Pioneer Valley Symphony Chorus Director Position, Preliminary Application
The Pioneer Valley Symphony seeks an experienced, innovative, and collaborative Chorus Director to inspire and lead the Pioneer Valley Symphony Chorus and Chamber Choir, both in collaboration with the PVS Orchestra and PVS Youth Orchestra, and independently.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide leadership for the PVS Chorus and PVS Chamber Choir, in collaboration with the Chorus Committee, including recruiting and screening new singers
Conduct choral rehearsals and performances in a timely, efficient, and effective manner, with weekly Tuesday evening rehearsals during the September-May concert season
Work in collaboration with the Music Director, the Youth Orchestra Director, the Programming Committee, and the Board of Directors to determine the program for each season
Work in collaboration with the administrative team and the Board of Directors to organize the PVS Chamber Choir’s annual performance schedule
Work in collaboration with the Music Director, the administrative team, and the Programming Committee to organize the annual Summer Sing series
Attend monthly Board of Directors meetings and work with the Board in public relations functions to maximize recognition and appreciation of the organization towards gaining sponsorships, grants, and new audiences


QUALIFICATIONS
Extensive conducting experience, preferably with both symphonic and chamber choral ensembles, and with instrumental ensembles.
Familiarity with vocal technique
Advanced degree in choral conducting, or equivalent knowledge / experience
Extensive knowledge of choral and symphonic repertoire, along with a record of diverse and innovative programming
Strong interpersonal, leadership, administrative, and communication skills
Experience with recruitment, outreach and audience development
Experience working collaboratively within a nonprofit organization, with an understanding and appreciation of the roles of the Board of Directors, the administrative personnel, and support volunteers

We will only accept applications through this form. If you have technical difficulties with this form, or need additional information, please email the search committee at SEARCH@PVSO.ORG.

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