Seeking an Artistic Director for the New Jersey Chamber Singers

The New Jersey Chamber Singers is seeking a dynamic individual who is passionate about choral excellence. At its mission, NJCS seeks to engage, enrich and inspire NJ audiences through performances of high-quality choral music. The Artistic Director, along with the Board of Directors, fosters and supports the mission of the ensemble that enables the group to thrive, while continuing to grow its connections to the wider community of Ocean and Monmouth Counties and the surrounding areas.

About the Group: NJCS is 32-voice community chamber choir comprised of volunteer singers who have passed an audition process by displaying significant talent/potential. The choir is well-respected in the community and has developed a strong reputation for artistic excellence. Most recently, NJCS released its first commercial recording of Mozart Requiem with Affetto Records, distributed internationally by NAXOS. The singers possess a wide array of talents beyond the music. They take pride in the ensemble and are very active in the organizational & administrative side of the organization. This is a part time position.

Qualifications: 

  • Masters degree in choral conducting, preferred.
  • Demonstrated conducting skills, and ability to elicit musical excellence from the group members.
  • Experience with time and personnel management, communication, teaching/instruction, program planning from vision to performance.
  • Ability to employ sound and effective choral pedagogy that results in excellent performances.

 Compensation: Is commensurate with experience

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare the ensemble for 2 concert seasons per year: December (4 concerts) and Spring (2 to 3 concerts).
  • One 2.5-hour rehearsal (currently Tuesday) evening between the months of September and May

 Click here for full Job Description:  NJCS Artistic Director_Full Job Description.pdf

How to Apply: The application process in a 4-pronged process and includes the following:

Preliminary applications:

Please send curriculum vitae and letter of intent no later than February 21, 2020 via email to:

Terry Williams, President NJCS via search@njchambersingers.org. The letter of intent should include a brief overview of accomplishments that are relevant to this position and provide any other pertinent information that explains why you feel that you are a great fit for the position. Please include your full contact information within this letter which includes: phone number, and physical address, as well as email address.

Selected Candidates:

Selected candidates will be required to send additional supporting documents to the search committee between February 22 and March 20, 2020 that include:

  • Three letters of reference with full title, email address and phone number
  • Sample video recording from a recent rehearsal (10 minutes max)
  • Sample video or digital sound recording from a recent performance (10 minutes max) if available
  • Three or four concert programs from recent concerts
  • Other supporting materials of the candidate’s choosing which exemplify your musical talents

Interviews:

Selected candidates will be invited to interview with the search committee in person or via teleconference in April, 2020.

Finalists Auditions:

Final candidates will be invited to audition with the choir on May 12 or 19, 2020.

Final selection of the Artistic Director will be made no later than June 2020.

For more information as well as musical samples for the New Jersey Chamber Singers please visit: www.njchambersingers.org.