the mission of TPPA.
    • Ability to offer strong leadership skills as well as to balance work within a team setting.
    • Strong organizational skills and an ability to manage a significant level of detail.
    • Flexibility in working with a diverse group of volunteers and personalities.
    • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • An ability to work within electronic mediums: word processing, e-mail, internet and intranet.

Desired Skills:

    • A proficiency of the keyboard with the intent to accompany the chorus in the absence of a principal accompanist and during sectionals.
    • Ability to arrange choral music for SSA, SATB, TTBB as needed.
    • knowledge of sound equipment needed to mic choir and instruments for our concerts / outreach events.

Application Procedure:

Please send a cover letter, resume or CV, and three (3) references to Jobs@triadprideperformingarts.org

In addition, links to media representative of performance experience are helpful and suggested (YouTube videos, audio recordings, etc.).