The Spokane Symphony seeks applications for an Assistant Conductor to fill a two-year appointment, with an option for a third year, if mutually agreed. Reporting to the Music Director, the Assistant Conductor will develop and hone the skills required for a modern conductor through mentorship with the Music Director, Executive Director, and key musicians.
Specific Roles and Responsibilities:
Cover conductor for all Masterworks programs
Conduct off-stage musicians as needed
Conduct rehearsals as needed
Lead and conduct education concerts
Conduct other concerts (such as run-outs or Pops) at the discretion of the Music Director and Executive Director
Participate in public speaking engagements as needed
As a focus of public relations, sets a very high standard of integrity, reliability, and congeniality
Works collaboratively and respectfully with trustees, volunteers, and staff
Act as an ambassador for the Spokane Symphony
In collaboration with the Music Director, help prepare material with librarian
Work with Operations staff on concert production details as needed
Hold regular office hours at set times as agreed upon with management
Work closely with Education staff on production and delivery of education products
Assist with and participate in Development events (lunches, events, etc.) as requested
Residency is required for this position, but other engagements are encouraged with advance permission from the Music Director, Executive Director, and General Manager. The Assistant Conductor will be expected to be in Spokane and available when the Music Director is in town and all Masterworks weeks.
Candidates should have a Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
About Spokane Symphony
Heading into its 74th Season, the Spokane Symphony continues a long tradition as the largest and most active professional performing arts organization in the Inland Pacific Northwest. It was incorporated in 1945 as the Spokane Philharmonic, becoming the Spokane Symphony Society in 1962. The 70-piece professional orchestra performs for more than 150,000 listeners each season and provides a wide variety of exceptional educational experiences. The orchestra presents critically acclaimed performances featuring some of the world's most respected soloists. Spokane Symphony also owns and operates the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Originally Spokane’s Fox Theater built in 1931, this art deco treasure serves as the Symphony’s permanent home and as an incredible venue for all of the performing arts. The Theater is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Spokane Register, and the Washington Heritage Register.