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The South Netherlands Philharmonic is an ambitious and flexible symphony orchestra famous for its quality and enthusiasm. Characteristic for the South Netherlands Philharmonic is the close attention given to innovation and adventurous cross-over programmes such as i-Classics and grand public events to make the connection with businesses for example Leading the South. Moreover, the orchestra is the symphonic laboratory of the Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (MCICM). Connecting to the region by means of special activities remains an important pillar, as well as education: students from both primary and secondary education experience, through programmes specially tailored to them, the astonishing power and magic of live music.


See below the vacancies for Principal Oboe 75% and Principal Viola 75% (with lower chair obligation)
 

We are looking for:

Principal Oboe 75%

Audition 13 November 2019 Muziekgebouw Eindhoven
(with possible pre selection on the same day)

What does the position entail?
As section leader besides playing your part in the orchestra, you are also required to play the solo scores. You are also in charge of your group. In addition to your tasks on stage, you will be employable more broadly within the orchestra for (educational, innovative and representative) activities that contribute to the orchestra’s efforts to bridge the gap with society. As a representative of your group, you will actively engage in section leaders’ meetings, you will organize and chair your section meetings, and you will conduct performance interviews with your section members. You are asked to stimulate a good and collegial collaboration and, if necessary, discuss and arrange matters with the management or (managers of) staff teams. 

Which qualities do we require?
Naturally, you are an excellent musician with demonstrable solo-playing capabilities. Previous experience as a section leader is a plus. In addition, you are prepared to use all your talents and skills – also beyond the artistic scope – in service of the orchestra. You are a team player with a good sense of collaboration. You possess good communication skills and a coaching leadership style.

What can the South Netherlands Philharmonic offer?
A contract for a certain period of time, the so-called trial period, within which two evaluations will take place. In the case of mutual satisfaction and positive assessments, the contract will be prolonged. Primary and secondary employment conditions are based upon the collective labour agreements for Dutch orchestras. Furthermore, we offer a plethora of opportunities for further self-development as a musician or schooling in other activities that contribute to a sustainable employability.

Selection procedure
You can respond to this function by no later than 29 September 2019, only by email. Please send us your motivational letter and CV in Dutch or English to, c/o the orchestra inspector Hélène Maurits at helene.maurits@philharmoniezuidnederland.nl. For further information, please contact Mrs Maurits at +31 (0)88 166 07 32.

Auditions
Auditions will take place on 13 November 2019 in Eindhoven.
Auditions will consist of three rounds: progression to each following round is by means of the trial committee’s assessment. For each round, you may be asked to play several orchestral excerpts; the scores will be sent to you along with the invitation to auditions. In the final round, we will conduct a short interview to assess your leadership qualities. A leadership assessment can become part of the selection procedure.

Obligatory pieces
Mozart – Oboe concerto in C major, KV 314
R. Strauss – Oboe concerto in D major

Further information
The selection committee retains its right to make a pre-selection of candidates based on the provided, textual information. Fees will be determined according to the national collective labour agreements of Dutch orchestras.
With this recruitment and selection procedure, the South Netherlands Philharmonic pays heed to Wav (Wet arbeid en vreemdelingen) and appendage laws and regulations. The law dictates that the South Netherlands Philharmonic will initially look for a suitable candidate for this vacancy form the EEA including the Netherlands, Switserland, or from outside this collective of countries but in possession of a residence permit with no restrictions of employment in the Netherlands.

We are looking for: 

Principal Viola 75% (with lower chair obligation)

Audition 14 November 2019 Muziekgebouw Eindhoven
(with possible pre selection on the same day)

What does the position entail?
As section leader besides playing your part in the orchestra, you are also required to play the solo scores. You are also in charge of your group. In addition to your tasks on stage, you will be employable more broadly within the orchestra for (educational, innovative and representative) activities that contribute to the orchestra’s efforts to bridge the gap with society. As a representative of your group, you will actively engage in section leaders’ meetings, you will organize and chair your section meetings, and you will conduct performance interviews with your section members. You are asked to stimulate a good and collegial collaboration and, if necessary, discuss and arrange matters with the management or (managers of) staff teams.

Which qualities do we require?
Naturally, you are an excellent musician with demonstrable solo-playing capabilities. Previous experience as a section leader is a plus. In addition, you are prepared to use all your talents and skills – also beyond the artistic scope – in service of the orchestra. You are a team player with a good sense of collaboration. You possess good communication skills and a coaching leadership style.

What can the South Netherlands Philharmonic offer?
A contract for a certain period of time, the so-called trial period, within which two evaluations will take place. In the case of mutual satisfaction and positive assessments, the contract will be prolonged. Primary and secondary employment conditions are based upon the collective labour agreements for Dutch orchestras. Furthermore, we offer a plethora of opportunities for further self-development as a musician or schooling in other activities that contribute to a sustainable employability.

Selection procedure
You can respond to this function by no later than 29 September 2019, only by email. Please send us your motivational letter and CV in Dutch or English to, c/o the orchestra inspector Hélène Maurits at helene.maurits@philharmoniezuidnederland.nl. For further information, please contact Mrs Maurits at +31 (0)88 166 07 32.

Auditions
Auditions will take place on 14 November 2019 in Eindhoven.
Auditions will consist of three rounds: progression to each following round is by means of the trial committee’s assessment. For each round, you may be asked to play several orchestral excerpts; the scores will be sent to you along with the invitation to auditions. In the final round, we will conduct a short interview to assess your leadership qualities. A leadership assessment can become part of the selection procedure.

Obligatory pieces
1st Round: Stamitz or Hoffmeister concerto D-Dur, 1st and 2nd part incl. Cadenza
And one orchestra excerpt

2nd Round: Bartok or Walton concerto, 1st part
And one orchestra excerpt

Further information
The selection committee retains its right to make a pre-selection of candidates based on the provided, textual information. Fees will be determined according to the national collective labour agreements of Dutch orchestras.
With this recruitment and selection procedure, the South Netherlands Philharmonic pays heed to Wav (Wet arbeid en vreemdelingen) and appendage laws and regulations. The law dictates that the South Netherlands Philharmonic will initially look for a suitable candidate for this vacancy form the EEA including the Netherlands, Switserland, or from outside this collective of countries but in possession of a residence permit with no restrictions of employment in the Netherlands.

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