Employment Opportunity: General Manager, Halifax Camerata Singers

JOB OPENING

GENERAL MANAGER, HALIFAX CAMERATA SINGERS

www.halifaxcamerata.org

Halifax Camerata Singers invites applications for the part-time position of General Manager to deliver operational services required for the choir’s continued artistic success and financial viability. This is an independent contractor position, renewable annually, reporting to the Board Chair and working closely with the Artistic Director.

Working from a home office, the GM is responsible for the following types of tasks: Production and marketing (focusing primarily on usually two self-presented concerts each year as well as ongoing industry networking and community outreach)

Administration (including managing mail, files, preparing and obtaining signatures for contracts as needed, maintaining customer relationship management records, booking venues). Grant applications and supporting fundraising efforts (upon input from Artistic Director, Treasurer and Board; two grant applications are yearly, while the major one, Canada Council, is a multi-year grant)

Financial (paying invoices and maintaining accurate expenditure and deposit records; assisting Treasurer in preparing materials for the annual budget and documents for the choir’s bookkeeper and accountant)
Halifax Camerata Singers is Atlantic Canada’s premier chamber choir. The choir has won major awards, is featured regularly on CBC Radio, and forms the core of the Symphony Nova Scotia Chorus.

The position requires experience in arts management, an independent work ethic and a spirit for collaboration on a wide range of projects. Outstanding interpersonal, communication and telephone skills and excellent computer skills are a must. There are strict and non-negotiable deadlines (especially around grant proposals and reports), so the incumbent must have superior time management skills and a proven record of working to deadlines. The candidate should have a passion for choral music. The successful candidate must show evidence of the above qualities and experience. Candidates who can demonstrate the needed experience and skills can expect a starting rate of pay at $50/hour.

Applications for this position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
As the position is currently vacant, we are looking for someone to begin as soon as possible. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For information or to submit your resume and cover letter, please email the GM Search Committee at GMsearch@halifaxcamerata.org.

Glee Club – Maritime Conservatory

Glee Club with Amelia McMahon/voice and Katrina Phillip/dance: Join the new Glee Club and learn to sing and dance with joy and exuberance. Students will learn a medley of popular songs that will be presented during an end of year performance. Interested students will have the opportunity to audition for vocal and dance solos or explore skills such as beatboxing. Fridays, 4:30-5:30pm, starting Feb 3rd.

Call for Support: Arts Funding in Nova Scotia

Home is where the Art Is

The arts and culture sector in NS needs your voice to make sure we are a central part of Nova Scotia’s recovery. Artists and arts organizations have come together to create Home Is Where The Art Is, a campaign for artists and the broad public to positively and respectfully lobby our MLAs to ensure we can rebuild the hardest hit sector and make it stronger than ever. Building together on the work done by  our colleagues at the NS Arts Council and others, we have identified our collective priorities that will make arts and culture survive and thrive in Nova Scotia.

The provincial government is setting its priorities for its 2023 budget now and the need has never been greater to ensure that they include these structural changes in their upcoming budget. We need to positively engage MLAs of all parties now to show them how important this is to the whole province. 

We need your voice: the voices of individual artists and arts organizations, members, volunteers, staff, audiences and supporters.

http://www.nsarts.ca/?ct=t%28RC_COMM_MC_2022_year+end_COPY_01%29&goal=0_10b47fa043-0b51a9e796-%5BLIST_EMAIL_ID%5D&mc_cid=0b51a9e796&mc_eid=3a4d55f37f

Sharing your voice could not be easier and the voices of the Arts need to be heard. Use the link to contact your MLA today! Letters are due by February 3, 2023.

Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir and Girls Choir welcome new choristers for a winter start! 

Capella Regalis Choirs are FREE and open to any child who passes a basic audition. We invite interested girls (ages 7-13) and boys (ages 6-12) to sign up for a simple and friendly audition through our website: capellaregalis.com. *No prior musical experience or religious affiliation is required. A willingness to learn and commitment to the choir schedule are the basic requirements for participation.* 

Cape Breton Chorale – Open Rehearsal.

