We Are Hiring

MUSIC DIRECTOR

 

Position Overview

Solidarity In Sound Global Majority Choir, a project under Mose Social Rising C.I.C., is seeking a dedicated Music Director to lead our choir. Our choir provides an inclusive and harmonious space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) individuals aged 18 and over. This role is an opportunity to contribute to a vibrant community that promotes diversity, empowerment, and solidarity through the universal language of music.

 

Location:

Bristol, United Kingdom

BIPOC/Global Majority Identity: Identifying as a member of the BIPOC community is a prerequisite for this position, ensuring a deep understanding and connection with the choir's mission.

About us

Currently, our choir exclusively explores the enchanting realm of acapella from the global south. This musical journey is a celebration of the rich and diverse traditions that echo through the continents, offering a profound exploration of BIPOC voices and narratives. However, we are also open to new ideas that enhance the sound and diversity of choral abilities. As we navigate the creation of a unique sonic tapestry, we invite the Music Director to bring their creativity and innovation to enrich our musical expressions.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting Rehearsals: Lead weekly choir rehearsals every, fostering a safe and inclusive environment for BIPOC members to explore their vocal talents.
  • Repertoire Selection: Curate a diverse repertoire that celebrates the richness of BIPOC musical traditions, emphasising acapella arrangements from various cultures.
  • Skill Development: Provide vocal coaching and support to choir members, focusing on building confidence, vocal techniques, and musical interpretation.
  • Cultural Sensitivity: Demonstrate a deep understanding and appreciation for the diverse experiences of BIPOC communities, ensuring that the choir’s repertoire reflects their stories and traditions authentically.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with the choir committee to align musical goals with the overarching mission of Solidarity In Sound BIPOC Choir. Engage with members to understand their preferences and aspirations.
  • Public Performances: Prepare the choir for occasional public performances, offering a platform for BIPOC individuals to express themselves and share their talents.
  • Community Engagement: Actively participate in community events and outreach programmes that advance Solidarity In Sound’s mission of unity, diversity, and inclusivity through music.

Qualifications:

  • Musical Expertise: Strong musical background with proficiency in choral directing, especially in acapella arrangements that highlight BIPOC musical traditions.
  • BIPOC Identity: Identifying as a member of the BIPOC community is a prerequisite for this position, ensuring a deep understanding and connection with the choir’s mission.
  • Teaching Skills: Ability to effectively teach and convey musical concepts to amateur choir members, creating a supportive and encouraging learning environment.
  • Commitment: Passionate about the mission of the Solidarity In Sound BIPOC Choir, I committed to volunteering time on Thursday evenings for rehearsals and occasional performances.
  • Cultural Competence: demonstrated cultural competence and sensitivity, valued diversity, and promoted inclusivity.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with choir members, committee members, and the broader community.

Compensation:

Due to the choir being a new initiative and still in the process of acquiring funding, payment for the role is expected to begin in May. The Music Director's dedication and commitment during this initial period are highly valued and appreciated.

Compensation:

Due to the choir being a new initiative and still in the process of acquiring funding, payment for the role is expected to begin in May. The Music Director's dedication and commitment during this initial period are highly valued and appreciated.