Artist-in-Residence, Principal Viola

Job Description (Contract to begin September 1, 2018)
The successful applicant will perform as Principal Viola with the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra and as a member of the Symphony’s resident professional string quartet, Musaeus. Residency in or near Lethbridge, AB is required.

A typical concert season consists of six Symphony Series events, two to three Symphony Extras events, and two or three special events/concerts and educational outreach events.

The position, September 1st to May 31st, typically consists of weekly Monday night rehearsals with the orchestra. Additional rehearsals, including dress, are held before each concert, for a total of approximately 60 services per Season. In addition, rehearsals with Musaeus for Symphony Extras (typically six to nine services per event) and third-party bookings are scheduled separately as needed.

Compensation
$13,980 (2017-18) annually, plus additional remuneration for Symphony Extras and third-party bookings. The Principal Player shall be considered a self employee professional, not an employee of the Association, and as such shall be free to pursue a career outside the operations of the Association, provided those activities do not conflict with services properly scheduled by the Association that require the Principal Player’s participation.

Application Process
Please email or mail a letter of application, resume, a list of three references complete with contact information, and a recent recording (within the last year) in MP3 / WAV format by email / link or on USB / CD / DVD to:

Lethbridge Symphony
Attention: Chair, Search Committee
hello@lethbridgesymphony.org
Box 1101, Stn Main
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4A2

Audio or video submissions exceeding 25 MB must be received on a USB drive or made accessible via a link to a live URL. Application deadline is January 31, 2018.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to Lethbridge, Alberta during the Spring portion of the 2017-18 concert season for an interview and audition process, including rehearsals with Musaeus and rehearsals and a concert with the Symphony. Transportation and lodging will be provided by the LSO for shortlisted candidates.

Please note that other potential income opportunities exist through additional Musaeus engagements, other regional per service orchestras, and the University of Lethbridge Conservatory of Music. For further information regarding the Conservatory of Music, please contact Breeanne Fuller, Director of Conservatory, 403.329.2304 or breeanne.fuller@uleth.ca.

A copy of the current contract and further information is available by contacting Glenn Klassen at
hello@lethbridgesymphony.org.