Horizon is searching for an Assistant Director! As part of the PVI Assistant Director Mentorship Program, the successful candidate will occupy the role of Assistant Director of Horizon under the tutelage of Artistic Director Johanna Hildebrand.
Candidates must have or be in the process of completing a Bachelor’s Degree with a Major or Minor in Music
Previous choral directing experience at Jr. High or High School level (examples include workshops, church choirs, and honour choirs)
Length of Term
The Assistant Director Mentorship will be for a renewable annual term, to last a maximum of two years.
Mentees shall receive $2500.00 per season, to be paid in eight equal installments on the first of each month from September through May.
Tasks & Responsibilities
Attend all Horizon rehearsals and concerts
Attend Prairie Voices Inc. board meetings
Attend Artistic Director meetings
Prepare repertoire for rehearsals and concerts as chosen by the Artistic Director
Review Artistic Director correspondence regarding rehearsal and performance notes
Meet with Artistic Director once per month (outside of regularly scheduled rehearsals and Artistic Director meetings) to discuss ongoing musical growth
Assist the Artistic Director with auditions for Horizon
Keys to Success
Take every opportunity to learn from the Artistic Director
Be active in your constant communication and growth
Be over-prepared, on time and disciplined in your role
Get to know the singers, maintaining a professional relationship with all
Remember that all choral directors never stop learning, no matter their years of experience
Professional Development money may be available upon request, subject to approval by the Prairie Voices Inc. Board of Directors.
Mentorship under the Artistic Director allows him/her final say on all artistic decisions, using your input for added assistance.
Applicants should submit their applications by June 22, 2018 at 5:00pm.
Applications must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must include:
Repertoire list for performed pieces, and a repertoire list for rehearsed pieces over the past two years.
A CV, including 2-3 references
Applicants are also strongly encouraged to provide a rehearsal video (approx. 10 minutes) in which the camera faces the candidate, made available to the selection committee via streaming.