Employment Opportunities

 

Position: Collaborative Pianist
Employment Type: Part Time, Hourly
Reports to: Artistic Director
Rate: $50/hour


Children’s Chorus of Washington seeks part-time pianist(s) for the upcoming season. The CCW approach is collaborative, and our pianists provide piano accompaniment, as well as additional support in the rehearsal room by keeping students on track, helping to co-teach some material, and, for some ensembles, teaching theory to a subset of the ensemble members.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide piano accompaniment for auditions, rehearsals, and performances as needed for the 2019-2020 season, which is September through June

  • Collaborate with the ensemble or class director and Artistic Director to prepare music

  • Work with students in small groups or sectionals

  • Teach 30 minutes of theory to assigned group, following the theory curriculum as provided by the Artistic Director and Curriculum Coordinator (Treble and Bel Canto only)

  • Meet or communicate with the staff throughout the season to discuss rehearsal and performance requirements (materials, supplies, instruments, set-up needs, etc.) and student progress or concerns

  • Follow the rehearsal and performance schedules provided by the Chorus, and avoid any delay or overtime without prior approval by the Artistic Director

  • Provided at least 24 hours’ notice if unavoidable circumstance prevents you from reporting to work

  • Maintain professional behavior, courtesy, and language around participants, colleagues, and general public

  • Submit time sheets promptly in accordance with the payroll schedule

The ideal candidate(s) will have:

  • Experience and interest working with youth ages 5-18

  • Interest in, and appreciation of, choral music

  • Reliable transportation, or transportation plan for getting to and from rehearsals and performances

  • Bachelor’s degree in piano performance or collaborative piano, or equivalent experience

  • Excellent sight reading and music transposition skills

  • Appropriate legal documentation and clearance to work in the US

  • Ability to pass DC Public Schools (DCPS) background check

Available Openings:

Treble VA
Church of St. Clement
1701 N Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA 22302
Wednesdays, 4:45 - 6:30 p.m.
Jefferson Academy Middle School
801 7th St SW, Washington, DC 20024
Wednesdays, 3:30 -4:30 p.m.

PREP Class
National United Methodist Church
3401 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
Tuesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@childrenschorusdc.org. Put Pianist in the subject line. Application deadline: August 26, 2019.

CCW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Children’s Chorus of Washington
For 23 years, Children’s Chorus of Washington (CCW) has provided outstanding music education programs and performance opportunities for children in the nation’s capital region, regardless of background, economic status, or prior experience. Through its auditioned ensembles, preparatory classes, and SING DC program, CCW fosters students’ growth as musicians and leaders by emphasizing artistic excellence, personal responsibility, and working together toward a common goal. Internationally recognized and critically acclaimed for its outstanding artistry, CCW collaborates frequently with our community’s leading arts organizations, and maintains an active performance schedule that reaches thousands of audience members in marquee and neighborhood venues across the city. CCW is also one of few youth choirs that tours internationally. Each year, over 250 students in Greater Washington benefit directly from CCW instruction. CCW was founded in 1995 by Joan Gregoryk, and is now under the artistic leadership of Margaret Nomura Clark.


Position: Production Assistant
Reports to: Executive Director
Type: Full-time, salaried
Rate: $15/hour

The Children’s Chorus of Washington seeks an entry-level, full-time Production Assistant to provide rehearsal and production support during regular season programming. The Production Assistant will support daily operational needs of the Chorus both in the office (5101 Wisconsin Ave NW Suite 103 through December 2019, then 4910 Massachusetts Ave NW beginning January 2020) and at the rehearsal venue (3401 Nebraska Ave NW).

Responsibilities include:

REHEARSALS & RETREATS

  • Check-in and Staffing (including evenings and weekends)

  • Clean-up

  • Monitor rehearsal phone

  • Arrange transportation and other needs for scholarship students

  • On-site point person for scholarship students - meet, provide snacks, etc.

CONCERTS & EVENTS

  • Staffing/Supervision as needed (including evenings and weekends)

  • Assist with performance planning

SCHEDULING

  • Book venues/rooms for all events

  • Communicate planning and logistics details for dissemination to families

  • Maintain online chorus calendars

  • Coordinate event staffing schedules

ADMIN

  • Assist with attendance, uniforms, music tracking and distribution, and evaluations/assessments

  • Answer phone as needed

  • Attend weekly staff and production meetings

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience and interest working with youth ages 5-18

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Stage management or similar production experience, preferably in a musical setting (concerts, musicals, etc.)

  • Interest in, and appreciation of, choral music

  • Reliable transportation, or transportation plan for getting to and from rehearsals and performances

  • Appropriate legal documentation and clearance to work in the US

  • Ability to pass DC Public Schools (DCPS) background check

Salary Information: $25,080 (equivalent of $15/hour). Effectively August 26 – June 26 (16 planned office closures plus 25 additional PTO).

Typical Weekly Schedule

Flexible admin scheduling with possible telework. In-office time dependent on weekly rehearsal and performance needs, fluctuates with seasonal cycles and weekend commitments.

 Rehearsal Site Staffing (11.25 hr/wk)

  • M  3:45 – 7:00         (3.25)

  • T     4:00 – 8:30        (4.5)

  • Th  4:00 – 7:30         (3.5)

 Office (23.25 hr/wk)

  • M  11:00 – 3:15          (4.25)

  • Tu 12:00 – 3:30       (2.5)

  • W  11:00 – 6:00        (7)

  • Th 12:00 – 3:30       (2.5)

  • F     11:00 – 6:00        (7)

Includes 1.5 hours travel time

Approximately 10 Weekend Events/Year

  • Sep 14                  Music at the Monuments

  • Oct 5                    Treble Retreat

  • Oct 26                  Bel Canto Retreat

  • Dec 7-8               Winter concerts

  • Feb 8                    Bel Canto Retreat

  • Feb 29                 Treble Retreat

  • Mar 7                    CCW Gala

  • May 2-3               Spring concert

  • May 30                SING DC Festival (tentative)

Scheduled Days Off

  • (1)  Sep 2

  • (1)  Oct 14

  • (3)  Nov 27 – 29

  • (8)  Dec 23 – Jan 1

  • (1)  Jan 20

  • (1)  Apr 10

  • (1)  May 25

  • (25) Jun 29 – Jul 31

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@childrenschorusdc.org. Put Production Assistant in the subject line. Application deadline: August 26, 2019. 

CCW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Children’s Chorus of Washington
For 23 years, Children’s Chorus of Washington (CCW) has provided outstanding music education programs and performance opportunities for children in the nation’s capital region, regardless of background, economic status, or prior experience. Through its auditioned ensembles, preparatory classes, and SING DC program, CCW fosters students’ growth as musicians and leaders by emphasizing artistic excellence, personal responsibility, and working together toward a common goal. Internationally recognized and critically acclaimed for its outstanding artistry, CCW collaborates frequently with our community’s leading arts organizations, and maintains an active performance schedule that reaches thousands of audience members in marquee and neighborhood venues across the city. CCW is also one of few youth choirs that tours internationally. Each year, over 250 students in Greater Washington benefit directly from CCW instruction. CCW was founded in 1995 by Joan Gregoryk, and is now under the artistic leadership of Margaret Nomura Clark.


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