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Collaborative Pianist/ Assistant Choir Director

Collaborative Pianist/Assistant Choir Director Needed – Contract Position

The Youth Singers Kids & Music Program is seeking a dynamic, energetic, talented and empathetic musician to accompany our Grade 2 program.

This position has the potential to expand into a teaching role as well, for the right candidate.


  • Minimum of Grade 10 RCM piano achieved.
  • Excellent sight reader.
  • Comfortable with or interested in exploring musical improvisation on the piano.
  • Ability to “go with the flow.”
  • Interested in working with young children, and most importantly, likes young children!
  • Comfortable singing and can model singing well—including harmonies.
  • Some choral directing or an interest in choral directing an asset.


  • Attend all rehearsals, workshops and concerts for the Grade 2 kids and music class.
  • Support the choir/rehearsals with excellent musicality, and model good professional behaviour at all times.
  • Support all four kids and music groups (Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2) in our Christmas and year-end recitals.
  • Prep all music that has been given ahead of time, and be ready to play any last minute requests as well as possible.
  • Have a general knowledge of the vocal as well as the piano music assigned, so they may support the children by singing as directed.
  • Be pleasant, kind, gentle, and caring around children.
  • Work well with a dynamic and energetic choral director/instructor.
  • Understand that working with children means every lesson is a new adventure.
  • Have as much fun as possible in every lesson.
  • Be prepared to substitute teach a class should the director be ill or absent.

If you are interested in subbing for any of the other kids and music classes—this position has the potential to expand into a secondary instructor for the program as it grows, if you are the right candidate and have an interest in pursuing music education for young children

Contract Commitment
  • Weekly Class Tme: Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30pm
  • Classes run until April 20, 2022.
  • Choreo Workshops: March 12, April 2, 2022, 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Year End Presentation: April 28, 2022, 1:00 – 4:30pm

All rehearsals take place at the ATCO Performing Arts Centre (1371 Hastings Cres, SE).

Youth Singers of Calgary pays $40/hour for this position.

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