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Artistic Director Search

The Magpie Consort (MC), a mixed voice ensemble of 16-20 singers with a wide-ranging and adventurous repertoire, based in Columbus, Ohio, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Artistic Director.

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years experience leading community-based choral ensembles including management of auditions, repertoire selection/programming, rehearsal planning, and other organizational and administrative duties as needed. A Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting or the equivalent experience is desired.

The Artistic Director serves the Magpie Consort on a contractual basis. The contract is renewable pending a satisfactory performance review. A multi-year contract can be negotiated after the first full year. Compensation is negotiable within budgetary constraints.

Job Description
-Provide overall artistic leadership and direction to MC at regular rehearsals, dress
rehearsals, and performances
-Audition new members
-Select and develop repertoire for MC concerts, typically 2 series (winter and spring) of 3 concerts each season
-Select and hire instrumentalists as needed for programming, subject to budgetary limits
-Attend MC Board of Directors meetings and general business meetings as necessary to present and discuss recommendations for future programs/projects and to report on any programs/projects underway at the time of any such meeting
-Assist the MC Board of Directors in developing and implementing MC policies and
future direction including choral conferences, MC outreach, recording projects
-Assist the MC membership in identifying and recruiting excellent singers for potential MC membership
-Assist the MC Board of Directors in fundraising and developmental activities

Candidates must submit a letter of application along with a résumé and two letters of reference. Final candidates may be asked to audition for the group at a date and time to be determined. Materials must be received by The Magpie Consort electronically at info@magpieconsort.org