Reporting to the Musical Director and to the Director of Artistic Operations and Executive Producer, primary responsibilities of the OSM Choral Director will include recruitment and auditioning of professional and amateur members; musical preparation for all programs and recordings that involve chorus; planning and scheduling of rehearsals. Working closely with the Musical Director and/or guest conductors on questions of repertoire, style and interpretation, the Choral Director is expected to conduct all chorus rehearsals; attend all rehearsals, concerts and recording sessions led by the Musical Director or guest conductors; conduct concerts at the Musical Director’s request. Position beginning with the 2011-2012 season.

In conjunction with duties as OSM Choral Director, the successful candidate will be invited to take up a negotiated part-time position (approximately 50% load) at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Performance of the Schulich School of Music of McGill University for an initial term of three years (non tenure track) beginning August 1, 2011. Depending upon qualifications and interests, responsibilities will include the direction of one or more choral ensembles, graduate supervision, etc. The Schulich School of Music is the largest and most renowned university-based professional training program in Canada, and an international leader in humanities-based and scientific-technologies research in music and sound.

Highly qualified candidates (doctoral degree or equivalent professional experience) are invited to send their curriculum vitae by March 31, 2010 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail (postmarked March 31, 2010) to the following address:

Marie-Claude Briand
Production Coordinator, Artistic Operations
260 Maisonneuve Blvd. West, 2nd floor
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2X 1Y9

Auditions for the Choral Director will take place Saturday, May 8, 2010 in Montreal and only selected candidates will receive an invitation by April 8, 2010.

Salary will be negotiable according to qualifications and experience. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others who may contribute to further diversification.

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