We are inviting soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, and bass singers
to join the Cape Breton Chorale in an open rehearsal!

Thursday, January 26, 2023
United Heritage Church
500 Charlotte Street
Sydney, NS

Here’s how it works:
1) Let us know if you are coming by sending us an email message.
2) Come up to 30-minutes before rehearsal begins to ‘meet and greet’ with the director
and some of our choir members.
3) Join us in our regular rehearsal for 75 minutes, followed by a break.
4) After break, you will be welcome to stay and observe the rest of the rehearsal or
continue singing with the group.
Here’s how the schedule looks in terms of time:
*January 26, 6:30 pm: meet at United Heritage Church, find your seat.
7:00 pm: 75-minute rehearsal with the Chorale
8:15 to 8:30 pm: break
8:30 to 9:30 pm: option to stay and observe the rest of the rehearsal or continue
singing.
*Enter through the OFFICE door toward the back of the building on Charlotte St. The building is
wheelchair accessible through the west door on Townsend Street.
There is no charge for this event.
If you are interested, please rsvp to us via email or phone by Wednesday, January 25.
Email: info@capebretonchorale.com
Phone: 902 968 9041

Call For Sing Summer Staff 2023

JCC and YCC (August 13th to 19th)
ACC (August 21st to 26th)

Looking for a summer job in a relaxed camp environment? Consider joining us for our Sing Summer Camps held in Berwick, Nova Scotia! There are numerous positions available, including artistic staff and more traditional camp roles.

The Nova Scotia Choral Federation is preparing for Sing Summer 2023 and is looking for individuals to fill the following positions:

Artistic Staff
Adult Choir Camp Accompanist
Youth Choir Camp Accompanist
Junior Choir Camp Accompanist
Adult and/or Youth Choir Camp Soprano Section Leader
Adult and/or Youth Choir Camp Alto Section Leader
Adult and/or Youth Choir Camp Tenor Section Leader
Adult and/or Youth Choir Camp Bass Section Leader

Camp Staff
Youth Choir Camp Director
Junior Choir Camp Director
Youth Choir Camp Chaperones
Junior Choir Camp Counsellors
Gophers (age 15 and up)

Artistic Staff Applicants and Camp Director Applicants: Please apply with a resume containing emphasis on musical experience, teaching experience, and performance experience. Please submit a cover letter along with your resume indicating which position(s) you are applying for.

Please submit all documents as a PDF to anne@nscf.ca

Other Camp Staff Applicants (Chaperones, Counsellors and Gophers): Please fill out the following google form in its entirety.
Sing Summer 2023- Staff Application Form

Alexander Technique Opportunity

Ready to Be Inspired? – Alexander Technique Opportunity

What if you could find a bit more freedom in doing the things you love to do? In singing in a choir? In expressing yourself through your artistry? In moving through space with more ease? In meeting stressful situations with more poise? This is what the Alexander Technique offers.

What is the Alexander Technique?

What is AT? In a nutshell, the Alexander Technique is an approach to thinking and moving that allows for greater freedom and ease in performing the tasks you want to do, that you are passionate about.

Call for Students/Explorers

As part of the 1600-hour training process to become an Alexander Technique teacher, I am required to give a series of lessons. That’s where you come in: I am seeking folks who are curious about this work. I am offering 30-minute in-person lessons (I’m based in Halifax) for a nominal fee. If you are interested, please contact me at franpfarrell@gmail.com for more details. I would be happy to meet with you to (re) discover enhanced coordination and freedom in what it is you love to do.

The Early Music Society of Nova Scotia Madrigal Group

EMSNS Madrigal Group starts January 12

Do you enjoy laughing and learning while you sing? The Early Music Society of Nova Scotia Madrigal Group is a relaxed a cappella ensemble that meets on Thursday mornings to sing a wide variety of English, Italian and French sixteenth-century music, directed by Andrew Pickett. Our next session begins Thursday, January 12, running through March 2, meeting at Faith City Church, 6225 Summit St, Halifax, from 10:30 am–12 pm. Please contact Andrew at andrewjpickett@yahoo.co.uk if you’d like to join in!