NEW DIRECTOR – details for applicants

Job Description

The Musical Director will be responsible for:

  • planning and taking weekly rehearsals, 
  • conducting the choir, musicians and soloists at concerts and community events
  • working with and advising the committee on the selection of music for concerts and events.
  • working with and advising the committee on engaging professional soloists and musicians
  • providing a substitute if they are unable to attend a rehearsal.

The Musical Director will prepare an Annual report on the Choir’s activities and will present this at the choir’s AGM.

The Musical Director has the right to attend meetings of the choir’s committee and to receive agendas and minutes of such meetings.

Additional Responsibilities

To ensure that Safeguarding is always considered when planning the choir’s activities.

To support equality, diversity, and inclusion across all aspects of the choir’s activities

Person specification

The Musical Director should have the following knowledge and experience and be able to demonstrate the following behaviours:

  • Knowledge of both a traditional and modern choral repertoire
  • Experience of leading adult choirs
  • Experience of choosing concert programmes to encourage audiences and future choir members.
  • An engaging communication style that encourages and supports the development of amateur singers. 
  • Formal conductor training
  • Proven ability to build relationships with a choir’s committee and choir members.

The Musical Director will be appointed on a self-employed basis with a remuneration subject to negotiation and having regard to the candidates’ skills and previous experience. The level of remuneration will be reviewed annually. The successful candidate will not be employed but will be engaged as an independent contractor providing services to the choir. They will be responsible for their own income tax liabilities and National Insurance contributions.

To apply for this exciting opportunity send your most up to date CV along with a maximum two page supporting statement outlining your relevant experience, your suitability, and the key skills you would bring to the role. Please include the names and contact details of two referees, at least one of which must be a current or recent employer or contract. References will be taken up only if you are successful in being offered the role. 

Send your CV and supporting statement to

The closing date for applications is 7th May 2024 at midnight.

Timetable for recruitment: Interviews (virtual) to be held week commencing 13th May 2024. 

If successful at interview you will be invited to an audition with the choir on 5th June 2024