Dunottar Choral Society Director (Self-Employed), Surrey

Closing date:Expiring soon

Dunottar SchoolSurrey

Date posted:
Start date: Immediate
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £3,000 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

The Dunottar Choral Society is a long-standing and friendly choir. Following the retirement of our Choral Director, we are seeking a dynamic and experienced musician to direct the choir.  

Key Responsibilities: 

  • To organise and put on at least three concerts per year. One of these will include the Choral Society’s participation in Dunottar School’s annual Carol Service.  
  • To be available to conduct rehearsals on Thursday evenings during term time. 
  • To select appropriately challenging repertoire for the choir. 
  • To liaise with the Director of Music at Dunottar School over concert dates and selection of concert repertoire prior to fixing dates. 
  • To be responsible for booking rehearsal and concert space, and for any additional musicians needed for concerts and/or rehearsals. 
  • To purchase or hire music for the choir and prepare scores for rehearsals. 
  • To work with the Treasurer to help manage the Choral Society’s finances. 
  • To ensure a replacement conductor is in place for any rehearsals or concerts not covered. 
  • To create and distribute advertising material for upcoming concerts. 
  • To write and produce programmes for each performance.  
  • To keep members informed on rehearsal dates and events. 
  • To attend key annual events such as socials and AGMs. 
  • To generally promote the name of the Choral Society.  


Person Specification: 

  • To have warmth, creative flair and be able to inspire and motivate amateur singers. 
  • Have expertise in choral music, including excellent knowledge of choral repertoire. 
  • To have a proven ability to work with a mixed ability choir. 
  • To speak fluent English. 
  • Have excellent levels of written communication skills. 
  • Be confident in IT and using emails. 


Desired Skills: 

  • To have a high level of keyboard skills. 
  • To have good arranging skills . 


More about Dunottar School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: High Trees Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 7EL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1737 761945
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