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Orchestra Manager

Do you have experience of the inner workings of an orchestra including the booking of casual musicians, managing the recruitment of permanent players and running auditions? The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is recruiting for an expert Orchestra Manager who has:

  • Proven line management experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills

If you’re looking for a role with one of New Zealand’s iconic performing arts organisations that offers variety, challenge and a real sense of reward, you’ve come to the right place.

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is one of the world’s oldest national symphony orchestras highly respected not only in New Zealand but around the world. Throughout our 70-year history we have charmed audiences with memorable and exhilarating concerts and recordings. We continue to grow and develop artistically, taking inspiring and varied programmes of music to communities throughout New Zealand.

We are currently looking for a highly-experienced Orchestra Manager to join our small, but high performing team.
Reporting to the Head of Orchestra Management, you will be able to demonstrate advanced communication and administration skills and will have line management experience, preferably in an orchestral music setting.
Our Orchestra Manager must be able to multi task in a highly responsive way and in a demanding and pressured environment, whilst delivering medium to longer term outcomes at the same time.

If you’re ready to make your mark on one of New Zealand’s most influential creative institutions, we’d love to hear from you.
For further information please review the attached job description. To apply please complete the application form and send that together with a cover letter and your c.v. to vacancies@nzso.co.nz

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Applications close: Monday 23 January 2017

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Principal Artistic Planner 

  • Artistic planning and leadership focus
  • Six-month contract position
  • Based in Wellington New Zealand

Founded in 1946, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is the country’s national symphony orchestra. It has a full time complement of 90 musicians and is a touring orchestra presenting up to 100 concerts each year in up to 20 communities across New Zealand. The NZSO makes film soundtrack and CD recordings and its performances are broadcast by Radio New Zealand.

Maestro Edo de Waart is the NZSO’s Music Director and the Orchestra attracts many of the world’s leading conductors and soloists each year.

The NZSO is seeking an experienced Principal Artistic Planner to work closely with the Chief Executive and the Artistic Planning team. This is the senior role in the Artistic Department and the Principal Artistic Planner will take responsibility for leading the NZSO’s Artistic Planning activities including artistic programme design, planning and implementation.
The successful candidate will have experience in a senior artistic role with a professional orchestra or similar, demonstrated expertise and knowledge of the orchestral repertoire and strong international industry networks.
For further information please review the attached job description. To apply please complete the application form and send that together with a cover letter and your c.v. to shelley.hood@nzso.co.nz

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Applications close: Wednesday 25 January 2017

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Orchestra Coordinator

Do you have an understanding and experience of how a symphony orchestra works from a day-to-day operational administrative perspective? Do you have top class orchestral logistics-scheduling and planning skills? The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is recruiting for an experienced Orchestra Coordinator to support the Orchestra Manager.

If you’re looking for a role with one of New Zealand’s iconic performing arts organisations that offers variety, challenge and a real sense of reward, you’ve come to the right place.

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is one of the world’s oldest national symphony orchestras highly respected not only in New Zealand but around the world. Throughout our 70-year history we have charmed audiences with memorable and exhilarating concerts and recordings. We continue to grow and develop artistically, taking inspiring and varied programmes of music to communities throughout New Zealand.

We are currently looking for an experienced Orchestra Coordinator to join our small, but high performing team.
Reporting to the Orchestra Manager, you will be able to demonstrate advanced relationship management, communication and administration skills and you will have experience supporting musicians in an orchestral music setting.
Our Orchestra Coordinator must be able to multi task in a highly responsive way and in a demanding and pressured environment.

If you’re ready to make your mark on one of New Zealand’s most influential creative institutions, we’d love to hear from you.
For further information please review the attached job description. To apply please complete the application form and send that together with a cover letter and your c.v. to vacancies@nzso.co.nz

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Applications close: Thursday 26 January 2017

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Orchestra

Associate Principal Viola

We are recruiting for the position of Associate Principal Viola.

These auditions are open to local and international applicants.

For further information please review the attached audition information.  To apply please complete the application form and send that and your c.v. to auditions@nzso.co.nz

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Applications close: Monday 6 March 2017
  • Recorded auditions due by: Wednesday 15 March 2017
  • Live audition date: Thursday 23 March 2017 (Wellington, New Zealand)

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Casual Auditions

The NZSO is now accepting applications for casual auditions for the following instruments:

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Double Bass
  • French Horn
  • Bassoon
  • Timpani
  • Percussion

Auditions will be held on Tuesday 14th of February, 2017 at the Adam Concert Room, New Zealand School of Music in Wellington.

Applications close on Wednesday 1st of February, 2017

To apply, please send an up to date C.V to:

Auditions Coordinator
auditions@nzso.co.nz

 

About the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Music Director: Edo de Waart

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is New Zealand’s national orchestra. One of the world’s oldest national symphony orchestras, it has charmed audiences with memorable concerts and recordings for 68 years.

Today, the NZSO is recognised as an outstanding orchestra of international stature. It continues to grow and develop artistically, taking a challenging and varied programme of music to communities throughout New Zealand.

Why move to Wellington?

Wellington is not only the country’s capital but also the arts hub of New Zealand. In addition to being the home of NZSO, it is also the residence of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Chamber Music New Zealand, and the NZ Festival.

Wellington is one of ‘2015’s hottest cities’, according to BBC Travel:

Not only does Wellington have a bustling café and craft beer scene, but in 2015 the city of 200,000 people is celebrating its 150th year as New Zealand’s capital.

New Zealand has also been named the world’s best country, according to the 2014 Telegraph Travel Awards. It is the third year running that New Zealand has won best-country honours.

To find out more about Wellington, visit wellingtonnz.com/discover

What our players say about living in NZ

Peter Dykes, Associate Principal Oboe (originally from UK): “New Zealand is a country where there are endless opportunities to enjoy whatever one may be interested in, alongside playing in an international standard orchestra. As well as the general high standard of living in New Zealand, one can enjoy being a part of the vibrant Wellington community, where there are numerous leisure and lifestyle activities to suit every possible palate.”

Carolyn Mills, Section Principal Harp (originally from USA): “New Zealand is a fantastic place to live and work, and I feel extremely fortunate to have found myself here. I love playing with the NZSO and am always inspired by my colleagues, and by the warmth of the people here. It’s a very easy place to feel at home.”

 

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