Term: September 2022 to May / June 2025 (subject to annual review and renewable)
Part-time: up to 60 hours/month
Application Deadline: 11 February 2022
Review of applications will begin immediately. We encourage applicants to submit their application as soon as possible.
The Ottawa Choral Society (OCS) has an 80-year history as the National Capital Region’s premier symphonic chorus with over 100 auditioned voices. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Jean-Sébastien Vallée, the OCS’ innovative programming includes a wide variety of choral repertoire from centuries past to the present. Along with its annual series of choral concerts, the OCS collaborates regularly with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ottawa Chamberfest and other artistic partners. In a normal artistic season, the OCS performs in four or more major choral / orchestral concert productions which regularly feature world-class vocal soloists, the National Capital’s leading instrumentalists and renowned conductors.
Working with the Board of Directors and Artistic Team, the Artistic Director (AD) of the OCS plays the central leadership role with the OCS Choir in designing and delivering the OCS programming. The Artistic Director’s primary responsibilities are to develop the programming for the choir, prepare the choir for concert performances, prepare the appropriate pedagogical approach to enhance the choirs’ musical capacity, complete the musical and production planning, and conduct concerts. Required services include regular Wednesday evening rehearsals and additional activities on specific weekends and concert production weeks.
Competitive remuneration commensurate with experience.
The Ottawa Choral Society is strongly committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates who may be racialized persons / persons of colour, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
All interested applicants should submit:
All application material should be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org