Employment Opportunities

 

Position: SING DC Choral Instructor
Employment Type: Part Time
Reports to: Artistic Director
Rate: $80/class


The Children’s Chorus of Washington (CCW), is seeking instructors for its SING DC classes. SING DC provides introductory choral music education to students in underserved DC neighborhoods at no cost to the sites or students. In a nurturing environment where no prior training is required, participating students learn proper vocal technique, theory, and develop musicality and performance skills. SING DC inspires a love of singing and teaches life skills such as self-discipline, cooperative decision making, and perseverance.

Each SING DC class is co-taught by a vocal instructor and a pianist who share classroom management duties, and lead students through warm-ups, technical exercises, musical games, diverse repertoire, and basic music theory. Instructor will prepare weekly lesson plans, provide monthly progress reports on each class, and maintain frequent communication with CCW staff and site administrators. Instructor will also prepare students and conduct the class at occasional selected performances.

The ideal candidate has:

  • a broad knowledge of diverse musical genres and styles;

  • proficiency on a secondary instrument, preferably piano;

  • experience working with young singers ages 7-14, and enjoys teaching youth;

  • experience with underserved communities in an urban classroom setting;

  • choral conducting experience and strong classroom and rehearsal management skills; and

  • reliable transportation.

Please send cover letter with scheduling availability, resume, and links to samples of your teaching, or your choral groups in performance via email to jobs@childrenschorusdc.org with SING DC Instructor Application in the subject line.

Application deadline: April 30, 2019.


Position: SING DC Pianist
Employment Type: Part Time
Reports to: Artistic Director
Rate: $50/class


The Children’s Chorus of Washington (CCW), is seeking pianists for its SING DC classes. SING DC provides introductory choral music education to students in underserved DC neighborhoods at no cost to the site or students. In a nurturing environment where no prior training is required, participating students learn proper vocal technique, theory, and develop musicality and performance skills. SING DC inspires a love of singing and teaches life skills such as self-discipline, cooperative decision making, and perseverance.

Each SING DC class is co-taught by a vocal instructor and a pianist who share classroom management duties, and lead students through warm-ups, technical exercises, musical games, diverse repertoire, and basic music theory. Pianist will consult with the Instructor about weekly lesson plans, and maintain frequent communication with CCW staff and site administrators. Pianist accompanies the class at occasional selected performances at their schools.

The ideal candidate has:

  • a broad knowledge of diverse musical genres and styles;

  • experience working with young singers ages 7-14, and enjoys teaching youth;

  • experience with underserved communities in an urban classroom setting;

  • choral accompanying experience and strong classroom and rehearsal management skills; and

  • reliable transportation.

Please send cover letter with scheduling availability, resume, and links to samples of your teaching, or collaborative piano performance with choral groups via email to jobs@childrenschorusdc.org with SING DC Pianist Application in the subject line.

Application deadline: April 30, 2019


Children’s Chorus of Washington Internship Program

As integral members of the Children’s Chorus of Washington (CCW) team, CCW interns build their professional portfolios while contributing to the mission and operations of one of the nation’s finest children’s choruses through a combination of practical work experience, personal projects, and mentorship. CCW internships are unpaid and consist of a flexible schedule (10-20 hour work week) that runs concurrent with the academic semester schedule (Fall – September through December; Spring – January through April; and Summer – mid-May through August).
 

To Apply for an Internship:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to ccw@childrenschorusdc.org.
 

Academic Internship Credit:

CCW will work with any college/university to grant internship credit upon request. The intern must present all required paperwork in a timely manner and facilitate communications between CCW and their school.
 

Interns will gain experience in:

  • General Management and Nonprofit Management

  • Marketing and Public Relations

  • Music Education and Chorus Management