Job postings will be featured on Choir Alberta social media and new postings will be highlighted in Choir Alberta e-notes. Postings are free to Choir Alberta members; postings from other provinces are free for members of that provincial choral organization. Postings for non-members are $100.
Richard Eaton Singers, Edmonton’s premier symphonic chorus, invites interested and qualified applicants for possible positions as vocal section leaders in all voice parts.
The qualifications for these positions include strong vocal ability, excellent reading skills, and leadership qualities appropriate to working in a choral ensemble environment. Tasks will include attending all rehearsals and performances in the choir’s 2021-22 season; providing vocal and musical direction to the section; acting as a liaison between members in their section and the music director; and periodically conducting sectional rehearsals as required. Remuneration will be $70 per service (normally 2.5 – 3 hours), paid monthly. This is a one-year appointment, with the possibility of annual renewal.
Richard Eaton Singers will this year be celebrating its 70th year. We are a choir with ca. 120 members that has developed a long and rich history of performing the major choral/orchestral repertoire as well as shorter works suitable for large chorus. RES is committed to introducing new works to their audiences, and regularly commissions Canadian composers. Recent commissions include works by Allan Bevan, John Estacio, Christos Hatzis and Stephanie Martin. RES performs regularly as a guest choir with the Edmonton Symphony, and frequently collaborates with other orchestras such as the Alberta Baroque Ensemble and the Edmonton Youth Orchestra. The choir also conducts periodic tours both within Canada and internationally; its most recent tour to Great Britain in July 2017 was a great success, and plans are proceeding for another European tour in July 2023.
RES is still in formative planning for its 2021-22 season, but we expect to have a confirmed season in place by the end of August. The choir conducts weekly rehearsals on Tuesday evening, 7:15 – 10 pm, in the Fine Arts Building on the U of A campus. The first rehearsal is scheduled for Tuesday, September 14. The choir’s music director is Leonard Ratzlaff, who will be celebrating his 41st year with RES this coming season.
Interested applicants are invited to apply with a cover letter, one-page resume detailing musical training and previous choral experience, plus contact information for two references. Applications can be submitted on the RES website: https://richardeatonsingers.com/hiring-section-leaders/
Applications should be received by August 30, and interviews will be scheduled by individual appointment in early September.
Fund Development Officer — Choir Alberta
Choir Alberta is currently seeking a casual part-time (30 hours per month) Fund Development Officer (FDO). Reporting to the Executive Director, the FDO is responsible for cultivating prospective supporters, developing and furthering Choir Alberta’s relationships with existing supporters, playing an active role in fund development initiatives, and contributing to grant applications. In addition, the FDO will support Choir Alberta activites and play a vital role in achieving the strategic objectives of the organization.
Responsibilities of the position include:
Coordinating the Development Committee
Collaborating with the leadership team in identifying prospective supporters
Developing and refining strategies for achieving the goals outlined in the organization’s Fund Development Plan
Meeting with and making presentations to prospective supporters
Stewarding existing supporters
Managing communications pertaining to fund development
Involvement in planning and organizing fund development initiatives
Maintaining accurate sponsor/donor records
Assisting and advising with respect to policy pertaining to fund development
The successful applicant will be knowledgeable about music and the arts, and will be a strong team player with a positive attitude. Other job requirements include:
Strong organizational skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Exceptional computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office (experience with QuickBooks Online and Adobe Creative Suite an asset)
The ability to prioritize tasks, multitask, and budget time appropriately
Advocating for Choir Alberta and choral music
This is a contract position. It is preferable that the candidate be available to work from Choir Alberta’s headquarters in Edmonton, but it is not essential. The successful candidate will be required to be on site for some Choir Alberta events, particularly those that include a fund development component.
The contract fee is $750-900 per month, depending on skills and experience.
To apply, please forward a resume that includes 3 references (reference letters not required) and cover letter to Brendan Lord, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The review of applications will commence on 1 Sep 2021. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found.
