The Queer Chorus of San Francisco is an auditioned, 30-member all-voice chorus with members who identify across the spectrums. Singing continually for almost 40 years, we are one of the oldest out choruses. We perform 4 to 6 times a year; our repertoire ranges from classical to snarky, from political to sappy, and we frequently commission music from local, queer composers. We emphasize collaboration with other performing arts groups and a commitment to social and political justice.
We seek a dynamic, talented community builder who takes musicianship and fun equally seriously to encourage our growth and help build our family.
We rehearse Thursday nights and currently have a 3 concert season. The position begins July 1, 2023 and is part-time, projected at 30 hours a month, 12 months a year, with a range of $1600 - $1900 a month.
Position Available: Artistic Director
The Artistic Director is the principal artistic leader of the Queer Chorus of San Francisco (QCSF), formerly the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco.
The dynamic personality, energy, sense of humor and musicianship essential for leading a 2.5-hour weekly rehearsal, developing themed concerts, cabarets, musicals and other forms of performance theater
Organizational and leadership experience in producing concerts and cabarets
3 years' experience in choral conducting and performing OR equivalent experience
Knowledge of vocal training and technique and the ability to teach to all levels of singing experience
Competent piano skills
Experience and understanding of the LGBTQ community, including race, gender and trans competency
Experience conducting mixed ensembles of all voice types and knowledge of musical theater and classical and modern vocal genres including queer music; basic choreography skills
Grant seeking and writing
Duties of the Artistic Director: Creating a concert season, to include annual Fall, Valentines', Spring, and Pride Concerts:
Prepare program order
Select repertoire and procure music and rights
Select performance sites, soloists, instrumentalists, and guest artists subject to budget constraints
Conduct all weekly rehearsals, auditions and performances
Establish and maintain appropriate chorus etiquette and behavior during rehearsals and performances
Appoint rehearsal and performance pianist if necessary
Continually develop the musical skills and professionalism of the chorus, including annual assessments
Attend and participate in monthly meetings of the Board of Directors, maintaining a thorough awareness of the organization’s finances, preparing a yearly artistic budget, provide artistic statements for grants, and establishing a direction and strategies for attaining artistic goals.
Perform light administrative duties with the Chorus database
Occasionally represent the chorus at fundraisers, community events and in the media including but not limited to assisting in marketing the concerts through social media, written media, and any other creative outlets
To apply: Please supply links to your performances, or a led rehearsal, or class and an artistic/educational/choral/performance resume. Please send your links, your resume and a brief introduction of yourself, filmed or written to: firstname.lastname@example.org.