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Assistant Conductor in Residence

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra is part of a vibrant orchestra network in Aotearoa, including Orchestra Wellington (OW), Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (CSO), New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) and Dunedin Symphony Orchestra (DSO). Each institution, while celebrating musical excellence also strives to support, promote and nurture our next generation of orchestral musicians, soloists and conductors.

In association with OW, CSO, NZSO and DSO, the APO is delighted to announce the establishment of an Assistant Conductor in Residence position. This is a paid position which requires the post-holder to be based in Auckland and to travel around the country as necessary during the 2020 concert season. The successful applicant will assist the Music Directors and guest conductors of the participating orchestras throughout the 2020 season. They will also benefit from mentoring by the Music Directors and from working with the senior artistic management teams at the orchestras, to gain experience, insight and understanding into the workings of a professional orchestra. Some conducting work will also be available according to the suitability of the successful candidate.

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Please apply in writing with:

  • Current CV or resume, including details of two professional referees (PDF or WORD only)
  • Cover letter (PDF or WORD only)
  • Two video recordings of yourself conducting two contrasting works with an orchestra or an instrumental ensemble. This should be a recent recording which has been produced within the last 18 months. Recording URL links should be pasted into the email application.

Closing date for applications is 11 October 2019. Please send your application to APO Artistic Administrator Frances Moore at FrancesM@apo.co.nz

Successful candidates for audition will be notified by COB 25 October 2019.

An audition will be held on Friday 15 November 2019 with the APO at Philharmonia Hall, Auckland.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Frances Moore FrancesM@apo.co.nz

This position is open to New Zealand and Australian citizens or permanent residents only.
Employment is contingent upon completion of a New Zealand Police Vet.
Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.




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