Employment Opportunities

Conductor

Conductor

Reports to: President and Artistic Director (PAD)

Rate: Bases upon qualifications/experience

Hours:  Part-time, must accommodate Saturday morning (9am-12pm) rehearsals, performances, auditions and meetings.

MISSION: 

The mission of the Jacksonville Children's Chorus is to provide a high-quality choral music education for children of diverse backgrounds, fostering teamwork, self-discipline, accomplishment and pride while filling an important cultural need in the community and sharing the beauty of the choral art form through artistically excellent performances. 

 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
The primary duties of the Conductor are to direct rehearsals, performances, and assist the PAD in planning the concert season and auditioning. Other duties depending on the applicant's skills and qualifications may include rehearsing and coaching soloists, preparing smaller groups for run-out concerts, and education and outreach projects. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS: 
The successful applicant should possess a degree in music, and have a strong background in vocal music. Kodaly experience desirable. The applicant should also have knowledge of historical practices. Applicants should love working with young singers and be able to work collaboratively with artistic and administrative staff.
 
APPLICATION: 

Please submit cover letter, resume, three references and recorded materials to:

Darren Dailey

President and Artistic Director

Jacksonville Children's Chorus

10131 Atlantic Blvd.

Jacksonville, FL 32225

ddailey@jaxchildrenschorus.org

“Through music and your leadership, these children learn to perform in different languages while experiencing the diversity of an array of world cultures. The understanding they gain will serve them well as they enter adulthood.”

R. Randall Onstead, former President/CEO of Winn-Dixie

“It is gratifying the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus program covers so much of what is not available to children in the Duval Public Schools. The children who have an opportunity to participate in your Chorus are very fortunate to have this outstanding musical training available to them. The entire community benefits from your talent and that of the children.”

Dr. Frances B. Kinne , Former Chancellor Emeritus and Past President, Jacksonville University

“Music plays a major role in the full development of a child. Not only does it enrich lives, it also serves as a pathway for students to express themselves and explore new ways to communicate with others. For 20 years, kudos to the JCC for molding the lives of young artists, and I look forward to the next 20 years.”

Tim Cost, President, Jacksonville University

“Being a part of the JCC has not only allowed Christian to experience the fun, excitement and pleasure of singing with friends, it has also helped him to develop a sense of confidence that comes from life skills of hard work and perseverance.”

Elaine Bourne, JCC Parent

“JCC truly embodies some of the best qualities of team sports: camaraderie, discipline, patience, persistence, and positive mentoring.”

Wali Gomes, JCC Parent