Revels seeks an engaging, creative, and collaborative individual to join an established and evolving team of professionals to shape the music and musical offerings that are both the foundation and the language of Revels. The Revels Music Director is responsible for creating and upholding the Revels musical vision, working closely and in creative collaboration with the Revels Artistic Director, to whom this position reports. This role calls for curiosity and enthusiasm for multicultural music and traditions along with formal music training, wide-ranging musical tastes, a desire for creative collaboration, and a deep understanding of the core elements of Revels (which can be learned once in the role).
The Music Director is responsible for the selection, arrangement, and delivery of the musical program for Cambridge Revels performances, programs, and events throughout the year; creation, management, scheduling, and conducting of Revels choral groups; and direction and production of recordings and musical publications.
Specific duties include:
Skills and Experience Required
Diversity is a fundamental element in Revels’ musical and theatrical productions. Through music, dance, and storytelling, we celebrate the seasonal and cultural traditions of our world, honoring and upholding the differences that make individuals and cultures truly unique while reminding us of the shared humanity that connects us all. This principle guides our organizational approach with events, educational programs, performers, audience, volunteers, partners, and staff. We offer an open, creative space that welcomes every person to help shape and take part in our distinctive community experiences.
Revels, based in Watertown, MA, engages audiences across nine U.S. cities in theatrical and musical experiences that bring the world’s cultural traditions and celebrations to life. Since its founding in 1971, nearly two million people nationwide have joined in the song and dance of Revels’ seasonal celebrations. In-person programs include the flagship production The Christmas Revels, Revels RiverSing, Spring Sing, salons, harbor cruises, and pub sings, as well as a collaborative program with the Perkins School for the Blind and innovative educational programs for children. Revels offers online programs as part of its #RevelsConnects series, including Musical Connections, produced with the Mass Cultural Council’s Folk Arts and Tradition Program. Revels’ cast and backstage crew include a mix of auditioned professional and non-professional singers, dancers, and storytellers ranging from youngchildren to adults. Learn more about Revels at www.revels.org.
How to Apply
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a statement of interest along with whatever materials they think would best communicate why they are the right person for the job. Additional materials may be requested. Send your materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: MUSIC DIRECTOR.
We look forward to hearing from you.