Twin Cities Bronze is accepting applications for our Artistic and Music Director position. Located in the Twin Cities, MN Metro Area, Twin Cities Bronze is an auditioned handbell ensemble of advanced ringers and is distinctive among handbell groups for performing without a conductor, and for its energetic and visually appealing performance style.
The Artistic and Music Director is a volunteer position with an estimated time commitment of approximately 10 hours per week with an official start date of September 2022. A strong knowledge of handbell history, composers, and repertoire would be helpful however, not a requirement.
Our Mission: To provide musical excellence through innovative performances and education using the medium of handbells.
Our Purpose: To advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of Twin Cities Bronze™ so as to support the organization’s mission and needs.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted through Saturday, January 15, 2022. To apply, please email SearchCommittee@TwinCitiesBronze.org a current resume along with a 1-page statement addressing the following:
“Twin Cities Bronze is currently twelve musicians who perform the most challenging handbell repertoire as a conductor-less ensemble. What is your vision for the future of this ensemble?”
About the Job
- Acts as Artistic and Music Director of the Ensemble, to include but not limited to:
- Articulation and demonstration of overall vision, planning and direction of education and musical programs performed by the Ensemble or any subset of the Ensemble;
- Lead the Ensemble or its’ subsets in a majority of the rehearsals and performances; and
- Assure and maintain professional performance standards.
- Works with the Board of Directors to define and accomplish goals at the start of each fiscal year and throughout the performing year.
- Present to the Board of Directors, in advance of each season, musical performances, and proposed budget to include:
- Selection of music, musicians and equipment for all approved and budgeted programs;
- Periodic progress reports to the Board regarding musical programming;
- Execution of the musical programs of the Ensemble within the approved budgets;
- Recommendations for commissioning new works, when appropriate.
- Auditions, selects and removes performing members in accordance with procedures approved by the Board of Directors.
- Selects assistant, guest or substitute conductors, and other instrumentalists that comply with the budget approved by the Board.
- Conducts weekly rehearsals, and additional special rehearsals, as needed, or arranges for such rehearsals to be conducted.
- Encourage the development of the Ensemble as a team through retreats, activities, tours, and social time outside of rehearsals.
- Assists the Board of Directors to represent the Ensemble by attendance at meetings, social functions, and fundraising events as appropriate and mutually agreeable, that will bring favorable recognition to the Ensemble and establish networking contacts.
Twin Cities Bronze recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the participatory experience of its members and in supporting the organization’s mission. Twin Cities Bronze is committed to attracting and retaining employees, ensemble members, volunteers, and board members with varying identities and backgrounds.
Twin Cities Bronze provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs and employment without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, ability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.