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P.O. Box 2904 | Louisville, KY 40201

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VOICES of Kentuckiana is searching for a new
ARTISTIC & MANAGING DIRECTOR

 

VOICES of Kentuckiana is an LGBTQA chorus for the community that celebrates diversity and is dedicated to fostering positive social change through artistic excellence.

 

VOICES is looking for an Artistic & Managing Director who will provide leadership to our LGBTQA choral ensemble, producing exceptional concerts and creating a positive and supportive environment.  The start date is August 1, as we begin our 26th season.

 

Organization website:  www.voicesky.org

 

Salary:  $40,000 - $46,000 yearly

The position is three-quarter time.  This will allow time to pursue other endeavors.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education and background in music, vocal technique, choral conducting (including adult ensembles), music education/teaching, and piano proficiency

  • Ability to create an artistic vision for VOICES, given its mission and history

  • Ability and experience in collaborating productively with others, including singers, staff/volunteers, others in the community.

  • Experience in LGBTQA choral programming or sincere interest in working with an LGBTQA chorus

  • Interest in community and youth outreach

  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the LGBTQA community, choral movement and musical/artistic community.

  • Ability to lead, inspire, and have fun.

 

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Program and conduct two annual concerts each season in December and April.

  • Conduct community outreach performances.

  • Keep VOICES focused on its mission by programming relevant music.

  • Coordinate rehearsal CDs for each rehearsal period.

  • Engage guest instrumentalists and soloists as needed.

  • Conduct weekly rehearsals of the chorus and its small ensemble Inner VOICES.

  • Conduct extra rehearsals as needed.

  • Assist and advise in matters regarding venue selection, concert dates and times.

  • Participate as needed in planning and execution of budget, marketing and fundraising activities.

  • Communicate regularly with the Chorus President, Board Chair, and Chorus Leadership Team.

  • Actively seek community outreach performance opportunities for the chorus.

  • Build and maintain ongoing relationships with arts groups and community organizations.

  • Attend one Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses (GALA) symposium each year.

  • Participate in GALA Chorus Festivals.

  • Act as a spokesperson for the organization.

 

MANAGING DIRECTOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee day to day operations

  • Oversee the planning and execution of concerts, events and activities.

  • Oversee all venue and facility rentals, and rehearsal space arrangements.

  • Support the chorus leadership team in the mobilization and utilization of volunteers.

  • Work with the chorus leadership team to ensure a positive environment for our members.

  • Work with our Marketing-PR contractor on the implementation of marketing/PR programs.

  • Work with the Board to maximize contributed income and fundraising.

  • Investigate and coordinate grant applications.

  • Develop partnerships with community arts, education and cultural organizations.

  • Oversee the youth and community outreach programs.

  • Work with the Board to develop an annual budget.

 

Applicant Submission Requirements

  • Current resume, cover letter and any other relevant materials you would like the search committee to read.

  • 2-3 concert programs or lists of concert repertoire from concerts you have previously conducted


Submit your resume and cover letter via e-mail to Norman Dixon at normanpdixon@hotmail.com

 

Submission deadline:  March 15, 2019

 

You may send other materials/concert programs to:
Norman Dixon

713 E. Kentucky Street

Louisville, KY  40203

If you have any questions please contact Jeff Buhrman, VOICES Artistic & Managing Director jbuhrman1253@gmail.org

202-413-7159