Open Position: Assistant Conductor

Application Window: Now – March 15, 2024

The St. Louis Civic Orchestra welcomes applications from highly qualified and passionate individuals for the position of Assistant Conductor. If you are an aspiring conductor with a strong academic background and practical experience in orchestral conducting, we invite you to be a part of our dynamic and collaborative artistic team.

About Us:

The St. Louis Civic Orchestra is a true civic orchestra of 65 amateur and professional musicians devoted to their musical avocation, and the performance of traditional, holiday, and pop orchestral music. Its mission is to promote and preserve the world’s greatest musical creations through live performances by exceptional musicians in the community. Led by Artistic Director and Conductor, Dr. Barry Ford, the St. Louis Civic Orchestra begins its 75th season in Fall 2024. The orchestra does not and shall not discriminate based on race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Position Overview:

The Assistant Conductor role is a unique opportunity to engage in a traditional assistant conductor position, conducting performances, leading educational/outreach concerts, and collaborating with our dedicated artistic team. We are seeking a candidate with a strong background in conducting, a passion for orchestral repertoire, and the ability to inspire both musicians and audiences alike.

Application Process:

If you believe you have the qualifications and enthusiasm to excel in this role, we encourage you to apply. Submit your resume, curriculum vitae, repertoire list, and recordings showcasing your conducting skills. Shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity to participate in an interview and a conducting demonstration. Submit materials to no later than March 15, 2024.

Compensation and Instruction:

The Assistant Conductor position offers an annual compensation of $3250, reflecting our commitment to fostering talent within a ~2-year term structure. The selected candidate will also benefit from semi-formal conducting instruction by Dr. Ford to enhance their preparation and planning for performances.

Join us on this musical journey, where your passion for conducting can find a home in a vibrant and supportive community. We look forward to reviewing your application and discovering the unique talents and perspectives you would bring to the St. Louis Civic Orchestra.