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We welcome your interest in Boston City Singers! Our employees find their positions to be challenging and rewarding with ample room for growth. Please send a letter of interest and resume to the Managing Director - Melissgraham@bostoncitysingers.org.
ANNOUNCING A PART-TIME JOB OPENING FOR AN ACCOMPANIST
$55 - 68 per hour starting in September 2022
Cambridge Children's Chorus, a division of Boston City Singers, is a unique community where “love is born, peace is kept, and magic is real.”
Our programs are gateways to life-changing experiences.
Others supporting the Cambridge programs include Jaime Alberts (Assistant Artistic Director - Cantare), Wendy Silverberg (Training Chorus Director), an Administrative Program Manager for each chorus, Teaching Fellows from area conservatories and Teen Mentors drawn from our programs.
Position Title: Piano Accompanist(s)
Hours • Weekly Rehearsals: Tuesdays - 4:30-6:30 and/or Thursdays - 4:30-6:00
NOTE: We will consider two separate accompanists should applicants be available for only one of these programs.)
• Preparation for rehearsals (2 hours weekly for each program)
Start Date September 2022
Location St. James Episcopal Church, 1991 Massachusetts Ave., North Cambridge
Reports to Assistant Artistic Director (Cantare) and Training Chorus Director
Additional Additional rehearsals and performances as needed (3-6 times per year)
The job of the accompanist is to provide piano accompaniment for rehearsals and performances, leading sectional rehearsals, and be a role model for our young singers.
The successful candidate has the capacity to learn, understand and uplift our members, families, and communities through musical excellence.
Specific skill-based competencies include excellent keyboard and sight reading skills and the ability to work with large ensembles, solo vocalists, and instrumentalists.
- Analyzes assigned music prior to rehearsal and performances (e.g., correct tempos, challenging transitions, dynamics, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring efficient use of rehearsal time and performance schedules.
- Assists the directors in supervising student activities, ensuring efficient use of class time, and maintaining a positive learning environment.
- Exhibits professional and stage etiquette
- Performs other related duties ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of our programs.
- Undertakes additional artistic and administrative tasks as necessary.
- Communicates clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Establishes and maintains effective working relationships.
- Is reliable and punctual.
- Enjoys working with singers in grades 2 – 9.
- Is a proficient sight reader.
- Can improvise as needed.
The ideal candidate will possess:
- A Bachelor of Music degree
- Collaborative pianist experience
- Exemplary teaching ability/experience
- Passion for music as a vehicle for positive social change
- Experience working (music-related or other) with disadvantaged, urban/rural youth
- Exemplary music performance ability/experience
- Ability to inspire, work with and mentor our members
- Excellent interpersonal skills and interest in working as a member of a team
- Ability to adapt, be flexible, and have a sense of humor
Part-time hourly rate of $55 - $68, commensurate with experience
Email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Accompanist” no later than August 26, 2022. Interviews and teaching auditions will be held on a rolling basis. This position may be filled prior to the application deadline. No phone calls please.
CAMBRIDGE CANTARE and RECRUITMENT MANAGER
START DATE: September 2022
LOCATIONS: St. James’ Episcopal Church, 1991 Mass Ave., North Cambridge
HOURS: On-site: Tuesdays - 3:45-6:30 pm
Remote: 12 consistent additional hours during normal business hours (Monday-Friday).
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
- REHEARSALS - ON-SITE
- On-site: Tuesdays - 3:45-6:30 pm
- Make sure the door is unlocked if appropriate
- Help set up the room with singers
- Check in with the director to address any particular issues
- Greet families and check-in singers
- Track attendance
- Assist Director in class when needed
- Be the go-to person for a singer’s special needs or for calling home (contacting parent or caretaker)
- Put everything away neatly with the help of staff and singers after rehearsals
- Take photos of anything left behind and send them to parents for identification
- Turn off lights, close and lock windows and doors, and lock the building
- Be the last to leave after all singers are picked up (see above)
- ADMINISTRATIVE - REMOTE
- Serve as the primary contact for families, and get to know each singer individually
- Send out weekly e-newsletters to families
- Take photos and short videos and share them with Artistic Director and Managing Director
- Contact families about outstanding payments as requested by Managing Director
- Keep registration information up-to-date
- Call any singer’s family who is more than 10 minutes late, record absences and reasons
- Let Managing Director know of changes to the main registration
- Create and maintain calendars (classes and concerts) with input from the Director - post online
- Help organize concerts, attend on-site and recruit parent volunteers for each event
- Organize logistics of two main concerts (mid-season, season finale, and other performances or social events)
- MANAGE TEACHING FELLOWS - ON-SITE AND REMOTE
- Meet with individual Teaching Fellows as needed
- Coordinate training and evaluations with the Boston Programs Manager
- Provide direction and support during rehearsals
- Serve as the primary contact for Teaching Fellows (absences, questions)
- RECRUITMENT - REMOTE
- OF MEMBERS FOR ALL PROGRAMS IN BOSTON AND CAMBRIDGE AND PEREFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES
- Recruit new members for all programs in Boston and Cambridge via online messaging, outreach to schools, community centers, and other groups
- Goal - add ten new members to each program
- Schedule auditions/placement sessions - in person and virtual
- Help recruit outside performances and collaborative opportunities
- Provide weekly updates to Artistic and Managing Directors
- Other responsibilities as needed.
PLEASE NOTE - Position subject to change based on enrollment.
Applicants must be
- exceptionally well organized,
- proficient in Word and Excel [in use of documents and spreadsheets in GoogleDrive],
- able to work independently,
- willing to engage with other staff members and as a team player
- enjoy working with children and families
- Must be available on other evenings and weekends on occasion.
HOW TO APPLY
For immediate consideration please email a letter of interest and resume to Managing Director at email@example.com. Deadline September 15, 2022