Artistic Director, Open Voices Community Choir (Kingston, ON)

The Open Voices Community Choir, in Kingston Ontario, seeks an Artistic Director for its 90+ person, non-auditioned mixed-voice choir.

If you are interested in the position, or know of someone who may be, please share the job description and for other important information visit the choir’s website at
Interested candidates, please email a cover letter and a copy of your resume to
Applications will be received up to May 1, 2024 and the Artistic Director position starts on July 1, 2025.

Artistic Director, Aeolian Singers

The Aeolian Singers is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Artistic Director.

The successful candidate will lead us in our next phase of growth by providing overall artistic supervision in all aspects of the choir. Working in consultation with the executive and administrative staff, our Artistic Director will inspire and challenge us with an interesting and varied repertoire that aligns with the choir’s mission, vision and values.

Under the leadership of Heather Fraser—our current Artistic Director—The Aeolian Singers have survived and thrived under the difficult circumstances of COVID restrictions; singing, rehearsing and performing throughout the pandemic. Our choir has grown in size and in musicality and our dedicated and talented singers are eager to continue our musical journey.

To learn more about the position or see a full job description visit:

Call for Sing Summer Staff 2024

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

Adult Choir Camp (August 19th to 24th)

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 2024 and is looking for individuals to fill the following positions:

Camp Staff

Junior & Youth Choir Camp (August 11th to 17th):

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

Adult Choir Camp (August 19th to 24th): 

  • Gophers (age 15 and up)

Please fill out the following Google Form in its entirety.

Sing Summer 2024- Staff Application Form


General Manager, Halifax Camerata Singers


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)
Support for grant applications and fundraising efforts (Camerata has a Fundraising Chair and will be contracting a professional grant writer. The GM will provide support to fundraising and grant writing with 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, 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. A more detailed list of job responsibilities can be provided to interested applicants. The position will be paid a monthly stipend and will be discussed with applicants during the interview process.

Applications for this position will remain open until December 1, 2023. We are looking for candidates who can start in this position immediately upon contract signing, or by January 1, 2024, at the latest. 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

Organist/Choir Director in Annapolis Royal

St. George and St. Andrew United Church, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia is seeking an Organist/Choir Director. Duties include playing at regular Sunday services, for special services as required, and conducting a weekly rehearsal of forthcoming choral anthems and other music. Opportunities for offering private organ and piano lessons at the church are possible. We have a two-manual baroque-style (with swell) tracker-action instrument by Orgues Letourneau (Opus 28, 1991) and a Yamaha Digital grand piano (CLP-695GP) as well as a Yamaha Clavinova in the choir rehearsal room. The church boasts a strong music programme, with choral anthems as a regular part of every service, and many other musical events take place in our sanctuary due to its excellent acoustics.

Annapolis Royal is a small but thriving town with its own theatre, arts centre, and notable National Historic Sites. The position could be ideal for a city organist looking for something quieter but not the least dull.

Salary commensurate with experience. Resume with references in the first instance should be submitted to Andrea Boulding. (

Executive Director, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

A Cultural Management Consulting Firm


The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir invites applications and referrals for the
position of Executive Director.

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir (TMChoir) has been a champion of choral music in Canada since 1894. As Canada’s leading symphonic choir, and a pioneering force in the development of our country’s rich choral landscape, the TMChoir, like the country, has withstood world wars, economic crises, and lately a pandemic. It has amplified celebratory moments in Canadian history and in times of sorrow, it
has provided comfort through song.

This remarkable and resilient organization emerged from the pandemic with a new three-year artistic plan that re-imagines the TMChoir’s history with an enlivened concert series, touring, new partnerships, and recording. It has created a community engagement program highlighted by an annual composer-in-residence appointment, commissioning new works to ensure the Canadian choral repertoire grows and reflects the many communities that in the 21st century proudly call Canada home.

Remarkably, the TMChoir has worked under the leadership of just eight artistic directors in its 125-plus year history. Internationally recognized conductor, scholar, and pedagogue Jean-Sébastien Vallée was appointed as the TMChoir’s eighth Artistic Director in June of 2021. With Jean-Sébastien’s exemplary leadership and vision, the TMChoir has fashioned a plan that bursts with possibility, a future growth balanced between tradition and innovation. The TMChoir is evolving to include diverse, contemporary works in its repertoire and to re-imagine performances in new, surprising, experiential ways. The TMChoir’s Board, its singers, and its staff are committed wholeheartedly to this plan’s success.

In addition to his work in Toronto, Jean-Sébastien is Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Studies, and Coordinator of the Ensembles & Conducting Area at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music. He has conducted ensembles throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, and has prepared choruses for such leading orchestras as Chicago, Toronto, and Montreal. He is an advocate for contemporary music, making one of his priorities the commissioning and premiering works by emerging composers and programming rarely performed repertoire.

