Musical Director Vacancy (job-share)

We are recruiting a new Musical Director

Ideally, the job will be shared with our current MD, Janet Wood – each leading our Thursday sessions in ‘blocks’, rather than alternate weeks, and liaising with each other over repertoire, who will lead us at individual gigs/performances, and so on. Practical issues for running the choir are handled by a committee plus individual choir members.

We sing a capella, usually in four-part harmonies. We do not hold auditions for new members, and learn by ear rather than from written music. We also encourage members to use sound files to practice in between sessions. 

We meet on Thursday evenings, 19.30-21.30, at St. Mary’s Church in Sheffield city centre, with about 12 sessions in each of the three terms. So the job would involve about 6 sessions per term if shared with Janet. We pay per hour, at Musicians Union rates, including preparation time, plus travel costs. 

If you have some experience of leading a community choir, share our values, and live in or relatively near Sheffield, we would very much like to hear from you before the end of July 2020. Our aim, dependent of course on the current situation with covid-19, is to have our new MD in place by mid-late autumn 2020.

You’ll find lots of background information about the choir on this website, starting below with our welcome statement.

For a full Job Description and Person Spec, please contact: info@socialistchoir.org.uk