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As an arts leader and great Australian orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra is renowned for its high quality, breathtaking performances of both classical and modern compositions that engage audiences of diverse musical tastes, interests and ages. The largest performing arts company in Queensland and the state’s only professional symphony orchestra, QSO plays a vital role in Queensland’s cultural community, educating; mentoring aspiring performers; touring regional centres; broadcasting and performing with state, national and international ballet and opera companies. Each year QSO attracts the world’s best conductors and soloists as part of its acclaimed concert season, in addition to presenting unique blockbuster events. QSO is passionate about commissioning innovative new programs and Australian works and continues to invest in collaborations, recordings and digital initiatives. In 2016, QSO engaged with more than 1.2 million people. In 2017, QSO welcomed Alondra de la Parra as Music Director.

We are seeking passionate, inspired and capable career-minded professionals to join us on our journey.

Current Vacancies

Section Musician - Viola

This position is only open to Australian citizens and permanent residents and New Zealand citizens.

Auditions will be held on Monday 30 October 2017. Applicants are required to be available for the whole day and an accompanist will be provided.

Audition Requirements

Select the first movement of one of the following concerti (to be performed with piano accompaniment):

  • BARTÓK  Viola Concerto
  • HINDEMITH   Der Schwanendreher
  • WALTON  Viola Concerto

AND

  • Orchestral excerpts

Orchestral excerpts will be available for applicants via a provided download link from 18 September 2017.

Recorded auditions will be accepted on DVD or USB format only.

To apply, please email your CV to recruit@qso.com.au 

Information can be found on the QSO Website at www.qso.com.au/employment

Further enquiries: Robert Miller, Director – Human Resources, (07) 3833 5011.

Salary range for Section Musician: $64,257 to $80,243 package including 9.5% superannuation, plus allowances.

Applications close at 5pm AEST on Monday 16 October 2017. 

No unsolicited recruitment agencies CVs will be accepted.

Section Musician - Second Violin

This position is only open to Australian citizens and permanent residents and New Zealand citizens.

Auditions will be held on Monday 6 November 2017. Applicants are required to be available for the whole day and an accompanist will be provided.

Audition Requirements

  • Any Mozart Violin Concerto – 1st and 2nd movements with cadenzas (with accompanist)

AND

  • Orchestra excerpts

Orchestral excerpts will be available for applicants via a provided download link from 18 September 2017.

Recorded auditions will be accepted on DVD or USB format only.

To apply, please email your CV to recruit@qso.com.au 

Information can be found on the QSO Website at www.qso.com.au/employment

Further enquiries: Robert Miller, Director – Human Resources, (07) 3833 5011.

Salary range for Section Musician: $64,257 to $80,243 package including 9.5% superannuation, plus allowances.

Applications close at 5pm AEST on Monday 23 October 2017. 

No unsolicited recruitment agencies CVs will be accepted.

Section Principal Viola

Position is only open to Australian citizens and permanent residents and New Zealand citizens.

Auditions will be held on Monday 13 November 2017. Applicants are required to be available for the whole day and an accompanist will be provided on request.

Audition Requirements

You will be required to perform two works:

1. Select the first movement from one of the following concerti, to be performed with piano accompaniment:

BARTÓK  Viola Concerto
HINDEMITH   Der Schwanendreher
WALTON  Viola Concerto

AND

2. Schubert Arpeggione Sonata First Movement: Allegro moderato

AND

• Orchestra excerpts

Orchestral excerpts will be available for applicants via a provided download link from 3 October 2017.

Recorded auditions will be accepted on DVD or USB format only.

To apply, please email your CV to recruit@qso.com.au

Information can be found on the QSO Website at www.qso.com.au/employment

Further enquiries: Robert Miller, Director – Human Resources, (07) 3833 5011.

Salary range for Section Principal: $92,939 to $97,168 package including 9.5% superannuation, plus allowances. 

Applications close at 5pm AEST on Monday 30 October 2017.

No unsolicited recruitment agencies CVs will be accepted.

Associate Principal Cello

Position is only open to Australian citizens and permanent residents and New Zealand citizens.

Auditions will be held on Monday 27 November 2017. Applicants are required to be available for the whole day and an accompanist will be provided on request.

Audition Requirements

  • Dvorak concerto in B minor 1st movement (with accompanist), or Shostakovich concerto No. 1 1st movement (with accompanist),

AND

  • Haydn concerto in C major or D major 1st movement with cadenza (with accompanist)

AND

  • Orchestra excerpts.

Orchestral excerpts will be available for applicants via a provided download link from 3 October 2017.

Recorded auditions will be accepted on DVD or USB format only.

To apply, please email your CV to recruit@qso.com.au

Information can be found on the QSO Website at www.qso.com.au/employment

Further enquiries: Robert Miller, Director – Human Resources, (07) 3833 5011.

Salary range for Associate Principal: $84,004 to $88,708 package including 9.5% superannuation, plus allowances. 

Applications close at 5pm AEST on Monday 13 November 2017.

No unsolicited recruitment agencies CVs will be accepted.

Casual Musicians

The Orchestra supplements full-time players from a pool of casual musicians. Musicians seeking casual work with Queensland Symphony Orchestra are invited to apply by forwarding a covering letter and a copy of a current resume via post or email to:

Nina Logan
Orchestra Manager
Queensland Symphony Orchestra
GPO Box 9994
Brisbane QLD 4001

Email: nina.logan@qso.com.au

There are no set dates for casual auditions. Auditions are scheduled at mutually suitable times throughout the year. Your details will be held on file until the next round of casual auditions - at which time you will be contacted.

Outbound Sales Consultants

  • Highly energised and exciting team environment
  • Casual opportunities with great base plus commission

QSO is looking for part time outbound sales people to help promote upcoming performances and our concert seasons!  We need experienced, articulate, friendly lovers of the performing arts with a real passion for sales to join our successful team.

To be successful in your application you must be able to work 12-20 hours per week 4-8pm Monday to Friday commencing immediately with a six month commitment.

Ideally you will have telephone experience with inbound or outbound sales in a highly energised environment. Also, an interest in classical music is highly desirable. In return you can expect a fantastic place to work, good pay rates and an incentive structure that rewards excellent performance. To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to recruit@qso.com.au

No unsolicited recruitment agencies CVs will be accepted. QSO is an equal opportunity employer.