Employment Opportunities

Young Men's Chorus Conductor

Young Men's Chorus Conductor

Reports to: President and Artistic Director (PAD)

Rate: Bases upon qualifications/experience

Hours: Part-time, must accommodate auditions, Tuesdays and Thursday's weekly rehearsals. Saturday monthly or bimonthly rehearsal

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. Kodály experience is 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

“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

“The Chorus expands your musical horizons and helps you grow as a person. You are surrounded with other young people who have something in common…their love of music. I have learned that music does, indeed, bring people and cultures together. The music we sing brings people hope for a better future of understanding and cooperation.”

Jasmine, 16, Touring and Concert Choirs

“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

“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