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Executive Director, Nova Scotia Choral Federation
Founded in 1976 the Nova Scotia Choral Federation (NSCF) is one of eight cultural federations, supported by the government of Nova Scotia. As a registered charity, NSCF has developed an excellent complement of programs and services for choirs of all ages in the province. Our Junior Choir Camp began in 1979 and was the model for similar camps in other provinces in Canada. Since then our camps have grown to include Youth and Adult Choirs camps offering a camp experience to singers starting at the age of 8 years old. NSCF also provides an opportunity for youth singers to take part in an auditioned provincial youth choir which is managed by NSCF each year and biennially supports a quartet of youth singers to attend the Nation Youth Choir of Canada, a program of Choral Canada.
The leadership shown by the Nova Scotia Choral Federation has assisted in the widespread participation in choral music throughout Nova Scotia. There are opportunities for all program alumni to stay involved in the Federation’s activities. School children are given the opportunity to develop choral experience in schools and networking takes place with provincial, national and international choral communities. There is training to encourage and support choral conducting, and professional, well-paid opportunities for both emerging and established artists. Corporations and governments recognize the valuable role choral music plays in enriching society and demonstrate their understanding through active support.
Nova Scotia Choral Federation is currently seeking a new Executive Director.
The Executive Director is the leader within NSCF and plays an integral role in building and maintaining relationships in the choral community in Nova Scotia. They are an active member on the board of the Cultural Federation for Nova Scotia. This individual is also involved on a national level with the board for Choral Canada, and maintains positive relationships with the other choral federations in the country. Other key responsibilities of the Executive Director include:
Promoting and increasing awareness of NSCF and the programs/services available for choirs in Nova Scotia
Management and awareness of funding opportunities for NSCF. This includes review of proposal opportunities for funding and preparation of funding applications
Development of budgets for NSCF programs throughout the year
Assist in preparation and review of all financial statements monthly and for the end of each fiscal year (including regular communication with the NSCF Treasurer and Bookkeeper)
Manage scheduling of meetings, communication and relationships with the NSCF Board of Directors – this includes attending and preparing for Board Meetings, the Annual General Meeting and any other committee meetings as needed
Act as the organization’s spokesperson – including activities such as interviews, news releases, and other proactive communication with media
Attendance at key national meetings and conferences throughout the year
Create a culture that empowers and motivates NSCF staff and volunteers As the ideal candidate for this role, you have leadership experience in the choral community in Nova Scotia or your current community. Previous experience in a senior management role within a not for profit organization would be considered a definite asset. Other qualifications include:
A background and education in Music, Choral Conducting, Music Education or Fine Arts
Demonstrated experience in managing budgets and financial management, including fund development
Experience in planning and managing successful events and projects
Ability to build and maintain strong relationships
A passion for continuing to build and develop choral opportunities for singers in Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada
Experience in collaborating with other organizations at a provincial and national level
Nova Scotia Choral Federation has built a strong legacy in Nova Scotia and continues to be a choral leader in Canada. Be part of the next chapter in keeping the momentum of choral music and experiences moving forward in Nova Scotia.
To express interest in the Executive Director role, please forward your cover letter and resume to the Selection Committee, Att: Anne MacDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org. A full job description is available by request.
Executive Director, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir invites applications and referrals for the position of Executive Director.
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir: The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir (TMChoir) has been a champion of choral music in Canada since 1894. As Canada’s leading symphonic choir, and a pioneering force in the development of our country’s rich choral landscape, the TMChoir, like the country, has withstood world wars, economic crises, and lately a pandemic. It has amplified celebratory moments in Canadian history and in times of sorrow, it has provided comfort through song.
The Position of Executive Director: The Executive Director and the Artistic Director each report directly to the Board of Directors and work in close partnership with one another, in service of the organization’s shared artistic vision. The Executive Director provides leadership to ensure that the TMChoir’s mission is achieved and that the organization’s strategic, educational, and financial goals are met. The Executive Director (ED) will lead a team of individuals dedicated to the success of the TMChoir. The ED will oversee both the human and financial resources of the choir and is responsible and accountable for all aspects of the choir’s administration and operations, including fund-raising, marketing, public relations, financial management, and chorister well-being.
Responsibilities: In tandem with the Artistic Director, the Executive Director develops and implements season programming, guest concert appearances, and other events. This individual fosters strong, positive relationships with TMChoir volunteer and professional choristers, and with the organization’s artistic partners, including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Executive Director is the chief fund-raiser for the TMChoir, developing and executing a comprehensive strategy for generating public and private sector revenue. The ED creates and implement strategies for cultivating, securing, and stewarding private sector supports, including individual donors, foundations, and corporations, as well as writing grant applications. The Executive Director manages the financial operations of the organization, developing the annual budget, monitoring the financial status, and controlling costs. The Executive Director creates, monitors, and presents monthly cash flow projections and monthly financial reports to the Board, overseeing the work of the bookkeeper (including the filing of municipal, provincial, and federal reports as needed). The Executive Director recruits, hires, and provides leadership to the administrative staff needed to achieve the TMChoir’s strategic objectives. The ED also assists the Artistic Director in creating, hiring, and evaluating the organization’s artistic positions. The Executive Director partners with the Board of Directors and its Executive, paying a key role in achieving the organization’s strategic plan. This individual will actively promote the TMChoir and its brand, managing the overall plan for internal and external communications and developing content for storytelling on various channels.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have seven to ten years of senior management experience in the performing arts sector, a passion for choral music, and exceptional written, oral, and presentation skills. A bachelor’s degree is required; a graduate degree in arts administration or not-for-profit management is preferred.
