We’re Hiring!

I Like Singing is looking for an exceptional, inspirational and dynamic Assistant Choir Director/Choir Leader to join the team! You will be responsible for leading and conducting choir rehearsals and end of term concerts for our three adults-only no-audition modern pop choirs in Altrincham, Sale and Chorlton, each with about 60 members. 

It’s perfect for a music teacher, vocal coach, piano teacher, choir director, or a music graduate! We also have an internship opportunity.

About the choirs:
We sing innovative pop choir arrangements of songs and mash-ups ranging the decades (think George Michael to Billie Eilish), focussing on improving group musicality through improvisation, rhythmic sense and groove. We aim to create a non-judgement space where people can explore their creativity with positivity and curiousity. The aim is to try new things without being scared of failing! Our rehearsals are great fun and there is always a lot of laughter in the room.

About the role:
– All admin, arrangements, resources and payments is managed by I Like Singing.
– All equipment is provided at the venues
– We have 40 rehearsals in each choir per year (120 in total), roughly following the school term.
– You will lead half of these rehearsals per choir, so 60 in total a year, alternating rehearsals with Rose
– Alty Voices is Monday evenings, Sale Sings is Tuesday evenings and Chorlton Sings is Wednesday evenings

Why work with us:
– Competitive rates for rehearsals and concerts
– Work within a small, passionate team in which you will feel valued
– Lead a passionate community of singers
– Lots of room for creative, musical and educational development
– Fantastic opportunities to perform – we have played for BBC, ITV and Channel 4
– We work hard, have fun, sound great but don’t take ourselves too seriously!
– Free access to our masterclasses and workshops
– Just turn up, set up and inspire (all admin/equipment is sorted)!

Who we are looking for:
– Someone who genuinely loves choirs and pop music
– An inspiring individual who has heaps of energy and positivity
– Someone who is able to create an inclusive community of happy singers
– Good organisation, communication and timekeeping skills.
– Excellent people management, conflict resolution and social skills
– Someone who strives to get the best possible sound and experience from the choir
– Knowledge of the voice
– Ability to play piano or guitar and sing
– Adaptability in teaching across different genres and music styles

It would be great if you have:
– Experience directing choirs or leading groups of singers/musicians
– Proficiency playing the piano/guitar
– Knowledge of sound mixing/engineering
– Bachelors/Master’s degree in Music or related field
– Vocal experience or qualifications in CVT, EVT and/or SLS.
– Knowledge/experience with The Intelligent Choir Method.

You will work on a freelance, self employed basis. Application deadline is 15th of August 2024, and we will be conducting online interviews on 27th & 28th of August. If successful you will start in September 2024.

INTERESTED (but not quite sure)? We also offering an internship: an amazing opportunity to work with and learn from the founder and director of I Like Singing, Rose (use the same application link above).