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Music Program Manager

Music Program Manager 
Full-Time, Exempt
Compensation: $65,000 - $70,000
Reports to: Creative Director

About Our Workplace: 

At Voices, we believe that diverse perspectives guide our organization and mission, fuel creativity, and create opportunity for growth. We are dedicated to fostering a work environment that promotes equal opportunities for leadership development across the entire team. We are passionate about empowering historically underrepresented colleagues—people of color, women, and the LGBTQ+ community—by coaching, mentoring, and supporting them to reach their highest possible success and achieve their greatest potential. 

About This Opportunity: 
Voices of Our City Choir seeks a Music Program Manager to help amplify the voices of our unsheltered community on the stage. We seek an enthusiastic, experienced choir professional to join our dynamic and dedicated team. This is a great opportunity for a music professional to immerse themselves within the nonprofit sector and to make a difference in the lives of our unsheltered neighbors. The Music Program Manager will support all performance-related operations within the organization, including data management, supervising the Performance Coordinator, and managing Voices’ artistic contractors. The successful candidate must possess exemplary musical expertise and humanitarianism and will support the Creative Director in managing the choir, conducting rehearsals, and providing vocal instruction. The Music Program Manager reports to Voices’ Creative Director and also supervises the Performance Coordinator. 


  • Under the direction of Voices’ Creative Director, prepares Choir Members for musical performances through one-one-one vocal coaching, facilitating songwriting workshops as well as open rehearsals and performance choir rehearsals

  • Take a lead role in maintaining a safe space for all Choir Members, volunteers, and guests by modeling respect, professionalism, and hospitality  

  • Assist with the overall direction and instruction of Voices’ Choir program 

  • Serve as key point of contact for coordinating and communicating schedules and expectations with musicians, artists and technical contractors

  • Co-lead weekly songwriting and rehearsal sessions with the choir, both onsite and offsite. Oversee set-up of rehearsal space and tear-down at the end of each rehearsal.

  • Support the vetting of new creative team volunteers or coaches, and support coordination of integrating music professionals into workshops and lessons

  • In partnership with Director of Programs & Operations, model and support trauma-informed choir interactions between choir members and Voices’ contracted musicians and artists

  • Oversee the Performance Coordinator to ensure quality and consistent delivery of music programming, performance materials and communications, as well as coordinating with off-site contacts for external performance logistics 

  • Support Performance Coordinator in utilizing communication tools to proactively connect Choir Members to resources, recordings, and timely updates

  • Communicate Choir Member support needs to the Member Services team in a timely manner

  • Oversee the scheduling of practices and events for the choir and other performances 

  • Oversee administrative tasks of the Choir program, including data entry and reporting 

  • Conduct site walks for external performance venues

  • Perform data entry and tracking program results 

  • Manage the Performance Coordinator and ensuring deadlines are met

  • Serve as a professional representative of the Choir in dialogues with volunteers, funders, supporters, guests

  • Travel with Choir to offsite performances, lead warm-ups, and support performance logistics

  • Support the day-to-day running of the Choir program and additional duties as required 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Music or related experience as a professional musician is essential

  • Relevant experience with choral directing, vocal coaching and/or facilitating creative workshops

  • A good knowledge and understanding of the challenges, needs and desired outcomes of working with individuals impacted by homelessness

  • Good attention to detail, time management, and organizational skills

  • A willingness to learn new skills and a commitment to the goals of the organization

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 

  • Flexibility, creativity, and the ability to think strategically 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, required

  • Proficiency in Salesforce or data management software, preferred

  • Piano or guitar skills sufficient to support choral conducting

  • Training and experience in applied vocal technique

  • Ability to work as a member of the team

  • Ability to present a professional image of the organization during print, media, radio and television interviews. 

  • Must be able to safely lift up to 30 lbs. 

  • Required: possess a valid California Driver's License.

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm, Friday 8am-4pm; every other Friday off.

Occasional evening or weekend work required related to performances, weekday flextime encouraged and supported. 

Voices of Our City Choir is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome a team that brings diversity of background, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, ability, language, religion, veteran status, age, experiences, and viewpoints. Voices of Our City Choir employs employer without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. 

To apply, please submit your resume directly to

Dennis Crosby, Director of Operations and Programs:

We will only consider candidates who provide a resume and answer the below questions: 
1. Why do you want to join the Voices of Our City? 
2. What excites you about this role? 
3. Where are you located?

About Voices of Our City Choir:  The internationally recognized performance ensemble Voices of Our City Choir reconnects San Diego’s unsheltered neighbors with hope and housing through the healing power of music, individualized care, and advocacy. All of this work re-centers BIPOC, Veteran, and LGBTQ+ voices. We provide recovery-centered community and connection over meals and music workshops. Voices’ national recognition for our unique human services model addressing the homeless epidemic includes: the PBS documentary “The Homeless Chorus Speaks”, 2020 America’s Got Talent’s Golden Buzzer Winner for Original Song “Sounds of the Sidewalk”, as well as excellence awards from Mayor Todd Gloria, the San Diego Psychological Association, and the National Conflict Resolution Center’s 2022 Peacemaker Award.

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