Full-time Choral Director, Assistant

at Young Voices of Austin in Austin Metro Area

Full-Time Assistant Choral Conductor/Office Manager
Position Overview:
The organization seeks a full-time Assistant Choral Conductor/Office Manager. The Assistant Choral
Conductor/Office Manager will assist in leading assigned choruses of Young Voices of Austin and will work
with the Artistic Director and Executive Director to implement the vision and mission of the organization. He
or she will serve as the manager of the business office, which may include recruitment and coordination of
volunteers, assembly of collateral materials, and daily recording of chorister attendance and program
transportation. When program is in session the time commitment for this position will include two evenings a
week in addition to full-time office hours.
Location​: Austin, Texas
● Bachelor of Arts degree (required) in choral conducting or music education
● Experience in choral conducting and teaching ages 6-18 (or desire to so)
● Knowledge of and competence in choral conducting all styles of music
● Piano competency
● Strong interpersonal and communication skills
● Ability to work as a member of an expanding and diverse team
● Ability to work independently and with initiative in accomplishing any necessary tasks
● Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
● Strong organizational and planning skills in a fast-paced environment
● Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
● A desire to work in multiple environments
● Experience with a variety of office software (Finale, email tools, spreadsheets, graphic design, and
The mission of Young Voices of Austin (YVA) is to provide high-quality music education to a racially and
socioeconomically diverse population of children ages 6 to 18. Musical instruction includes rigorous
sight-singing and ear-training, general musical literacy, vocal technique, and stage presence and movement.
Choristers learn to analyze scores from many styles and traditions, and to sing texts in many different
languages from around the world. YVA’s curriculum is consistent with national standards, at tiered levels
designed to reinforce lessons and increase challenge and achievement as choristers progress. The choral
literacy and performance curriculum of YVA is led by highly skilled and trained conductors. The mission is
enhanced by a commitment to academic achievement, including assistance with identifying and applying to
colleges, tutoring, guidance on auditions and essay-writing, and SAT/ACT preparation. Young Voices of Austin
is committed not only to creating stronger musicians but stronger people, empowering the voices of Austin’s
youngest citizens so that they may become its future leaders.

Responsibilities of the Assistant Choral Conductor include, but are not limited to:
● Assisting with programming repertoire for the assigned ensemble(s) of the organization
● Preparing the assigned ensemble(s) in rehearsal
● Assisting the rehearsal preparation of all ensembles, as requested
● Assisting with concerts and performances for all ensembles
● Assisting with the audition process and selection of new choristers
● Assisting with the design of a coherent curriculum for all ensembles of the organization and ensuring its
implementation in all rehearsals
● Helping to set the standard for artistic excellence in the organization
● The Assistant Conductor reports to the organization’s Artistic Director
Responsibilities of the Office Manager include, but are not limited to:
● Managing the day to day responsibilities of the office
● Assisting with coordination of recruitment and management of volunteers and tutors
● Organizing the office layout and ordering stationery and equipment
● Maintaining the office condition and arranging necessary repairs
● Scheduling meetings and appointments within the office
● Serving as the point person for office manager duties including mailing, supplies, maintenance and
● Creating and maintaining a pleasant work environment ensuring high levels of organizational
effectiveness, communication, and safety
● Reception duties including answering incoming calls and greeting visitors
● Following up on phone calls and answering communications, as appropriate
● The Office Manager reports to the organization’s Executive Director
The Assistant Choral Conductor/Office Manager works closely with the Artistic Director and Executive Director to
promote, sustain, and build support of the organization in the community.
YVA offers an attractive compensation package which includes a competitive salary.
To Apply:
Application must include:
1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. One letter of professional reference with contact e-mail and phone number

Interested candidates, please send materials to:

Position: Choral Director, Assistant
Position Focus: Elementary / MS/ HS
TMEA Region:

Contact Person: Young Voices of Austin
Street/Number: 501 N IH 35, 211
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip: 78702

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