Assistant principal horn (3rd horn)

The Oulu Symphony Orchestra invites applications for the permanent position of ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL HORN The position also includes an obligation to play the 2nd horn.

The Oulu Symphony Orchestra performs traditional symphony concerts, as well as a wide range of musical genres.

The task is to act as an assistant principal horn in the symphony orchestra. The assistant principal is expected to maintain his/her playing skills and carry out all other tasks within the area of responsibility.

The position requires excellent playing skills and good social interaction skills.

Bonuses for previous work experience shall be added to the pay in accordance with the Collective Agreement along with compensations for costume and musical instrument. Any possible recording work and working in small ensembles shall be compensated separately.

The audition will be held on 28 February 2020 starting at 10am (Finnish time) at the Madetoja Hall, Leevi Madetojan katu 1-3, Oulu, Finland.

Audition repertoire:
R. Strauss: Concerto No. 1 for Horn and Orchestra (in whole)
W. A. Mozart: Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No. 4 in E Flat Major K. 495 (1st movement with cadences)

Orchestral and chamber music repertoire will be sent as PDF to persons invited to audition after the closing date for submitting applications.

The one who will be appointed to this position must submit a medical certificate for his/her state of health before accepting the position. The City of Oulu applies a probationary period of six (6) months in its permanent positions.

Applications should primarily be submitted through the electronic application form. Alternatively, applications can be submitted to the address Oulun kaupungin kirjaamo, PL 71, 90015 Oulun kaupunki, visiting address Kansankatu 55 A. Applications must include the position-specific register number OUKA/11971/2019. Closing date for submitting applications is 31 January 2020 at 3pm (Finnish time).

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For more information, please contact Maija Kuusisto, General Manager tel. +358 40 663 6699 until 16 January and during the period 17-31 January Saara Niemelä, the financial and administrative secretary tel +358 40 749 9914.

Oulun kaupunki, Sivistys- ja kulttuuripalvelut, Kulttuuripalvelut, Orkesteri
Address: Leevi Madetojan katu 1-3, 90140 Oulu

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