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OPEN POSITION: Music Director/Conductor

Information about Orchestra Santa Monica: Established in 2012, Orchestra Santa Monica (OSM) is completing its sixth season under founding Music Director and Conductor Allen Robert Gross. OSM Performs between three and four orchestra concerts during its season at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater on the campus of New Roads School in Santa Monica.

The maximum size of the orchestra is about fifty players for a full orchestra concert. The playing personnel consists of Union musicians under a Metropolitan Orchestra contract with Local 47 of the AFM with a playing contractor, volunteer musicians from the community, and students from local music schools. A typical rehearsal schedule per program involves three rehearsals with the volunteer musicians, one string rehearsal with Union and volunteer players, and two full orchestra rehearsals. A short acoustic check at the theater is called before the concert. Our rehearsal/performance season runs from September through May.

- Minimum of 3 years of conducting experience beyond the graduate level
- Master’s degree or its equivalent
- Experience working with both professional and non-professional musicians
- Experience preferred in musical education outreach

Duties to include:
- Conduct all rehearsals and concerts
- Work with the OSM Contractor in determining the roster for each concert; audition volunteer musicians where necessary
- Acquire or coordinate the acquisition of music parts
- Develop season programs in accordance with the orchestra’s budget; assist in planning the orchestra’s budget
- Assist with grant applications and fundraising; attend fundraising events
- Actively expand and cultivate the orchestra’s audience and donor base
- Prepare communications and write-ups as appropriate for the position
- Attend monthly Board meetings and prepare a Music Director’s Report in advance of each meeting

To Apply:
Applicants should submit a resume, a list of three references with contact information, and a link to a short video recording of a performance. Applicants should also submit a 10-12 minute video recording of a rehearsal.

Applicants may be asked to conduct a rehearsal with members of OSM, with repertoire to be determined by the orchestra search committee.

The resume, links, and references should be emailed to: ExecDir@OrchestraSantaMonica.org

For further information please contact Tom O’Connor at: 323-603-8235 or ExecDir@OrchestraSantaMonica.org

Application deadline: February 28, 2018