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Cincinnati Men’s Chorus
Artistic Director Job Description
For a more comprehensive job description, please visit our website at www.cincinnatimenschorus.org

Strategic Objectives: The Cincinnati Men’s Chorus (CMC) seeks an Artistic Director (AD) to develop and execute the creative and social justice visions of the organization. As such, the Artistic Director serves as the most visible public face of the CMC through our programming, communications and intersections within the LGBTQ community, and with the local, regional, national and international communities at large.
The Artistic Director pushes CMC to expand our boundaries, challenge our conventions and maintain relevance in light of current external and genre influences with the followings objectives always at the forefront:
Strive for musical excellence
Grow membership
Increase audience attendance and loyalty
Increase CMC exposure
Engage and entertain both the singing and audience members through selection of repertoire that supports both the musical excellence and social justice aspects of the organization
Nurture existing donors and sponsors and work to cultivate new ones
Maintain an accepting environment for all performing members, administrators, audience members and the community at large who wish to interact with the CMC
The Artistic Director reports to the CMC Board of Directors (Board) with specific oversight provided by the President of the Board.

Key Areas of Responsibility: The primary responsibilities of the Artistic Director consist of the planning, coordination and execution of performance in accordance with goals collectively established with the Board and within parameters defined by the governing documents of the CMC. Responsibilities include but are not limited to
Thematic Development and Selection, Acquisition and Storage of Music
Coordination of Rehearsals and Performances
Supervision, Artistic Direction and Education
Financial and Administrative Oversight
Spokesperson and Publicity/Communications Advisor
Community Engagement

Required Education, Experience, Skills and Qualifications:
BA or Advanced Degree in Music with an emphasis in choral conducting or equivalent conducting experience.
Experience conducting or working with a community-based chorus and with singers of various musical skills and experience.
Interest in and commitment to the mission of the Chorus.
Basic piano skills.
Knowledge of all voice types and ability to teach any part as well as offering instruction in correct vocal technique.
Broad knowledge of music, including traditional and vernacular styles.

Term of Employment:
The contract for the Artistic Director position is negotiated annually between the AD and the Board of Directors.
This regularly compensated independent contractor position is considered part-time, although the hours and workload will fluctuate depending on the needs of the CMC.

Application Materials: Applications materials should include the following:
Cover Letter with salary requirements
Resume / Curriculum Vitae
List of works that (a) have been conducted in performance over the past 12 months and (b) that are under preparation
List of at least three references that includes email addresses and phone numbers
Optional - DVD or link to a video that includes the applicant conducting (1) a 10 – 15 minute segment of a recent rehearsal AND (2) at 10 – 15 minute segment of a recent performance with a choral ensemble

Submission of Application Materials:
The deadline for acceptance of application materials is March 10, 2017.
Materials can be submitted by either of two ways shown here:
Email - tom.crawford@cincinnatimenschorus.org
Regular Mail – Cincinnati Men’s Chorus Attn: Tom Crawford, PO Box 3061, Cincinnati, OH 45201
Please note that no physical submissions (DVD’s, etc.) will be returned to the applicant.

• Location: Cincinnati

• Post ID: 34730264 cincinnati
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