The Director of Concert Operations and Education Programs is responsible for chorus, concert, artistic operations, and the planning and implementation of education and community initiatives. The Director works with the Music Director and Executive Director on the development of concert seasons, scheduling, and budgeting. In addition to ensuring that the scheduling and production of all concerts, festivals, education programs, special events, and community engagement events run smoothly, effectively, and in a financially responsible manner.
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This position requires a music education, performance and/or concert production background preferably with prior choir management experience. A degree in music and knowledge of choral repertoire is ideal. Candidates should possess excellent organizational and communication skills, work well in a team environment, and be a proficient computer user (Microsoft Office).
Additional Salary Information: With vacation and benefits package.
The Cathedral Choral Society is the resident symphonic chorus of Washington National Cathedral. Founded in 1941 by Paul Callaway, the 145-voice chorus is the oldest symphonic choral group in Washington, DC. From 1985 to 2016, J. Reilly Lewis served as its second Music Director, leading performances ranging from symphonic choral masterpieces to world premieres.
The Cathedral Choral Society present...s a concert series with four programs at Washington National Cathedral. In addition to its concert series, the chorus has performed around the city and on nationwide radio and television. The Cathedral Choral Society has appeared at the Kennedy Center with The Washington Ballet, the Juilliard Orchestra, in performances sponsored by Washington Performing Arts, and with the National Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin and other conductors. In 2014, the chorus performed Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under Marin Alsop at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore and Strathmore in Bethesda.
The chorus has a remarkable history of championing new music, including eight major commissions for new symphonic choral works and an annual commission for a new Christmas carol. Composers worked with include John Tavener, Libby Larsen, John Rutter, Dominick Argento, and Nico Muhly. Each season the chorus builds on a tradition of showcasing emerging soloists as well as internationally known artists. The Cathedral Choral Society’s discography features ten recordings made at Washington National Cathedral. The Cathedral Choral Society offers community engagement programs, including sing-along opportunities for the public and an annual High School Choir Festival featuring choirs from across Washington, DC.
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.