Job Openings (2)

Erie Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Conductor

DATE:                                   March 17, 2017

JOB TITLE:                          Erie Junior Philharmonic Music Director and Conductor

STATUS:                               Part-Time                               

REPORTS TO:                     Executive Director, Erie Philharmonic, and Chair, Erie Junior Philharmonic Steering Committee

APPLICATIONS DUE:        May 31, 2017

JOB TO BEGIN:                  January 1, 2018

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Erie Junior Philharmonic (EJP) is a youth orchestra program serving students of Erie, PA and the tri-state region.  The EJP operates as a non-profit, educational outreach program of the Erie Philharmonic organization.  The EJP was founded in 1955, and has been recognized as one of the oldest select youth orchestra programs in the country.  Membership in the EJP is by audition only.  In addition to the main orchestra, we offer intermediate and advanced level string, woodwind, and brass ensembles, a percussion ensemble, and a novice string program.  Our current Music Director and Conductor, Mr. Robert Dolwick, will be retiring from the position once a suitable replacement has been employed.

Candidates for this position should possess formal training and practical experience in the art of conducting, along with extensive knowledge of orchestral literature, and experience working with student level orchestras.

  • Serve as the EJP orchestra’s conductor, and provide leadership and exercise authority in all artistic matters including repertoire selection, auditions, rehearsals, performances, guest artists, competitions, and seating of players, in accordance with the EJP mission and artistic goals.
  • Plan and implement the fall and spring weekly rehearsal and concert seasons, in accordance with the program budget prepared by the Chair and approved by the Steering Committee and Executive Director.  Select appropriate musical repertoire, taking into consideration available instrumentation and skill levels.  Oversee, coordinate and direct all auditions, and determine seating within each section.  Conduct all orchestra rehearsals and performances.
  • Attend EJP Steering Committee meetings, as a full participating and voting member of the committee, and also serve as a full participating and voting member of the EJP Executive Committee.
  • Maintain a close, cooperative, and respectful working relationship with the Steering Committee Chair and the EJP Business Manager, and maintain an open line of communication with the EJP Parents’ Organization.
  • Develop strategies and seize every opportunity to recruit new students for the orchestra and ensembles.  Maintain regular contact and develop good rapport with schools, music educators, and private instructors throughout the region, from grade school to college level.
  • Perform public relations and other duties as requested and in keeping with the position of the Music Director, to promote and heighten the visibility of the EJP to the media, the general public, area music students, community groups, and prospective donors.  Represent the EJP with patience, dignity, and enthusiasm.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

TO APPLY: 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by email (PDF or Word format) to info@eriephil.org by May 31, 2017.

Phone calls and physical mail submissions will not be considered.

Please submit any queries by email to info@eriephil.org. Review of resumes will begin June 1, 2017. The Erie Philharmonic is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Erie Philharmonic Chorus Director

DATE:                                   February 10, 2017

JOB TITLE:                          Chorus Director

STATUS:                               Part-Time                               

REPORTS TO:                     Music Director

APPLICATIONS DUE:        March 31, 2017

JOB TO BEGIN:                  July 1, 2017

JOB SUMMARY:                To prepare the Chorus for all concerts and to conduct the Chorus as requested by the Music Director.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

· To work with Music Director, Executive Director, Chair, and Board of the Chorus to maintain a quality and excellence befitting a group of singers with the following responsibilities.

· To prepare the Chorus for concerts scheduled with the Erie Philharmonic.  Preparation will include background and understanding of the music at weekly rehearsals.

· To attend dress rehearsals with the orchestra in order to critique the Chorus’ performance and the follow up with any additional rehearsal needed.  The director should also take charge of warm-ups before dress rehearsals and performances.

· To prepare and conduct the Chorus for any additional choral opportunities that are approved after consultation with the Music Director and the Executive Board of the Chorus such as special chorus concerts separate from Philharmonic concerts.

· To plan and hold auditions for new Chorus members as needed.

· To keep the morale high by doing such things as attending their social functions, maintaining regular communications, etc.

· Other duties as assigned.

TO APPLY: 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by email (PDF or Word format) to info@eriephil.org by March 31, 2017. Phone calls and physical mail submissions will not be considered. Please submit any queries by email to info@eriephil.org. Review of resumes will begin March 1, 2017. The Erie Philharmonic is an Equal Opportunity Employer.