Associate Musical Director

We’re looking for an Associate Musical Director to join us and help develop our creative programme and outreach.

This is a new and exciting role for the London Gay Men’s Chorus in our 30th
anniversary year. Under the leadership and guidance of our Artistic Director, they will work as a senior member of the music and creative team to deliver, develop and enhance the ambitious creative programme of the LGMC.

A skilled musician with a strong affinity to the LGBTQ+ community is required to support the continued growth of our organisation as we look to further expand the creative ambition of our work. There will be a special focus on establishing our new Youth Chorus within this role.

Role Profile
• Accomplished vocal coach with good understanding of relevant technique
• Experienced and skilled choral conductor, adept in a broad range of
musical styles
• Proficient and accomplished pianist with the ability to direct mixed ability,
complex vocal groups from the keyboard
• Confident, experienced and skilled rehearsal director covering a broad
range of musical style and ability

Main Duties
• To lead sectional rehearsals, subsidiary performance group/ensemble
rehearsals as required
• To lead full rehearsals with an accompanist and to accompany full and
small group rehearsals
• To help ensure good vocal practice and development through practical
application to repertoire
• To direct full/partial performances of various groups as required, including potential bespoke/seasonal opportunities
• To lead on the delivery of our education and outreach programme and
development of a Youth Chorus
• To support the Artistic Director and work collaboratively with the music and creative team as required

Candidate Specification
• Rehearsal planning and delivery
• Broad musical repertoire knowledge
• Transcribing and arranging
Vocal Coaching:
• Secure, thorough and practical vocal technique
Ability to support repertoire delivery with vocal development


Clear and fluid multi-genre style
• Ability to direct complex material with precision and expression
• Ability to work with/direct professional musicians alongside a mixed-ability choir

• Excellent sight reading and Score reading
• Transposition
• Good stylistic variance (eg classical / theatre / pop / jazz etc)

Important Characteristics:
• Commitment to fostering an inclusive culture of both community and youth music-making
• Commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) that matches the values of the LGMC
• Commitment to LGBTQ+ rights and understanding of issues relating to the
LGBTQ+ community

Application Process
This role will comprise of approximately 30 hours of work per month (including some
evenings and weekends). Monthly remuneration commensurate with the level of this role is available, on the basis of an initial 6-month contract. There is then the potential to extend by agreement with the Board for the right candidate, based on performance.
To apply please submit a maximum 2-page CV and 1-page Covering Letter in
response to this pack to: by the close of Monday 27th June. We particularly welcome applications by candidates from diverse backgrounds, in line with our values and commitment to EDI.
An interview and practical task from the piano will take place on the evening of Thursday 30th June and a closing rehearsal exercise will take place either during the day of Saturday 9th July or on the evening of Monday 11th July, after which an appointment will be made. Should you have any questions about this role please contact Simon Sharp, our Artistic Director:
For any questions about the LGMC, its history or its 30th anniversary plans please contact Peter Ptashko, our Chair:

We look forward to hearing from you!