Administrative Support, Events/Meeting Management, Member Services
4 Year Degree
Title: Chorus Manager
Reports to: Artistic Director and Artistic Administrator
Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt
The Organization: The Choral Arts Society of Washington (Choral Arts) is a prestigious organization with a rich history of performing locally, nationally and internationally, and is an integral part of the Washington, D.C. community. Today, Choral Arts is comprised of two performing groups: the Choral Arts Chorus, a symphonic chorus featuring over 175 singers, and the roughly 30-member Choral Arts Chamber Singers, now in their third season. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Scott Tucker, Choral Arts produces an annual concert season primarily at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts including fall and spring concerts, a Christmas series, a choral tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., concerts for students, and a chamber series in intimate venues, in addition to frequent artistic collaborations. Recent invitations include Choral Arts’ debut with both The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Pennsylvania Ballet, and performances with Wolf Trap Opera and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Founded in 1965 by Norman Scribner (1936-2015), Choral Arts has long been respected for its excellence in performing a wide-range of music.
Responsibilities: Reporting to the Artistic Director and the Artistic Administrator, this position supports the administrative needs of the organization’s choruses. Duties and responsibilities include:
Audition arrangements for new and returning members
Chorus rehearsal, performance and special event logistics and management
Roster management and recruitment
Chorus communication and personnel records
Liaison between chorus and Artistic Director, and chorus and staff
Supervision of chorus volunteer leadership
Monitor chorus morale and "esprit"
Acquisition and distribution of choral performance material
Management and maintenance of music libraries
Administrative assistant to the Artistic Director
General office duties (answering phones and assisting patrons)
Miscellaneous other duties as assigned or needed
Music background - choral training a plus
Excellent time management, organization and prioritization skills
Strong attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple tasks
Excellent interpersonal, communication and diplomacy skills
Experience with facilitating large groups of people
Ability to think and act quickly in high pressure situations
Availability and willingness to work evenings and weekends
Undergraduate degree preferred
Additional Salary Information: Salary range: mid $30s. Benefits package includes full medical with drug, dental and eye plans; voluntary retirement plan with employer match.
The mission of The Choral Arts Society of Washington is the pursuit of excellence in choral repertoire and performance, and the commitment to promote and share the art of choral music through education and public outreach.
Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.