Artistic Director

Savannah, Georgia

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Posted date:

08 May 2018

Chorus/organization name:

Savannah Children's Choir

Application Deadline:

25 May 2018

The Savannah Children's Choir is growing.  For twelve seasons SCC has been dedicated to its mission to unite, mentor, and transform Savannah's children into responsible, creative and confident leaders through excellence in choral performance and music education. We seek to offer life changing educational opportunities, including travel, to all children, regardless of family income.  SCC performs a wide array of music, from sacred to gospel to jazz and beyond.  Our performances range from concert halls with orchestras to synagogues, iconic cathedrals, and ball parks.  SCC runs a two-week summer camp, staffed by college music and choral majors, which serves as a primary recruitment vehicle for the Choirs.  

 

About the Savannah Children’s Choir

Founded in 2006, the Savannah Children’s Choir is a nonprofit, community supported organization. The Choir boasts five different choirs with membership of over 125 children from Kindergarten to 8th Grade, and its new Coastal Youth Chorus in Bluffton, South Carolina. SCC follows a robust curriculum emphasizing music literacy, sight-reading skills, vocal technique, and performance opportunities. 

 

The SCC has a community recognized tradition of excellence and enjoys successful and long-standing partnerships with the Savannah Philharmonic, the Hilton Head Symphony, the Savannah Arts Academy and community music groups.

 

SCC Organization and Governance

The SCC has a voluntary Board of Trustees with nine Trustees, including a Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary.  Full-time staff include an Executive Director (and Co-Founder), and a Managing Director.  Interns and contract conductors are utilized strategically to conduct certain of the various Choirs.  The Artistic Director will report to the Board of Trustees.  

 

Scope of Work

 

The Artistic Director of Savannah Children’s Choir:

 

⦁Serves as the artistic leader of the Choir and serves to formulate, supervise, and coordinate the music curriculum, performances and activities of the SCC’s Choirs. 

⦁Leads engaging and productive weekly rehearsals for our Preparatory and Premiere Choirs (Monday evenings) and Coastal Youth Chorus (Tuesday afternoons).

⦁Is responsible for developing, coordinating, and supervising music programs, internships and outside musicians.  

⦁Serves as lead conductor for our Preparatory and Premiere Choirs and Coastal Youth Chorus.  

⦁Recruits, trains, and rehearses members of the Preparatory and Premiere Choirs and oversees productions. 

⦁Recruits, collaborates and coordinates with contract conductors. 

⦁Recruits, trains and supervises interns during Summer Camp and throughout the choir’s season.

⦁Collaborates with Executive Director to develop and enhance stakeholder relationships.

⦁Collaborates with Managing Director to deliver curriculum to members and performances to audiences.

⦁Develops Summer Camp curriculum and oversees conducting and teaching at Summer Camp

⦁Travels with Prep and Premiere Choirs on travel and tours

Desired Qualifications
⦁Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting preferred.
⦁Minimum 5 years conducting children’s choirs.
⦁Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and direct a successful music education program 
⦁Organized self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills;
⦁Well-developed interpersonal skills 
Background Check
⦁National Fingerprint/Background Check Required
About Savannah
Established in 1733, Savannah is known for its rich history, natural beauty, eclectic architecture and romantic ambiance, Savannah tells the tale of past generations with an added modern punch of high-style boutiques, galleries and restaurants.
In addition to its historical and architectural heritage, Savannah boasts vibrant business (www.savannahchamber.com), arts (www.savannahmusicfestival.org, www.filmfest.scad.edu) and educational (www.scad.edu, www.georgiasouthern.edu) communities, regularly earning it accolades from national and international publications such as:
One of the South’s Best Cities.  https://www.southernliving.com/souths-best/cities#souths-best-cities-new-orleans
11th Most Romantic City. http://www.savannahnow.com/news/2018-02-08/savannah-ranked-11th-most-romantic-city-america
The New Brooklyn? https://www.vogue.com/article/savannah-georgia-guide-where-to-eat-shop-and-stay
Coolest Cities to Visit. https://www.forbes.com/sites/annabel/2018/02/26/the-10-coolest-u-s-cities-to-visit-in-2018/#74aa3aca663b

Compensation and Benefits:

Commensurate with experience.

Application Procedure:

Please email cover letter and resume to Jane@savannahchoir.org

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