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

JOB POSTING – EVENT COORDINATOR

Unison Choruses Canada is a federal not-for-profit organization created to produce the Unison Festival, for 2SLGBTQIA+ choirs, every four years. The festival brings together choirs from across Canada for a non-competitive celebration of choral music in the queer community. This exciting and fun-filled festival is being held in Halifax NS from May 19 to 22, 2023, at the Halifax Convention Centre; and will host over 500 delegates and hundreds of local concert goers.

The Halifax-based Festival Planning Committee is looking for an Event Coordinator. The ideal candidate is an energetic, detail-oriented, and dedicated person who can work both independently and as part of a dynamic team. The Coordinator reports to, and takes direction from, the Festival Co-Chairs; and works in collaboration with the Festival Artistic Directors, the Unison Administrator, and volunteer committees. The Coordinator will organize, promote and execute the concerts, workshops, social events, and other activities that make up the Festival schedule. Key responsibilities include event management and administration, financial coordination, and relationship management with local partners and supporters. In addition, the Coordinator will work in cooperation with team members in marketing communications and volunteer coordination.

DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION

BEFORE THE FESTIVAL

• Work extensively with Integra Planner software in collaboration with Unison Administrator; manage registrations; provide first-level support to choruses and delegates; prepare for in-person registration and delegate badge pick-up

• Manage contracts and coordinate logistical details for Festival venues and event sites, social events, delegate accommodations, delegate services, and hospitality

• Manage contracts and coordinate logistical details for guest artists, accompanists, workshop leaders, guest speakers, other professionals hired for the Festival

• Arrange and manage food and beverage contracts

• Manage logistics such as transportation, parking, schedules, and signage

• Oversee production of passes, tickets, delegate packages, festival programs, and other materials required for the Festival

• Coordinate Festival updates on Unison website

• Provide support as needed to marketing communications and volunteer coordination

• Assist the financial team with developing cost projections

• Provide administrative support to the Festival Planning Committee and subcommittees

• Reports to the Co-Chairs and updates the Festival Planning Committee regularly. Keeps other stakeholders fully informed of Festival preparation progress. Stakeholders may include the Festival Artistic Directors, Unison Administrator, venue managers, volunteers, etc.

• Liaise with Festival Planning Committee members, other Unison personnel, key volunteers, contractors, vendors, and Unison partners

• Maintain records and official documents pertaining to the Festival

• Ensure the Festival follows all applicable standards for health and safety, legal and insurance obligations

• Act as principal liaison with the Halifax Convention Centre (Festival venue)

• Direct the work of an Assistant Coordinator

• Other duties as may be required or assigned

DURING THE FESTIVAL

• Oversee and manage onsite registration, information, and orientation for delegates and contracted staff

• Oversee and manage Festival Store

• Oversee set-up, operation, and take-down for Festival events

• Serve as a point of contact for venue personnel and outside vendors, contractors, and suppliers

• Ensure that the Festival is run according to plan and troubleshoot problems that arise onsite during the Festival

• Assist in the collection of data about Festival event attendance, market impact, and other relevant statistics as determined by the Unison Board of Directors

AFTER THE FESTIVAL

• Manage post-Festival wrap-up of contracts

• Produce a post-Festival report for the Festival Planning Committee and Unison Board of Directors, detailing the activities carried out by the Event Coordinator and documenting lessons learned

• Assist in the collection of feedback from delegates, volunteers, and audience members

• Ensure that all documents relevant to the Festival are transferred to the Unison Administrator

QUALIFICATIONS

• Proven event management experience

• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to both lead and work with others

• Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal

• Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, email, etc.) and facility to learn new software quickly, such as the Integra Planning Software

• Excellent time management and organizational skills

• Demonstrated ability to identify key issues and creatively and strategically overcome internal and external challenges and obstacles

• Previous experience working with not-for-profit artistic organizations is considered an asset

• Previous experience working with choirs or choral music programs is considered an asset

• English and French bilingualism would be considered an asset

EDUCATION

The successful candidate will have appropriate university or community college education and at least three years of experience in managing similar events.

