Careers

At this time, The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio has 2 positions available.

Application Process

To apply for a position, please follow the links below. Please direct questions to office@childrenschorussa.org or call 210-826-3447.

 

Summer Arts Internship (this position has been filled)

(Dates: Monday, June 7 through Friday, August 13, 2021. 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.

The summer internship program with CCSA is designed to expose undergraduate students to an intensive experience working with digital marketing, advertising and publicity to support current and future growth. The successful candidate will gain valuable skills in developing advertising campaigns, SEO, and social media; creation of marketing and publicity collateral; and lead generation and management. Candidate will gain experience with Google Marketing Suite including Analytics, Adwords, Data Studio and Search Console; WordPress and website management; candidate will also work with integration of marketing and CRM systems. Specific project goals include:

  • Development and implementation of new social media and marketing plan across website and online platforms to improve organization visibility, maximize advertising spend.
  • Development and deployment of marketing and collateral across multiple platforms to support concert season and ongoing program enrollment
  • Improve organization visibility and acquisition and retention of marketing base.

CCSA intern for Summer 2021 will be paid a stipend commensurate on experience level and hours worked. 

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

Candidates must complete the online application form, and include all required documentation by April 30, 2021 at 9:00am. Candidates will be notified of our decision on or before April 30, 2021. Candidates will submit one complete online application. Incomplete or multiple applications will not be considered.  Candidates should make sure they have uploaded all of the following forms prior to submitting their application:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume including programming history and experience
  • (unofficial) University/college transcript(s)
  • (recommended) Two letters of recommendation
  • Visa (if applicable)
Choral Director

* Job Details: Part-time 

Start Date: Summer 2021. Potential candidates will be contacted in early June.

Summary

The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio is seeking multiple Choral Directors to: a) lead a core ensemble of middle school and/or high school students, b) direct after school choral rehearsals at Boys & Girls Club locations, and direct a summer outreach choral camp at Good Samaritan Community Center. The Core Ensemble director will have additional duties listed below.

Choral directors will direct their assigned ensemble in both rehearsals and performances, collaborate with the artistic team to advance the mission and values of CCSA, and work under the leadership of the Executive Director of the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio. 

Mission Statement

The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio is dedicated to enriching and expanding the experiences of young people through choral singing and musical performance. CCSA’s commitment to artistic excellence, social inclusion, and individual responsibility empowers young singers to embrace and explore a broader, more positive view of self and the world.

Application Instructions

To assist CCSA in making the selection for this position, applications must include: (1) personal letter of interest signed by candidate with salary expectations; (2) CV/resume; (3) links to relevant videos of both performances and rehearsals conducted by candidate; and (4) names and phone numbers of two professional references. Rehearsal videos should demonstrate the development of vocal skills, music literacy, and general rehearsal technique.

Apply here: CCSA 2021-22 Choral Conductor Application

*Core Ensemble Director Duties and Responsibilities*

  • Artistic
    • Contribute to artistic programming by the choice of repertoire and selection of venues in collaboration with the other directors on the artistic team
    • Work in conjunction with the Artistic Team to ensure a sequenced, vibrant curriculum for all ages
    • Prepare and conduct weekly rehearsals from late August through May of each academic year. Core ensembles hold 3-4 Saturday rehearsals per semester
    • Supervise and conduct concerts for the assigned ensemble(s), between 3-6 per year
    • Evaluate chorus members and conduct placements for current and new singers in conjunction with the annual placement schedule
  • Administrative
    • Communicate with singers and families of assigned ensemble(s) as needed
    • Meet regularly with Artistic team
    • Contribute to concert program books by providing texts and translations, and sometimes program notes for all pieces under their direction
    • Assist with concert-related logistics as needed

Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Successful completion of bachelor’s degree in music; master’s degree in music or musical arts (M.M. / M.M.A.) with an emphasis in choral conducting or equivalent conducting experience preferred
  • Demonstrates all the professional qualities and characteristics of a highly skilled and experienced conductor of youth choirs
  • Rehearsal/performance presence and communication style that promotes music-making and supports singer well-being (positive relationships built on mutual trust, respect, and high expectations)
  • Proven history of working collaboratively with administrative and artistic staff; openness to the ideas of others; ability to nurture and inspire respect and creativity
  • Ability to motivate and elicit the best efforts of young singers, staff, and Board; accessible and approachable
  • Successful experience in long-range artistic and strategic planning; sensitive to deadlines; strategic thinker; effective decision maker; builds consensus and unifies goals
  • Enthusiastic commitment to the mission of the organization
  • Awareness of the role of the organization in a changing society; ability to inspire and communicate musically and verbally with audiences of all ages
  • Exceptional organizational, leadership, and communication skills, both written and verbal