The TMChoir ensemble includes a core of 24 professional singers (the TMSingers) and expands as the full TMChoir of 150+ auditioned and experienced volunteer choristers. And because the TMChoir is “beyond a choir,” its dedication to new choral experience extends to creating meaningful and impactful educational and community programs, as well as forging new relationships and partnerships with friends and neighbors in the Canadian choral landscape.

The TMChoir is featured in every season of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as its partnered large-scale symphonic choir. This current season will feature a run of 5 performances of Handel’s Messiah during the holiday season, as well as three performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 3. In addition, the TMChoir will
tour with the Orchestre symphonique de Québec and the National Arts Centre Orchestra, performing together in Quebec City, Ottawa, and Toronto.

The 2023/24 season will also includes Verdi’s Requiem, an annual holiday celebration, two performances of the TMSingers, Carmina Burana at Roy Thomson Hall, and a variety of community events and activities. (See for more information.)

The TMChoir is committed to excellence in performance; to using the capacity of choral music to ignite change; to building a welcoming, inclusive ensemble; and to create innovative collaborations with organizations that also see the arts as a means to building a more equitable world. The TMChoir has a deeply committed and hard-working artistic and administrative staff and volunteer board of directors. The annual budget is approximately $1 million.

The Position of Executive Director:
The Executive Director and the Artistic Director each report directly to the Board of Directors and work in close partnership with one another, in service of the organization’s shared artistic vision. The Executive Director provides leadership to ensure that the TMChoir’s mission is achieved and that the organization’s
strategic, educational, and financial goals are met.

The Executive Director (ED) will lead a team of individuals dedicated to the success of the TMChoir. The ED will oversee both the human and financial resources of the choir and is responsible and accountable for all aspects of the choir’s administration and operations, including fund-raising, marketing, public
relations, financial management, and chorister well-being.

In tandem with the Artistic Director, the Executive Director develops and implements season programming, guest concert appearances, and other events. This individual fosters strong, positive relationships with TMChoir volunteer and professional choristers, and with the organization’s artistic partners, including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

The Executive Director is the chief fund-raiser for the TMChoir, developing and executing a comprehensive strategy for generating public and private sector revenue. The ED creates and implement strategies for cultivating, securing, and stewarding private sector supports, including individual donors, foundations, and corporations, as well as writing grant applications.

The Executive Director manages the financial operations of the organization, developing the annual budget, monitoring the financial status, and controlling costs. The Executive Director creates, monitors, and presents monthly cash flow projections and monthly financial reports to the Board, overseeing the work of the bookkeeper (including the filing of municipal, provincial, and federal reports as

The Executive Director recruits, hires, and provides leadership to the administrative staff needed to achieve the TMChoir’s strategic objectives. The ED also assists the Artistic Director in creating, hiring, and evaluating the organization’s artistic positions.

The Executive Director partners with the Board of Directors and its Executive, paying a key role in achieving the organization’s strategic plan. This individual will actively promote the TMChoir and its brand, managing the overall plan for internal and external communications and developing content for storytelling on various channels.

The ideal candidate will have seven to ten years of senior management experience in the performing arts sector, a passion for choral music, and exceptional written, oral, and presentation skills. A bachelor’s degree is required; a graduate degree in arts administration or not-for-profit management is

In addition we seek:
Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing fund-raising efforts with the ability to cultivate, solicit, and steward major individual gifts, corporate sponsors, and foundation/government grants;

Ability to lead, inspire, and motivate staff and volunteers in an environment that fosters creativity, a commitment to excellence, teamwork, and mutual respect;
Experience in creating and managing budgets, financial projections, and cash flow reports;
Ability to think strategically while balancing a full portfolio of project tasks
and experience in collaborating with a wide network of partnerships;
Competency with computer technologies; able to evaluate the TMChoir’s existing systems and suggest necessary upgrades and improvement.

Preference will be given to qualified Canadian applicants.

Other Information and Application Process:
Compensation: $95,000 to $110,000, plus benefits package.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest in confidence, as well as a resume and list of references by Monday, October 30:

Margaret Genovese
Senior Partner

77 Carlton Street, Suite 1103
Toronto, ON, Canada M5B 2J7

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates for employment are
considered without regard to race, color, gender identify or expression, sexual orientation, religion, age,
familial or marital status, veteran status, non-job-related disability or any other basis protected by applicable federal, provincial, or local laws.
For additional information see:;

Graphic and Website Designer, Annapolis Valley Honour Choir

Amazing Opportunity!

Request for Proposal (RFP): Graphic and Website Designer to Assist with the Rebranding of the Annapolis Valley Honour Choir

AnticipatedTime Period – 5 months

Background: The Annapolis Valley Honour Choir is a charitable, not for profit choral organization based in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. The Annapolis Valley Honour Choir (AVHC) is a nationally recognized community organization known for its excellence in music education and capacity for community building. It has been a mainstay in the Valley’s cultural fabric for over 30 years. Artistic Director Heather Fraser, former alumni, curates a program for each of our choirs that not only teaches them the fundamentals of music but stretches their minds and fills their hearts at the same time. Currently there are 170 choristers ranging from Grades 3-12 in three choirs, representing communities from the Kempt Shore to Granville Ferry in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia.