CONTRACT PERIOD AND COMPENSATION

The contract period is from mid-August 2022 to early June 2023, and will not exceed 500 hours. Months leading in to the Festival will ramp up as needed with more hours required as the event draws near. During the Festival itself, the time commitment will be at least 12 hours per day. The Coordinator is required to be available and onsite for the duration of the Festival (May 19 to May 22, 2023). During the lead-up, the Coordinator must be available to accommodate evening and weekend activities such as Planning Committee Meetings and Unison events. The Coordinator is responsible for providing their own workspace and basic computer equipment. A valid driver’s licence and access to a personal vehicle is required for the position. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Expenses will be reimbursed as per Unison policy.

TO APPLY

Submit letter of application and resume to positions@unisonfestivalunisson.ca by 4:30 pm on June 17, 2022. Letter should include a clear statement of contract fee expectation. Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

Unison Choruses Canada values the diversity of the people it hires and serves. Diversity for us means fostering a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, respected and responded to in ways that fully develop and utilize each person’s talents and strengths. We value new perspectives, original ideas, and individuals who support this same commitment. We strongly encourage members from the Indigenous, Black, racialized, 2SLGBTQIA+, persons with disability, refugee and newcomer communities to express interest in the position.

The Unison Festival will take place within Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship”. We acknowledge and honour the Mi’kmaq people who have cared for and continue to care for this land. Unison Chorus Canada is continuing to learn and evolve, to walk together with the many Indigenous nations of Canada in the preservation and celebration of cultural traditions.

JOB POSTING – FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR

Unison Choruses Canada is a federal not-for-profit organization created to produce the Unison Festival, for 2SLGBTQIA+ choirs, every four years. The festival brings together choirs from across Canada for a non-competitive celebration of choral music in the queer community. This exciting and fun-filled festival is being held in Halifax NS from May 19 to 22, 2023, at the Halifax Convention Centre, and will host over 500 delegates and hundreds of local concert-goers.

The Halifax-based Festival Planning Committee is looking for a Fundraising Coordinator.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Unison Choruses Canada is looking for an outgoing, determined, and energetic individual with a proven track record in event-based sponsorship and funding. The Coordinator reports to, and

takes direction from, the Festival Co-Chairs and works in collaboration with the Finance & Fundraising Committee, Festival Artistic Directors, the Unison Administrator, and volunteer

committees. The key responsibility of the Fundraising Coordinator will be to secure financial support through cash and in-kind sponsorships, donations, and grants for the festival as components of overall festival income generation.

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION

• Work with the Festival Planning Committee and the Finance & Fundraising Committee to source, nurture and expand relationships with the community and with corporate partners

• Seek out and apply for grants from all possible sources

• Develop a timeline of income target achievement

• Implement, maintain, and add to, the Unison Sponsorship Framework

• Secure and implement all cash and in-kind sponsorships for the festival, including local media sponsorships

• Achieve the fundraising goal of $52.5K to $72.5K by April 30, 2023

• Prepare sponsorship agreements for approval by the Finance & Fundraising Committee

• Ensure all sponsorships are implemented and fulfilled as per the terms of the agreements

• Ensure all sponsorship materials are received by Unison by April 30, 2023

• Maintain oversight of sponsorship activities including, but not limited to, tracking proposals, agreements, activation schedules, delivery of sponsor materials, shot lists for event days and reporting to meet obligations as prescribed in specific sponsorship agreements

• Attend Festival and Fundraising Committee meetings and make progress reports

• Contribute to post-Festival reporting, knowledge development and future sponsorship capacity by detailing the activities carried out and documenting lessons learned

• Share and celebrate the values of Unison Festival 2023 to cultivate new sponsors that align with organizational values, through the development of a strong message and compelling narrative about the festival’s purpose and need, in print and online

• Other duties as may arise throughout the contract term

QUALIFICATIONS

• Demonstrated track record of fund development in the not-for-profit sector

• Experience with event-based sponsorship generation

• Experience in the Arts sector is an asset

• Demonstrated success in sourcing and creating sponsorship relationships in support of organizational goals and values

• Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial and communication skills

• Membership in a Fundraising body is considered an asset, but not required

EDUCATION

The successful candidate will have appropriate education and at least three years of experience in sponsorship-related revenue generation and engagement, donations, and grants

CONTRACT PERIOD AND COMPENSATION

Term of work will be from mid-August through to early June 2023 and will include a final wrap up report to the Finance & Fundraising Committee after the Festival. The position is a part-time contract with a total remuneration package of $8,000 to be paid in equal monthly payments.

