Associate Director – Angela Hjertstedt

Portland Boychoir seeks a jovial, kind, inspirational, and experienced teacher for the position of Associate Director beginning in September, 2019.

Portland Boychoir Mission: to provide music education and professional-quality performance opportunities that develop self-esteem, depth of character, and advanced music skills in boys ages 6 to 18.
Core Values:  Excellence, Integrity, Authenticity, Kindness, and Joy


  1. To direct the preparatory program for Portland Boychoir.
  2. To lead rehearsals and to teach the Primary Boys (ages 6 to 8) and the Intermediate Boys (ages 8 to 11).
  3. To provide vocal training that develops healthy, robust, bel canto singing throughout the boys’ ranges.
  4. To provide training in music literacy and to introduce the fundamentals of handbell ringing.
  5. In consultation with the Artistic Director and the Board, to schedule and produce at least two performance opportunities per season for the preparatory program.
  6. To work with the Artistic Director to recruit prospective singers and to assist in the audition process.
  7. To coordinate with the Artistic Director the acquisition and preparation of educational and performance materials.


  1. An experienced music educator who can create and sustain a healthy balance of discipline, fun, mutual respect, and high standards of excellence.
  2. A joy for working with children.
  3. A Bachelor Degree in music education or similar qualifications/experience.
  4. Piano proficiency.
  5. Excellent communication skills.


The Associate Director for Portland Boychoir is a contracted part-time position.  The anticipated compensation is $600 to $1000 per month for nine months (September through May), commensurate with experience.  Weekly contact hours = 2.5 hours of rehearsal time, one day a week.
Directors with the desire, training, and skill also to work with Middle School and High School aged boys are encouraged to apply for both positions: Artistic Director and Associate Director.  If contracted for both positions, the compensation would be increased accordingly.


Send email to with the following:
  1. Cover letter that explains why you are interested and qualified;
  2. Resume; and
  3. References with phone number and email address.
All applications will be acknowledged by email.  References will be contacted after a preliminary applicant screening and only with the permission of the prospective candidate for which their endorsement is sought.  Any contract offered to prospective staff is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background check in compliance with Portland Boychoir policies.

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