The Bozeman Symphony Board of Directors and Search Committee welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Music Director available beginning the 2020-2021 concert season. This position serves as the organization’s principal conductor, artistic director, and performing arts advocate within Bozeman, Montana, and surrounding areas.
Position Summary: Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Music Director is responsible for advancing the artistic achievements of the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir. As the organization’s artistic leader, the Music Director collaboratively builds a high-level profile within Bozeman’s artistic and nonprofit communities. The scope of responsibilities includes: musical programming, repertoire, and artistic production to include selection of guest artists; authority for the selection, development, evaluation, and replacement of musicians; motivation of orchestra and choir musicians; audience development activities; community and educational outreach activities; active participation in fundraising activities; development of community relationships; media relations; meeting one-on-one with new and current organizational stakeholders; and operating within annual budget guidelines. The Music Director will help shape the organization’s vision and mission. He/She works closely with the Director of Business Operations, Board of Directors, Symphonic Choir Director, and administrative staff in carrying out these responsibilities.
Requirements: The Search Committee will consider candidates with ideal musicianship and conducting skills, experience working with musicians of varied ages and experience - including seasoned, professional musicians, demonstrates a broad range of repertoire, and a vision for audience cultivation. Strong leadership, communication, interpersonal, and motivational skills are required. Respectfulness to musicians and all constituents, and passion for music created must be demonstrated.
Degree in a music discipline
Experience programming and conducting full and chamber orchestras
Experience working with a chorale
Proven ability to retain and expand audience and season subscriptions
Proven ability to work with a Board of Directors
Experience with educational programming for young children
Experience with hiring and removal of musicians
Proven track record in fundraising and development
Master’s degree or DMA in Conducting
Relationships with noteworthy musicians and the broader music industry community
Proven ability to develop partnerships with aligned cultural organizations
Applications must include a personal letter of interest from the candidate, short resume, sample programs conducted by the candidate, and names and contact information for three professional references. References must include one musician. PDF attachments preferred. No phone inquiries, please. Please do not submit audio/video recordings or additional materials at this time. These materials will be requested from selected candidates. Finalists will be selected for an interview and concert over the 2019-2020 concert season. The Bozeman Symphony is an equal opportunity employer.
Compensation: Compensation, including benefits, is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Please submit applications by May 1, 2019. Submit applications to:
Bozeman Symphony Music Director Search 1001 West Oak Street, Suite 110 Bozeman, MT 59715 email@example.com
To learn more about the Bozeman Symphony, go to www.bozemansymphony.org.
About Bozeman Symphony
The Bozeman Symphony presents a repertoire of symphonic and choral music performed for the benefit of individuals, students, and musicians residing in south-central Montana. Having celebrated their 50th anniversary during the 2017-2018 concert season, the Bozeman Symphony has experienced tremendous growth over the last twenty years. As a semi-professional regional orchestra, member musicians are represented by a pool of dedicated and loyal performers, many with strong ties to Montana State University’s School of Music. Musical offerings include 6 subscription performances (September – April), held at Willson Auditorium located in downtown Bozeman, stand-alone Symphonic Choir performances, world-class pianists in recital biannually, solo and chamber performances as part of Symphony at the Shane in Livingston, Montana, annual free family performances, and special fundraising events. Future projects include a summertime classical music festival and youth symphony. The Bozeman Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir have established themselves as significant cultural icons in Montana, whose history is marked by artistic excellence. In addition to a wide variety of orchestral programming..., the Bozeman Symphony supports Far Afield, a highly accessible community outreach program, donates tickets to local nonprofits, awards scholarships and performing opportunities to young musicians, and provides employment and engagement opportunities for over 300 people. Its future is dependent upon maintaining a skilled and motivated orchestra whose members bring symphonic music to life.