The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2018. From the fledgling orchestra that gave its first concert in May 1948 to the award-winning, 47-piece ensemble of today, the TSO has become a much loved cultural institution and “a source of pride” to more than 90% of Tasmanians, according to a recent survey. In addition to annual concert seasons in Hobart and Launceston and appearances in Tasmanian regional centres, the TSO performs nationally and internationally, including a highly successful tour of China in December 2016-January 2017. The TSO collaborates with a wide variety of organisations, including projects with the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Victorian Opera, the Australian National Academy of Music and Festival of Voices. Recent honours include “Best Symphony Orchestra Concert” at the 2017 Helpmann Awards for the TSO’s concert version of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde.

TSO is based in Hobart – Australia’s smallest and most charming state capital and a city known for its relaxing lifestyle and hassle-free commuting. Tasmania enjoys outstanding natural scenery, pristine living conditions and superb food and wine.

Acting Principal Viola

(FIXED TERM CONTRACT POSITION)

This position is only open to Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents of Australia, or New Zealand Citizens.

The TSO is calling for expressions of interest for suitably experienced musicians who can display the highest level of musicianship, have previous experience in a Principal position, and possess outstanding communication skills in carrying out the above position.

Please note that this position is available to cover the permanent role of Principal Viola from January 2018 up to a period of 12 months. Shorter term contracts can be negotiated if required.

Recordings may be requested. Please refer to Recorded Audition Guidelines. 

To submit an Expression of Interest, please send a detailed CV outlining orchestral leading experience and a completed Candidate Information Form to: Attention: Jenny Goulding – Director People and Culture

E-mail: recruitment@tso.com.au
Expression of Interests close: 10.00 am – Monday 30th October 2017

For further information, contact Greg Low, Orchestra Manager on (03) 6232 4415 or email lowg@tso.com.au

Principal Bass Trombone

TSO is based in Hobart – Australia’s smallest and most charming state capital and a city known for its relaxing lifestyle and hassle-free commuting. Tasmania enjoys outstanding natural scenery, pristine living conditions and superb food and wine.

The following permanent, full time position will be auditioned by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in 2017. Should you not be able to attend the audition date in person, the TSO accepts recorded auditions.

Principal Bass Trombone

Please Note: This position is only open to Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents of Australia, or New Zealand Citizens.

Audition dates:

Tuesday 28 November 2017 in Hobart, applicants must be available for the full day.

Audition Requirements:

  • Bach, Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor – Sarabande
  • Lebedjew, Konzert Nr. 1 für Tuba/Baßposaune und Klavier (ed. Hofmeister)
  • Orchestral Excerpts (Please Note Orchestral Excerpts will be released for live auditions on Monday 30 October 2017)

(Please note: For recorded applicants excerpts will be available four weeks prior to the confirmed recording date.)

Recorded Auditions:

Candidates wishing to submit a recorded audition should follow the Guidelines for the Preparation of a Recorded Audition.

For further information, contact the Orchestral Coordinator, Rob Dyball (03) 6232 4406 or email dyballr@tso.com.au.

Application Process:

Applications, including a completed Candidate Information Form and a CV detailing relevant experience, training and Referees contact details should be directed to:

Jenny Goulding
Director People and Culture
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
GPO Box 1450
Hobart TAS 7001
Email: recruitment@tso.com.au 

Applications close: 5pm Friday 10 November 2017. (Please Note. No applications will be received after this date.)

Production Casuals

(Casual Pool Positions – up to six (6) months)

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra is currently seeking to build their pool of Production casuals to assist with “behind the scenes” and set-up work for concert activities.

Previous related work in production/staging of live performances would be an advantage, although not essential. You will be required to be physically fit as the work involves assisting with the technical and production staff with stage moves, loading and unloading orchestra equipment and staging  as well as attending to building and equipment security.  Essential to this is your availability for night and weekend work as required.

If you would like to have the satisfaction of being part of a team that helps the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra to deliver their renowned high quality performances, then please follow in the instructions below.

For a copy of the Position Description, please click here.

Please forward your application, a covering letter outlining why you would be suitable for the position and a current Resume to recruitment@tso.com.au

Unfortunately agency applications will not be considered.