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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 2015, QSO engaged with more than 1.6 million people. In 2017, QSO welcomes 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

To apply for a role with QSO, you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or able to demonstrate that you have the legal right to work in Australia.

Section Principal Flute

This position is open to applicants of all nationalities.

All applicants are required to submit a recorded audition on DVD or USB flash drive, subject to QSO’s recorded audition requirements which are available on application. Recorded auditions must be received at QSO by close of business Monday 17 July 2017. Please note auditions cannot be assessed if received after that date.  All applicants will be notified of the audition outcomes after 1 August 2017.

Audition Requirements

• Mozart Concerto for Flute in G K.313 or D K.314, First and Second movements including cadenzas AND own choice movement from any Flute Concerto.  Both concertos must be performed with piano reduction
• Orchestral excerpts, to be performed solo

Orchestral excerpts will be available for applicants via download from Wednesday 22 March 2017.

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

QSO’s requirements for DVD or USB flash drive recorded auditions will be sent by email to all interested applicants.  Recorded auditions will be accepted on DVD or USB flash drive format only and must be received by QSO by close of business Monday 17 July 2017. 

Prior to offering a Trial Assessment period to the successful applicant, QSO may offer a “Fixed-term engagement prior to Trial Assessment”.  This will give applicants who progress to the final stages of the audition process an opportunity to perform with QSO.  Undertaking a Fixed-term engagement of this nature does not guarantee that the applicant will subsequently be offered a Trial Assessment period.  QSO reserves the right to offer more than one fixed-term engagement (or to offer no fixed-term engagements at all).

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

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

Applications close: 5pm AEST on Monday 17 July 2017.

No unsolicited recruitment agencies CVs will be accepted.

Principal First Violin and Section Musician First Violin

These positions are only open to Australian citizens and permanent residents and New Zealand citizens.

Auditions for both positions will be held on Monday 10 April 2017. Applicants are required to be available for the whole day and an accompanist will be provided.

Audition Requirements (same for both positions)

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

Orchestral excerpts will be available for applicants via a provided download link or as hardcopy on request from Monday 20 February 2017.

Recorded auditions will be accepted on DVD format only.

To apply, please email your CV to recruit@qso.com.au  Please indicate whether you are applying for one or both positions.

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

Salary range for Principal: $84,004 to $88,708 package including 9.5% superannuation, plus allowances.
Salary range for Section Musician: $64,257 to $80,243 package including 9.5% superannuation, plus allowances.

Applications close at 5pm AEST on Monday 27 March 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.