Exciting Opportunity: Lead Reign City Riot – The Premier Sports Pep Band of Seattle Reign FC!

Do you have a deep love for music and an enthusiasm for the Seattle Sports Band scene that is in line with the mission of Rainbow City Performing Arts? Do you thrive in high-energy environments and love rallying a crowd? Here’s your chance to lead the dynamic and spirited Reign City Riot, the official sports pep band of Seattle Reign FC and the only sports band in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)! Apply to be the next Ensemble Director of Reign City Riot.

Reign City Riot is an extension of Rainbow City Performing Arts, Seattle's growing LGBTQIA+ and allied organization expanding visibility for our community through performance. We offer a welcoming and inclusive space for musicians of all backgrounds to perform while we root on Seattle’s NWSL team, Seattle Reign FC.

As the Ensemble Director, you will play a vital role in:

  • Shaping the musical direction of Reign City Riot: You'll select and arrange diverse repertoire in line with RCPA’s musical selection process and with expectations from team management.
  • Leading rehearsals and gigs: Your clear communication and engaging instruction will foster a positive learning environment where every member feels encouraged and supported.
  • Building a strong ensemble spirit: You'll cultivate a sense of camaraderie and collaboration, fostering a band that not only sounds great but thrives together.
  • Creating a vibrant Reign FC Match Day Experience: You will be the face of Reign City Riot to Seattle Reign FC staff as well as the greater community.

We're looking for someone with:

  • Proven experience as an ensemble leader for marching or sports pep band
  • A passion for making Riot performances accessible and entertaining
  • Excellent communication and preparation skills
  • The ability to motivate and inspire musicians of all levels
  • A commitment to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment
  • The business acumen to advocate for the band on behalf of Rainbow City

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a talented and dedicated group of musicians in a truly special organization. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings between February and October/November. We play at every home Seattle Reign FC game at Lumen Field (Approximately 12+ games a season) and several other performing opportunities in the Seattle area. If you're ready to make your mark on Seattle's Sports Band scene, we encourage you to apply!

Read the full job description and apply here: Ensemble Director - Reign City Riot

This role pays a contract amount of $500 per month for one year with the option to renew. The Reign City Riot Ensemble Director will work a net 25 hours per month to be successful in this role. The commitment required in a month will be dependent on Seattle Reign FC Schedule and scheduled performances. The job will be open until filled, for preferred consideration apply before July 7, 2024, to be included in the interview process.

Rainbow City Performing Arts is a small nonprofit largely funded by our own community, while seeking expanded funding. We’re committed to equitable compensation across our organization of seven performance ensembles. Though we cannot pay full market rate for this role, the organization is increasing compensation once new funding becomes available. Our mission is to create a diverse and inclusive environment for musical expression that promotes the equity and visibility of people in the LGBTQIA+ community.

Rainbow City Performing Arts is an equal opportunity employer and contractor. We value diversity at our core and welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

Ready to find out more?

Read the full job description and a link to send in your materials by July 7, 2024 for preferred consideration.