Applications are invited for the position of Assistant Conductor with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Assistant Conductor

Applications are invited for the position of Assistant Conductor with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Founded in 1891, the RSNO is one of Europe’s leading orchestras, which is embarking on an exciting new era under the leadership of Music Director Peter Oundjian and Principal Guest Conductor Thomas Søndergård.

The RSNO seeks to appoint a talented conductor to a two year contract, commencing in autumn 2013. The Assistant Conductor will over the two years assist in rehearsal and serve as cover conductor for the Music Director and guest conductors; serve as primary conductor for all educational and children’s programming; represent the RSNO at public events; and be an active participant in engaging audiences and communities throughout Scotland. The Assistant Conductor will benefit from ongoing professional evaluation and support of the Music Director, Principal Guest Conductor, guest conductors, and player-mentors in the Orchestra; will gain first-hand experience of working in a large organisation; and will develop conducting, leadership and public address skills required of conductors today.

The successful candidate will be a talented conductor capable of rehearsing and conducting concerts to a high standard with limited rehearsal time, be committed to engaging with audiences and the public, and will maintain his or her principal place of residence in Scotland.

Salary is negotiable.

The RSNO is an equal opportunities employer. The RSNO is supported by the Scottish Government and local authorities in Scotland.

Audition Dates

Auditions by invitation to be held in Glasgow on Monday 27 May 2013.

How To Apply

Highly qualified applicants please send a letter of interest, CV, repertoire list, video work sample, and full contact information for three professional references by Friday 12 April 2013 to:

Assistant Conductor Search
73 Claremont Street
G3 7JB

Closing Date

The closing date for applications is Friday 12 April 2013.

Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.


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