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NCYC Program Assistant

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Newport Sings is seeking an enthusiastic program assistant to support in-person Newport County Youth Chorus (NCYC) classes. Program schedule follows the public school calendar. More information at

The Program Assistant is a high school or university student who serves as an assistant to the conductor of the Newport County Youth Chorus at rehearsals and NCYC events/performances. Program Assistants will have an opportunity to be a part of a developing youth arts program and to provide leadership and mentorship to young people through choral music. The Program Assistant helps between one and four rehearsals per week (depending on availability) after school at locations on Aquidneck Island.


  • Assist and support the NCYC conductor and singers at weekly rehearsals (mid-September through early June) and performances (2-4 per year). Duties include preparing rehearsals (chair set up, sign in/sign out, making sure all supplies and rehearsal needs are set), managing music and rehearsal material distribution. Chorus managers participate in the class providing musical support and encouragement to the singers.

  • Participate in community events hosted by Newport Sings (1-2 per year).


Candidates should be enthusiastic and joyful, reliable and professional, work collaboratively with members of the Newport Sings team and students, and be a positive role model for the singers. Some musical experience and knowledge is preferable.

A form of identification may be requested at rehearsal locations (schools, churches). Rhode Island fingerprinting and background check is required for students 18 and over.

The rate is $13 per hour.The performance rate is $50 per concert/performance.


Please complete the application and email it to

Newport Sings prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

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