Ohio State Fair officials have announced that they are currently seeking a director to oversee the 200-plus member All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir.

The person selected for this contracted position will have a variety of responsibilities throughout the year, with a significant increase in hours and duties as the Fair approaches. The director will recruit, prepare and manage a talented ensemble of high school vocalists selected to represent Ohio’s diverse population in the famed All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir. In addition, the director will select and manage a choir staff of 12-16 individuals, as well as volunteers.

Qualified applicants are asked to submit a résumé, sample program for use at the Ohio State Fair and three professional recommendations no later than March 1, 2014. A posting detailing application procedures is available here.

The All-Ohio Youth Choir was founded in 1963. Now known as the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir, the group was organized to provide Ohio’s high school vocalists an opportunity to share a musical experience similar to the All-Ohio State Fair Band. Approximately 200 members of the Choir are selected each spring on the basis of their ability and experience, the recommendation of their high school choral director, geographical considerations and the consent and promised support of their parent or guardian.Participation in the organization is an educational and social experience which enables students to further develop their musical skills and become leaders in their school music programs and everyday life.

Members of the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir will arrive at the Ohio Expo Center on July 17, learning all of their music in a limited time. They remain housed on-site throughout the duration of the Fair and perform daily at various times and locations. The Choir performs six to eight times per day during the 12-day Fair.

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