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Fall 2021 K-State Choirs Student Administrative Staff Positions

For Fall 2021, K-State Choirs is seeking students for the positions below. Students must be trustworthy, possess initiative, have good communication skills, use various workspace platforms, and have a history of outstanding attendance and assignment completion. For each position, a training scholarship and an eventual full-time scholarship is available. You can apply for as many positions that spark your interest. 

The application is open to all returning members - regardless of major! You will start training ASAP and will start a full-time position in the semester listed below. You must plan to attend K-State for both the 2021-22 and 2022-2023 school year at the minimum. 

Submit an application online!

K-State Choir Staff 

Social Media and Marketing Manager (start full-time F’22)
  • Train with Spencer Pope for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Post social media content to the K-State Choirs Instagram and Facebook. You will post casual photos, concert information, event information, shoutouts, as well as other curated media.
  • Use Canva to create, edit, and proof graphic content.
  • Work to promote upcoming concerts and events.
  • Update our website with ensemble information, upcoming events, and bios.
  • Attend all K-State Choir events and concerts.
  • Serve 1 hour per week in the Choral Office.
  • Assist with photography.
  • Be creative! Have any new ideas? Explore them.
  • Visit the K-State Choirs Instagram to check out recent posts!
Prospective Student Manager (start full-time F’22)
  • Train with Josie Jones for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Serve 1 hour per week in the Choral Office.
  • Attend all K-State Choir events and concerts.
  • Meet prospective students during their visits to K-State.
  • Follow up with students after their visits.
  • Email prospective students to attend any of their needs (questions about the program, audition information, etc.).
  • Travel to KMEA, SWACDA and other events at director’s discretion to recruit for the program.
  • Be the face of the choirs to prospective students and make them feel welcome and known in your presence.
  • Check prospective student forms online and audition for music major forms and reach out to those students via email.
  • Write postcards to students after a visit.
  • Prepare prospective student folders and keep them up to date.
  • Be imaginative and come up with new ways to recruit students!
Dr. Oppenheim’s Administrative Assistant (start full-time F’22)
  • Train with Kayleigh Ballesteros for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Help to plan and organize concerts, retreat, recruiting tours, and other events for Concert Choir.
  • Assist in planning international and conference travel for Concert Choir.
  • Serve 2-3 office hours with Dr. Oppenheim per week.
  • Communicate via email on Dr. Oppenheim’s behalf to clinicians, venues, etc.
  • Miscellaneous tasks from Dr. Oppenheim (ex. scanning sheet music and textbooks, proofreading programs and other documents).
  • Attend all K-State Choir events and concerts.

In-A-Chord A cappella Leadership

You must be planning to audition, have auditioned, or are currently in the group.   

In-A-Chord Business Manager (start full-time S’22)
  • Train with Kayleigh Ballesteros for the Fall of 2021.
  • Attend all In-A-Chord rehearsals and concerts. Rehearsals are held 3:30-5:30 Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Meet with Dr. Oppenheim and the rehearsal leader once a week for 1 hour to discuss music, progress of the group, etc.
  • Communicate with individuals via email regarding gig opportunities, booking concert venues, and any other communication needs that may arise. 
  • Work together with the rehearsal leader to pick repertoire for the semester.
  • Plan and lead auditions at the beginning of the semester (choose the audition cut, communicate with auditionees via email regarding callbacks and callback results.
  • Create a Google Drive folder with the semesters’ music, rehearsal schedule, and any other important documents
In-A-Chord Rehearsal Leader (start full-time S’22)
  • Observe Abbi Davenport for the Fall of 2021.
  • Attend all In-A-Chord rehearsals and concerts. Rehearsals are held 3:30-5:30 Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Create a rehearsal schedule for each week at least one week in advance and upload to Google Drive.
  • Come prepared to lead each rehearsal.
  • Work together with the business manager to pick repertoire for the semester.
  • Meet with Dr. Oppenheim and the business manager once a week for 1 hour to discuss music, progress of the group, etc.
  • Assist the business manager with emails.
In-A-Chord Sound Engineer (start full-time S’22)
  • Train under Spencer Pope in the Fall of 2021.
  • Attend all In-A-Chord rehearsals - they are held 3:30-5:30 on Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Attend all In-A-Chord concerts to run sound.
  • Help set-up and tear-down equipment for each rehearsal.
  • Mix the group using the soundboard and program cues during rehearsal.
  • Operate the Behringer X32 board, Shure microphones, and extraneous sound equipment.
  • Troubleshoot if issues arise.
  • Collaborate with group leadership to ensure group amplification is superb!
Submit an application online!