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All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir Director

The Ohio State Fair is searching for an All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir Director.

This position is a contracted position with year-round responsibilities. Hours vary throughout the year and increase significantly upon arrival at the Ohio State Fair.

The All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir is a select ensemble of high school vocalists representing Ohio’s diverse population and performs at the annual Ohio State Fair. Participation in the organization is an educational and social experience which enables students to further develop their musical skills and become leaders in their school music programs and everyday life. The choir members reside in the Rhodes Center dorms for 17 days.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Prepare, recruit, manage and direct the 200+ member All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir.
Six-eight concerts/performances each day of the Fair, including the daily parade.
Select and manage choir staff needed to help coordinate the student’s schedules, daily
activities, safety and well-being during their pre-Fair and Fair experience. Staff consists of 12-16 paid members, plus volunteers. Choir staff is available to assist with year- round responsibilities on a limited basis.
Technology skills are a plus (i.e. Microsoft Suite - Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.).

To apply, please email the following materials:
A sample program of what you would potentially use at the Ohio State Fair.
Three professional recommendations (musical and supervisory references are a plus).

Also please provide answers to the following questions:
1. How familiar are you with the Ohio State Fair’s youth choir?
2. Have you ever recommended any youth to become members of the All-Ohio State Fair
Youth Choir? If so, how many?

What will be provided and/or requested upon acceptance of an interview:
A detailed job description and timeline - provided.
A video (working with a choral group) and a
schedule of upcoming rehearsals will both be requested.

Reply by March 1, 2014 to:
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