PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY Staff Conductor

PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY

JOB DESCRIPTION
JOB TITLE: Staff Conductor
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is currently seeking to fill up to two (2) staff conductor
positions. Final job title and compensation commensurate with experience. Finalists will be
invited to audition in Pittsburgh on Monday, April 20, 2015.
STATUS: NON-EXEMPT___ EXEMPT _x_
PART-TIME ___ FULL-TIME _x_
Please direct resumes AND relevant video material (DVD or YouTube/Vimeo compilation)
to: LaShawn Smith – lsmith@pittsburghsymphony.org
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
600 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
JOB PURPOSE
 Staff conductors work closely with the Music Director, guest conductors, musicians, and
relevant staff members to maintain the artistic excellence of the Pittsburgh Symphony
Orchestra throughout a wide range of programming.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 Cover rehearsals and performances as assigned. Coverage of Classical subscription
concerts to include being present at all covered services, advising conductor on musical
matters as requested, and being prepared to conduct any covered rehearsals or
performances, if needed. Coverage of Pops subscription concerts to include being present
at all rehearsals and the first performance of each series, and being in Pittsburgh and
available by telephone for all remaining concerts in each series.
 Work with appropriate staff personnel to conceive, plan, and program the following types of
concerts. Rehearse and conduct these concerts as assigned
Tiny Tots
Schooltime
Fiddlesticks
Pops
Outreach
Parks
Run-outs
New Music Reading Sessions
Audience of the Future/Student Side-By-Side
Other concerts as assigned PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY
JOB DESCRIPTION
 Prepare and speak at pre-concert conversations for the concerts you are covering, lectures
and other public events as assigned.
 Artistic review of concert recordings for all concerts you cover, for broadcast approval.
 Review scores and tapes of works submitted by composers; report on these materials to
the Music Director and/or Senior Vice President of Artistic Planning.
 Participate in community outreach programs at schools, etc. as needed, in addition to
concerts above.
 This document is a summary of the typical functions of the job not an exhaustive or
comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties


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