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Choral Coordinator (part-time, permanent)

Choral Coordinator (part-time, permanent)

Established in 1789, the University of King’s College is Canada’s oldest chartered university and is associated with Dalhousie University. A small and extraordinarily lively academic community located in Halifax (Kjipuktuk), Nova Scotia, King’s is known nationally and internationally for its highly acclaimed interdisciplinary programs in the humanities, including its renowned Foundation Year Program, its professional programs in journalism and its fine arts programs in creative writing. King’s is a community where students, faculty, alumni and staff work to bring greater understanding, creativity, and compassion to the world.

The King’s Chapel Choir sings services in the Anglican tradition in the manner of Oxford and Cambridge Chapels. It is an auditioned ensemble of 12 to 16 singers, singing weekly services and termly concerts in the Anglican tradition. The Chapel Music area is also the administrative home of the King’s Chorus, a non-auditioned choral society of some 50 singers, including students of King’s and Dalhousie, faculty and staff of both institutions, alumni, and community members.

The Choral Coordinator reports to the Director of Chapel Music and has overall responsibility for the administration of the Chapel Choir and the King’s Chorus. The successful candidate will also work closely with the Chaplain and the Chapel Administrator.  The University of King’s College Remote Work and Flex Hours Policy will apply. A large part of the duties may be carried out remotely, and some in-person presence will be required weekly – particularly during the main university year from September to April.

This is a part-time permanent position (FTE: 50%).  The successful candidate will be compensated for 17.5 hours per week. In discussion with the Director of Chapel Music, they will have the ability to adjust the number of weekly hours to accommodate choir schedules and deadlines: In busier weeks during the Christmas and Easter seasons it may be necessary to work up to 20 hours, including some evenings and weekends. To balance, there will be weeks during which the time commitment is less than 17.5 hours.


  • Concert Administration: venue booking, contracting, insurance certificates, ticket sales, front of house management on concert days; SOCAN/Entandem reporting, HST submission and other concert-specific matters that arise.
  • Tours and Outreach (Local and further afield): research and booking of transportation, insurance, accommodation, and meal arrangements, and other related matters, which may include driving rented passenger vehicles to transport singers.
  • Finance: bookkeeping and invoice payment, including monthly invoices for paid singers (Section Lead/Lay Clerks).
  • Advertising and Promotion (Recruitment, Concert and General): website updates, poster creation and printing (using external designer as necessary), social media, poster distribution, specialist journal advertisements and editorial space, and other communication routes as appropriate.
  • Choir Librarian: sourcing, sorting, distributing, collecting, copying and filing of all choral scores for both choirs, following all regulations on copyright and licensing.
  • Chapel Choir Robes: allocating Chapel Choir robes of appropriate size to each member and monitoring their condition; arranging for repairs or replacements, as necessary.
  • Reception: day-to-day correspondence for Chapel Music, including email, telephone and postal mail.
  • Document Preparation: music term cards, concert programs, workshop handouts, and other materials, as required.
  • Database: creating and maintaining a list of recruitment contacts, choir alumni, music donors and volunteers willing to assist with the delivery of our events.
  • General: other matters relating to the King’s Chapel Music activities as they arise.

Skills and Experience (Required):

  • Minimum two years of music-related administrative experience, working in higher education and/or music industry.
  • Prior success in event hosting, including registration and ticket sales.
  • Evidence of creating music-related social media campaigns.
  • Knowledge of print copyright and performance licensing, specifically as it relates to music, including live performance in concert, worship service, recording and streaming.
  • Demonstrated competence with browser-based website content management interfaces such as Squarespace and/or WordPress.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks and manage time within a flexible work schedule.
  • Comfort and fluency with standard office software for document production, finance and record keeping; and correspondence including email lists (e.g. Mailchimp).
  • A full valid Canadian driver’s license.

Skills and Experience (Desirable):

  • Familiarity with Anglican worship and liturgy (or those traditions with a close affinity, including Roman Catholic and Lutheran).
  • Over 25 years of age preferred, for vehicle rental and insurance purposes.


Closing Date: May 24, 2024

The salary for this position is $20 hourly.  A comprehensive group benefits package is offered including membership in the Nova Scotia Public Service Superannuation Plan (PSSP).

Starting Date: July 1, 2024

To apply for this position, please forward resume and covering letter to:

Pethrona Russell
Human Resources Manager
University of King’s College
6350 Coburg Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2A1



We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of King’s College is committed to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. We encourage and welcome applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversification of our community.