Position Opening: Elementary Music Education Specialist/Conductor
Company: Cincinnati Boychoir
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Status: Part-Time Contractor
Timeframe: July 2017 start date, one-year contract (renewable)
The Cincinnati Boychoir is seeking a stellar elementary music educator with experience in teaching vocal/choral music. Cincinnati Boychoir has multiple ensembles within the organization, and this team member will conduct the youngest choirs in the program and serve as a mentor, teacher, conductor and facilitator of a positive, impactful, educational experience that will prepare boys from throughout the greater Cincinnati area – with a variety of music backgrounds – to progress through the program. This team member will direct the following two programs:
(Level 1, no audition necessary):
Saturday mornings October – December (Session I) and Feburary – April (Session II) | Aronoff Center for the Arts
Boys in Experience are in grades 1-5 with unchanged voices. Members learn how to be members of Choir Team through singing, playing music theory games and preparing to perform a showcase concert at the Aronoff Center for the Arts with their big brothers in the year-round Cincinnati Boychoir program.
Cincinnati Boychoir Trainees
(Level 2, audition required)
Monday evenings September – April 6:30 – 7:30pm
Trainees are boys in grades 2-4 with unchanged voices. Trainees grow as representatives and communicators to those in need of music and joy within their city. Trainees focus on bringing music and meaningful personal interactions to resident of retirement, healthcare and human services communities. All boys participate in the music theory and sightsinging curriculum
Each rehearsal will have an accompanist provided and are open to parent observation.
The ideal candidate(s) will have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in music (preferably music education). The candidate should have experience working with young singers in a choral and/or general music classroom setting. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic teacher with creative techniques rooted in Orff, Kodaly, Feierabend, Dalcroze and/or other high quality principles that help boys to develop a love for singing as part of a choral “team” as well as an understanding of music concepts such as steady beat, tracking a choral score, basic music terminology and development of listening, performing and evaluating pitch within a diatonic framework. The ideal candidate should be comfortable as a vocal model for young singers and focus on singing technique and tonal development. This candidate should also have the ability to communicate with parents, as their rehearsals will often be the first step in boy’s journey in the program, and the Cincinnati Boychoir values the experience of our boys as well as their families.
Timeframe & Hours
This is a part-time, contracted position(s) starting July 1, 2017. Rehearsals for the Trainees will begin mid-September, while the Experience choir doesn’t start until mid-October. While the administration (recruiting, rostering, booking, billing, etc) of the choirs will not be handled by the candidate, they will be included in conversations about programming and presentation of the concerts in which their boys perform.
The successful candidate(s) will be paid monthly as a contractor. Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience. No benefits are offered for this position, other than the joy of working with a successful arts organization and motivated boys who love to sing and learn.
Please send via email to Dr. Christopher Eanes, Artistic Director & CEO at Christopher.firstname.lastname@example.org Application should include:
- Cover Letter
- CV with references
Applications accepted until Friday, May 5, and selected candidates will be invited to interview and audition on a date to be determined.
For more information about the Cincinnati Boychoir, visit www.CincinnatiBoychoir.org.