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Rainbow Chorale of Deleware

Position:  Artistic Director

Location: Wilmington, Delaware United States

Closing Date: September 30, 2022

Organization Website: Website

Type of Position:  Contract, Part-time (appx 10 hours per week over 12 months)

Salary and Benefits:

TBD

Description of Position Duties:

The Artistic Director (AD) determines the artistic direction of the Chorale in consultation with the Artistic Committee. Duties include the development of the season and concert themes and repertoire selection. The AD conducts rehearsals and performances of the Chorale and smaller groups (if needed). They also develop the members’ musical skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Direct weekly Monday evenings rehearsals and occasional extra rehearsals of the Chorale during the season
• Conduct Chorale performances, including instrumentalists
• Direct and coordinate regular rehearsals of smaller groups (if needed)
• Develop season programming and determine concert repertoire in collaboration with the Artistic Committee
• Coordinate with the Production Committee & Manager on performance details
• Direct the Chorale or sub-groups in additional performances in the community as determined by the Board
• Attend all Board meetings in the capacity of Board Advisor
• Promote the vision and mission of the Chorale

Description of Position Qualifications:

Qualifications:
• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, such as Conducting, Music Education, Music Performance, or Church Music
• Ability to sing a cappella and sing any part
• Ability to play the piano
• Knowledge of all voice types and appropriate vocal technique
• Knowledge of both classical and vernacular styles
• Choral conducting experience

Desired Professional and Personal Characteristics:
• Advanced master’s degree in the relevant area
• Ability to maintain integrity standards and a high level of musical standards
• Ability to train and instruct members with diverse musical backgrounds
• Ability to challenge and support the Chorale musically
• Ability to direct a large group and maintain motivation, discipline, and a sense of fun
• Ability to work effectively with the RCD Board, Collaborative Pianist, and volunteers
• An appreciation for the LGBTQ+ community, equality, struggle, and celebration

Information Required to Apply:

• Statement of Interest
• CV or resume
• List of references

Submit Information To:

search@therainbowchorale.org

Other Information:

The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware is an inclusive, non-profit community chorus that provides LGBTQ+ individuals, with their friends and allies, the opportunity to perform high-quality choral music in an affirming environment that serves as a positive force for change. In addition, the Rainbow Chorale supports other institutions and individuals who serve that community.