RMC Director Job Opening

Richmond Men’s Chorus Seeks Next Ensemble (Music) Director
The Richmond Men’s Chorus (RMC) is searching for its next Ensemble Director. Could it be you? This part-time position promises full-time fun for the candidate chosen to lead and direct Richmond’s premier TTBB chorus. Join us!

About the Position
The RMC’s Ensemble Director contributes his or her passion for musical excellence, experience directing and conducting all-volunteer choir(s), and engaging leadership style to facilitate a unique, innovative and consistently high-level of singer engagement and performance quality.

Successful candidates are able to connect the mission of Monument City Music (MCM) with our musical offerings and audience. Further, our Ensemble Director has the ability to implement effective partnerships with other choruses and arts organizations throughout the Richmond metro area.

It is expected that RMC’s next Ensemble Director will continue the tradition of working collaboratively with section leaders, members of the MCM Artistic Committee, and the MCM Board of Directors.

Finally, the individual selected to be our next Ensemble Director will not become financially secure from the compensation offered – currently $3,500 to $4,500 (based on experience) for the choral season (September – June) His her pockets will overflow, however, with laughter, joy and pride.

About the Richmond Men’s Chorus
Currently in its 17th season, the RMC is an all-male community of singers (who aren’t afraid of choreography!) With approximately 40-50 volunteer voices, RMC presents a wide range of musical styles during its concert season—including classical, modern (Western and international), opera, and Broadway. The chorus conducts at least two main stage concerts each season interspersed with cabaret-style fundraisers, community events, and other outreach. The chorus is a mix of both gay and straight men and prides itself on its inclusive and welcoming tradition.

Core Requirements and Responsibilities
• Conduct at minimum two (2) major concerts each season, encourage smaller ensembles, and participate in cabaret.
• Along with the RMC Accompanist, provide musical direction, coaching and leadership at rehearsals.
• Audition and select all the members of the RMC in accordance with MCM policies and standards.
• Work with the RMC Accompanist and be responsible for the selection of guest artists.
• Conduct all rehearsals for the RMC or find capable substitute.
• Work with section leaders to provide feedback and focus rehearsal time.
• Prior to the start of the season, and together with the Board and/or designated committees/working groups, schedule the performance season, including selection and acquisition of literature.
• Stay within budget constraints for items under the artistic and music budgets for the RMC as set forth by the Board of Directors of MCM.

Required Qualifications
• Demonstrated success in conducting a well-rounded repertoire of works in a variety of styles and venues.
• Knowledge of TTBB repertoire (and, preferably, the ability to create new arrangements).
• Thorough knowledge of choral music across multiple styles.
• A commitment to diversity—including, but not limited to, knowledge of and experience with GALA Choruses.
Selection Process and Timelines
• Applications will be accepted through 5:00PM on Friday, June 15, 2018. Each application should include a cover letter detailing the applicant’s interest in and suitability for the position, as well as a resume highlighting the applicant’s pertinent experience.
• Applications should be submitted online via email to info@monumentcitymusic.org. The subject line should read MUSIC DIRECTOR SEARCH.
• Candidates chosen for an in-person interview will be notified on or before Friday, June 29, 2018.
• In-person interviews of selected candidates will occur on Monday, July 16, 2018, between the hours of 6PM and 9PM. One or more candidates may be chosen for an in-person audition.
• In-person auditions will be held on Monday, July 23, 2018, between 6PM and 8PM.
• The position start date is September 1, 2018.

For More Information
Questions about the position may be directed to info@monumentcitymusic.org or by calling (804) 537-0094.

About Monument City Music (MCM)

Musical excellence to educate, entertain, inspire, and unite our communities.

Founded in 2001, MCM is the umbrella organization that operates the RMC, the Richmond Women’s Chorus (RWC) and the Noteables. MCM reflects a commitment to excellence by: ensuring that performances are of the highest quality; establishing a reputation as an outstanding organization and valued community asset; and enabling each individual to recognize their unique and valuable contributions not just to the chorus, but also to the arts and the greater Richmond community.

RMC, RWC and the Noteables are unique cultural assets to Richmond’s metropolitan community. RMC and RWC are the only same sex, non-university choruses in central Virginia for male and female voice, respectively, that offer this variety of music for members and audiences each season. The Noteables, a twelve-member, mixed-voice ensemble, broadens the scope of performance opportunities for MCM and delivers a clearer message of its support for the LGBTQ community.