Principal Viola No.2
Ulster Orchestra

  • Full-time
  • Belfast
  • Closing Date: 7th December, 2023

We are seeking an experienced professional musician to join the Ulster Orchestra in the position of Principal Viola No.2.

A position with the Ulster Orchestra offers you a wide and varied career, where you will be part of an engaged and dedicated team of talented musicians – as we say in our core values, we are aspirational, ambitious, creative and progressive!

In addition to orchestral work, you will have the opportunity to be involved in a range of non-platform activities, including diverse Learning and Community Engagement activities and chamber music playing, as well as creating and leading your own non-orchestral activity.

We are looking for candidates who are able to demonstrate musical excellence with the ability to play at a professional orchestral level and a commitment to delivering a high standard of work at all times.

Further information on the job requirements, application and selection process along with benefits of working for the Orchestra, can be found in the recruitment pack. We offer a competitive salary along with a range of benefits including pension, a health cash plan & generous annual leave provision.

Please note that initial applications for this post must be made via Musical Chairs no later than 7th December 2023 and applications received after this date cannot be considered. Full details of the position along with guidance on the selection process can be found in the recruitment pack which you can download from the website.

The appointment will be made on merit with openness and transparency of process.

The Ulster Orchestra is committed to striving to be truly representative of all aspects of diversity and to offer a fully inclusive working environment. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, irrespective of age, disability, ethnicity, gender or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background.

About the Organisation

Founded in 1966, the Ulster Orchestra has been at the forefront of musical life in Northern Ireland and the Orchestra’s full-time musicians form the region’s only professional symphony orchestra.

In 2022, the Ulster Orchestra appointed Daniele Rustioni as its Music Director, after three Seasons as Chief Conductor, a role which commenced at the start of the Orchestra’s 2019/20 Season. Rustioni joins a distinguished line of past principal conductors including Bryden Thomson, Vernon Handley, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Dimitry Sitkovetsky, Thierry Fischer, Kenneth Montgomery, JoAnn Faletta and, most recently, Rafael Payare.

With a mission to enrich the lives of people living in Northern Ireland, those visiting, and those who encounter it through international touring and regular radio and TV broadcasts with both BBC Northern Ireland and BBC Radio 3, the Orchestra strives for excellence in all it undertakes, be it regular concert performances, learning and community engagement programmes, or creative collaborations across the arts.

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