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Chorus Manager
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
411 E. Clinton Ave.
Tenafly, NJ 07670

Principal Responsibilities:

Founded in 1984, the JCC Thurnauer School of Music offers a program similar to the finest pre-college conservatories in a nurturing environment that enables students to reach their personal best. The school offers an exciting and diverse music curriculum for all ages, beginner to conservatory prep including private lessons, classes and orchestra, choral, jazz, and chamber ensembles. Thurnauer has active partnerships with public and private schools that make studying music a reality for students who otherwise would not have such opportunity. One of these partnerships is the 19-year Music Discovery Partnership (MDP), between the Thurnauer School and the Englewood schools. Serving children in grades K to 12, it includes private instrumental lessons and the Young People's Chorus at Thurnauer (YPC@T), an affiliate of the acclaimed YPC of NYC.

Position begins immediately

Position Purpose

To provide administrative and artistic support for an expanding choral program and to act as a partnership liaison between the Thurnauer School of Music and the Englewood Public School District.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Outgoing and warm personality
  • Ability to gain the respect and trust of school administrators, and chorus families
  • Classroom management skills, confidence working with children
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to balance priorities and meet deadlines
  • Confident singer. Ability to quickly learn choral music
  • Initiative, sound judgement and ability to work independently and within a team
  • Strong writing, detail editing and proofreading skills
  • Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office 365 and social media apps
  • Strong internal and external communicator, who is sensitive to and respectful of diverse populations being served through these partnerships.

Ability to speak, read, and write in Spanish is a plus.

Minimum Experience:

  • Previous experience singing in and/or working with choirs
  • Previous experience working within a non-profit or arts organization

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Music Education, Music, Arts Management, Vocal/ Instrumental Performance, non-profit.

Minimum Qualifications:

Community Liaison:

  • Communicate pertinent information to Thurnauer faculty, program participants and their families, including frequent reminder emails and texts
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with key personnel in the Englewood Schools, including relevant teachers and administrators
  • Supervise attendance record-keeping and tuition payments
  • Coordinate volunteer help and ensure staff/volunteer recognition
  • Order supplies for chorus
  • Document activities through photography, videography, and a record of anecdotal information
  • Provide assistance needed to Development Director in gathering and reporting any relevant statistics for grant funding

Rehearsal and Concert Support:

  • Work along with the Artistic Director to create concert season
  • Co-produce all YPC@T performances on and off-site
  • Assist with rehearsals on and off site and all choral events
  • Lead sectional rehearsals when needed with the assistance of a piano accompanist
  • Ensure the well-being and safety of choristers at all times

This position is part-time and is being offered for a qualified candidate interested in being involved with a dynamic and growing choral program. This position comes with a free gym membership.


25,000 - 35,000

Agency Information:

Kaplen JCC On The Palisades is a welcoming home away from home for all who pass through its front doors. Our 185,000 square foot building plus acres of outside grounds feature 2 fitness centers, an indoor and outdoor aquatics center, group exercise, spin and pilates studios, 2 gymnasiums, tennis and racquet courts, indoor track, a luxurious spa, multiple playgrounds and fields and so much more. The JCC is home to the renowned Thurnauer School of Music, Leonard and Syril Rubin Nursery School, Neil Klatskin Day Camp, and the JCC Dance and Drama Schools. The JCC is also proud to offer extensive, high quality programs and services to adults of all ages, as well as to seniors and individuals with special needs.


Our vision is to be the center point of Jewish life in our community and to engage all generations in our mission and values.

Deeply rooted in Jewish values and tradition, the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is a vibrant home for the Jewish People that welcomes all and cultivates the social, intellectual, physical and spiritual well-being of the entire community.


We are committed to demonstrating the following values and ask respect for these values from those with whom we interact:

TIKKUN OLAM (repairing the world)