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Orchestra Leader

Career stage: Senior

We are excited to be recruiting an Orchestra Leader for the Ulster Orchestra on a 60% contract. This is a rare opportunity to be part of the leadership of Northern Ireland’s only professional symphony orchestra. As one of two Leaders, you will lead, motivate and inspire the orchestra through your outstanding ability and excellent leadership while embodying the culture and values of the Society. To be successful in your application you will be a professionally trained musician with a high-level experience of orchestral playing, demonstrating excellence in technique, capable of handling the major orchestral solos, and be able to technically advise members of the string section. Strong communication and collaboration skills are essential for this role, along with the proven ability to lead others through recent professional orchestral leadership experience. NB. The position is on a 60% contract which includes leading 50% of full orchestra work and participating in additional non-platform activities such as small ensembles, Learning & Community Engagement and recruitment. Full details of the position, requirements and the selection process, can be found in our recruitment pack which you can download below. In order to apply, please submit your portfolio on Musical Chairs on or before the closing date, which is 30th April 2024. Applications will be shortlisted from 28th February 2024 onwards, and successful candidates will be invited to a live audition in Belfast, which will be held during April 2024 and June 2024.
The Ulster Orchestra is committed to striving to be truly representative of all aspects of diversity and to offer a fully inclusive working environment. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, irrespective of age, disability, ethnicity, gender or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background.

Ulster Orchestra

Community, Musician, Orchestra
Northern Ireland
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Tue 30 Apr, 2024

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