Call for Music Director


This is a call for a Music Director to lead what we are calling, An Ancestor’s Concert for Bare Bones Extravaganza 2021. Looking for a Music Director who’s willing to work in collaboration with the Performance Director (Xochi de la Luna) and the Bare Bones community at large to create a musical and performance score in 4 parts. These 4 parts will be a musical trajectory that mirrors the performances, and allows for different stories in an overarching story to be told. While keeping in mind that we should have at least 1 big moment where we are able to call to our ancestors like in Bare Bones productions at Hidden Falls.

Qualifications or Requirements

  • Having experience in the BB Orchestra is a huge plus, and applicants with this qualification will be put at the top of the list.
  • Has served in an musical improv group
  • Has conducted a musical group in the past
  • Able to lead and plan scheduling for an ensemble
  • Able to weave improvised and structured music to allow the piece to breathe
  • Understands that this is a collaboration between Music Director, Performance Director, and Bare Bones Community
  • Strong communication skills Strong proficiency in Google Drive
    Strong organizational skills
  • Access to the internet and the technologies necessary to complete job
  • Understanding of BareBones Board functions preferred
  • Excellent time management

Responsibilities Include

  • Leading a musical ensemble through an hour of music on October 31st
  • Setting rehearsal schedule for the month
  • Produce 4 different musical moments that add up to 1 hour of music
  • Confer with Bare Bones Community and Performance Director to align performance with music
  • Able to work with Stage Manager to organize musicians day of show
  • Create original music/ soundscapes for the event in collaboration with the artists
  • Find and organize volunteer performers
  • Manage the live performance(s)
  • Work closely with the production team
  • Attend staff meetings (with COVID-19 precautions)
  • Be the main line of communication between musicians and the artistic/production staff
  • Facilitate meetings and rehearsals (remote)

This is a temporary, independent contractor position that requires candidates to have their own access to materials and technologies necessary for the job.


Location MN Twin Cities Metro
Type Independent contractor, temporary
Category Art and Art Admin
Deadline October 8th, 2021 by midnight
Hiring Date October 9th, 2021
Job Dates October 2021 to November 2021
Compensation $1,000.00


Please Note: this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] Do not apply via Facebook. Any applications received via Facebook will not be reviewed.