Additionally, a cash bonus of up to $2,500 is available as follows:

• When the minimum fundraising goal of $52.5K is achieved from all sources, a $1,500 cash bonus will be paid.

• If the fundraising achievement reaches $60K+, an additional $1,000 cash bonus will be paid.

TO APPLY

Submit letter of application and resume to Positions@unisonfestivalunisson.ca by 4:30 pm on June 17, 2022. Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

Unison Choruses Canada values the diversity of the people it hires and serves. Diversity for us means fostering a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, respected and responded to in ways that fully develop and utilize each person’s talents and strengths. We value new perspectives, original ideas, and individuals who support this same commitment. We strongly encourage members from the Indigenous, Black, racialized, LGBTQ2S+, persons with disability, refugee and newcomer communities to express interest in the position.

The Unison Festival will take place within Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship”. We acknowledge and honour the Mi’kmaq people who have cared for and continue to care for this land. Unison Chorus Canada is continuing to learn and evolve, to walk together with the many Indigenous nations of Canada in the preservation and celebration of cultural traditions.

Job Posting: Halifax Camerata Singers – Artistic Director

Halifax Camerata Singers Seeks Artistic Director
also serving as Chorus Master for the Symphony Nova Scotia Chorus


Halifax Camerata Singers is Atlantic Canada’s premier chamber choir. Founded in 1986 by its current Artistic Director, Jeff Joudrey, the Nova Scotia ensemble has distinguished itself by performing exciting choral repertoire that covers all periods and styles, with special attention to Canadian music. This auditioned choir is known for high performance standards, claiming national recognition and the Healey Willan Prize in Choral Canada’s 2010 National Competition for Amateur Choirs.

Members of Halifax Camerata Singers come from many communities. The choir often appears in collaboration with chamber ensembles, Symphony Nova Scotia, and other musicians. Since 2001, it has also been the core choir of the Symphony Nova Scotia Chorus. The ensemble has performed in regional concert series such as Music at the Three Churches, Musique Royale, Music at Trinity, the Dartmouth Community Concert Series, and the Indian River Festival in PEI.

The Halifax Camerata Singers organization has an active program of commissioning choral music from Canadian and international composers and is proud to encourage young singers through its Youth Mentoring Program, bursaries for the Nova Scotia Youth Choir, and commissioning emerging and established composers.

To read the full job posting, click here.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2022

For more information about Halifax Camerata Singers, visit their website: HalifaxCamerata.org.

Call for Sing Summer Staff 2022

Junior Choir Camp and Youth Choir Camp (August 14th to 20th)

Adult Choir Camp (August 22nd to 27th)

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 2022 and is looking for individuals to fill the following positions:

Camp Staff

Junior & Youth Choir Camp (August 14th to 20th):

  • Junior Choir Camp Counsellors
  • Gophers (age 15 and up)
  • Camp Nurse (click here for full job description)

Adult Choir Camp (August 22nd to 27th): 

  • Gophers (age 15 and up)

Please fill out the following Google Form in its entirety.

Sing Summer 2022- Staff Application Form

 

Job Posting: Trinity Anglican Church – Music Director & Organist

Trinity Anglican Church in Digby, Nova Scotia is seeking a part time organist and choir director to begin immediately.

Trinity Anglican has a small, energetic and very committed congregation with a special emphasis on our music ministry. Blessed with a small Casavant pipe organ and a Mason Hamblin grand piano,  a 15-member SATB choir performs anthems, hymns and mass settings at the weekly Sunday Eucharist. In addition to a Sunday morning rehearsal, the choir meets weekly for an 1.5 hour rehearsal on a weekday evening.  In addition, the choir performs at several concerts including a summer lunch-hour concert during our busy tourism season. Our concerts usually attract interested music lovers from the broader community and are well attended. Ideal candidates might be a retired or semi-retired organist and choir director who lives in or would like to move to the area and is hoping to keep their toes active by playing, leading the choir and our congregation in weekly worship as well as helping our choir learn and grow. The successful candidate may also  use the church as a space to offer voice, piano and/or organ lessons as well as for personal practice space.

To read the full Job Posting, click here. 

Please direct applications to dianeallen70@gmail.com