Worcestershire Arts Partnership Blog

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Job Vacancy - Conductor of Herefordshire Youth Orchestra

Encore Enterprises CIC. Registered in England & Wales. Company no. 8129506

Conductor of Herefordshire Youth Orchestra

Herefordshire Music Service has the rare and prestigious vacancy of Conductor of Herefordshire Youth Orchestra.

We are seeking a conductor who is able to enthuse and inspire some of the most musically talented young people in Herefordshire. Someone with drive, commitment and broad knowledge of orchestral repertoire.

HYO rehearse weekly on Tuesdays in Hereford from 5-7pm. They have two seasons, one from September to late November and the other from January to April/May. The new conductor would have the option of conducting/attending every week or having some as sectional rehearsals only. HYO currently performs twice a year (once at the end of each season). The new conductor will be able to shape and develop the orchestra, particularly in terms of performance opportunities.

The conductor would be supported at rehearsals by a peripatetic teacher from the music service. This position will also become vacant and the new conductor will have the opportunity to have an input into appointing their support tutor. The new conductor will be supported by a highly efficient and supportive back office and management system.

Further information on our ensembles and service as a whole can be found on the Encore Enterprises (the social enterprise which runs HMS) website: www.encore-enterprises.com Remuneration by negotiation.

All successful applicants will require a cleared enhanced DBS check.
Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 7th November

Short-listing: Monday 7th November

Interview and opportunity to conduct HYO: January 2017

Start Date: September 2017

How to apply: Please send a letter of application (maximum of 2 sides of A4) and a current CV to: Nikki Stronge: nikki@encore-enterprises.com

If you would like an informal discussion or have any queries, please contact Nikki Stronge on 01432 853219 who will then arrange a mutually convenient telephone meeting with Cliff Woollard, Head of Herefordshire Music Service.

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