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Artistic Director Position

The position:

Malaspina Choir seeks an experienced choral conductor to take over the artistic direction of the Choir, starting in September 2020. The successful candidate will be someone:

  • with recent choral conducting experience,
  • able to conduct concerts with professional orchestral accompaniment as well as performances accompanied by piano or a capella
  • whose artistic vision and repertoire choices will inspire and challenge the choir and attract audiences.


The Choir:

Malaspina Choir is a 50-member mixed voice community choir, founded in 1970 and based in Nanaimo, BC. It is self-governed, and is affiliated with Vancouver Island University whose students may register and receive credits for participating the choir.  More information can be found in the About the Choir page.


More information is in the following documents:

The Selection Process:

All prospective candidates should submit the following material no later than February 24, 2020 to pres@malaspinachoir.com :

1)    a letter of application

2)    a curriculum vitae

3)    names and contact information of two references

4)     A 2-3 page response to the following: What is your vision for the Malaspina Choir, and how would you go about achieving it?  You may want to include suggestions for programs, ideas for attracting new members and audiences.


All Applications will be reviewed and some applicants may be asked to participate in an interview with the Selection Committee in early March 2020. A short list of candidates will be asked to lead the choir in rehearsal in mid-March, 2020. Choir members’ ratings of candidates will be used in making the final decision.


Selection criteria are in the document Criteria for Candidate Selection


Salary: competitive, negotiable.


A copy of this position description can be downloaded here:  .docx file   .pdf file


 Updated 2020-2-7