RHP Seeks Assistant Director


The Rainbow Harmony Project (RHP) is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Director. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with RHP’s Artistic Director, assisting where needed in the planning, organizing and implementation of rehearsals, concerts and artistic direction of the choir.

Relevant Skills & Experience

  • Formal training and/or experience in music and choral conducting. A Bachelor of Music is an asset but not required.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Very good interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Previous experience working in a team setting

  • Knowledge, understanding of, and a willingness to learn about the LGBTQ2* community

  • Willingness to continue learning and growing as a choral director

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Attend all RHP rehearsals and concerts

  • Attend RHP Board meetings, Music Team meetings, and Artistic Direction meetings as requested by the Artistic Director and Board

  • Prepare and conduct repertoire for rehearsals and concerts as chosen by the Artistic Director

  • Assist with organization of performance and concert particulars, including but not limited to liaising with venues; coordinating volunteers; arranging for riser transportation, setup and teardown; and assisting with distribution of performance attire

  • Meet with Artistic Director regularly to discuss topics such as planning, repertoire, concerts, etc.

  • Communicate to Board, choir members, and production staff as requested

  • Assist Artistic Director in organizing and maintaining music library and database

  • Build positive relationships with choir members

Time Commitment

  • Approximately 5-7 hours/week, averaged over the course of the season. Hours will fluctuate throughout each term depending on performances and other events. Some tasks may require more time than indicated below. Approximate time breakdown will be as follows:

  • Rehearsals: 3 hours/week

  • Board, Music Team, and Artistic Direction meetings: 0-6 hours/month

  • Concerts and performances (organization and attendance): 15-20 hours/term

  • Development of learning tracks (as needed): 3-5 hours/term

  • Correspondence with choir members: 1-2 hours/month


  • This position is a one-year term (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018), with the possibility of renewal


  • The Assistant Director will be paid $2,200-$2,800 for the contracted 1-year term, depending on education and experience. Disbursement shall be broken down as deemed appropriate by the Board and the candidate.

Performance Review

  • An annual performance review will be conducted in conjunction with the Artistic Director and the Board President.

Application Process

Applicants should submit their applications by June 16, 2017 in confidence to: rhp@rainbowharmonyproject.ca.

Applications must include:

  1. A cover letter, describing:

    • Why you are applying for this position

    • An example of a meaningful choral experience you have had

    • Why you want to be a part of an organization for the LGBTQ2* community and their allies

  2. A resume with 3 references

  3. A video of rehearsal and/or concert footage will help in the decision-making process, but is not required.

Please contact Justin Odwak, Artistic Director of RHP, with any questions you may have:

director@rainbowharmonyproject.ca. More information about Rainbow Harmony Project can be found on our website: www.rainbowharmonyproject.ca.