Submission Closing Date:
Salary dependent upon experience.
ARTISTIC VISION and PERFORMANCES
● Design, coordinate, and direct innovative and compelling artistic programming that appeals to a wide range of audience members, singers, and donors to retain and expand the SGMC audience.
● Serve as the principal conductor of SGMC rehearsals and performances.
● Select repertoire for each concert, ensure music is ordered, coordinate completion of arrangements, orchestrations, practice tracks, and ensure compliance with all copyright laws.
● Select and supervise artistic contract employees.
● Oversee the audition, selection, and coaching of singers, soloists and small group ensembles (vocal and dance).
● Engage the Executive Director, Board, Production Staff, relevant SGMC Committees, Chorus, and Staff in planning and communicating the artistic vision for concerts and events.
● Improve musicianship, technical proficiency, and performance capability of SGMC and its individual members.
● Audition new singers at the beginning of each concert cycle.
● Establish and maintain criteria for the abilities expected of new singers and establish the method for demonstrating these abilities in the audition.
● Identify, plan, and coordinate performance opportunities outside the regular concert cycle.
DONOR CULTIVATION and PUBLIC OUTREACH
● In conjunction with the Executive Director, serve as a public voice for SGMC as local, national, and international ambassadors.
● Assist in the development of strategic fundraising messages for the organization.
● Participate in fundraising and marketing activities, press events, and community relations opportunities as appropriate.
● Assist in the cultivation of major individual, corporate, and foundation gifts as appropriate.
● Participate, as needed, in public visibility and donor cultivation activities.
● Serve as a representative to GALA and other appropriate professional and/or community groups; attend meetings, workshops, and conferences.
COMMUNICATION AND INVOLVEMENT
● Attend Board meetings and retreats and provide a monthly report to the Board.
● Attend Staff and Chorus committee meetings as needed.
● Ensure consistent communication with Chorus leadership and committee chairs, the Executive Director and Board on related activities.
● Anticipate and prepare for opportunities to positively impact the community on existing and emerging social justice challenges.
● Continue to engage in ongoing development of professional and interpersonal skills.
● Retain and grow SGMC audiences through the creativity of SGMC productions and outreaches.
● Provide strong fiscal leadership in the development and adherence to production and artistic budgets.
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
● Bachelor’s Degree in Music or equivalent competency.
● Three years of experience with choral conducting and programming.
● Experience conducting or working with a community-based chorus and with singers of various musical skills and experience.
● Knowledge of vocal technique and pedagogy.
● Passionate in supporting the LGBTQIA+ community.
● Knowledge of current trends within the choral and musical/artistic community.
● Commitment to working with and in diverse communities
● Ability to provide strong leadership skills as well as balance work requirements within a team setting.
● Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
● Master’s or Doctorate Degree in Music or equivalent competency.
● Eight years of experience with choral conducting and programming.
● Experience with music arrangement or composition.
● Experience with staging musical productions.
● Experience with non-profit budgets, financial and concert revenue planning.
INFORMATION REQUIRED TO APPLY:
Submit to ADSearch@sacgaymenschorus.org no later than May 28, 2021
● Submit Cover Letter and Resume (or Curriculum Vitae).
● Please provide samples of previous concert programs conducted including, if desired, a statement regarding this programming.
● Minimum 3 professional references, current contact information and their relationship to you.
● Optional – submit a video recording of no more than five minutes of a past performance demonstrating your conducting technique and style.
● Additional materials may be requested after initial review.
BE PREPARED TO DISCUSS:
● What do Diversity, Equity, Equality, and Inclusion mean to you?
● How have you practiced these values in your previous relevant roles?
● How will you practice these values as Artistic Director for SGMC?
● How your experience prepares you to be SGMC’s Artistic Director and how you will use your skills and experience to support and expand our Mission and Values.