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Join our Team!

The 2015-2016 season marked the start of a new era for CCSA and we invite you to be a part of the future! One of the founding principles of CCSA is to reach every child who has the desire to sing, using creative and engaging programming that supports and nurtures their musical potential and, moreover, encourages their growth as creative individuals and as socially responsible citizens.

We are redefining CCSA into the premier choral performing arts organization in the region that ignites and inspires our young people and engages them with rich programming and transformative experiences. We will dramatically increase the number of young people served by our program; we will attract and retain world-class faculty to guide and nurture them; and we will ensure the sustainability of the organization by implementing human and fiscal resources to support our renewed vision.

***We will announce when we are accepting applicants for this position. The spring internship program with CCSA will be designed to expose undergraduate students to an intensive experience implementing the rebranding of an organization. The successful candidate will gain valuable skills in developing clear messaging, inbound and social media strategies and further their understanding of the impact of media strategy as it relates to current and future stakeholders. Candidate will also gain experience in designing and implementing stakeholder surveys, creating test cases, and test-marketing through recruitment opportunities. Specific project goals would include:

• Working with independent design firm to develop and implement stakeholder surveys, test-market scenarios and validation of all branding components
• Developing and implementing an ongoing inbound and social media strategy across all channels designed to increase recruitment and membership of the organization
• Producing materials for one or more promotional videos

2017 Spring Internship would begin in January, 2017 and continue through May, 2017. Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week during this ten (10) week period; custom schedule to be agreed upon by CCSA and the candidate.

CCSA intern for Spring 2017 would be paid a stipend of $3,500.

Eligibility
Candidates must be a currently enrolled undergraduate college student who is either (a) a Bexar County resident or (b) attending a college or university in Bexar County. Individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree or graduate degree are not eligible. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.

Application Process
***Once we announce that we are accepting applicants, candidates must complete the application form and submit along with the required attachments on or before October 31, 2016. Applications mailed must be postmarked by this date. Applications delivered by hand must be received by 5:00pm CDT. Candidates will be notified of our decision on or before November 14, 2016. All applications must include the following materials and must be submitted as one package. Incomplete or applications submitted in multiple packages will not be accepted:

• Cover letter
• Resume including any relevant marketing experience
• University/college transcript(s)
• Two letters of recommendation
• Visa (if applicable)

Please complete the application below or access using the following link: https://form.jotform.com/60417269261960

Position Description

The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio is seeking motivated individuals to lead our neighborhood Project: Sing choirs. Duties include:

  1. Provide overall artistic leadership and direction for Project Sing Choir, comprised of singers grades 3-6 from neighborhoods in the San Antonio community.
  2. Prepare and conduct weekly rehearsals from September through May of each academic year.
  3. Evaluate chorus members on a semester basis.
  4. Supervise and conduct all concerts, both self-produced and run-outs, for the Project: Sing Choir(s)
  5. Assist as requested or necessary with CCSA events and activities including subscription concert series, free concert series, and organizational meetings.
  6. Work in conjunction with Artistic Director and CCSA faculty to ensure a vibrant curriculum for Project: Sing and a solid musical foundation in preparation for matriculation into the next CCSA ensemble.
  7. Scheduled rehearsal/class days for Project: Sing Choirs are Tuesdays from 4:30 – 5:30pm or Wednesdays from 5:00 – 6:00pm. Thursday rehearsal times are negotiable.

Application Requirements

Interested applicants should complete the online application and submit the following attachments:

  1. a résumé
  2. letter with salary requirements
  3. two videos, up to 20 minutes total, containing
    a. (a) an example of the applicant conducting a recent choral performance (suggested length: ca. 5 minutes) and
    b. (b) an example of the applicant teaching in a classroom and/or rehearsal environment that demonstrates rehearsal techniques (suggested length: ca. 15 minutes).

Complete the information below (or click here to access the online application) to submit your application to CCSA.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2015

Our program expansion includes new opportunities for accompanists. We are currently seeking qualified individuals for both Principal Accompanist and Associate Accompanist positions. The position description for Principal Accompanist follows below.

