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.

Director Operations (Senior Management Position)

The Director Operations is a senior strategic member of TSO’s leadership team reporting to the Managing Director.  The successful appointee will provide direction, insight, and overall business strategies and solutions for the Operations Department which covers orchestra coordination, production and music library.

The TSO is seeking an experienced senior professional who can collaborate with other Departmental Directors and employees to create business and project plans thus ensuring the successful outcomes of the TSO both at strategic and operational levels.

The ideal candidate for this position possesses proven leadership skills including a strong ability to problem solve and make timely and sound decisions.  You must be able to demonstrate significant achievements in a similar role in a comparative environment.

A genuine affinity towards the TSO and an understanding of an orchestral environment is a must.For further information and a confidential discussion, please contact Jenny Goulding – Director People and Culture on (03) 6232 4416.  A position description will then be forwarded.

Applications close at 5pm Monday 8 January 2017. Unfortunately, late applications cannot be accepted.


Principal Horn

The following permanent, full time position will be auditioned by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in 2018. Should you not be able to attend the audition date in person, the TSO accepts recorded auditions

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

Audition dates:
Monday 5 March 2018 in Hobart, applicants must be available for the full day.

Audition Requirements:

  • W. A. Mozart – Concerto in E-flat major, K.495, 1st movement with cadenza.
  • Richard Strauss – Horn Concerto No.1, Op.11, 1st movement
  • Orchestral Excerpts (Please Note Orchestral Excerpts will be released for live auditions on Monday 5 February 2018)

(Please note: For recorded applicants excerpts will be released 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

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

Applications close: 5pm Friday 16 February 2018. (Please Note. No applications will be received after this date.)