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Part-time Conductor

Position: CONDUCTOR, Part-time (beginning July 2022)

Salary: $12,000 annually

Job Description:

The Conductor of Me2/Burlington in Burlington, VT will report directly to the Music Director of the Me2/ organization, Ronald Braunstein. The Conductor is responsible for weekly rehearsals between September ­– May and selection of music for three different programs to be performed twice each (a total of six performances each season).

  • Lead rehearsals on Thursday evenings, September–May, from 7:00–9:00 p.m.
  • Nurture an atmosphere of mentoring and support within the orchestra membership. Fully commit to cultivating a collaborative and inclusive rehearsal and performance environment.
  • Select music to be rehearsed and performed each season.
  • Coordinate bowing of orchestra parts with section leaders.
  • Assign parts for each piece.
  • Lead performances in both traditional and non-traditional venues.
  • Lead as many as six performances during each concert season.
  • Coordinate scheduling of performance dates with Me2/’s Executive Director and orchestra manager.
  • Participate in media interviews as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to lead an orchestra membership that includes both professional and amateur musicians with a wide range of ability levels.
  • Skills necessary to communicate effectively with a diverse group of musicians, including many with mental health diagnoses.
  • Ability to select music and conduct rehearsals that will challenge more advanced musicians without alienating those who are less experienced.
  • Should be enthusiastic about leading performances in both traditional and non-traditional venues, including hospitals, gymnasiums, and correctional facilities.
  • Must be willing to invest time and energy in a future for Me2/Burlington that includes artistic growth and program expansion

 

Although not a requirement, personal experience with mental illness is viewed as an asset. Me2/Orchestra does not discriminate against employees on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, or disability.

To apply:

Please send a brief letter of interest describing your experience to date and the benefit you see both for yourself and the orchestra by your participation.

Please also attach a resume, along with 2-3 links to video examples of your conducting.

Include the names and contact information for two professional references (phone numbers and email addresses). They will not be contacted without your prior permission.

Deadline for applications: Friday, April 15, 2022

Onsite auditions to be held in May. Contract begins in July and rehearsals start in September.

All materials & inquiries should be sent to:

info@me2music.org, with the subject line “Conductor Application”