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Youth Choir Assistant, United Church of Chapel Hill
United Church of Chapel Hill seeks a part-time Youth Choir Assistant to engage with young musicians at UCCH and to support the Director of Music’s work with the Youth Choir. The candidate will be an accomplished pianist who is comfortable in a wide range of classical and popular styles, and who is eager to work with young people. The candidate will preferably have vocal training and choral experience, and will be knowledgeable in music theory, ear training and sight-singing.
Serve as Collaborative Pianist for Youth Choir rehearsals, retreats, anthems in worship, and concerts.
Conduct sectional rehearsals and occasionally conduct rehearsals in the absence of the Director of Music.
Teach in the church’s youth music education program, The Royal School of Church Music’s Voice for Life, including theory, aural skills and sight-singing.
Serve as chaperone for Youth Choir summer trip and off-site retreats.
Assist the Director of Music in supervisory and administrative tasks related to the Youth Choir.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS
An accomplished pianist with experience as collaborative pianist
A flexible musician who is comfortable in a wide range of musical styles, including, but not limited to, classical, contemporary, world music and gospel
Knowledge of music theory and sight-singing principles
Demonstrated ability to work with young people
Vocal training and choral experience preferred
Ability to play the organ a plus
HOURS AND COMPENSATION
The position is for 5 hours per week, to take place mostly on Sundays. On occasion, duties associated with special Youth Choir events will take place on other days of the week. Pay is commensurate with experience. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2017.
Submit résumé and cover letter to Jenny Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Church of Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer and consideration will be given to all candidates regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, medical condition or disability, or genetic information.