Job Type

Full Time


Details: The San Francisco Girls Chorus offers a competitive salary in line with peer organizations.




44 Page Street
Suite 200
San Francisco
United States


Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with San Francisco Girls Chorus (SFGC) Music Director and Principal Conductor (MDPC) and senior staff, the Director of Chorus School Administration & Programs (DCSAP) is an important member of SFGC’s senior management team. The DCSAP will oversee day-to-day operations of the San Francisco Girls Chorus School and will provide visionary leadership in the development, implementation, and management of educational curriculum, partnerships, and outreach programs.

Responsibilities include:


·        Plan, manage, and carry out the enrollment, auditions, and registration processes for the Chorus School, residential camp, and tours; prepare the Chorus roster each semester and keep all faculty and staff informed of changes to enrollment

·        In collaboration with the Executive Director, Music Director and Principal Conductor, and senior staff, manage the Chorus School budgeting process

·        Maintain CHARMS – SFGC’s School Customer Relationship Management database – ensuring that all chorus participants, their contact, email, and medical information are accurate and up-to-date

·        Work closely with Music Director, Director of Production and Artistic Administration (DPAA), and Chorus School faculty to ensure Chorus School calendar and attendance records are up-to-date at all times

·        In collaboration with the Director of Communications, create and send important communiques to choristers and families, including monthly e-newsletter, listening sessions details, and student and parent surveys

·        Work with Music Director and Level Directors each semester to compile and, when needed, determine repertoire and other programmatic information for all performance and educational activities, ensuring that pertinent information is available to all departments

·        Lead updates and revisions of Chorus School Handbook and related policies which is distributed at the start of each academic year to all families

·        Review SFGC School and office inventory needs, coordinating with vendors and re-ordering as necessary

·        Oversee the hiring of accompanists, student aides, and volunteers for the Chorus School and/or camp, as needed

·        Coordinate and schedule staff for chorister dismissal procedures following each rehearsal

·        Ensure that the Chorus School’s emergency procedures are up-to-date; communicate updates, schedule bi-annual safety drills, and maintain “emergency” contact binders for all choristers; create and maintain concert bags and tour bags

·        Field and forward performance booking inquiries and outreach program performances

·        Attend SFGC and Chorus School performances and assist with production, as needed

·        Oversee wardrobe department, including supervising wardrobe coordinator, scheduling and coordinating chorister fittings, communicating with parents and choristers about wardrobe requirements, and reviewing condition and inventory of all wardrobe pieces annually


·        In collaboration with the Executive Director and Music Director and Principal Conductor, develop long-term vision for the Chorus’ in-school and community educational activities

·        Oversee planning, implementation, and operations management for all SFGC outreach activities, including performances, workshops, and residencies

·        Work closely with SFGC’s Music Director and Principal Conductor and Director of Voice Studies and Faculty Advisor to monitor and assess efficacy of the Chorus School Curriculum

·        Oversee the Chorus School’s Composer-in-Residence program and participation in the San Francisco Opera’s educational program, Opera Aria

·        Develop, cultivate, and maintain relationships with community partners, leaders, and educational programs

·        Work closely with the Director of Institutional Advancement to identify funding opportunities for educational and outreach programs; provide material support for proposals/solicitations, as needed

·        Look for creative opportunities to broaden awareness for and increase interest in the SFGC School and its programs

Required Qualifications:

·        Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Music Education, Music Performance, or a related field

·        Minimum 3 years administrative experience in an academic, educational or performing arts environment, preferably in the non-profit sector

·        Ability to analyze, organize, and process data quickly and accurately

·        Ability to work independently, multi-task, and prioritize tasks

·        A professional, collegial demeanor and the ability to interact with a variety of organizational stakeholders, including families, faculty, staff, guest artists, funders, and member of the Board of Directors

·        Fluency with computers, Microsoft Office, Google Apps for Education, and CRM databases

·        Superb interpersonal, communication, and written skills

Preferred Qualifications:

·        Master’s Degree in Education, Music Education, Arts Administration, Music Performance, or a related field

·        Knowledge of latest research and trends in the field of arts education

·        Knowledge of the Bay Area educational and arts community

·        Experience working with music educators and young musicians


The Director of Chorus School Administration & Programs is a full-time, exempt salaried position. In additional to regular business hours Monday through Friday, occasional weekend and evening hours throughout the year will be required for performances, meetings, and other events.

About the San Francisco Girls Chorus

Founded in 1978, the San Francisco Girls Chorus is a renowned, industry-leading performing arts and music education organization that empowers young women through music. Under the leadership of Artistic Director, Lisa Bielawa, and Music Director, Valerie Sainte-Agathe, SFGC enrolls nearly 300 choristers ages 5-18 from 45 cities and all 9 Bay Area counties each year. Served by a music faculty of 21 teaching artists and 7 administrators, the organization operates a professional-level performance, recording and touring ensemble; a four-level Chorus School training program; and a Preparatory Chorus. 


SFGC collaborates annually with leading arts and cultural organizations including the San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Film Festival, and the Kronos Quartet, among many others. The Chorus has performed at major national and international venues across the country, including the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama, New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. SFGC has also toured the world, performing in Japan, China, Korea, Germany, the Nordic countries, and Cuba. SFGC’s commitment to artistic excellence has been recognized through numerous awards, including five GRAMMY Awards and three ASCAP/Chorus America Awards for Adventurous Programming.


SFGC owns and operates the Kanbar Performing Arts Center, a six-story hub for the arts in San Francisco’s Civic Center district that annually serves more than 30 arts organizations. SFGC’s current annual operating budget is $2.4 million.


Compensation package includes health, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending plan, optional 403(b) retirement plan, and generous paid time off.   

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Email cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and a list of three references to J. Andrew Bradford, Executive Director, at, by Friday, March 16, 2018. Include job title in subject line. Applications may also be mailed to: San Francisco Girls Chorus, 44 Page Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94102. No phone calls, please.

The San Francisco Girls Chorus is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.