Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir


Part-time Music Director

Music Director

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir is currently seeking Expressions of Interest for a dynamic, well-organised and flexible Music Director to develop the skills of members to perform at their best and to ensure leadership in defining the musical direction of the Choir.

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir (SGLC) is one of Australia’s most popular community choirs with over 80 active singing members. It welcomes singers without audition and regardless of their sexuality, gender identity or music experience. Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir strives for musical excellence and undertakes a wide range of repertoire which has delighted thousands of people over our 25 year history. The Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings in Glebe. This part time position requires a commitment of around 15 hours a week

Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare rehearse and conduct the Choir in regular rehearsals and the majority of public performances, special events and recording sessions as required
  • Lead and inspire the members toward the highest musical standards
  • Manage and lead the Choir musical team
  • Determine the repertoire in consultation with the musical team and Committee
  • Contribute to the artistic, administrative, budgetary and technical activities of the Choir
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other Arts and Community organisations

Applicants are required to:

  • Have experience as a choral conductor and preferably hold relevant qualifications.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of vocal technique, experience in a range of musical genres and complementary keyboard skills
  • Demonstrate a structured approach to leading rehearsals, which address the needs of singers who have a diverse range of experience

Be able to demonstrate clear communication, negotiation and motivational skills that are essential when working within a large group of people and when representing the choir on the public stage.

Experience of working with a volunteer and LGBTQI organisations would be an advantage.


$25,000 per annum plus super and bonus based on a 15 hour week.

Application process

Submit your CV and an Expression of Interest including your experience as it relates to the position requirements and your vision for the choir.  A short video of you conducting would also be appreciated. Applications to be sent via email to


Applications will be reviewed in early October and shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview in October and will also be required to audition with the choir during a rehearsal in November.

Applications close: 5pm Friday 29 September 2017

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