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Chorus Conductor

Part-time position (beginning March 2023)

Title: Conductor, Me2/Boston Chorus

Reports to: Executive Director

Salary: $12,500 annually

The Me2/Boston Chorus is a new program! We plan to build on the impact we have realized in our instrumental programs by now inviting vocalists into our Stigma-Free Zone. Members will not be asked to audition or pay a fee to participate.

Job Description:

The Conductor of the Me2/Boston Chorus in Boston, MA will report directly to the Executive Director of the Me2/ organization, Caroline Whiddon. The Conductor is responsible for weekly rehearsals between September ­– May and selection of music for 3 different programs to be performed twice each (a total of six performances each season). Because this new ensemble launches mid-season, the Chorus hopes to begin rehearsing in March and give inaugural performances in May before taking a summer break.

  • Lead weekly 2-hour rehearsals in a Boston-based location (evening & location TBD)
  • Actively recruit members for this new choral program
  • Communicate via email with chorus members as needed each week
  • Nurture an atmosphere of mentoring and support within the chorus membership. Fully commit to cultivating a warm and inclusive rehearsal and performance environment.
  • Apply a social justice approach and equity lens in all aspects of work
  • Select music to be rehearsed and performed each season
  • Lead as many as six performances in both traditional and non-traditional venues each season
  • Coordinate scheduling of performances and selection of venues with Me2/’s Executive Director
  • Participate in media interviews as requested
  • Provide vision & leadership as Me2/ develops strategic goals for this new program
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications:

  • Experienced choral director with a music Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
  • Preferred minimum of 5 years’ experience in choral conducting
  • Knowledge of community chorus repertoire
  • Ability to lead a chorus membership that includes musicians with a wide range of age and ability levels.
  • Skills necessary to communicate effectively with a diverse group of musicians, including many with mental health diagnoses.
  • Ability to select music and conduct rehearsals that will challenge more advanced musicians without alienating those who are less experienced.
  • Should be enthusiastic about leading performances in both traditional and non-traditional venues, including hospitals, gymnasiums and correctional facilities.
  • Must be willing to invest time and energy in a future for the Me2/Boston Chorus that includes artistic growth and program expansion

Although not a requirement, personal experience with mental illness is viewed as an asset. Minorities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Me2/ does not discriminate against employees on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, or disability.

To apply:

Please send a brief letter of interest describing your experience to date and why you believe you would be a good match for Me2/ and this new position.

Please also attach a resume, along with 2-3 links to video examples of your conducting (preferably including at least a few minutes of a rehearsal).

Include the names and contact information for two professional references (phone numbers, job titles, and email addresses). They will not be contacted without your prior permission.

Deadline for applications: the search is open until a candidate is selected. We hope to fill the position by mid-February 2023.

All materials & inquiries should be sent to:

info@me2music.org, with the subject line “Chorus Conductor Application”. Any advance questions or concerns may also be sent to this email address.