San Francisco Boys Chorus (SFBC)
For over 70 years, the San Francisco Boys Chorus has excelled as the Bay Area’s premier boys chorus, providing exceptional music education and unparalleled performance opportunities locally and internationally. Join our team of professionals for a rewarding professional experience.
2019‐20 Rehearsal Director and Musicianship Instructor:
Intermediate Chorus (Level IV)
Location and hours: 1123 Court St., San Rafael, CA
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:15‐6:15 PM (Possibly 4:45 – 6:45 PM)
Rehearsal Director & Musicianship Instructor conducts the Intermediate Chorus (Grades 4‐6) rehearsals at SFBC’s Marin site from September through early June 2020. Possible summer camp employment opportunities. Reports to Music Education Director.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Plan and execute rehearsals and musicianship classes in coordination with and under the auspices of the San Francisco Intermediate Chorus Director and Music Education Director.
2. Program Delivery:
-Engage, motivate and challenge choristers in their choral singing and expected performance practices; foster chorus social and professional culture according to SFBC standards.
- Include in rehearsals music literacy techniques utilizing moveable do, Curwen hand signs, solfa and rhythm syllables, and level‐appropriate instruction in score reading.
- Instruct choristers on proper use of head voice and healthy vocalization through activities, games, and choral repertoire.
Teach musicianship (sight singing and theory) following SFBC guidelines.
Help ensure chorister on‐site safety and security.
Ensure that the rehearsal facility is used according to SFBC agreement.
Support the choristers at performances and represent SFBC at various public functions throughout the year as scheduled and mutually agreed upon.
-Complete and ensure the timely distribution of chorister mid‐year and year‐end assessments. Work closely with Music Education Director and Intermediate Director to prepare choristers for
promotion into the next chorus level.
-Participate in employment and program evaluation at end of year.
4. Administrative Responsibilities:
-Communicate with parents regarding behavior, attendance and achievement, and develop behavior management plans with parents as needed.
Take attendance/roll call at all rehearsals and enter weekly into SFBC database. Ensure the Music Education Director is immediately informed of attendees not on the register.
Contribute to each SF‐site Director’s monthly news email to families.
Attend twice‐annual staff professional development workshops; attend once‐monthly music faculty meetings (usually the fourth Monday, 7:00 p.m.); and thrice annual new chorister auditions.
Minimum of Bachelor of Music preferably with an emphasis in education and childhood development and experience with the Kodály method.
Interest and desire to work with children to develop their musical aptitude.
Two or more years of work experience similar to this position. Proven record of classroom
management that motivates and encourages young singers.
Choral conducting experience and/or training and familiarity with choral repertoire and an understanding of vocal development in children.
Ability to work as a team player with a flexible and positive attitude.
Ability to play the piano is preferred, but not required.
Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Send cover letter, resume, and references to Jennifer Cooper, Music Education Director, San Francisco Boys Chorus, firstname.lastname@example.org
The San Francisco Boys Chorus is an internationally acclaimed Grammy‐award winning not‐for‐profit music education and performing arts organization at the heart of San Francisco’s cultural center. The chorus serves over 220 singers from 50 Bay Area cities and more than 120 schools at four Bay Area rehearsal locations.
The San Francisco Boys Chorus is an Equal Opportunity Employer.