The AVHC’s goal is to provide an accessible, comprehensive, professional quality musical education for youth while providing a unique and powerful means for young people to express themselves both musically and individually. We are focused on nurturing healthy voices, strong musicianship and engaged community volunteers and leaders. The AVHC program offers the chance for choristers to work with professionally trained faculty in weekly rehearsals and workshop settings. It includes a full music literacy (theory/sight-singing) program, chorister apprenticeship leadership program, performances, community engagement, and cultural exchange travel opportunities.

Citizenship, strong community values, volunteerism and a global education are also a large part of the organization’s goals. As a truly inclusive, supportive family, the choir provides a safe space for young people to find their inner voice – to take risks, build confidence and be their true selves. Choir members learn the value and true meaning of teamwork – to feel a collective sense of responsibility, to learn what it means to be committed to something larger than individual accomplishments, and to share in a common vision and work ethic.To build on our success and begin to move the organization into the future, we are currently seeking an experienced Graphic and Website Designer to assist in creating a new, more modern brand that better represents the AVHC of today.

The Position: 

The successful candidate will follow a timeline of approximately 5 months. Primary responsibilities for this position will include: 

Working with the Project Manager, Artistic Director, and Board President, develop a more representative name and logo to be used on all communication materials, choir clothing, websites, etc.

Redesign the AVHC website to make it more modern and intuitive, user-friendly Assist in the development of a suite of marketing materials

The successful respondent (or respondent team) will be selected by the Board of Directors of the Annapolis Valley Honour Choir based on the process detailed in this document.

The Board of Directors of the Annapolis Valley Honour Choir will make the final selection of the successful respondent (or respondent team) to perform the proposed services.

The Board of Directors of the Annapolis Valley Honour Choir reserves the right to cancel any and all solicitations and to accept, or reject, in whole or in part, any and all proposals when it is in the best interest of organization as determined by the organization in its sole discretion.

Proposed Project Timeline:

RFP Submission Deadline – 11:59 pm on Thursday, October 5, 2023
Clarifying Questions to be submitted to the Project Manager via email at by noon on Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Anticipated Start Date – October 23, 2023

Within the proposal the respondent (or respondent team) must describe: 
● Past experience working with similar non-profit organizations
● Overall Experience
● Links to portfolio, including samples of similar work done for other non-profit or arts organizations, if possible
● A summary of your knowledge of the AVHC and a brief description of your vision for our design and marketing strategy
● References – provide contact information for three references – one of which must be a former client.

Submission Detail: Applicant Proposals should be submitted by 11:59 pm, Thursday, October 5, 2023 to as a single pdf with no more than 10 pages

JCC Summer Counsellor Needed – Sing Summer 2023

Junior Choir Camp (August 13-19, 2023)

Looking for a summer job in a relaxed camp environment? Do you love to sing and mentor children who also love to sing?  Consider joining us for our Sing Summer Camps held in Berwick, Nova Scotia! There is still a female Camp Counsellor position available for this summer.

You are at least 18 years old and will be in charge of 6-7 campers (mostly age 10-12 years old)

You are available to join us for training and team building the afternoon of August 12 as we get excited for campers to arrive!

Camp Counsellors ensure choristers get to events, rehearsals and meals on time.  You also participate in daily activities to provide support and add to the fun.  You will report to the Camp Director who will also be staying on site.  There’s Art!  There’s Drama!  And who can forget the SINGING!?!

There will be a daily staff meeting to discuss daily schedules and activities.  This is a residential camp so counsellors stay on site with their campers (meals and accommodations are included). 

Counsellors are paid an honorarium at the end of the week ($200).  Come join the magic of singing among the hemlocks at Berwick Camp!

If you are interested in learning more, contact Anne at NSCF –


Annapolis Valley Honour Choir – Project Manager Call for Proposals

AVHC Seeking Project Manager – Call for Proposals

The Annapolis Valley Honour Choir (an arts education organization with 170 young singers), is currently seeking a Project Manager to help fulfill our goals for the revitalization of operations and board, rebranding and planning for a sustainable future. 

We are seeking Requests for Proposals for this position. 

Applicant Proposals should be submitted by 5:00 pm, Monday, July 31, 2023 to as a single PDF with no more than 10 pages. Please direct all questions and inquiries to

For the detailed RFP information, please click here 

Job Posting – Sing Summer Assistant Cook

Sing Summer Camps – Assistant Cook

Dates: Saturday, August 12th – Saturday, August 26th, 2023

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:

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


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


  • 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