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Ragazzi is always on the lookout for talented music educators and pianists to support our boys’ musical development. Check back often for the latest opportunities.

Chorus Manager · Collaborative Pianist (Ragazzi Premiere) · Substitute Accompanist

Chorus Manager

Ragazzi Boys Chorus (www.ragazzi.org), San Francisco Bay Area’s premier choral organization for boys, seeks an inspired and vibrant Chorus Manager.

Under the musical leadership of Artistic and Executive Director, Kent Jue, Ragazzi provides exceptional education and performance opportunities for boys in the art of choral singing. Our growing organization serves over 175 boys and young men, ages 5-18, in 30 Bay Area communities. Ragazzi regularly produces its own concert series and collaborates with such prestigious ensembles as the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, Symphony Silicon Valley, and Opera San Jose. Ragazzi is supported by thirteen teaching artists and five administrators. Our robust program includes a comprehensive theory program, sleep-away camp, and annual tours. 

The Chorus Manager (CM) reports to the Operations Manager and is the primary administrative point of contact for choristers and their families. The CM answers phone calls and emails and responds to in-person visitors. They guide families through the registration platform, maintain rosters and other chorister records, and recruit and organize volunteers. During rehearsal evenings, they help supervise drop-off, direct choristers to their rooms, and oversee pick-up. For our many special events, the CM helps organize and manage volunteers and provides support to the Operations Manager. Special events include concerts and weekend activities, summer camp, retreats, singing the national anthem at a Giants game, and domestic and overseas tours. Other projects and duties may be assigned by the Operations Manager.

Strong candidates will also possess the following preferred qualifications: 

  • Exceptional client service orientation
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at once with poise and professionalism
  • Strong written and oral communication skills (including email/online, letter, telephone, and in-person formats)
  • Ability to cooperate and collaborate with both internal and external constituents of diverse backgrounds
  • Propensity to learn quickly and demonstrate curiosity, initiative, and drive 
  • Attention to detail and follow-through
  • High degree of independence in managing projects
  • Appreciation and support for boys and young men in the choral arts 
  • Tact, discretion, and integrity handling confidential information
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Workspace and an openness to learning other platforms

Typical work hours include 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM for up to four weeknight rehearsals, and 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM on non-rehearsal weekdays and weekend events as required. The Chorus Manager will typically work from the Ragazzi offices in Redwood City and will need reliable transportation to run errands and to access off-site events, and be able to move and lift supplies and equipment up to 25 pounds. A background check, and full COVID-19 vaccination, as permitted by law, are required. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US and are required to have US residency. 

Compensation:  1.0 FTE; Salary $63,000-$68,00, depending on experience; 10 accrued vacation days; 10 Ragazzi holidays, 10 accrued sick days. Ragazzi employees are eligible to be enrolled in CalSavers. An annual $6,000 stipend is offered in lieu of other benefits.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, current resume, and references to Lauren Estes, Operations Manager at lestes@ragazzi.org. No phone calls, please. We will review applications from interested candidates and contact you should we wish to interview you. Ragazzi Boys Chorus is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Collaborative Pianist (Ragazzi Premiere)

Ragazzi Boys Chorus (www.ragazzi.org), San Francisco Bay Area’s premier choral organization for boys, seeks a collaborative pianist for training group ensemble. All faculty, staff, and choristers are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Under the musical leadership of Artistic and Executive Director, Kent Jue, Ragazzi provides exceptional education and performance opportunities for boys in the art of choral singing. Our growing organization serves over 175 boys and young men, ages 5-18, in 30 Bay Area communities. Ragazzi regularly produces its own concert series and collaborates with such prestigious ensembles as the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, Symphony Silicon Valley, and Opera San Jose. Ragazzi is supported by thirteen teaching artists and five administrators. Our robust program includes a comprehensive theory program, sleep-away camp, and annual tours. 

Class Description:

  • Class meets Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 pm, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 178 Clinton St., Redwood City, 94062
  • Accompany warm-ups for intermediate children’s choral pieces
  • Assist Director with attendance, administrative tasks, classroom management, and teaching
  • Teach a small group theory class with guidance from the Theory Director
  • Potential for additional theory support, 4:45-5:15p
  • Attend Singing Saturday rehearsal, May 14, 2022, 9a-noon
  • Attend the overnight local tour: May 21-22, 2022 (stipend provided)
  • Perform at the semester-end recital: June 4, 2022

Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm for music and guiding young choristers
  • Bachelor of Music degree, piano – or equivalent experience
  • Two or more years of successful experience accompanying young singers
  • Ability to build positive rapport with young boys, families, and staff

Compensation:  $65 per hour. A background check and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination are required, as permitted by law.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, current resume, and references to Kent Jue, Artistic and Executive Director at kjue@ragazzi.org. No phone calls, please. Ragazzi Boys Chorus is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Substitute Accompanist
We often need substitute accompanists for rehearsals or performances. If you’d like to be added to our substitute accompanist list please email us your resume, website, and/or video clips.