Employment Opportunities

 

Position: Assistant Director (Principal Pianist)
Employment Type: Part-Time
Reports to: Artistic Director
Fee: $70/hour

The Children's Chorus of Washington (CCW) is the premier children’s chorus in the nation’s capital. Our ensembles perform often at a wide range of venues in the region, and with organizations such as New Orchestra of Washington, Choral Arts Society of Washington, Lesole’s Dance Project, and National Symphony Orchestra. Over 22 seasons, CCW has established a rigorous choral music education program, and performance at the highest level.

CCW seeks a part-time Assistant Director for our most advanced ensembles. The Assistant Director will work closely with the Artistic Director and will readily engage with students, building a good rapport to create a supportive and committed community of singers. S/he will assist the Director in rehearsals; will lead rehearsals when the Director cannot be present; and will lead warm-ups, sectionals, and small group rehearsals.

The ideal candidate:

  • is an accomplished collaborative pianist interested in being part of a team;
  • has experience working with young singers ages 8-18, and enjoys teaching youth;
  • has excellent sight reading and score reading skills;
  • can provide foreign language diction coaching;
  • has choral conducting or vocal coaching experience.

Assistant Director will provide piano accompaniment for auditions, rehearsals, and performances for the 2018-2019 season, which runs September to June with weekly rehearsals on the following schedule:

Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:15 p.m

Rehearsal Venue: National United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC

Major Dates:
October 12-13: Fall Retreat
November 9: Veterans Day Performance
Week of November 26: War Requiem with NSO (rehearsals) / US Army Band
December 11: Tech Rehearsal for Winter Concert
December 16: Winter Concert
January 5, 7: Auditions
February 1-2: Spring Retreat
February 26, 28, March 3: Concert with Washington Master Chorale
March 23-24: Strathmore Children’s Chorus Festival
April 26-27: National Cathedral Performance
May 28: Tech Rehearsal for Spring
June 2: Spring Concert

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and links to any work samples (including piano performance, collaborative piano performance, and work with young singers) to jobs@childrenschorusdc.org. Put Assistant Director Application in the subject line.

Application deadline: August 24, 2018


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 schools at no cost to the schools 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 school teachers and administrators. Instructor will also prepare students and conduct the class at occasional selected performances at their schools.

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;
  • reliable transportation to sites in wards 7 and 8.

Please send cover letter, resume, and links to work samples (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: August 31, 2018


Position: SING DC Collaborative 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 schools at no cost to the schools 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 school teachers and 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;
  • reliable transportation to sites in wards 7 and 8.

Please send cover letter, resume, and links to work samples (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: August 31, 2018


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