Choir Alberta elevates the provincial choral community by offering programs, resources, training, and performance opportunities that celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and excellence in choral art. We believe that singing in community and experiencing choral performance can be transformational. Each year, Choir Alberta provides unique opportunities and enriching experiences to more than 15,000 people, including choral leaders, educators, singers, and audiences. For more information about the organization, please visit www.choiralberta.ca.
Managing Director — Elektra Women's Choir
Elektra Women’s Choir seeks a motivated, innovative and collaborative individual who is passionate about the arts, to be the face of Elektra and fulfill the choir’s mission.
The successful candidate will support the choir’s goals for artistic excellence, financial stability, audience growth and community engagement. The Managing Director leads the planning, development, implementation, and monitoring of policies and strategies to achieve the vision and organizational goals.
The Managing Director reports to the board of directors and is responsible for the overall direction and management of all aspects of the administration of the choir. The Managing Director works in partnership with the Artistic Director and has oversight of the work of the Marketing Director.
This is a part-time contract commitment with a flexible schedule averaging approximately 25 hours/week, 48 weeks/year. The Managing Director is expected to be available evening and weekend hours during production periods, to attend board meetings, and may be required occasionally throughout the year to attend planned special events. The remuneration is between $35,000 and $42,000 per year commensurate with experience.
If you have an enthusiasm for a collaborative work environment and partnership-building, this is the opportunity for you.
Plan development, including operational plans, to achieve strategic goals
Ensure society compliance and support the Board in fulfilling its mandate
Leadership, management and supervision of contractors and volunteers
Coordination and co-delivery of events, concerts, fundraising activities etc
Marketing and communications
Post Secondary education in arts administration or comparable experience
Proven experience with operational and financial management
Experience in securing funding via grant writing
Proficiency with key computer applications, including CRM systems, and web technology
Experience in community building and fundraising
Knowledge of the performing arts, non-profits, and/or music
A valid drivers’ license and access to a vehicle when required
Able to legally work in Canada
Ability to analyze, organize, and process information quickly and accurately
Strong organization and interpersonal skills
Superb verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work successfully both as a member of a close-knit team and independently
Sound judgement, attention to detail, problem solving
Able to balance multiple priorities
Ability to manage change
Job Details: Position may be worked from home, with options to work from the Elektra office as needed. Please note that to qualify for this position the applicant must live in the Lower Mainland or be prepared to relocate.
Organizational Structure: Elektra Women’s Choir operates under the dual leadership model, with the Artistic Director and Managing Director reporting to the Board. Our co-leaders have high-level oversight over the many concerts, events, community engagement activities, and audience development.
How to apply:
Please apply by email to email@example.com, with the subject “Managing Director - YOUR NAME”.
Please include the following with your application:
References. Note that references will only be contacted in the event of an interview.
Samples of, or links to any previous writing, this could include press releases, website content, fundraising grants you’ve prepared etc.
We thank all who express interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
You may not meet every qualification; if you’re interested in the position, please apply anyway! We are looking for the right fit and we are interested in hearing about how you meet these criteria, and what you wish to learn.
While it is anticipated that this position will start in September or October of 2021, Elektra is open to other start dates for the right candidate.
DEADLINE: Open until filled.
About Elektra: Elektra Women’s Choir is recognized internationally for bringing choral excellence to our in-person and virtual audiences over the past 34 years. Our mission is to inspire and lead in the choral art form through excellence in performance and the creation, exploration, and celebration of women’s repertoire. We continuously commission and record new compositions for women’s voices, expanding the repertoire available to treble and women’s choirs world-wide. Through our three-concert annual series, community engagement programming, fundraising initiatives, and triennial Tapestry International Celebration of Women’s Choirs, we continue to enrich the choral experience for our singers, and our audience. Elektra Women’s Choir acknowledges that we sing and create on the shared ancestral, traditional, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, in particular the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl'ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.