Auditions and Vacancies at the DSO

Vacancies

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR (Part-time)

This role is pivotal to the smooth-running of the administration and of the front-of-house at concerts. Therefore, we are looking for someone who can manage:
– Front-of-house arrangements at concerts (box office, ushers etc).
– The orchestra’s database and payroll systems, administer concert subscriptions and ticketing, and undertake day-to-day accounting tasks (e.g. payroll, creditors, debtors).
– Hanover Hall hires.
On top of the part-time daily work, there will be additional evening and/or weekend hours required for concerts, board meetings and other busy times. This position would suit someone who has a strong interest in orchestral music, although knowledge of music is not essential to the role.

ARTISTIC/EDUCATION ASSISTANT AND LIBRARIAN (Part-time)

This is a multi-faceted role. We are looking for someone who can:
– Recruit orchestral players.
– Manage the DSO’s library and music hires.
– Make arrangements for the DSO’s education projects.
On top of the part-time daily work, there will be additional evening and/or weekend hours required for concerts, auditions, education projects, and other busy times. This position would suit someone who has had experience as a musician (ideally as an orchestral musician) and as an administrator.

Detailed job descriptions can be obtained from www.ph.co.nz/careers-5/. Applicants for these positions should have New Zealand residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Applications for both positions close on Wednesday 10 July.
Interviews will be held on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 July.

Auditions 2019

Auditions for 2019 will be announced on an ad hoc basis

Auditions

There is at least one round of auditions per year, usually early in March.  A further round of auditions may be held later in the year, subject to demand. The date for the auditions is set about five weeks in advance of the audition.

Once a date is set, the audition opportunity is advertised publicly through The Star, University Music Department, orchestra and appropriate music teachers.

The time between the application closing and audition dates is four weeks to allow auditionees to study the orchestral excerpts.

Applicants should be of LTCL or equivalent standard.  Auditionees whose applications are accepted will, on the closing date, be sent the orchestral excerpts. Applicants who intend to audition for two instruments (e.g. flute and piccolo), will be sent the excerpts for both instruments and will be allocated two adjacent audition time slots.

The audition panel consists of the Concertmaster, relevant section principals, an external audition panel member, and an appropriate players’ representative (usually a player from another section of the orchestra).

For more details on the auditions, please read our Guidelines to Auditionees.

Audition by DVD or CD is possible but not encouraged as our experience of these, albeit limited, is not satisfactory.