Artistic Director

Date Posted: Oct 01, 2021
Application Deadline: Dec 03, 2021
Start Date: Jan 17, 2022

Salary From: 25K To 35K
Province: Ontario
Region: Peel Region
City: Mississauga
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Part-time
Career Level: Executive/board member

Organization Description

Mississauga Children's Choir
The Mississauga Children’s Choir was established in 1980 by community leaders who felt there was a strong need for a community choir so the youth of Mississauga could share in the joys of choral singing.  MCC represents the communities in which it serves and strives to foster inclusivity and diversity. The Mississauga Children’s Choir Choral Academy is centred around helping young singers develop their natural talents.  Our conductors and accompanists are highly experienced musicians, and our interactive rehearsals focus on musicianship, performance skills, musical knowledge and having fun. Our Choral Academy consists of four Choirs: Cantiamo, Training Choir, Junior Choir and Senior Choir. We start teaching basic music concepts to our youngest choristers and continue this music education through to our senior choristers. The choirs rehearse weekly and major performances take place at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre. The organization provides the highest level of musical education for children, with an equal focus on choral musicianship, choral performance, and service to the community

Job Description

Job Description
The Mississauga Children’s Choir is seeking an experienced Choral Conductor/Artistic Director to join our artistic staff, starting January 2022. The MCC upholds the highest standards in children’s choral education and performance. The Artistic Director, Senior Choir & Tour Conductor is responsible for all artistic aspects of MCC, including: Artistic Program Planning & Management; Vocal Program and Chorister Retention; People Management; Strategic Planning & Execution; and Revenue Management.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Leads and organizes the artistic planning, implementation and evaluation of programs, including: annual performances, retreats, tours, workshops, choir camp, and guest appearances.
  • Plans the chorister calendar of events and plans the themes and repertoire of all concerts.
  • Attends and conducts all Senior Choir rehearsals and performances.  
  • Completes Chorister Assessments, participates in re-auditions for existing choristers, and plans additional initiatives to conduct auditions in order to grow the number of choristers in all choirs.
  • Is responsible for the motivation, management, and supervision of all artistic staff including hiring, training, and performance reviews.
  • Assists with grant applications and fundraising activities, as required.
  • Develops a collaborative, positive, caring culture with the choristers and their families.
  • Supports MCC’s outreach to musical educators (school music teachers, Montessori teachers, nursery schools) in order to drive awareness and support for MCC.
  • Participates in regular meetings of the administrative and artistic staff.
  • Participates with the Board of Directors and Executive Director in developing a strategic plan that will guide the organization and follow the Mission, Vision and Values of MCC.


Requirements:

Qualifications:
  • Must be an experienced conductor, who can inspire children to develop a love of music at the highest levels of artistic excellence
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in choral conducting/musical education of children
  • Master’s degree in Music preferred; or, Bachelor’s degree in music, with significant teaching experience with children’s choirs
  • Understanding of and proficiency in vocal technique, especially in young voices
  • Knowledge and experience with performance practices
  • Knowledge and familiarity of treble choral repertoire
  • Excellent social, networking and collaborative skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and computer skills
  • Must love children


How to Apply:

 
Applications
 
 Interested applicants should submit the following materials via email as a single PDF document with “MCC Artistic Director, Senior Choir & Tour Conductor” in the subject line to info@mississaugachildrenschoir.com:
 
•   Résumé
•   Cover letter describing experience and philosophy about music education for children
•   Three reference letters with contact information
•   YouTube link or DVD recording of two most recent rehearsals/performances with children
  • An example of most recently prepared learning plan would be an asset.
 
 
Candidates under consideration will be contacted for an interview/audition.
 

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