Employment Opportunity at
Guelph Youth Singers:
Bring your love of Choral music and strong communication and administrative skills to the Guelph Youth Singers. Formed in 1991, GYS has become a high profile representative of the City of Guelph in the field of choral music and is now in its 27th season of providing the children of Guelph and surrounding area with a professional level of musicianship through choral music. Comprised of four main auditioned choirs and several specialized choral groups, GYS brings together children and youth ages 6 – 19+ for a musical adventure.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, and with direction from the Artistic Director, the Choir Coordinator plays an integral role in ensuring the effective operation of this award winning choir.
The successful candidate will have well developed oral and written skills and serves as the primary contact between choral families and the choir. The Coordinator is also responsible for working with partner and community organizations. Your written communication skills will support grant writing and preparation of reports and weekly choir updates. Your social media skills will be utilized to maintain the choir’s media presence and to advertise the choir and its activities.
Your advanced administration skills will be used to maintain the Choir’s database and music library and coordinate the activities of the choir including planning for auditions, rehearsals, coordinating volunteers and overseeing registration of choristers. Experience working with youth and children will be an asset as you interact with choristers and families daily. Your event planning skills will be showcased with the annual concerts, music festivals and special events that the choir organizes each year. You will be responsible for the day to day operation of the office including, budgeting/forecasting, basic bookkeeping and payment of suppliers.
This is a full time position. The successful candidate will be required to be present for all rehearsals (typically Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon and evenings) and concerts. The coordinator is also required to attend monthly board meetings. The successful candidate will be required to have a vulnerable sector security clearance within the last three months.
Physical requirements of the position include the ability to concentrate for long periods of time and have attention to detail for example when entering registration information into the database. The candidate will be required to do some lifting associated with the movement of risers, supplies and choral music at concerts and rehearsals. Some travel is required to support the choir’s participation at local music festivals. Access to a vehicle would be an asset.
Applications will be accepted until April 30th, 2018. Please submit a resume and cover letter to: email@example.com
Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Announcing Upcoming Events & Performances
Guelph Youth Singers, SATB Choir
Guest artists at Faure’s Requiem, presented by Guelph Symphony Orchestra with LA MOVIDA. Sunday, March 25, 2018, 3:00 pm at Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate, 28 Norfolk Street, Guelph. For tickets: https://secure1.tixhub.com/guelph/online/b_otix.asp?cboPerformances=3864&cboEvent=2369&width=1263
Choir I & II Musical, “The Great Debate”
Saturday April 21, 2018 7 pm
Guelph Youth Music Centre
A MUSICAL! It started like any other day. Children were singing, the sky was the brightest blue,…and
then IT happened! No one could believe it was real. When the adults couldn’t seem to find a solution
amongst the chaos, the children had to step in. Through cooperation, inclusivity, creativity, and lots of
laughter, the children saved the day….OR DID THEY?
Tickets available soon. Call 519-821-8574 for details.
It Takes a Spark
Saturday May 12, 2018 7:30 pm
Holy Rosary Church
Sometimes, the greatest surprises come in the smallest packages,… and all it takes is one spark to light a raging inferno. Every child of Guelph Youth Singers will raise their voice in this concert of passion, joy, and empowerment. Enjoy an evening of uplifting and provocative music as these young singers express their values and opinions through song and movement. These breath-taking voices will restore your faith in the next generation of young artists.
Tickets available soon, Call 519-821-8574 for details.
New Choristers Wanted!
GYS is booking auditions for September 2018. If you love to sing, we have a choir for you! Ask about our reduced rate for university/college students in our SATB Choir! Call for details and to book an audition.
Guelph Youth Singers (GYS) is an award winning choir with deep roots in our community for 27 years! GYS works to build choral excellence in Guelph by developing the artistic soul and musical skills of children and youth. Audiences in Guelph are delighted when they hear our 90 young choristers. Our recordings are sold throughout North America and beyond, and have branded Guelph as a city that values the arts and produces an excellent product. See Audition Details