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Staff Conductor Audition

Friday, June 2, 2023
Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia Orchestra is holding talent identification auditions for potential full-time or part-time staff conductors to begin January 1, 2024. Staff conductors serve as an assistant and cover conductor to Music and Artistic Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, as well as to an unparalleled roster of esteemed guest conductors in Philadelphia, on international tours, and in summer residencies. Staff conductors may have the opportunity to conduct select educational, community, summer, and special concerts, with the possibility for additional podium time based on experience.

Staff conductors will receive mentorship, training, and engagement from a wide array of conductors, musicians, and industry professionals. The Philadelphia Orchestra’s aim is to support and develop emerging talent in the early stages of their careers.

Staff conductors also provide general artistic consultation, assist in the preparation of major artistic projects and productions, and review recorded material for commercial releases and broadcasts. The staff conductors conduct or lead educational events such as PlayINs, Side-bySides, and PopUP concerts with Philadelphia Orchestra musicians. Other duties may include hosting pre-concert lectures, artist interviews, cultivation events, and other audience engagement activities.

All candidates must be:

  1. Authorized to work in the US or eligible to apply for a work visa.
  2. Available to participate in an in-person audition and interview in Philadelphia on Friday, June 2, 2023;
  3. Available to accept employment beginning January 1, 2024; and
  4. Able to provide proof of vaccination and any required booster against COVID-19 upon request.

Application Instructions

Please submit by 11:59 PM (EST) on March 19, 2023, the following:

  1. Resume (PDF, titled with “YOUR LAST NAME, FIRST NAME”);
  2. Three URL links to recent online conducting videos (the links must be accessible without password and expiration date).

Complete an application

Candidates who are invited to Philadelphia for the audition will be notified by May 1, 2023.


Applications not meeting the instructions above, that are incomplete, or individuals not fulfilling the eligibility requirements may be automatically disqualified.

In our goal to create and maintain a diverse community, The Philadelphia Orchestra does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Leading with our vision—to inspire and connect humanity through the Philadelphia Sound—we are vital influencers and conveners, emblemizing our values of being exceptional, innovative, diverse and inclusive, and authentic. Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Strategies (IDEAS) is a comprehensive transformation process, guided by our vision and values, to assess and improve all aspects of our operations, concerts, and programs, and to spur sustainable change.

We listen intently, unite purposefully, and respond profoundly to the world around us by harnessing the transformative power of music. We amplify our vision and values within the context of orchestral music by integrating IDEAS into everything we do. We believe that diversity equals excellence, and excellence equals diversity.

You can find more information about our vision and values and how IDEAS is integrated into our work on our website at IDEAS - PhilOrch.

The Philadelphia Orchestra Association’s Anti-Harassment Statement
The Philadelphia Orchestra Association strives to create and maintain a work environment in which people are treated with dignity, decency, and respect. This environment should be characterized by mutual trust and the absence of intimidation, oppression, and exploitation. All employees, guest artists, patrons, and volunteers of the Association should be able to work in and visit a safe atmosphere. The accomplishment of this goal is essential to the mission of the organization.

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