Dance Teaching Artist and Choreographer - The Wizard of Oz
Description: Part-Time: Rehearsals take place on Monday and/or Wednesday evenings between 5-7 pm during the school year at First Parish Church in Brookline. We ask that this position attends rehearsals at least once a week based on candidate availability. Rehearsals will increase during the end of the year musical, The Wizard of Oz, as needed in late May-Early June as we approach the performance dates. Attendance is required at major performances on April 9th and June 11th and 12th. If scheduling allows, the position will also be invited to help our team with casting the spring musical. This is an hourly position typically compensated at $30-$45/hr commensurate with experience.
In addition to world-class choral training, VOICES Boston also teaches students skills in dance and drama with the belief that the combination of all three creates engaged, confident performers that understand their body as their instrument and means of expression.
This position is responsible for choreographing all of VOICES Boston performances as seen fit by the Artistic Director as well as this year's annual musical, The Wizard of Oz. They also lead dance exercises and technique classes with the VOICES Boston Children's Choir (middle school) and have opportunities to work with our younger singers as scheduling and needs arise.
At this time we are also seeking a director for our production of The Wizard of Oz. If you are interested in both positions, please let us know as would consider combining the roles for the right candidate.
• Strong training in dance, completed degree preferred.
• High-performance standards and artistic vision
• Demonstrated success in working with children
• Ability to relate well to and inspire children through interpersonal and pedagogical skills
• Joy and energy
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Strong planning and rehearsal time-management skills
• Personal performance activity and goals
• Coursework in education a plus
• Must be fully vaccinated and willing to teach in person
• Must pass a CORI
VOICES Boston is a safe space for children of all races, ethnicities, religions, gender identities, and sexual orientations. At VOICES Boston, we celebrate diversity, inclusion, and acceptance as our core values. As an organization, we advocate for equality and we pledge to be active participants and serve as a positive force for a more equitable future. We actively support each other and remind our students that we are a strong community and we stand united against all forms of discrimination.
How To Apply:
• Resume and Cover Letter
• Any materials or documents demonstrating the skills, perspectives, musical, and educational experiences you would bring to this position.
• Electronic materials only emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Final candidates will be invited to a rehearsal to work with our young singers before decisions are made
Diversity and Inclusion
VOICES Boston is an equal opportunity employer. We actively encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply. VOICES Boston does not discriminate against any candidate or employee on the basis of race, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, or veteran status.
February 23, 2022
$1,000 - $2,000
About this Organization:
VOICES Boston (formerly PALS Children’s Chorus) is
a nationally recognized performing arts program based in Brookline, MA.
Johanna Hill Simpson founded the
program in 1990 for students at W.H. Lincoln School to train them in choral
singing, dance and drama. From 1990-2003, Hill Simpson guided the ensemble,
relationships with leading arts organizations including the Boston Symphony
Orchestra, Boston Lyric Opera and Boston Early Music Festival. Since Hill
retirement, VOICES Boston has extended participation to children all over
Boston, continuously grown membership in diversity and size, toured nationally
and internationally, and expanded its training choirs. To reflect its broader
reach and subsequent national and international collaborations, PALS was
renamed VOICES Boston in 2014.
the last five years, we have continued many VOICES Boston traditions including multiple outside collaborations, the year-end
operetta/musical, and regional tours. Following many years of performing in
Boston Lyric Opera’s professional productions, The BLO and VOICES Boston
established an official partnership in 2016. Our
collaborative education program includes audition workshops for College
bound high school students, audition workshops for middle school students,
a weeklong “Create Your Own Opera” summer camp With singing at its core
and training in dance and drama, VOICES Boston changes the lives of its
children, building confidence, discipline, leadership, and a love of music that
lasts a lifetime. For more information go to http://www.voicesboston.org.