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The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay & The Florida Orchestra

Position: 

Music & Artistic Director / Resident Conductor (Two Combined Positions)

Job Location: 

Tampa, FL
USA

Closing Date: 
01/27/2017
Type of Position: 

FT (two PT combined)

Salary and Benefits: 

Compensation: Salary/benefits commensurate with experience

Benefits: Health, Vision, Dental, and 403B retirement plan

Description of Position Duties: 

The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay (MCTB) and The Florida Orchestra (TFO) jointly seek a conductor to serve as Music and Artistic Director (MCTB) and Resident Conductor (TFO) for the respective organizations. The combined responsibilities will constitute a full-time position with TFO duties concentrated between September 1st and June 1st and MCTB duties concentrated between August 1st and June 30th with a one-day summer community choral event typically held in mid-late July. The successful candidate will possess knowledge and experience in both choral and orchestral conducting disciplines.

MUSIC AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay

Duties and responsibilities:

The Music and Artistic Director is a part-time position and the chief artistic officer of The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, a 150 all-volunteer symphonic chorus. S/he reports to the Board of Trustees while working in conjunction, and in consultation with, the Managing Director. S/he works closely with the Managing Director to fulfill the Chorale's vision, mission, programmatic and artistic goals as articulated by the Board, and is expected to lead The Master Chorale's artistic endeavors with energy and artistic and entrepreneurial vision. His/her primary role is to plan and develop every aspect of the self-produced performances by the chorus as well as preparing the chorus to sing with the Florida Orchestra. The Artistic Director also works collaboratively with the Managing Director, Development Director, and Board to implement strategies for the Chorale's audience development and financial support.

Chorus/organization description:

The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay is a select 150-voice all volunteer chorus embracing a broad representation of singers from the entire Tampa Bay area. From its very inception in 1979, its performances have been consistently and critically recognized for excellence. Designated in 1989 as the 'Principal Chorus of The Florida Orchestra', The Master Chorale is featured annually on the Orchestra's Masterworks Season. In 1999 The Master Chorale was appointed as 'Artist-in-Residence' at the College of the Arts School of Music at the University of South Florida.

RESIDENT CONDUCTOR, The Florida Orchestra

Duties and responsibilities:

The Resident Conductor is a part-time position and will lead select rehearsals, performances, and outreach activities with The Florida Orchestra and also serve as cover conductor for select Masterworks concert cycles. S/he reports to TFO Music Director. S/he will serve as primary conductor for Parks and Youth concerts as well as select Outreach activities, Coffee concert cycles, and other special projects as needed. S/he will serve as cover conductor for selectMasterwork concert cycles led by TFO Music Director. S/he will assist the TFO Development and Community Engagement departments as TFO representative as needed.

Requirements: Proficiency in orchestral conducting with established track record of work with symphony orchestras. Experience in planning and executing concert programs. Deep knowledge of the orchestral repertoire. Experience in public speaking.

Orchestra/organization description: The Florida Orchestra is recognized as Tampa Bay's leading performing arts institution, the largest professional symphony orchestra in Florida, and one of the most vibrant and innovative orchestras in America. Through extraordinary musical performances, the orchestra inspires the people of Tampa Bay and serves as a leader and beacon for the musical arts throughout the state. Regardless of where performances occur, The Florida Orchestra is committed to serving the entire Tampa Bay area. The Florida Orchestra performs nearly 100 concerts annually in the tri-city area of Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg. Concert series include Tampa Bay Times Masterworks, Raymond James Pops, coffee concert matinees, rock concerts, free Pops in the Park concerts, and educational youth concerts.

Description of Position Qualifications: 

MUSIC AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay:

Requirements: Doctorate preferred or an advanced music degree from an accredited program with equivalent years of choral conducting experience. Demonstrated success in directing a chorus of similar (or larger) size with similar artistic goals.Experience in planning and executing concert programs. Facility in arrangement (including SATB, SSAA and TTBB). Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with ability to meet schedules, time-lines and budgets.

RESIDENT CONDUCTOR, The Florida Orchestra:

Requirements: Proficiency in orchestral conducting with established track record of work with symphony orchestras. Experience in planning and executing concert programs. Deep knowledge of the orchestral repertoire. Experience in public speaking.

Information Required to Apply: 

Cover letter and Resume

Submit Information to: 

Kara Dwyer, Managing Director for The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay at kara@masterchorale.com.