The Oulu Symphony Orchestra invites applications for the permanent position of VIOLA PLAYER

Oulu Symphony Orchestra is composed of 61 musicians and is the northernmost symphony orchestra in Finland. The Oulu Symphony Orchestra performs traditional symphony concerts, as well as a wide range of musical genres. Madetoja hall at the Oulu Music Center has 816 seats.

The task is to act as a viola player in the symphony orchestra. The viola player 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 Friday the 6th of August 2021 starting at 10 am (Finnish time) at the Madetoja Hall, Leevi Madetojan katu 1-3, Oulu, Finland.

Audition repertoire:
- 1st movement and cadenza from one of the following:
Carl Philipp Stamitz: Viola Concerto in D Major, Op. 1
Franz Anton Hoffmeister: Viola Concerto in D Major

- 1st movement from one of the following:
Béla Bartók: Viola Concerto Sz. 120, BB 128
William Walton: Viola Concerto
Paul Hindemith: Viola Concerto

- orchestral excerpts sent after the application period.

Orchestral 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/5860/2021. Closing date for submitting applications is July 16th, 2021 at 3 pm (Finnish time).

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For more information, please contact Saara Niemelä, the human resources and economic, email, tel. +358 40 749 9914. Will be on holiday from 21st of June until 2nd of August so not be contacted daily.

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Oulun kaupunki, Sivistys- ja kulttuuripalvelut, Kulttuuripalvelut, Orkesteri

The Light of the North, Oulu – brave, fair, responsible. Oulu is the Capital of Northern Scandinavia, a city that combines creative atmosphere with cutting-edge technology, entrepreneurship with experienced professionals and the distinctive culture of a modern maritime city with lively countryside. Oulu provides a huge amount of study opportunities. In Oulu, there is Europe’s youngest population and the ability to turn know-how into international success stories, boldly and together. All this can be found in the prosperous and healthy city that is just the right size and provides excellent conditions and opportunities for a happy life. City of Oulu employs circa 11 000 people.

Address: Leevi Madetojan katu 1-3, 90140 Oulu

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