North Shore Choral Society
Music Director Position Description

Our Music Director for the past 22 years has announced that he is retiring at the end of the 2007/2008 season. A search process for a new Music Director has begun. Anyone interested in applying for the position should send an e-mail message to our General Manager ( to receive further information.

The Music Director provides the artistic vision of the North Shore Choral Society and is responsible for the leadership and direction of every aspect of the performances by the chorus and orchestra. The Music Director reports to the Board of Directors and works in conjunction and consultation with the Board.

Artistic Management
Provides overall artistic leadership and direction to the chorus and concert orchestra, instrumentalists, and soloists
Selects and evaluates chorus members
Plans all artistic aspects in the choice of repertoire and selection of venues
Selects all artistic personnel (accompanist, soloists, orchestra, and individual instrumentalists) and coaches them as necessary
Conducts all weekly rehearsals and concerts for a circa nine-month season
Ensures that program notes are written for each concert
Prepares scores for chorus, orchestra, and soloists as necessary
Provides information for the concert program books
Negotiates artists’ fees within Board-approved budget parameters

Board Relations
Participates as a member of the Board of Directors on all matters, except his or her own personnel matters
Presents monthly reports to the Board regarding the status of the artistic programs
Participates in fundraising activities

Public Relations
Serves as a key official spokesperson for the Society
Participates in community activities that further the name recognition of the Society
Represents the Society in all media appearances
Participates in musical and professional organizations
Collaborates in developing marketing campaigns and publicity for the chorus

Financial Management
Develops an annual comprehensive artistic plan that, once approved by the Board, provides the basis for the annual budget
Follows the approved annual budget for the programs
Collaborates in the preparation of grant applications