Become a Cool Choir leader in your own town or city while building, inspiring and transforming the lives of your local community through the joy of singing and friendship!
Choir Leaders – Recruiting across Canada!
Cool Choir is a new concept in community choirs – direct from the UK. This is a non-auditioned, all-inclusive adult rock and pop choir experience performing original and exclusive arrangements of songs by legendary groups and artists – in rich harmony
Already successful in Calgary, there are over 500 members of public singing weekly across multiple locations and now Cool Choir has grown to be Calgary’s largest, recreational choir and the only non-auditioned adult rock and pop choir of its kind in the city.
Our fun, fast growing, young and one-of-a-kind vibrant company is seeking exceptionally talented, energetic candidates to launch Cool Choir in their local towns or cities across Canada
Working alongside the company’s Director, you will launch and run this community based business and your skills as a natural leader, along with your ability to inspire and motivate those around you will ensure its success. You will be self-employed and running your own business (within the remit, established methodology and protocol of a larger organisation), so bring your entrepreneurial skills to the party!
You will have a bubbly, engaging and sometimes quirky personality (personality is key to this role!) and like us, you will have a passion for rock and pop music. Our ideal candidate will have advanced piano skills in order to be able to teach the harmonies easily and effectively but a formal background in music is not necessary. Your boundless energy, humour, ear for harmony, ability to hold a tune and your enthusiasm for technology and social media will keep your members wanting more. Think’ duelling-pianos-meets-a-choir’ with the result being a ‘choir on steroids’ led by an inspiring musician with a big personality, overflowing with musical talent and a great natural ear for music, loved and idolised unconditionally by his/her choir members!
This is a role requiring a long-term commitment and would be suited to new graduate musicians, teachers/vocal coaches looking for a new challenge, professional musicians looking for a second income or anyone with the skills required, looking for an entrepreneurial business opportunity.
Your schedule MUST allow you to run Cool Choir rehearsals a MINIMUM of THREE WEEKNIGHTS between Monday and Thursday evenings for 30 weeks per year. This is NOT a ‘part time job’ you can do on the side of your other work. This is a long-term CAREER and the level of time and commitment required is demanding with regards to marketing/promoting your choirs (especially in the beginning), organising performances, socials, workshops, etc. throughout the year. With dedication, time spent and strong commitment teamed with being exceptionally talented (and a likeable, easygoing personality), you will quickly grow this to be an exceptionally well-paid, satisfying, rewarding and personally life-changing journey, making a living as a musician, while still being able to fit in gigs, performing and other weekend work.
Be able to read music
Have advanced skills but a formal background in music is not necessary.
Have the ability to network, promote and be comfortable being interviewed by the media
Be exceptionally comfortable with technology and social media
Be comfortable and efficient handling administration
Have the desire to motivate, inspire and engage others
Be a great communicator
Have a bubbly, engaging and quirky personality
Be energetic and vibrant
Driven, highly motivated and ambitious
Have great leadership and people skills
Have endless enthusiasm and energy
Be able to take creative direction and guidance
Car owner/driver essential
Already own or be willing to purchase a portable piano, PA system and microphone
Have a schedule which allows you to run Cool Choir rehearsals a minimum of three weeknights between Monday and Thursday evenings for 30 weeks per year
Have a schedule during the week that allows you to actively market/promote your choirs in the community
The following skills are desirable but not essential;
Knowledge of music software and recording
Ability to arrange music
If you are looking to elevate your own status as an independent artist or build a fan base this role is not for you
You must be permanently resident or have citizenship status in Canada and legally allowed to work
Full training will be given and for the right candidate. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a growing company planning to expand across Canada in the coming years.
New Cool Choir launches generally take place in September each year and training commences within the six month period before (though depending on timing/point of application/strength of candidate etc, could commence in either January or April too).
Please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
– a short video showing off the fun, vibrant, outgoing side of your personality (we need to know you can engage a room full of people for up to 6 hours a week! Remember, this is an important step in the recruitment process, if you can engage and entertain us, you can engage your choir members!)
Find us at www.coolchoir.com