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Opportunities

National Audition

Principal Double Bass, Regina Symphony Orchestra

Principal Double Bass, Regina Symphony Chamber Players


Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Audition Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Location: TBA
Time: 9:30am

2018‐2019: 37 weeks
Salary: $35,973.89 minimum (as per 2016‐2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement)

Benefits:

  • Musicians Pension Fund of Canada
  • Group Insurance and benefit package, including dental, drug coverage, life insurance, disability insurance. Benefits extend to immediate family.
  • Opportunities for teaching – Conservatory of Music and private teaching.

The musicians of the Regina Symphony Orchestra are members of the Canadian Federation of Musicians.


Interested applicants are asked to e‐mail their complete one page resume including name, address, telephone number and local affiliation to:


Stephen C. McLellan, Personnel Manager

Regina Symphony Orchestra

2424 College Avenue, Regina, SK

Canada S4P 1C8

personnel@reginasymphony.com 


RSO Principal Double Bass Audition List 2018


Position:                  Personnel Manager

Reports to:              Executive Director

Application Deadline:   Monday, April 2, 2018

The Personnel Manager works in a human resources capacity and is responsible for booking orchestra personnel. The position is a liaison between musicians, the music director, and management. The personnel manager monitors schedules, maintains attendance and payroll records, coordinates auditions, and serves as a resource and counsel for musicians. The position interacts with the music director, conductors, senior management, operations, and musician union representatives.

The position requires knowledge of contract agreements in addition to orchestra policies and procedures, finely tuned communications skills, and discretion in handling confidential personnel matters.

Job Summary

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Manage all musician personnel of the RSO and act as the primary contact and resources for all orchestra musicians
  • Coordinate with the music director & principal players regarding the hiring of substitute and utility musicians (all hiring is done directly by the Personnel Manager)
  • Prepare and distribute individual letters of intent/contracts for musicians each season and coordinate the collection of signed letters
  • Coordinate musician retirement announcements
  • Update and monitor the master schedule for RSCP, per service and utility musicians
  • Prepare for and coordinate all aspects of RSO musician auditions, including working with the production manager to find suitable venues
  • Act as chair of the Audition Committee, ensure regular meetings are scheduled and held to fulfill the committee work and CBA requirements each season
  • Create and maintain personnel files for all musicians
  • Creation and tracking of string rotation lists
  • Assist with preparation and actively monitoring the orchestra musician budget & payroll
  • Maintain attendance and payroll records, including timely submission to the RSO Finance and Administration Manager
  • Act as alternate official timekeeper on all orchestra services (in the absence of the union steward)
  • Monitor compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement and report any issues to the Executive Director
  • Work closely with the production manager, and act as principal on-site management representative at orchestra services, as needed (specifically at RSCP services when production manager isn’t available)
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director

Works for strong, efficient lines of communication between orchestra and management, including coordination of:

  • Pre-season information and updates
  • New musician orientation
  • Announcements at services
  • Record and provide the list of personnel for all RSO concerts and events
  • Maintain current list of all RSO musicians, contact information, start dates, positions, leave requests, sick leave, etc.
  • Communication with music librarian and other operations staff to ensure seamless production and coordination of events
  • Email musician communication and updates throughout the season, including master schedule
  • Regular and ongoing communication with music director, executive direction, concertmaster, finance manager, and production manager to ensure they are updated and informed on RSO musicians’ status, changes in contact information, payroll information, etc.

Requirements:

  • Finely tuned communications skills, conflict-resolution skills, and discretion in handling confidential personnel matters
  • Knowledge of contract agreements and orchestra policies and procedures
  • Superior organizational, time management and problem-solving skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Regular access to cell phone in order to maintain timely communication with musicians, administration and other stakeholders as needed
  • An RSCP musician

Application Process

Please indicate your interest in this position by submitting your resume and cover letter by Monday, April 2 at 4:00pm to:

Joanne Grant, Finance & Administration Manager

Regina Symphony Orchestra

jgrant@reginasymphony.com

No phone calls or hard copies please.

The RSO would like to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.


Position:                 Music Librarian

Reports to:             Executive Director

Application Deadline: Monday, April 2, 2018

Job Summary

The music librarian is responsible for the purchase, rental and preparation of scores and parts for all performances of the RSO and RSCP. This position works with the music director and conductors in selecting performing editions, cuts or other editing, and then distributes parts to musicians. The position works with the concertmaster on acquisition and organization of repertoire for RSCP services. The position works with the concertmaster and principal string players in selecting and marking bowings.

The music librarian maintains the RSO’s library of music holdings, records repertoire performance data, and assesses long-range acquisition needs. The position requires degree in music and/or training in library procedures, thorough knowledge of orchestral repertoire and score markings, familiarity with music publishing, licensing and copyright law, and strong skills in using Microsoft Office.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain records of all scores and parts, purchased or rented, including order date, expected delivery date, return date (if rental)
  • Ensure all parts are returned to guest artists and groups (when applicable) in a timely manner
  • Create an appropriate schedule of bowings and distributions in conjunction with music director and concertmaster
  • Copy string bowings into stand parts
  • Communicate in advance with applicable artistic team (music director, guest conductor, guest artists and groups, choirs, etc.) to ensure proper preparation of parts, including correct editions, etc. 
  • Work with conductor to ensure he/she has the scores (or provide them with one if needed) and to ensure that the scores correspond with musician parts to ensure consistency between different editions
  • Ensure all scores are marked with measure or rehearsal numbers, which correspond to parts
  • Maintain the RSO’s library in a safe and orderly condition at all times
  • Maintain up to date digital and hard copy catalogue of all scores and parts in RSO library
  • Distribute musician parts in accordance with the Collective Agreement between the RSO and Local 446 of the American Federation of Musicians
  • Attend rehearsals for the first reading of each work on a program, as well as dress rehearsals and performances for Masterworks and Pops concerts (or as agreed on with the Executive Director) 
  • Provide quotes and estimates for rentals, purchases and other library services. Monitor and maintain the RSO library budget for rentals, purchases, courier services and additional expenses.
  • Use the email address provided by the RSO (library@reginasymphony.com) for all email communications pertaining to RSO library business
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills

  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently, set goals, manage schedule, meet deadlines
  • Ability to take initiative and work in collaboration with artistic team
  • Demonstrates ability to be detail-oriented, to strive for accuracy, and to show neatness and clarity in manual written communication
  • Music degree and/or music librarian experience is an asset, but not required
  • RSO core or per service musician with a tenured position is ideal, but we are open to considering other experienced and committed members of the music community
  • RSO core or per service musician with a tenured position is ideal, but we are open to considering other experienced and committed members of the music community

Application Process

Please indicate your interest in this position by submitting your resume and cover letter by Monday, April 2 at 4:00pm to:

Joanne Grant, Finance & Administration Manager

Regina Symphony Orchestra

jgrant@reginasymphony.com

No phone calls or hard copies please.

The RSO would like to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.