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Choir Instructor

Reporting to the Arts Program Director, this position will be responsible for the effective direction of a choir program for children ages 5+, adults, and seniors. In consultation with the Arts management team, the instructor will be responsible for the planning and implementation of a choir program at Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Prepare lesson plans, research musical selections suitable for participants (children, adults and seniors) and implement classes based on the curriculum design.Work alongside the piano accompanist of the program.
  • Help offer input into the into the growth and development of all arts programming initiatives.
  • Assure the health and safety of participants by following health and safety practices and regulations.
  • Provide a safe, fun, engaging, creative and supportive environment for participants and volunteers.
  • Exceptional organizational, multi-tasking, problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal skills with a focus on customer service.
  • Strong attention to detail and exceptional follow-through.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Maintain a professional attitude at all times.
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines.
  • Effectively communicates in a variety of settings.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure best delivery of customer/client experience, consistency in program offerings etc.Perform other duties as assigned.Be available to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Ensure the space and its equipment are being treated safely, and appropriately.

Qualifications Include:

  • Associated Degree(s) or diploma(s) in related field: music, teaching, working with children, adults and/or seniors.
  • Previous experience teaching/working in the field.
  • Current Standard First Aid and AED certification (YMCA will provide training opportunities to re-certify, ie to keep your original certification current).
  • Meet and maintain any other specific licensing requirements.
  • Evidence of a cleared police security clearance including a vulnerable sector search.
  • Three professional references required.

Please submit cover letters and CVs to Judith Mendelsohn at by July 3, 2018.