In addition we seek: Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing fund-raising efforts with the ability to cultivate, solicit, and steward major individual gifts, corporate sponsors, and foundation/government grants; Ability to lead, inspire, and motivate staff and volunteers in an environment that fosters creativity, a commitment to excellence, teamwork, and mutual respect; Experience in creating and managing budgets, financial projections, and cash flow reports; Ability to think strategically while balancing a full portfolio of project tasks and experience in collaborating with a wide network of partnerships; Competency with computer technologies; able to evaluate the TMChoir’s existing systems and suggest necessary upgrades and improvement. Preference will be given to qualified Canadian applicants.
Other Information and Application Process: Compensation: $95,000 to $110,000, plus benefits package. Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest in confidence, as well as a resume and list of references by Monday, October 30: Margaret Genovese Senior Partner GENOVESE, VANDERHOOF & ASSOCIATES email@example.com 77 Carlton Street, Suite 1103 Toronto, ON, Canada M5B 2J7 416/340-2762. Executive Director | genovesevanderhoof.com
Section Leader - Josephburg Men's Chorus
The Josephburg Men’s Chorus is seeking a section leader for our 2023-24 season. We would prefer a tenor, or high baritone who can sing tenor 2. Our rehearsals are Mondays, 7:00-9:30 at the Trinity Baptist Church, 22550 Township Road 530, Sherwood Park. We perform December and May concerts, with venues in Fort Saskatchewan and Sherwood Park. Pay is negotiable. Please contact Peter Galloway at (780) 906-7138, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accompanist - Elk Island Regional Honour Choirs
Elk Island Regional Honour Choirs is looking for an Accompanist
Someone with high musical acuity, who strives for a professionally polished final product, and who loves to support youth in music is who we hope to find for this position.
Accompany weekly rehearsals
Perform in two concerts this year in December and May, as well as an overnight retreat in February.
New repertoire will be perfected for performances in each semester.
The mission of the Elk Island Regional Honor Choirs Association is to promote excellence in musical education by establishing and maintaining choirs composed of gifted and engaged children. The artistic objectives of the association are:
Facilitate the instruction and training of the members of the choirs in both the theoretical and practical principles of choral music, and its performance.
Facilitate choir performance and participation in public or private functions, festivals, or competitions.
Promote, preserve and enhance the lifelong appreciation for choral music of the singer and the community.
The Elk Island Regional Honor Choirs Association has been blessed with dedicated conductors, accompanists, choir managers, parent Board Members, and volunteers who have guided the group since 1984. Visit our Choir Website: https://www.elkislandchoirs.ca Please contact our Choir Manager if you are interested: email@example.com.
Richard Eaton Singers Section Leader Positions
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 2023-24 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. A competitive remuneration is offered. This is a one-year appointment, with the possibility of annual renewal. Richard Eaton Singers is Edmonton's premier symphonic chorus of around 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 collaborates with the Edmonton Symphony as producer, co-producer, and guest choir, 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; the most recent tour to Great Britain in July 2017 was a great success, and plans are proceeding for another European tour.
RES is still in formative planning for its 2023-24 season, but we expect to have a confirmed season in place by the end of August. The choir conducts weekly rehearsals on Tuesday evenings in the Fine Arts Building on the U of A campus from September to May.
The choir’s music director is Timothy Shantz replacing Leonard Ratzlaff, who has retired after celebrating 41 years with RES.
Interested applicants are invited to submit an Application Form by clicking the link below. This will include cover letter, one-page resume detailing musical training and previous choral experience, plus contact information for two references. Application will remain open until positions are filled.
ETown Vocal Music Society (ETVMS) runs two choirs; ETown Minors, for at-risk youth in grades 7-12 and ETown Augmented for adults. Both choirs are non-auditioned and our core mandate is to create and maintain a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment where any person can enjoy exploring and growing into a love for singing.
ETVMS is the only pop a cappella group of its kind in Edmonton. We have a unique legacy of commissioning over 85% of the arrangements that the choirs have performed. These original commissions have been favourites of both our members and audiences alike.
We are in need of consistent substitute coaches for each of the sections in our choirs. These positions require attending rehearsals when asked for both the youth and adult choir, which take place 6:30 - 9:30, Thursday evenings at the Eastwood Community League. Being a solid source of reading music, sight reading when necessary, and modeling parts is essential, as well as being confident in leading sectionals when required. These are paid positions.