Please complete the information below to submit your application. You may also visit the following link to complete the application online: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/50025475197961

Position Description – Principal Accompanist

The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio is seeking a motivated individual to support our ensembles and faculty in the role of principal accompanist. Duties include:

  1. Provide overall artistic leadership and direction for the accompaniment of all CCSA choirs
  2. Accompany all rehearsals and concerts, tours and special events for CCSA advanced ensembles and other ensembles as requested
  3. Accompany guest artists at CCSA Special Events and occasions
  4. Maintain the highest artistic standards in piano, organ and harpsichord performance, score arranging, and open-score reading
  5. Conduct sectional rehearsals as requested

Application Requirements

Interested applicants should complete the online application and submit the following attachments:

  1. a résumé including performance and accompanying history
  2. letter with salary requirements

While we don’t hire frequently, when we do, we look for the best and brightest. We are always accepting Music Together teacher applications – when a spot opens up, we’ll be sure to review your application. Thank you!

Please complete the information below to submit your application. You may also visit the following link to complete the application online: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/41056650129955

Interested applicants should complete the online application and submit the following attachments:

  1. a cover letter
  2. a résumé including Music Together Teacher Training certification and teaching history
  3. letter with any salary requirements
  4. One video, up to 10 minutes total, containing an example of the applicant singing with young children and/or teaching an early childhood class.

Applicants will be asked to include the date and location of their Music Together Training.

Job Description:
CCSA is seeking qualified interns to assist our certified Music Together teachers in weekly classes and program implementation. Responsibilities include setting up and tearing down space for class, facilitating class activities by assisting parents and children and encouraging participation. Interns will also assist in other aspects of planning and teaching as seen fit by the lead teacher. Positions include Saturday mornings from 8:30 am – Noon and Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. This position may be filled by one or two interns depending on candidate availability. Both positions open immediately.

About Music Together:
Music Together® is an internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program. Children and grownups joyfully share songs, rhymes, movement, and instrument play in a relaxed, playful, and non-performance-oriented setting. Music Together is scientifically proven to plant the seeds of success in our little ones through music and movement classes. A Music Together study in Bridgeport, Connecticut, found that children participating in this program made greater gains in the following areas of development compared to those who did not participate: cognitive, language, verbal fluency, self-esteem and self-confidence, and physical coordination.

Classes offered through the Music Together program:

  1. For children 8 months and younger, our Babies Class is a one-semester introduction to Music Together, giving them early exposure to the benefits of music and movement.
  2. Children ages 5 to 7 will enjoy our Big Kids program, which helps children take the next step in music development by blending together elements of Music Together that children and parents love with new activities, skills, and challenges that are developmentally appropriate for this older age group.
  3. The Family Classes are mixed in ages, from birth through age 4, and allow children and parents to come together in musically fun and innovative ways.

Qualifications:
Due to the nature of this paid internship we would prefer to hire a student who is currently studying music education or early childhood education. The qualified applicant would be enthusiastic and comfortable working with very young children and babies and their family members in an educational setting. Willingness to sing, dance, and model instruction is a must!

Application requirements:

  1. Current resume
  2. Letter of recommendation from a teacher or other appropriate person knowledgeable of your work ethic and experience
  3. Personal statement discussing why you would like to work with Music Together

Interested applicants should complete the application below or click here to submit online.

The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio was founded in 1983 to bring the highest quality of choral music education and performance opportunities to young people ages 8-22 in greater San Antonio. Comprised of more than 450 young artists, CCSA serves the city’s diverse and vibrant community through year-round programming, various concerts, and collaborations with the San Antonio Symphony, YOSA and others. CCSA singers have toured Europe and Canada, performed in Carnegie Hall and Cathédral of Notre Dame, and have been featured on NBC-TV’s Today Show. In addition to training and performance ensembles, CCSA consists of Music Together™, an early childhood music and movement program that also reaches families at Haven for Hope, and Project: Sing, tuition-free choirs that engage underserved children with inspiring musical experiences in their own neighborhoods. From infants to young adults, CCSA constantly strives to enrich, transform, and empower the next generation of singers and leaders.