Director, Battle Creek Community Chorus
The Battle Creek Community Chorus, a program of The Music Center, is pleased to announce a rare professional opportunity. The Chorus is seeking a new Music Director to lead the group beginning fall of 2023. This is an exciting time for the Music Director to reformat the choir and programming and to lead the group back to pre-covid enrollment. The Music Director is responsible for the artistic and administrative direction of the Chorus including selecting music, designing programs, recruiting singers, scheduling, and conducting all rehearsals and performances, and working with staff accompanist and other Music Center personnel. As part of The Music Center, substantial support is provided including bookkeeping, registrar, box office manager, grant writer, and marketing personnel leaving the Music Director more time to focus on the art of the Chorus. A paid accompanist is also provided.
The Chorus often performs with the Battle Creek Symphony, another unique benefit of leading this group. A typical year sees 3 to 4 concerts which may be collaborations with other area organizations, Music Center programs, or stand-alone events which take place at a variety of venues of the Music Director’s choosing.
The group meets Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in a large rehearsal room at The Music Center, located in the Davidson Building of Kellogg Community College. Some flexibility with rehearsal scheduling may be possible to accommodate the right candidate.
This part-time salaried position pays $6000 annually.
For more information or to submit your resume and cover letter, please email careers@YourMusicCenter.org. No phone calls. Please use the email address for all initial contact. The Music Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Part-time Orchestra Librarian
Interested in an exciting position in the arts? The Battle Creek Symphony is seeking a part-time Orchestra Librarian. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing and organizing all of the music needed for performances, and for maintaining the orchestra's library of parts and scores, in order to support the art and mission of The Music Center.
This rewarding position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Music. Preferred experience includes 1 – 3 years' experience in orchestra librarian work. Proficiency in string instruments is preferred. The Orchestra Librarian will also need knowledge of symphonic music, proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Strong organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail, and excellent communication skills--both verbal and written, are a must. A high degree of reliability, capacity to multi-task, and ability to work with little supervision, meet strict deadlines, and function well under pressure are of utmost importance for this position.
The Librarian is required to attend all rehearsals and concerts. Flexible hours include up to 42 hours per concert (a total of 6). Hourly rate is $18/hour. The majority of the work (i.e. preparation of parts) can be done off-site but there are times when work in the office is required.
This is an excellent position for those seeking a part-time career in Arts Administration. Previous employees of The Music Center are now holding leadership positions with the Grand Rapids Symphony, Cincinnati Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, and Philadelphia Orchestra, among others.
If you are qualified, please send a cover letter, resume, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Community Music School Faculty Openings
The Community Music School™, a program of The Music Center™ in Battle Creek, Michigan, offers private instruction in most band and orchestra instruments, piano, voice, and guitar, as well as Music First classes for infant through 5 years. Prospective faculty with the following qualifications are invited to submit resumes at any time: Bachelor’s degree in music or related area, proficiency and continuing performance on major instrument, three years teaching experience, two professional references, able to pass a background check.
Please contact us via our contact form for information on openings. No phone calls, please
Battle Creek Symphony openings
See the Auditions page for current openings.
About The Music Center
The Music Center is dedicated to the highest standards of music performance and education and to making our community better than ever by embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion. By using music as a tool for change and as a platform to embrace everyone, our goal is to normalize diversity wherever we serve.
We provide musical listening, learning, and performance opportunities to people of all ages and skill levels. Established in 2000, The Music Center offers programs including I.M.P.A.C.T.: FREE after school classes/Sojourner Truth Choir, Ars Voce, the FREE Battle Creek Boychoir and Girls Chorus, Battle Creek Community Chorus, the Community Music School, and Michigan's oldest continuously running orchestra, the Battle Creek Symphony. For more information, please visit our website at www.YourMusicCenter.org.