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.

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

National Youth Choir of Canada 2024 Guest Conductor Search

Are you interested in leading the National Youth Choir of Canada in 2024 and supporting the next generation of artistic voices in Canada?

NYCC choristers are challenged with exciting repertoire, form lifelong friendships and professional networks, travel, learn, and make a lasting impact on the communities in which they perform and to which they return.

The NYCC Guest Conductor plays a vital role in the success of this program and the growth of the singers.

Apply yourself OR to recommend a peer! Do you know someone who would be a great fit? Send them the link and encourage them to apply Here!

Deadline: November 30, 2022.

Thank you Jean-Sebastien Vallee for your inspiring work and dedication to NCYC 2022

Treasurer Needed for

The Board of Directors would like to announce an exciting opportunity to volunteer for this special organization. 

As many of you know the AVHC holds a special place in many people’s hearts and the community as a whole. The AVHC, as many organizations do, depends on our amazing volunteers to help the choir run smoothly and deliver the best possible experience to our talented choristers.
We currently have an amazing cast of volunteers and staff who all work together (it takes a village) to keep our program running smoothly. One area we do need some help with is filling our currently vacant Treasurer position. This position works closely with our Board of Directors, and our Bookkeeper and plays a vital role in our financial stability and sustainability. 

We are excited to welcome our new slate of Board members, managers, and volunteers and we are extremely excited about the 2022/2023 season. We are gearing up for our magical winter concert, and preparations are well underway for the New York trip coming up right around the corner. The fundraising committee is extremely busy and is doing such a great job, which will keep our finance team hopping!
If any of you are interested or know someone else that may be interested, please reach out to any of our board members or our lovely coordinator Kim Fortune at coordinator@avhc.ca for more information.
Here are our Terms of Reference, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have.

EnChor – East Job Posting

EnChor East is currently looking for two bass vocal scholars. An honorarium will be offered. Successful
applicants must possess the following prerequisites:

  1. Student (18+ studying music privately or at a post-secondary institution)
  2. Previous choral experience
  3. Strong sight singing and vocal production skill
  4. Must attend all rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and concerts
  5. Must commit to full year.
    Please contact lastephen53@gmail.com or enchoreastsingerssociety@gmail.com

Job Posting – Sing Summer Camp Nurse

Sing Summer Camp Nurse
Dates: Sunday, August 14th – Saturday, August 20th, 2022
Location: Berwick United Church Campgrounds

As Camp Nurse, you will primarily work alongside the Junior Choir Camp staff to
support campers with their medical needs. Duties include administering and
documenting medication, assessing and treating minor injuries, and working with
counsellor and kitchen staff to manage camper allergies and intolerances. In addition,
the camp nurse will take inventory of and organize medical supplies, medications, and
patient information. As this is a residential camp, the camp nurse may also provide
support to campers who are struggling with homesickness. As our Youth Choir Campers
are expected to administer their own medications, the camp nurse will only assist them
on a per-need basis. Accommodations will be provided to the selected candidate on the
Berwick United Church Campgrounds.

Key responsibilities:
• Administering and documenting medications to campers
• Administering basic first aid on minor injuries
• Supporting campers as they navigate homesickness
• Working with counselor and kitchen staff to ensure camper

Compensation:
Compensation for this role will be $500. Employment Insurance and Canada Pension Plan amounts will be deducted.

Qualifications:
• Must be a licensed nurse (both LPNs and RNs are eligible)

To apply, contact: ryan@nscf.ca

Job Posting – Sing Summer Assistant Cook


Dates: Saturday, August 13th – Saturday, August 27th, 2022

Location: Berwick United Church Campgrounds

As assistant cook, you will report to the head cook and work alongside a team of youth hired for dishwashing and food service duties. The assistant cook will assist the head cook in the preparation of meals and the day to day running of the kitchen, including cleaning the equipment, checking supplies and rotating food stock. You’ll be responsible for catering to a limited number of special diets such as vegetarian, vegan, celiac, and gluten-free. The camp cook will be responsible for the preparation of 3 meals per day and light refreshments to be served to campers. We are looking for somebody who is comfortable in a camp kitchen environment and with a variety of equipment (camp), and who likes to be hands-on. Accommodations will be provided to the selected candidate on the Berwick United Church Campgrounds. 

To apply, contact: ryan@nscf.ca

Key responsibilities:

  • Ordering and organizing the inventory storage
  • Meal preparation and cooking
  • Maintaining a clean kitchen, including all equipment, pots, and pans 
  • Making sure the kitchen is a safe and hygienic place to work
  • Control portion costs by working out the number of portions per food batch

Work Load

Sing Summer consists of multiple programs with varying enrolment numbers. The two core programs are our Junior & Youth Choir Camp (which runs from August 14th – 20th) and our Adult Choir Camp (which runs from August 22nd – 27th). The first week will consist of 3 meals per day for approximately 75 campers and staff. The second week will consist of 3 meals per day for approximately 100 campers and staff. Additional programs over the weekends will mean additional participants at select meal times. This will be communicated in advance to the head cook. 

Compensation

Compensation for this role will be $2000. Employment Insurance and Canada Pension Plan amounts will be deducted.

Experience

  • Experience of working in a fast paced kitchen chef
  • Some management experience will help
  • Ability to multitask

Qualifications

  • Health and safety or food hygiene qualifications are essential to this position

Others Requirements

  • Ability to work long days and weekends
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment
  • Attention to details in work is important. 
  • Food and safety certificate. – WHMIS certified

 

Job Posting – Sing Summer Head Cook


Dates: Saturday, August 13th – Saturday, August 27th, 2022

Location: Berwick United Church Campgrounds

As kitchen supervisor and head cook, you will be leading a team consisting of an assistant cook and youth hired for dishwashing and food service duties. In addition, the head cook will be responsible for preparing meals and overseeing the day to day running of the kitchen, including cleaning the equipment, checking supplies and rotating food stock. You’ll be responsible for catering to a limited number of special diets such as vegetarian, vegan, celiac, and gluten-free. The camp cook will be responsible for the preparation of 3 meals per day and light refreshments to be served to campers. We are looking for somebody who is comfortable in a camp kitchen environment and with a variety of equipment (camp) and who likes to be hands-on. Accommodations will be provided to the selected candidate on the Berwick United Church Campgrounds. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Ordering and organizing the inventory storage
  • Planning menus, apportion ingredients and use food surpluses 
  • Meal preparation and cooking
  • Maintaining a clean kitchen, including all equipment, pots, and pans 
  • Making sure the kitchen is a safe and hygienic place to work
  • Managing the kitchen and dining room staff
  • Control portion costs by working out the number of portions per food batch

Work Load

Sing Summer consists of multiple programs with varying enrolment numbers. The two core programs are our Junior & Youth Choir Camp (which runs from August 14th – 20th) and our Adult Choir Camp (which runs from August 22nd – 27th). The first week will consist of 3 meals per day for approximately 75 campers and staff. The second week will consist of 3 meals per day for approximately 100 campers and staff. Additional programs over the weekends will mean additional participants at select meal times. This will be communicated in advance to the head cook. 

 

Compensation

Compensation for this role will be $2500. Employment Insurance and Canada Pension Plan amounts will be deducted.

Experience

  • Experience of working in a fast paced kitchen chef
  • Some management experience will help
  • Ability to multitask

Qualifications

  • Health and safety or food hygiene qualifications are essential to this position

Others Requirements

  • Ability to work long days and weekends
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment
  • Attention to details in work is important. 
  • Food and safety certificate. – WHMIS certified

To apply, contact: ryan@nscf.ca