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The Savridi Singers are currently seeking a talented accompanist to join our artistic team. Under the general supervision of the Board of Directors, the accompanist provides the support to the Artistic Director and singers to enable us to reach our musical goals.
The Savridi Singers is an auditioned choir based in Calgary that celebrates treble voices through excellence in musicianship, embracing variety, and delivering exceptional performances for our community. We value our authentic relationships, both among each other and with those who share our love of beautiful music. We are a high-quality group that enjoys the complex and challenging to create extraordinary music. By connecting with our audiences and each other, our passion for music is at the heart of everything we do. Our mastery of beautiful music is rooted in meaningful connections and ignites joy.
Responsibilities: Accompany all Choir rehearsals.
Provide piano accompaniment for all rehearsals, including:
Thursday evening rehearsals, approximately 7 – 9:15 pm.
Dress and tech rehearsals.
Accompany for sectionals as needed.
Provide accompaniment for auditions.
Accompany Choir performances.
Two major concerts in winter and spring and a dress rehearsal per concert.
3-5 additional community performances per year.
What you bring to the table:
Demonstrated excellence at the keyboard, including sight-reading and playing prepared selections in a range of musical styles and difficulty.
Ability to play four-part choral music.
Ability to improvise.
Music degree preferred.
Willingness to learn and adjust to changing abrupt music tempos.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Positive and cooperative attitude is essential.
Strong understanding of the world of the performing arts.
Ability to understand the role of accompaniment versus performance.
In addition to being passionate about choral music, we are looking for someone who is creative and enthusiastic, and who will be organized and innovative in supporting the vision of the choir.
This opportunity is open individuals as an independent contractor.
If you are interested, please submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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.
Event and Marketing Coordinator — Spiritus Chamber Choir
Spiritus Chamber Choir is an internationally award-winning amateur choir founded in 1995 and is led by Artistic Director, Dr. Mark Bartel. Spiritus celebrates diversity and equality and is committed to excellence in choral music.
Position: Working under the direction of the Artistic Director, this part-time contract position runs from mid-August 2021 to May 2022 and includes our September 2021 Conducting Workshop, October 2021 World Day of Singing as well as our Christmas and Spring concerts.
Responsibilities include performance and event marketing, managing ticket sales, working with venues and volunteers and related tasks.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess:
Passion for amateur choirs and experience as a chorister or administrator
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
Creative and effective social media skills
Compensation: $25 per hour with about 40 hours of work expected per month (60 hours expected for concert months).
About the Youth Singers of Calgary Youth Singers of Calgary (YSC) is a performing arts company and educational program, providing an inclusive and engaged community that gives young people the opportunity to grow and express themselves through singing, dancing, acting, and performing. Operating year-round, YSC offers programming for ages 3.5 to adult in 15 different divisions and classes and produces 2 mainstage shows at the Jubilee Auditorium each year and over 75 performances throughout the community.
YSC is powered by volunteers at all levels with participating member families forming the bulk of our volunteer force. Volunteers support the artistic staff and the performers, from chaperoning rehearsals and tours, to fitting wardrobe and building sets, to leading on Parent Councils, and supporting fundraising activities. Members also work bingos and casinos. All of this enables YSC to provide professional experiences for youth. Join the Youth Singers team to positively impact young people.
Youth Singers is a registered charity.
Position Overview Youth Singers is currently recruiting a permanent full-time (30 hours per week) Volunteer Manager. The Volunteer Manager is responsible for leading, coordinating, and managing all elements of volunteer and bingo engagement of Youth Singers members. This includes recruiting, training, supervising, and supporting volunteers to ensure our organizational goals are achieved. The Volunteer Manager reports directly to the CEO.
YSC divisions and classes have regular rehearsals 5 days a week and on many weekends; thus, a significant part of your workday will take place outside of the usual weekday schedule. Evening and weekend availability is required. Outside of core hours outlined below, your work schedule can be flexible.
Key Responsibilities Foster a positive volunteer environment by matching volunteer skills to YSC needs, and making the workplace safe and enjoyable.
Onboard, train, and manage volunteer activity for over 300 volunteers, and implement operational plans to support the artistic program.
Ensure volunteer activities are aligned with YSC’s strategic and business goals.
Oversee bingo and gaming schedules, recruit members to work gaming events, and monitor compliance with member obligations.
Support members with knowledge, empathy, and kindness.
Qualifications & Knowledge
Minimum of 2 years of experience or expertise in volunteer coordination, and an understanding of volunteer recruitment, retention, training, and supervision.
Undergraduate degree or similar training and experience.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Good problem-solving skills and an ability to remain calm under pressure.
Ability to motivate and support others.
Desire to work on a high-performing team with a culture of continuous improvement.
Strong ethics and ability to manage confidential data.
A proven track record of adding value to an organization’s culture and initiatives.
Acuity for learning and applying specialized programs like Sign Up Genius, Airtable, and Trello.
Comfort working in a Windows computer environment is an asset.
Knowledge of spreadsheet software and word processing software is an asset.
Ability to work evenings and weekends.
Drivers license and vehicle for use at off-site events.
Performing arts experience an asset
Love of music and enthusiasm as a patron of the arts and culture sector an asset
Experience in the non-profit sector an asset
Physical work; time on your feet, and some lifting
A positive attitude and a growth mindset
Culture at Youth Singers By the very nature of being a not-for-profit performing arts organization, Youth Singers attracts a diverse, passionate, and wildly creative bunch of people – staff and participants. You will work with people from all walks of life and all ages. Amongst the staff, everyone wears many hats and supports one another. Administratively, expectations are high and sometimes resources are scarce so problem-solving skills and the ability to Google anything will come in handy. At the same time, there is 35 years of institutional knowledge available to you, so you must not be afraid to ask questions of your team.
We create original productions and perform on professional stages. We have a highly credentialed artistic leadership team and mentorship at all levels is an important part of our culture. We feel the same way about our volunteers. They are valued and included; volunteer leadership is fostered and very much a part of our success. We want volunteers to find friendship, and fulfillment in their work.
For our families, we foster an inclusive environment and build citizens. We create professional-quality performance opportunities but consider it our purpose to help everyone reach their potential no matter their starting point. Find out more about us at http://youthsingers.org and http://youtube.com/YouthSingersCalgary
Details Compensation $28,000 - $30,000 salary per year, with two weeks paid vacation. Benefits
Discounts on Youth Singers program tuition for immediate family
70% premium coverage of Extended Group Benefit Plan which includes: dental care, vision care, extended health care, employee assistance program, and life and disability insurance
Discount on facility rentals for personal events
Schedule This position will begin on August 3, 2021. The schedule is based on 30 hours per week average, including weekends and events. Core hours during rehearsal weeks are generally:
Monday, 3:00 to 8:45 pm
Wednesday, 1:00 to 9:30 pm
Thursday, 3:00 to 8:00 pm
The season calendar can be supplied upon request. It will include at least one full weekend commitment per month from September to June.
How to Apply Please apply with a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is July 14, 2021. Thank you for your time and interest in applying; only those selected for an interview will be contacted