we are hiring: PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR
Having recently worked with a number of conductors on an ad hoc basis, we are now looking to appoint a Principal Conductor to help us maintain our high standards and continue our musical development.
The Principal Conductor will be expected to rehearse and conduct at least two out of three concerts each annual season (autumn - summer). The standard schedule is seven rehearsals for each concert, including one on concert day.
This is a 3 year engagement, beginning September 2019, with an additional probationary concert in Spring 2019. The Principal Conductor will be expected to work as a freelance / self-employed contractor. The standard fee for each concert (including all rehearsals) is £900 ex. VAT.
See the full job description here.
- Experience of conducting a symphony orchestra at a high standard
- Extensive knowledge of the repertoire with a flair for programming for amateur ensembles
- A positive, enthusiastic drive with a strong, inspiring passion for music
- Established contacts or the ability to develop contacts with soloists, arts, media and other appropriate organisations within the London area
All candidates are asked to submit a written application (see details below). Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an audition where they will be asked to run a 30 minute rehearsal with the orchestra. Following this, successful candidates will be invited to an interview with a panel, which will include members of the orchestra.
Feedback from the interview panel and the orchestra will be taken into account in the final selection.
- Friday 22 June: deadline for written applications
Wednesday 11 July (evening): auditions with the orchestra, in central London
w/c Monday 16 July (evening): interviews
Please submit your CV outlining your professional experience and qualifications, along with a covering letter (up to one page) telling us about yourself, why you are interested in the position and what makes you a suitable candidate. Live recordings are encouraged.
Please send any queries and your applications to email@example.com with the subject line “CONDUCTOR AUDITIONS.”
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: FRIDAY 22 JUNE