Job Opportunities

updated 7.7.16

 

Part-Time Conductor

Part-Time Chorus Manager/Assistant Conductor

Development Intern

 

Position Title: Part-Time Conductor

Brooklyn Youth Chorus is seeking a dynamic conductor to lead training level choruses beginning in September 2016.

RESPONSIBILITIES

-Selecting age- and ability-appropriate repertoire for divisions that meet both educational and performance programming goals.
-Conducting all division rehearsals and concert performances including self-produced events and contracted performances.
-Re-auditioning and assessing choristers on an annual basis and making recommendations for division placement based on criteria outlined by Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
-Participating in and providing support for recruiting events throughout the year.
-Participating in artistic planning sessions with artistic leadership and staff.
-Participating in ongoing professional development programs with Brooklyn Youth Chorus staff, including Cross-Choral Training® workshops.

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified candidates will have at least 3-5 years of experience working with treble singers ages 7-14 as well as a willingness to learn and utilize the Chorus’s Cross-Choral Training® method – a proven holistic and experiential approach to teaching voice and musicianship in a group setting developed by Brooklyn Youth Chorus’s founder and artistic director, Dianne Berkun Menaker.

He or she will be enthusiastic and work well as part of collaborative artistic team. In addition, candidates should be fluent in tonic solfege (moveable do), be an appropriate vocal model, and have a track record of success in teaching musicianship skills.

In anticipation of further expansion of our choral program, there is room for growth in this position and advancement within the organization.

COMPENSATION

Competitive Rates.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Dianne Berkun Menaker at dianne@brooklynyouthchorus.org with “Conductor Position” in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. Applicants may also include conducting examples (YouTube or other online media, Dropbox or DVD accepted). Only qualified candidates will be contacted. No calls please. EOE.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

 

Position Title: Part-Time Chorus Manager/ Assistant Conductor

Brooklyn Youth Chorus is seeking a part-time Chorus Manager to assist our choruses that meet after school and on Saturdays beginning September 2016. The position requires excellent organizational and communication skills, as well as an interest in and dedication to working with children and teens.

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

-Management of weekly rehearsal sessions
-Managing music and rehearsal material distribution
-Attendance record keeping
-Parent communication
-Chorus Manager is present and supervises the Chorus at all performances and chorus events.

ARTISTIC RESPONSIBILITIES

-Support the division conductor in weekly rehearsals
-Lead rehearsals/warm-ups in the conductor’s absence

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified candidates will have at least 1-2 years of experience working with treble singers ages 7-14 . Excellent verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills, attention to detail and willingness to work in all aspects of the organization are required. Candidates must also have a willingness to learn and utilize the Chorus’s Cross-Choral Training® method – a proven holistic and experiential approach to teaching voice and musicianship in a group setting developed by Brooklyn Youth Chorus’s founder and artistic director, Dianne Berkun Menaker.

He or she will be enthusiastic and work well as part of collaborative artistic team. In addition, candidates should be fluent in tonic solfege (moveable do), be an appropriate vocal model, and have a track record of success in teaching musicianship skills. Knowledge of web applications including WordPress and Mailchimp is a plus.

In anticipation of further expansion of our choral program, there is room for growth in this position and advancement within the organization.

COMPENSATION

Competitive Hourly Rates.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Dianne Berkun Menaker at dianne@brooklynyouthchorus.org with “Chorus Manager/Assistant Conductor Position” in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.Applicants may also include conducting examples (YouTube or other online media, Dropbox or DVD accepted). Only qualified candidates will be contacted. No calls please. EOE.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

 

Position Title: Development Intern

Brooklyn Youth Chorus is seeking a part-time Development Intern to assist in a range of fundraising activities, including the Annual Fund, special events, donor cultivation, development operations, and reporting and stewardship. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working with donors, planning events, and managing development goals and campaigns. The position is 3 afternoons each week with some weekends and evenings required.

RESPONSIBILITIES

RESONANCE PROGRAM:
-Serve as ongoing point of contact for Resonance Partners
-Build and help expand the existing program
-Assist with cultivation of current partners
-Help procure in-kind contributions for the Chorus through the Resonance program
GRANTS:
-Copy editing
-Research and prospecting
-Assist with creation of supplemental and presentation materials for grant proposals
EVENTS:
-Assist with logistics all of fundraising events (gift bags, name tags, guest lists, place cards etc.) and board meetings (order food, prepare board packets, set up conference line etc.)
-Assist with community and alumni association events as needed
GENERAL SUPPORT:
-Assist with all mailings
-Alumni and funder Database maintenance
-Create flyers and invitations to promote events and fundraising campaigns to parents
-Maintain all institutional and individual funder files organized and accurate
-Complete donor research on current and prospective donors
-Provide organizational support as requested or necessary

QUALIFICATIONS

Self-motivated, team player with the ability to meet deadlines, remain flexible, and adjust to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment. Strong organizational skills, with keen attention to details, as well as excellent problem solving abilities. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Have self-discipline and time management skills necessary to work independently. Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Excel. Graphic Design experience and familiarity with databases preferred.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter that details relevant experience and a desire to work in development to resumes@brooklynyouthchorus.org with “Development Intern” in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. No calls please. EOE.