Conductor

About Chicago Children’s Choir 

Our mission is to inspire and change lives through music. Founded as a single choir in Hyde Park at the height of the Civil Rights Movement in 1956, today we serve more than 4,800 youth who represent all 57 Chicago zip codes. Our founder, Reverend Christopher Moore, believed in using music to unite youth from diverse backgrounds. That simple yet powerful mission has grown exponentially, with programs in 85 city schools, 10 neighborhoods, a choir for boys with changing voices and the world-renowned Voice of Chicago. Under the leadership of President and Artistic Director Josephine Lee, Chicago Children’s Choir’s mission has been elevated to a world stage, using music to create global citizens and revolutionizing the youth choral arts.

Chicago Children’s Choir does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, race, religious belief, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or disability in admission or access to, or employment in, its programs and activities.

Position Description

CCC seeks a Conductor. Full- and part-time available. The Conductor functions as part of the artistic team to successfully execute In-School and/or Neighborhood Choir Programs.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Direct assigned choir(s) using the curriculum and repertoire set forth by the Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director.

  • Attend all conductor meetings and professional development workshops as scheduled.

  • Maintain high-quality rehearsals and performance standards with regard to both musical product and level of discipline.

  • Communicate regularly with CCC administration to ensure consistency among all programs.

  • Communicate regularly with parents/guardians to develop excellent relationships and programs.

  • Run auditions at each In-School Program and/or Neighborhood Choir location.

  • Prepare choirs for, and participate in, all applicable concert events.

  • Complete singer evaluations twice yearly for the In-School Program and Neighborhood Choir Program.

  • Inform singers of opportunities for growth within the organization and assist with promotion into more advanced ensembles when appropriate.

  • Help raise awareness of Chicago Children’s Choir programs.

  • Attend and assist with all CCC events as needed.

Requirements
Skills & Qualifications: 
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in music (music education preferred)
  • Teaching experience (music education field is preferred)
  • Experience working with children and youth from diverse backgrounds is preferred
  • Commitment to working in a mission-driven environment
  • Must be able to take initiative
  • Must possess a high level of energy and self-motivation
  • Must possess the ability to establish strong working relationships with individuals inside and outside the organization
  • Enjoys working with children
To Apply: 

Interested and qualified candidates should send the following materials to Jocelyn Smith, Program Director, at jsmith@ccchoir.org, with the job title in the subject line:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume

No phone calls, please.

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Jocelyn Smith
Contact Email: