Vacancies

Take a look below for our current player and administration job vacancies.

Player Vacancies

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Double Bass Extras

Auditions Thursday 4 – Friday 5 September 2014.

Successful applicants will be invited to an audition consisting of:

One movement of a solo piece of your own choice plus orchestral excerpts:
Mozart Sym No. 40, G minor, K550, from mvt 1, 20 bars before letter C to 5 bars after C.
Beethoven Sym No. 5, C minor, Op. 67, from mvt 3, scherzo and trio.
Brahms Sym No. 2, D major, Op. 73, from mvt 1, letter E to letter F.
Verdi Otello, Act 4, Bass soli.
Strauss Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40, figure no. 9 - 11.

The orchestral excerpts will be provided by the Philharmonia in advance of your audition. NB! Please note that you can use your own fingering and bowings, there is no need to follow the pencilled notes in the orchestral excerpts.

Please note that all our extra players are booked as London based, i.e. there are no extra travel or accommodation allowances paid out in addition to the regular fees.

Closing date: 08 August 2014

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45% Joint Principal Second Violin

Auditions Friday 31 October 2014.
Successful applicants will be invited to an audition that will consist of excerpts from any one of the WA Mozart Violin concertos, chosen by you, excerpts from a contrasting concerto of your choice plus orchestral excerpts provided in advance by the Philharmonia.

NB! Please note that you can use your own fingering and bowings, there is no need to follow the pencilled notes in the orchestral excerpts.

Closing date: 12 September 2014

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50% No2 First Violin

Auditions Saturday 15 November 2014.
Successful applicants will be invited to an audition consisting of the 1st movement + cadenza of any WA Mozart Violin Concerto of your choice, plus the 1st movement of any contrasting concerto of your choice plus orchestral excerpts provided in advance by the Philharmonia.
NB! Please note that you can use your own fingering and bowings, there is no need to follow the pencilled notes in the orchestral excerpts.

Closing date: 26 September 2014

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100% No3 First Violin

Auditions Saturday 15 November 2014.
Successful applicants will be invited to an audition consisting of the 1st movement + cadenza of any WA Mozart Violin Concerto of your choice, plus the 1st movement of any contrasting concerto of your choice plus orchestral excerpts provided in advance by the Philharmonia.
NB! Please note that you can use your own fingering and bowings, there is no need to follow the pencilled notes in the orchestral excerpts.

Closing date: 26 September 2014

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2nd Bassoon

Auditions Thursday 18 and Friday 19 December 2014.
Successful applicants will be invited to an audition consisting of the first movement of either the WA Mozart Bassoon Concerto in Bb K191, or the Weber Bassoon Concerto in F Op 75. No cadenzas are required.
Then the following excerpts:
1. Figaro Overture: 5 bars after letter C to letter D, (bar 139-171) - minim = 80.
2. Ravel G major 3rd mvt: 5 bars after rehearsal number 14 to 4 bars after rehearsal number 15, both 1st and 2nd bassoon parts - crotchet = 140.
3. Smetana Bartered Bride: 2nd bassoon part - letter B to 13 bars before letter C. minim = 144.
4. Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique: 5th mvt - 8 bars after rehearsal number 63 to 5 bars before rehearsal number 65. Dotted crotchet = 104.
5. Sibelius VC: 2nd mvt - bar 5 to 4 bars before rehearsal number 1. Quaver = 58.
6. Mahler Symphony No 5: Finale - 6th bar of rehearsal number 19 to 4th bar of rehearsal number 20. Minim = 116.
7. Brahms Piano Concerto No 1: 2nd mvt - opening 14 bars. Crotchet = 48.
8. Bartok Concerto for Orchestra: 2nd mvt - bar 9 to bar 181. Crotchet = 82.
Finale - complete. Crotchet = 140. Coda, minim = 80.
9. Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6: finale - bar 2 to 3 bars before letter C. Crotchet = 42.
These orchestral excerpts will be provided in advance by the Philharmonia.

Closing date: 31 October 2014

Administration Vacancies

Corporate Development Manager

The Philharmonia Orchestra is seeking to recruit an experienced and dynamic Corporate Development Manager to join our fundraising department. The successful candidate will manage and develop the Orchestra's Corporate Development Strategy to secure new business, and to account-manage corporate partners and sponsors (both cash and in-kind). The role would suit a creative and confident professional with experience of developing relationships within the corporate sector, account management and the ability to maximise income-generating potential.

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to Jonathan Kuhles, Development Director: jonathan.kuhles@philharmonia.co.uk.

Please include details of two referees in your application, stating at what point in the recruitment process each of them may be contacted (we will not contact your referees without your permission)

Short-listed candidates will be invited for a first round interview on Thursday 14 August 2014

Closing date: 08 August 2014, 17:00

Contact: Jonathan Kuhles (jonathan.kuhles@philharmonia.co.uk)

Download: Philharmonia Orchestra - Corporate Development Manager.pdf

Traineeships Currently Available

Concerts Department Trainee

The Philharmonia Orchestra is offering a traineeship within its busy Concerts Department. This traineeship offers a unique opportunity to experience the workings of one of the world’s busiest orchestras, specifically assisting the Concerts and Tours Assistant with the Orchestra’s busy touring schedule and working alongside the Manager of the London Season to assist with the Orchestra’s flagship concert series at the Royal Festival Hall. This is a full time position and it will suit a person who has a passion for classical music, a keen eye for detail and the ability to think on their feet.

Hours: 9.30am - 5.30pm, 5 days per week, with additional evenings and weekends as required. Placements are voluntary and unpaid, although travel expenses (maximum equivalent of monthly travelcard, London zones 1 - 6, per month, during each Trainee placement) and a lunch allowance are available.

Please apply by sending a CV and covering letter to Diego Podesta, Philharmonia Orchestra, 6th Floor, The Tower Building, 11 York Road, London, SE1 7NX or by email to diego.podesta@philharmonia.co.uk

Deadline for applications: Friday 15 August 2014, 17.00

Interviews to be held w/b 18 August.

Closing date: 15 August 2014, 17:00

Contact: Diego Podesta (diego.podesta@philharmonia.co.uk)

Download: Concerts Department Trainee.pdf

Education Department Trainee

The Philharmonia Orchestra is offering a traineeship in its Education Department. This is an invaluable opportunity to gain insight into the workings of one of the world's busiest orchestras. The successful candidate will possess impeccable organisational skills, the ability to work to tight deadlines and an enthusiasm for engaging all different kinds of audiences with classical music.

Hours: 9.30am - 5.30pm, 5 days per week, with additional evenings and weekends as required. Placements are voluntary and unpaid, although travel expenses (maximum equivalent of monthly travelcard, London zones 1 - 6, per month, during each Trainee placement) and a lunch allowance are available.

Please apply by sending a CV and covering letter by email only to Fflur Huysmans at fflur.huysmans@philharmonia.co.uk.

Interviews to be held on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 August

Closing date: 22 August 2014, 17:00

Contact: Fflur Huysmans (fflur.huysmans@philharmonia.co.uk)

Download: Education Department Trainee.pdf