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.


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.


• 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


• 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


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


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.


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


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:

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

Job Posting: UBC Music – Assistant Professor of Choral Conducting

The University of British Columbia School of Music invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor specializing in choral conducting. The anticipated start date of employment is as early as July 1, 2022.

We seek a versatile conductor who has demonstrated potential for distinguished artistic achievement and teaching, with lived and professional experience that will help to diversify the activities of the School of Music. Applicants should have experience with the programming of innovative repertoire, including works by marginalized groups and living composers, and should demonstrate the ability to empower, advocate for, and value a broad range of students of diverse identities and experiences, as shown through pedagogy, mentoring, and related activities.

Click here to see the full Assistant Professor job posting.

Application deadline: March 31, 2022

Job Posting: Hamilton Children’s Choir Artistic Director

Hamilton Children’s Choir (HCC) is known as one of the world’s leading children’s choral programs. Going far beyond technical excellence, the choir consistently dazzles audiences with flexible and focused choral tone, masterful interpretations of challenging repertoire, and a captivating, authentic stage presence. HCC seeks applicants for the position of Artistic Director (AD). The Artistic Director (AD) provides overall artistic leadership and direction for the Hamilton Children’s Choir, including developing the artistic vision for the choir, training programs, performances and programming, and educational and community outreach. The AD collaborates and partners with the Executive Director (ED) to provide leadership to all staff in accordance with the vision, mission and goals of the HCC and to ensure that all organizational goals are met. In addition, the AD is involved in fundraising campaigns, community relations, and Board of Directors and Board Committee liaison.

Click here to see the full Artistic Director job posting.

Application deadline: March 10, 2022

For more details about the Hamilton Children's Choir, please visit:

Job Posting: Chorus Niagara Managing Director

Formed in 1963 as the St. Catharines Symphony Chorus, Chorus Niagara has grown from a modest 24 members to 100 choristers (prepandemic). As one of Canada’s premier auditioned symphonic choirs, Chorus Niagara draws its membership from throughout the Niagara peninsula and from as far away as Hamilton and Buffalo NY. Chorus Niagara seeks applicants for the position of Managing Director (MD). The primary responsibility of the MD is to manage the operations and financial resources of the organization so as to achieve Chorus Niagara’s vision and mission. The MD reports to the Board and is responsible for supporting the artistic vision of the Artistic Director and implementing policies set by the board.

Click here to see the full Managing Director job posting.

Application deadline: March 15, 2022

For more details about Chorus Niagara , please visit:

JOB OPPORTUNITY – Bookkeeper Contract Position

The Nova Scotia Choral Federation is located 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. The Nova Scotia Choral Federation is continuing to learn and evolve, to walk together with Mi’kmaq peoples in the preservation and celebration of cultural traditions.

The Nova Scotia Choral Federation is the provincially recognized organization whose mandate is to encourage, promote, celebrate and advocate for choral music in Nova Scotia.  We provide programs and services for the choral community and manage our Choral Library which is available as a member benefit.

Nova Scotia Choral Federation is seeking to hire a motivated, experienced individual to oversee and coordinate the bookkeeping and overall accounting services for the organization.

 Are you an experienced Bookkeeper/ Accounting professional interested in working in the creative sector?

This position will:

  • Maintain and balance the general ledger in an accurate, complete, and up-to-date manner
  • Perform all activities related to the accounts payable function including reviewing, coding, and processing payments
  • Perform account receivable functions including invoicing, deposits, conduct reconciliation of all accounts on an as needed basis
  • This position will perform payroll functions in an accurate and timely manner, and submit payroll taxes as necessary
  • Issuing T4’s and T4A’s as required annually before February 28th and submit HST returns as required
  • Prepare financial reports through collection, analysis, and summarization of data
  • Compile financial information and reporting required for grant reporting, including regular financial reports to funders.
  • Provide all information to auditor annually as needed
  • Recording all year-end entries  in Accounting software as per auditor
  • Work closely with the Executive Director to prepare regular financial reports, and analysis of related statistics to support organizational reporting and decision making.
  • Interpret and apply accounting policies, rules, and regulations to all work in order to ensure compliance with applicable standards


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent related experience and training
  • 3-5 years’ experience working in accounting and bookkeeping
  • Experience working with not-for-profit organizations
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of GAAP
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient skills in Simple Accounting/SAGE 50, Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and general leger
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail


This position offers flexible hours, with a hybrid remote/work from home arrangement (COVID dependent).
Occasional attendance at meetings to assist in providing financial reports and information. (Infrequently)


$20-$35/hour  To be determined based on qualifications and experience
Total hours per week are estimated between 8-10 hrs.

TERM This is a contract position.

CLOSING DATE February 14, 2022

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume as a single document to Please send with Bookkeeper in the subject line.
We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Cantabile Choirs of Kingston: 2021 BIPOC Song Competition


Cantabile Choirs of Kingston is calling for submissions for the 2021 BIPOC SONG COMPETITION. This competition is open to composers 35 and under, who self-identity as a member of Canada’s BIPOC community. Submissions are welcome by Canadian citizens (living in Canada or abroad), permanent and temporary residents, and Indigenous peoples in Canada.


For more details, visit:

Job Posting: Choeur des enfants de Montréal

The Chœur des enfants de Montréal (CEM), a 125 voice choir of children aged 5 – 21, is seeking an Assistant Conductor starting May of 2022. The Assistant Conductor will co-direct the preparatory and Junior extension choirs of CEM in-residence at Share the Warmth. This will be the second year of CEM’s partnership with Share the Warmth. The Assistant Conductor will work together with the Collaborative Pianist to rehearse and teach the children with the repertoire and curriculum provided by the Artistic Director.

For more details about the Choeur des enfants de Montréal , please visit

Application deadline: March 1, 2022

Click here to see the Assistant Conductor job posting.