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LOWER DIVISION CHORAL INSTRUCTOR

 The Marin Girls Chorus, located just north of San Francisco, seeks an exceptional and dynamic lower elementary teaching artist. The ideal candidate should have a degree in Music, significant teaching experience, and above all, a love for teaching young children the importance of musical literacy and vocal technique. Piano skills and a vocal/choral background are a plus, as are certifications in Orff and/or Kodaly. To learn more about the Marin Girls Chorus, please visit www.marinchorus.org. This position begins September, 2017.

Position duties and description:

  • Plan and conduct weekly rehearsals, Wednesdays 3:30-6:15pm, at Miller Creek Middle School (approx. 3 hours per week) during Spring and Fall semesters. Chorus classes are concurrent with the school year, approx. Sept to mid-December and January to May.
  • Coordinate programming and work collaboratively with current Lower Division instructor who teaches Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
  • Incorporate music theory curriculum into weekly rehearsals
  • Select appropriate repertoire, as approved by the Artistic Director
  • Work with the Artistic Director to build and grow the current scope of the Lower Division
  • Conduct all Lower Division performances and outreach concerts: two full chorus concerts in December and May; and additional performances opportunities as scheduled, in addition to weekly teaching time.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, confident delivery of information, knowledgeable explanations, patient & positive attitude
  • Fully prepare for rehearsals and performances in advance
  • Provide timely student evaluations, once per semester 
  • Attend monthly faculty meetings
  • Attend and assist with vocal placement hearings in January and August

Requirements:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance or Music Education
  • Teaching experience at the lower elementary level
  • Sight-reading, solfege, vocal technique, and conducting skills
  • Collaborative spirit and positive attitude
  • A love for teaching young children the importance of musical literacy and vocal technique
  • Required to work occasional weekends/evenings during concert season and attend Chorus events

Compensation:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience within the salary guidelines of Marin Girls Chorus. This is an hourly, part-time position. 

To Apply:

Qualified candidates should send a resume to: info@marinchorus.org or mail to Marin Girls Chorus, Post Office Box 905, Novato, CA 94948

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