Chorus Instructor for Adults

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Position Title: Chorus Instructor for Adults

Work Type: Part-time/Contract Employee

Department: School of the Performing Arts

Reports To: Education Partnerships and Engagement Manager

Stipend Payment: $540

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre: The School of the Performing Arts (SOPA) at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre has been educating learners in the arts for over 15 years. Our Community Engagement branch focuses on bringing performing arts education to learners of all ages and abilities throughout the area.

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.

General Description: Metropolis seeks a knowledgeable, friendly, and enthusiastic instructor to teach and share the joy of singing with our Crescendo Chorus program. Crescendo brings adults ages 55+ together to make music and build friendships through group singing.

Instructor will choose repertoire, lead weekly rehearsals, and prepare the group for a final short performance. There tend to be 10-12 participants in the group with varying levels of music/singing experience (no experience is required for participation).

Crescendo meets once per week for 60 minutes for 10-12 weeks. The session ends with a performance. This is a collaborative program with Metropolis Community Engagement and the Arlington Heights Senior Center.

The instructor will be contracted for this session, and employment will end once the session is over. Employment opportunities for future sessions are possible. This is a stipend position.

Qualifications:

●      Experience teaching singing ensembles and vocal technique (experience teaching adult singers is a plus, but not required)

●      Passion for teaching choir and creating a fun environment for connecting through singing

●      Experience selecting repertoire appropriate for various music skill levels

●      Experience creating curriculum/syllabi

●      Ability to read sheet music

●      Basic piano skills to play parts

Roles & Responsibilities:

●      Select repertoire appropriate to singers’ skill level

●      Teach weekly rehearsals and conduct the final performance

●      Apply knowledge of music, group singing, and teaching methods to teach repertoire

●      Create a curriculum and syllabus in alignment with program goals and objectives

●      Meet/communicate with related personnel and students as needed

●      Foster a positive, friendly, and safe learning environment for students

To apply, send the following to avombrack@metropolisarts.com:

●      Email introduction (no cover letter required)

●      Resume featuring teaching work, specifically in choral music education/directing vocal ensembles

●      1-2 work samples such as a video of leading a vocal ensemble, digital portfolio, etc.

●      2-3 professional reference contacts

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Instructions to Apply:

● Email introduction (no cover letter required)
● Resume featuring teaching work, specifically in choral music education/directing vocal ensembles
● 1-2 work samples such as a video of leading a vocal ensemble, digital portfolio, etc.
● 2-3 professional reference contacts

To apply for this job email your details to avombrack@metropolisarts.com

Pay Rate/Range*: $540.00 stipend