Applications are invited for the two-year post of RSNO Assistant Conductor, commencing in the autumn of 2016.


Applications are invited for the two-year post of RSNO Assistant Conductor, commencing in the autumn of 2016.

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

Over the two years the Assistant Conductor will assist in rehearsal and serve as cover conductor for the Music Director and guest conductors, and serve as primary conductor for all educational and children’s programming. In addition, the Assistant Conductor will represent the RSNO at public events and be an active participant in engaging audiences and communities throughout Scotland.  The Assistant Conductor will gain first-hand experience of working in a larger organisation and will develop the conducting, leadership and public address skills required of conductors today. Ongoing professional evaluation and support will be offered by the Music Director, Principal Guest Conductor, guest conductors and player-mentors in the Orchestra.

Successful candidates will be invited to the RSNO Centre in May for audition with full orchestra, where applicants will be invited to conduct a mixture of repertoire. Following the audition three candidates will be invited to the final round of interviews, from which the new RSNO Assistant Conductor will be selected.

The RSNO Assistant Conductorship is supported by the John Mather Charitable Trust

The RSNO is an equal opportunities employer. The RSNO is supported by the Scottish Government and local authorities in Scotland. Scottish Charity No SC010702.


Contract: Two-year, fixed term contract
Salary: A yearly salary will be negotiated upon appointment.


Click here to download a full job description.


Applicants are invited to email a covering letter, CV, repertoire list, video work sample and full contact information for three professional references, as a PDF attachemt to


The closing date for applications is Monday 8 February 2016 at 5pm.


For any queries regarding the submission of your application, please contact Amy Glover via email: or call +44 (0)141 226 3868.

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