2017-2018 Job Openings: Musicianship Teachers
Teacher Requirements: FCS seeks teachers with strong commitment to training children to sing and develop a love of music. Teachers must demonstrate a physical ability to teach music kinesthetically and possess at least one level of Kodály training or equivalent. Each musicianship class is 45 minutes
Da Capo I & II ( Annandale, Centreville & Vienna Campus) (~ages 5-7)
Annandale Campus: 5:30-6:15pm (Da Capo)
Centreville Campus: Tuesdays: 6:15-7pm (Da Capo)
Vienna Campus: Tuesdays 5:00-5:45pm (Da Capo)
Program Description: Teachers introduce the youngest singers in the choir program to music literacy through a completely aural curriculum (provided). Teacher builds vocal development through solfège, handsigns, rhythm syllables, singing games, play parties, and other instructional techniques. For Da Capo: A demonstration of skills and final skills check for every child will be held annually.
Lyric II (Annandale & Vienna Campuses) (~ages 7-9)
Annandale Campus: Mondays 4:45-5:30pm
Vienna Campus: Tuesdays 5:45-6:30pm
Treble II (Annandale & Vienna Campuses) (~ages 9-13)
Annandale Campus: Mondays: 5:30-6:15pm
Centreville Campus: Tuesdays: 5:30-6:15pm
Vienna Campus: Tuesdays 6:30-7:15pm
Concert Singers (Annandale Campus) (~ages 15-18)
Annandale Campus: Mondays: 7:00-7:45pm
Program Description: The Lyric, Treble & Concert Singers Musicianship Classes work with students to continue to develop music literacy skills. Using primarily the Kodály philosophy and FCS curriculum (provided), the teacher builds vocal development through solfège, handsigns, rhythm syllables, singing games, play parties, and other instructional techniques. A demonstration of skills and final skills check for every child will be held annually.
Application Deadline: August 15, 2017
Applications currently being accepted. Please send Cover Letter and Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
About our Internships
Fairfax Choral Society internships immerse students in the daily operations of a performing arts organization. Our interns enhance their portfolios with significant projects that give them the tools, training, and experience they require for success in future endeavors. “I have learned so much from this internship. The activities were very useful for me, and I believe that my writing has matured a great deal.” – Megan Bonard, former Grant Writing and Editing Intern
Arts Management Intern
The Arts Management Intern works with the Managing Director and Director of Operations on the day-to-day operations of running a nonprofit organization. The internship will include office management, concert and rehearsal management, fundraising, development, marketing, website/social media updating, and other tasks as assigned. Students have the opportunity to focus their internship in one area or get a broad knowledge of fields. This internship typically last one semester (or summer) for 10-15 hours per week, stipend available (credit available).
Grant Writing and Editing Internship
The Grant Writing and Editing Intern works with the Managing Director in researching, preparing, and writing grant applications to foundations and corporations. The intern maintains the foundation and corporate database. Additional opportunities include assisting with copy-writing for promotional and marketing materials, press releases, newspaper articles, concert postcards, media ads, website updates, etc. This internship typically last one semester for 10 hours per week, stipend available (credit available).
Qualifications for Internships
Interns must be currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies. Experienced high school students may apply for unpaid internships as well. They should demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to work independently. Interest or background in the arts helpful, but not necessary.
1. Cover letter detailing which position you are interested in. The cover letter should tell us why you’re interested in working with FCS and address why you are the ideal candidate for the position.
2. Resume with education, work training, any choral experience, and technical skills.
3. One writing sample no longer than 1 page. This should not be a creative writing piece.
Applications accepted via email only. Send to: email@example.com.