Position: Ensemble Assistant

Starting: 2022-2023 Season (mid August - mid May)

Reports to: Director of Assigned Choir Section and Choir Manager  

Position Summary

Provide administrative and musical support for the assigned ensemble director(s). Organize administrative records including but not limited to attendance records and music distribution. Answer parent and student questions; hand out announcements; and supervise students at rehearsals, concerts, and on breaks. Set up and take down rehearsal spaces; help students if a need arises during a rehearsal or concert; supervise and monitor parent pick-up at the end of rehearsals; check concert wardrobe; assist directors and students at all performances; and other related tasks. Assist with warm-ups and sectionals when needed.

Work-related Expectations

  • Assist the ensemble director at all rehearsals and performances; recognize opportunities to provide support
  • Serve as the first line of communication with students and parents at rehearsals and concerts
  • Keep well-informed of Choir procedures, events, and all mailings; take positive steps to avoid misunderstandings
  • Maintain accurate records and effectively handle administrative tasks
  • Correctly and completely record attendance at every rehearsal and performance
  • Track student tardiness and absenteeism – report to ensemble director and Choir Manager
  • Record, distribute, and collect music; reconcile music inventory lists
  • Coordinate with other ensemble assistants to accurately track make-up rehearsals at the end of each semester
  • Stay in regular communication with the Choir Manager and Administrative Assistant
  • Complete reports; communicate with parents; request necessary supplies
  • Display an organized approach in carrying out assignments
  • Effectively supervise students at rehearsals, concerts, and, if applicable, on tour
  • Give clear instructions
  • Correct without criticizing
  • Maintain a positive atmosphere
  • Closely follow operating procedures and safety measures; take prompt action and resolve concerns
  • Demonstrate basic musical skills in conducting, warm-ups, basic piano skills, sight-singing, and solfege when needed


  • Excel in anticipating needs
  • Show genuine respect and consideration
  • Maintain a high degree of ethical conduct; maintain complete confidentiality
  • Be dependable and accurate in carrying out responsibilities
  • Have a sincere love of children and the ability to understand and anticipate the needs of students and parents
  • Display a pleasant and calm approach
  • Contribute to the operation and growth of the Choirs

To Apply

  • Please email resume with contact information to:
  • Position open until filled


The above description indicates the general nature and level of work performed in this position. It does not contain a comprehensive list of all responsibilities, duties, and qualifications required.

The St. Louis Children’s Choirs is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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