Minnesota Orchestra: ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR

ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR – 1 position available

Organization:  The Minnesota Orchestra.  2017-2018 marks the 115th season of the Minnesota Orchestra; Music Director, Osmo Vänskä; operates on a 52-week contract and has an annual budget of $31 million.

Duties:  Opportunity for a full-time staff conductor to work with a major international orchestra.  The position will cover subscription and other rehearsals; serve as the Orchestra’s representative through community service activities such as school visits, collaborative projects with other Minnesota institutions and development functions; represent the Music Director as directed; perform other administrative duties and other musical assistance as requested by the Music Director.  Assistant Conductor performance opportunities will include educational, outreach, community, O-Live (pops) and family concerts.

Qualifications:  Extensive background and experience in orchestral conducting, excellent musicianship, ability to work well with orchestra and staff, ability to communicate articulately in the English language and a demonstrated familiarity to U.S. culture and diversity.  This is a full-time position effective beginning September 2017.  Applicants must be available for the audition period April 6-7, 2017, in Minneapolis.  Invited applicants will be responsible for own travel and other expenses.  An offer of employment with the Minnesota Orchestra is contingent upon satisfactory proof of full-time, ongoing employment authorization in the United States.  We are an equal opportunity employer.

Application process:  Please e-mail cover letter, resume and a link (youtube or mp3) to a performance of standard, symphonic, orchestral excerpt.  E-mail address:  conductorauditions@mnorch.org

Deadline:  Application must be submitted by 5:00pm (CST) on Friday, February 10, 2017.

The Minnesota Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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