Dolce & Arietta Singers Director

The Young Women’s Choral Projects of San Francisco (YWCP) transforms the lives of young women through exceptional artistry in choral performance and brings the expressive power of their music to the community, the nation, and the world. Founded in 2012 by Dr. Susan McMane, YWCP includes six levels of choral experience for young women ages 4-18 from across the San Francisco Bay Area. Through YWCP, participants of diverse socio-ethnic backgrounds find their voices as singers, artists, and women in a nurturing environment that empowers them to achieve artistic and personal excellence. To read more about YWCP, our programs and our staff, please go to:

YWCP is seeking an outstanding music educator for its introductory level singing classes, Dolce Singers and Arietta Singers, starting in September 2024. These non-auditioned singing classes focus on developing a love and joy for singing in our youngest choristers. Through a Kodály-based curriculum, young choristers in Dolce Singers (ages 4-6) and Arietta Singers (ages 6-8) build basic musicianship skills and vocal technique while actively engaging their minds, bodies and voices through song, dance, games, simple percussion playing and age-appropriate unison choral music. 

Dolce Singers meets on Tuesdays from 3:45–4:30pm (September–May). Dolce performs for their parents in December and May.  

Arietta Singers meets on Tuesdays from 4:30–5:45pm (September–early June). Arietta performs in the YWCP December and June showcase concerts, as well as in the Training Choir concert in March.

Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Music Education;
    • Kodály certification (or currently working on obtaining certification), and experience teaching music concepts in aural, visual and written forms;
    • Certificate in Early Childhood Music Education, Orff and/or Dalcroze an asset;
    • Love of children and the ability to nurture a love of singing in each child;
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience teaching young children;
  • A deep commitment to vocal pedagogy;
  • In depth knowledge of age appropriate songs, singing games, and unison choral repertoire;
  • Commitment to excellence in choral artistry;
  • Excellent teaching and classroom management skills;
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills;
  • A positive and enthusiastic attitude;
  • A team player interested in contributing to the community and culture of YWCP.

Job Parameters

  • Availability to teach classes on Tuesdays, 3:45-5:45pm, arriving 20 minutes before and staying 15 minutes after class for supervision and set-up/clean-up;
  • Create lesson plans; teach basic music concepts including vocal technique; select repertoire; and communicate with parents as needed.

Salary: $12,000 for the academic year of September 2024 through early June 2025.

Please apply with a cover letter, resumé, name and contact information of three references to [email protected]. The application deadline is June 30, 2024. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Young Women’s Choral Projects of San Francisco is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community. We believe in equity and inclusion, and strongly encourage submissions from all qualified individuals regardless of gender identity, age, race, sexual orientation, and physical ability. YWCP is also committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. To request reasonable accommodation for the job application or interview, please let us know.