AMP Junior Youth Choir Conductor

AMP Center for Performance & Education
Posted 5 months ago

THE ATLANTA MUSIC PROJECT

ANNOUNCES JOB OPENING FOR

AMP JUNIOR YOUTH CHOIR CONDUCTOR

Salaried Position, Starting September 2019

Statement of Job:

The AMP Junior Youth Choir Conductor will lead rehearsals and performances for the AMP Junior Youth Choir (4th – 7th grade) during out-of-school hours in alignment with AMP’s mission

General Responsibilities:

  • Understand and represent the AMP philosophies for uplifting youths, families and communities through the pursuit of musical excellence
  • Lead a minimum of two choral rehearsals of AMP Junior Youth Choir weekly during the out of school hours
  • Lead a minimum of four performances of the AMP Junior Youth Choir
  • Create environment that inspires children to sing and grow within a group of their peers
  • Work collaboratively with the Chief Program Officer in the selection of choral repertoire representing a wide variety of musical styles
  • Aid in defining and assessing musical learning outcomes
  • Build relationships with AMP families to facilitate student development
  • Coordinate and cooperate with AMP staff in keeping track of AMP students’ attendance and progress
  • Form effective partnerships with fellow AMP teachers through planning and co-teaching
  • Mentor AMP students
  • Attend peer exchange and professional development workshops
  • Execute additional administrative tasks as necessary

Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Music

Ideal candidate will possess:

  • Minimum 2-4 years experience of conducting children’s choral ensembles
  • Knowledge of choral techniques, vocal pedagogy and repertoire for children’s choirs
  • Competence in conducting all styles of music
  • Classroom experience, preferably elementary and middle school
  • Passion for music as a vehicle for positive social change
  • Desire to work with disadvantaged, urban/rural communities
  • Ability to inspire, work with and mentor children and teens
  • Experience working in an after-school environment
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and be comfortable working in a team
  • Ability to adapt, be flexible and have a sense of humor
  • Desire to help AMP develop into a nationally-recognized music training program

Notes: Pay rate is $50/hr. Background check required. Candidate should have availability Thursday evenings between the hours of 6:30PM – 8:00PM and Saturday mornings 8:30AM – 11:00AM.  Rehearsals will be held at the AMP Center for Performance & Education, located at 883 Dill Avenue, SW Atlanta, GA  30310. 

To Apply: Email resume to jobs@atlantamusicproject.org with subject “AMP Junior Youth Choir Conductor” no later than Sunday August 18, 2019. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis. This position may be filled prior to the application deadline.

It is the policy of the Atlanta Music Project not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.

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