A small group of artistic and administrative team members are the backbone this organization. Are you interested in joining our team? See below for any available positions.
Submission deadline: September 15, 2019 // Start date: July 1, 2020
POSITION OVERVIEW AND MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Time Commitment: We understand that the Artistic Director may have additional employment beyond his or her involvement with YPCC. Outside of regular rehearsal time commitments, the Artistic Director’s scheduled work hours are flexible.
Plan, prepare, and conduct four concert cycles (Fall, Winter, Gala, & Spring) that include pieces that match and grow the skillset of the chorus.
Create, present, and manage season production calendar.
Foster an uplifting and joyful atmosphere during rehearsals and performances.
Plan overarching artistic themes for each season and collaborate with Associate Artistic Director to link themes to YPCC’s Chamber Choir programming. Work with Associate Artistic Director and staff to implement special projects and collaborations that come to YPCC, ensuring alignment of thematic elements for the season.
Plan, prepare, and conduct On-Call Sing-Ins.
Seek and create artistic partnerships, projects, and collaborations that fulfill YPCC’s mission.
Serve as the local artistic face of the organization in communication with local collaborative partners while storytelling beyond Cincinnati.
Explore opportunities for partnerships and collaborations that raise the artistry, profile, budget, and experience factors for the organization and its singers with a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Manage and evaluate Artistic Staff and Support Staff Volunteers.
Co-report (with Executive Director) to Board of Directors.
Collaborate with Executive Director and Finance Committee to create annual budget.
Coordinate with Development Associate to create and direct content toward diverse forms of funding.
Work with PR Associate and Designer to clearly share stories, events, and organization brand internally, locally, and beyond the city.
Work with development team to foster relationships with community and business partners to sustain/grow existing support and explore new sources of funding.
Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Music and five years of experience with choral conducting and programming.
Experience conducting or working with a community-based chorus comprised of singers with various levels of musical skills and training.
Knowledge of vocal technique and pedagogy.
Commitment to working with and in diverse communities while fostering an inclusive chorus.
Ability to provide strong leadership as well as balance work requirements within a team setting.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Outstanding artistic accomplishments as a choral conductor and concert programmer.
Ability to attract, inspire, and retain gifted, committed singers of varying ages and experience through the presentation of a bold artistic vision and consistent high-quality performances.
Advanced music or conducting degree.
Experience with budgets, finances, and concert revenue planning.
Half-time position in rehearsals (including Tuesday evenings), concerts, meetings, office work, and preparation. We understand that the Artistic Director may have additional employment beyond his or her involvement with YPCC. Outside of regular rehearsal time commitments, the Artistic Director's scheduled work hours are flexible.
Employment with YPCC is through an annual contract, subject to renewal. Pay is competitive based on qualifications.
September 15: Application Deadline, Candidate Review Begins.
October 15: Candidate Phone Interviews Begin.
November 15: Semi-Finalists Notified; Candidate Visits Scheduled.
January-February: Candidate Visits, including in-person interviews, tour of Cincinnati, and leading a choral rehearsal.
March/April: Announcement of New Artistic Director.
July 1: Start Date.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit the following items to email@example.com by September 15, 2019:
Cover letter including a short description of how your experience prepares you to be YPCC’s Artistic Director and how you will use your skills and experience to support and expand our mission statement
Resumé or curriculum vitae
List of 3 (minimum) professional references, contact information, and their relationship to you
Samples of previous concert programs including a statement regarding this programming and how/why it was chosen (approx. 250 words).
Additional materials may be requested after initial interview.
YPCC seeks to attract a diverse pool of candidates and is an equal-opportunity employer.