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Part-Time Contract Artistic Director / Conductor

Position Open: Immediately

Position Close: Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Position Type: Part-time, Contracted (1099) Position

Compensation: $26,000 (annually) with opportunity for bonus payments.

Responsibilities:

The Artistic Director provides creative leadership to ASO, cultivating a vision for the future and realizing that vision through thoughtful, creative programming and outreach. The Artistic Director is responsible for determining each season’s repertoire, overseeing auditions each fall, securing soloists, and conducting rehearsals and performances for each of approximately 5 programs each season. Each season consists of 3 Masterworks Concerts that feature the standard orchestral repertoire, a fully bilingual (English/Spanish) Young People’s Concert, and a Holiday concert. Each program consists of 6 rehearsals, including a dress rehearsal and 2 performances.

In addition to determining seasonal repertoire, the Artistic Director will also be responsible, with the approval and assistance of the Board of Directors, for determining and securing concert dates and venues. The Artistic Director will ultimately submit to the Board a proposal within budget guidelines that includes performance dates and program expenses for venue rental, guest artists, music rental, instrument rental/purchases, and equipment or other rental requirements. The Artistic Director will also serve as a public representative of ASO, participating in outreach activities such as public events, municipal meetings, presentations to funders, etc. In addition, the Music Director will be a non-voting member of the Board of Directors and will provide monthly reports at each board meeting.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in music, fine arts, or related field.
  • 3 years of orchestral conducting experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in conducting, fine arts, or related field.
  • 5+ years of conducting experience.
  • Bilingual – Spanish preferred.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and video links demonstrating past conducting experience. With
your application, please also submit three programs consisting of a potential Masterworks concert, a
Young People’s Concert and a Holiday Concert.

Questions and applications should be submitted to employment@aurorasymphony.org

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