Employment Opportunities

Recruitment and Volunteer Coordinator

Recruitment and Volunteer Coordinator

Reports to: Program Manager

Benefits: Health, Vacation, 401k

Hours: Full-time, flexible, but must accommodate some late afternoon and evening rehearsals, and performance schedule

BACKGROUND: 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.

PURPOSE: Major responsibilities include management of singer recruitment, including in-school visits, trade shows, in-service teacher trainings, and auditions; recruitment, training, and management of volunteers; and developing and nurturing relationships with Jacksonville Children's Chorus (JCC) children and families.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Recruitment

  • Responsible for overseeing the recruitment of members each year.
  • Create and implement a sourcing strategy that builds a pipeline for future singers ensuring quality and diversity.
  • Full responsibility for managing the talent acquisition process from recruiting to auditioning to registration.
  • Oversee targeted outreach events to promote the JCC’s brand and network with potential candidates at schools and other partner organizations.
  • Complete weekly report on recruitment progress for the President and Artistic Director and/or Program Manager.
  • Maintains figures on recruitment, turnover, and singer retention to ensure success and continuous improvement.
  • Develop and manage an alumni database for JCC members as a potential network for branding and recruitment.
  • Develop and foster strong relationships/partnerships with leaders across the organization; meet with leaders to assess recruiting progress, obstacles and challenges, and collaborate on recruiting activities and strategies.
  • Manage relationships with marketing consultants to build a comprehensive marketing strategy that yields results in recruitment.
  • Work with our website developer to manage the JCC website and social media platforms, ensuring that content is up to date and optimized for recruitment efforts.

Volunteer Engagement

  • Develop, promote, and maintain a wide range of volunteer opportunities within the organization.
  • Recruit, interview, onboard, and place applicants for volunteer work.
  • Provide ongoing support and guidance for volunteers.
  • Create and distribute various communications and publications (e.g. thank you notes, newsletters, etc.)
  • Identify and staff community outreach opportunities such as fairs, festivals, local markets, and organizations.
  • Prepare monthly reports and other work products as assigned by Program Manager and/or President and Artistic Director.
  • Assume administrative responsibilities as assigned by the Program Manager.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 2-3 years direct experience in youth development, previous performing arts management experience preferred
  • Knowledge of child development, group leadership, planning, and scheduling required
  • Ability to work with youth and families from a variety of backgrounds required
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, administrative and computer skills required; strong background and knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Ability to work as a member of a team, as well as lead teams of children, volunteers, and peers required
  • A passion for music and singing and knowledge of arts management a plus
  • The right candidate will be a capable, independent worker with strong entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Valid driver's license required

APPLICATION Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to Adam Hooper, Program Manager, Jacksonville Children's Chorus, 225 E Duval Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 or email to adam@jaxchildrenschorus.org

“Music is such a valuable part of life. The way it enriches one’s life and encourages creativity, I do not believe anything else can do as much. We in Jacksonville are certainly blessed to have the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus.”

Scott C. Snyder, President, Compass Consulting Group

“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

“I was in the Jacksonville Children's Chorus in 1999-2002. It helped me to build long lasting friendships and a greater love for music. To this day I still remember the fun times and great concerts we did in the JCC. I think this organization is great for children of all ages, it helps build confidence and friendships.”

Bethany, Former Member

“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, Chancellor Emeritus and Past President, Jacksonville University

“The JCC is more than just a chorus; it is truly a life-changing experience. The Chorus has opened me to new experiences, provided me with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and helped me discover singing is not just one of my interests but rather a lifelong passion.”

Emma, 17, Touring and Concert Choirs