Passion and positivity. That’s the common attribute of those that work for our organization. We are dedicated to bringing excellent choral music education to ALL children in our Southeast Michigan community. If you have a desire to share your creative energies with our staff, browse our openings or upload your resume and tell us your interests. We’ll consider you for future opportunities.

Positions Available

  • The Detroit Children’s Choir is seeking additional qualified music educators to serve as part-time Assistant Directors for our In-School choir programs.

    The In-School program serves as the foundation of the mission of our organization. The Detroit Children’s Choir goes inside different schools in order to prepare students for performances and teach them the fundamentals of music education. Excellence in healthy vocal technique, music literacy through a Kodály-inspired curriculum, and choral part-singing skills all provide the context for learning in these ensembles for the beginner choral student, aged 8-14.

    Assistant Directors are responsible for running the in-school or civic weekly rehearsals. They serve as the leaders and/or assistants of an In-School / Civic program and directs the weekly rehearsal for each school. All choir rehearsals are in preparation for the Annual Spring Concert featuring DCC's Mass Choir, annually held in the late spring at Orchestra Hall in Downtown Detroit. Assistant Directors report directly to the Artistic Director.

    Mass rehearsals and seasonal performances (as scheduled) are required attendance. Flexible scheduling is available.

    Qualifications:
    ● Bachelor's degree – Required (Bachelor of Music and Teaching Certification / Kodaly Certification - Preferred)
    ● Availability during the school day - Required for In-School Directors
    ● Children’s choral conducting experience
    ● Successful experience with teaching in inner city/ urban /Title 1 school environments
    ● Piano proficiency
    ● Caring, positive and consistent classroom management skills
    ● Access to reliable transportation
    ● Internet and word processing

    All interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to the Artistic Director, Eric Taylor, at etaylor@detroitchildrenschoir.org.

  • Accompanists [Part-Time]

    The Detroit Children’s Choir (DCC) is seeking additional qualified music educators to serve as part-time Accompanists for our In-School choir programs.

    The In-School program serves as the foundation of the mission of our organization. The Detroit Children’s Choir goes inside different schools in order to prepare students for performances and teach them the fundamentals of music education. Excellence in healthy vocal technique, music literacy through a Kodály-inspired curriculum, and choral part-singing skills all provide the context for learning in these ensembles for the beginner choral student, Grades 3 - 8.

    Accompanists assist with the running of the in-school rehearsals by playing the accompaniment / vocal parts and team teaching as needed with each director. Accompanists report directly to the Artistic Manager.

    Professional development and seasonal performances (as scheduled) are required attendance. Flexible scheduling, including Saturday programs, is available.

    Qualifications:
    -Bachelor's degree
    – Required (Bachelor of Music and K-12 Teaching certification or Kodaly certification - Preferred)
    -Piano proficiency
    - Required -Availability during the school day
    -Successful experience with working in inner city/urban/Title 1 school environments
    -Caring, positive and consistent classroom management skills
    -Access to reliable transportation
    -Internet and word processing

    All interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to the Artistic Director, Eric Taylor, at etaylor@detroitchildrenschoir.org.

    Detroit Children’s Choir is a non-profit organization whose mission is to use the power of choral music education as a cultural platform to unite children of diverse backgrounds. We provide experiences through choral music education that will enrich the lives of Metro Detroit’s youth and communities, ultimately shaping confident, focused, and expressive leaders. For more information, you can also visit our website at http://www.detroitchildrenschoir.org.