Handel and Haydn Society

9 Harcourt Street
Boston, MA 02116
www.handelandhaydn.org
info@handelandhaydn.org

Date Posted:
June 27, 2019

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Education/Instruction

Type:
Part-Time

Youth Choruses Coordinator

Description:

Description: The H+H Youth Choruses Coordinator supports H+H's youth choral program by providing on-site supervision and operational management of Saturday activities. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic, hard-working team with the shared goal of giving young people access to transformational experiences through music. The Youth Choruses Coordinator is a part-time position, paid hourly.

Reports to: Manager of Education and Community Engagement

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Boston-based H+H Youth Choruses (HHYC) on Saturdays throughout the school year (September May)
  • On Saturdays when the Manager of Education and Community Engagement is not present, act as the lead program supervisor
  • Communicate with students, families, and faculty; prepare rehearsal, classroom, and performances spaces; ensure the safety of students; provide support in rehearsals and musicianship classes; assist with the HHYC music library and performance attire; and facilitate community-building activities for students and families
  • Provide support for performances, including tours
  • Be available for meetings with the Manager of Education and Community Engagement and Education department meetings when scheduled
  • Support auditions for the HHYC ensembles and the High School Soloists Program
  • Proactively increase knowledge in topics related to this position, including trends in music education and urban education and the experiences of marginalized and at-risk communities
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
  • A passion for sharing music with all people.
  • Prior experience working in a youth educational setting, including interaction with families.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Exceptional communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience collaborating and connecting with historically marginalized communities.
  • Authentic interest in advocacy for music education and the Handel and Haydn Society.
  • Fluency in Spanish,Cape Verdean, Vietnamese, Haitian,Mandarin, or another language spoken by new Bostonians is desirable
  • Knowledge of Greater Boston's communities and arts ecosystem.
  • Availability to work in Boston on Saturdays from 8:00am3:00pm SeptemberMay is essential.Flexibility to work evenings and/or weekends as required for concerts and events also required.
  • License to drive, though having personal access to a vehicle is not required.
How To Apply:
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
https://www.applicantpro.com/j/1122400-127586
Apply by:
August 22, 2019
Salary:
$14-$17 - Hourly
About this Organization:

The Handel and Haydn Society is internationally acclaimed for its performances of Baroque and Classical music. Based in Boston, H+H’s orchestra and chorus delight more than 50,000 listeners each year with a ten-concert subscription series at Symphony Hall and other leading venues in addition to a robust program of intimate events in museums, schools, and community centers. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Harry Christophers, the ensemble embraces historically informed performance, bringing classical music to life with the same immediacy it had the day it was written. Through the Karen S. and George D. Levy Education Program, H+H also provides engaging, accessible, and broadly inclusive music education to over 11,500 children each year through in-school music instruction and the Vocal Arts Program that includes six youth choruses.


Founded in Boston in 1815, H+H is among the oldest continuously performing classical music ensembles in the United States and is unique for its longevity, capacity for reinvention, and distinguished history of premieres. H+H began as a choral society founded by middle-class Bostonians who aspired to improve the quality of singing in their growing American city. They named the organization after two composers—Handel and Haydn—to represent both the old music of the 18th century and what was then the new music of the 19th century. In the first decades of its existence, H+H gave the American premieres of Handel’s Messiah(1818), Haydn’s Creation(1819), Verdi’s Requiem(1878), and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion(1879). Since its founding, H+H has given more than 2,000 performances before a total audience exceeding 2.8 million.


In addition to its subscription series, tours, and broadcast performances, H+H reaches a worldwide audience through ambitious recordings including the critically-acclaimed Haydn The Creation, the best-selling Joy to the World: An American Christmas, and Handel Messiah, recorded live at Symphony Hall under Christophers’s direction.