Staff Openings

Position Announcement & Job Description

Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh

Section Leader Job Description

The Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh is seeking four section leaders (one in each voice part) to join the organization for the 2017 season (August-November).

Season dates are as follows:
Retreat: Sunday, August 27, 2-5pm
Monday evenings, 6:30-9pm, August 28 – November 13, except September 4
Dress rehearsal: Saturday, November 18, 10am-1pm
Concert: Sunday, November 19, 4pm
Section leaders will be expected to sing the final performance with the choir.

Conduct weekly/biweekly sectional rehearsals, teaching notes, rhythms, text, and musical style from the piano
– Provide group vocal instruction in the context of sectional rehearsals
Sing with the ensemble, modeling healthy and expressive singing
Lead group activities, such as warm-ups or games, to assist the Music Director
– Conduct the group, as needed, to assist the Music Director
Meet with the Music Director, as needed, to discuss ensemble progress and plans for future rehearsals

Minimum of junior standing in an undergraduate music degree
Middle or high school-level choral conducting experience
Advanced training in voice; knowledge of vocal pedagogy and foreign language diction
Intermediate piano skills, including facility with score reading and part playing
Strong leadership and teaching skills; collaborative spirit
– Successful candidates will be required to submit Act 33/34 clearances

$21 per hour

To apply:
Please send (1) a CV, including solo and choral singing experience (identify your voice type), (2) Cover letter, including a brief description of teaching philosophy, and (3) List of references to Dr. Caron Daley, Music Director Designate, at

Deadline: July 10, 2017