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Conductor/Musical Director

£120 per session

Bradford Council is looking for an enthusiastic, creative and inspiring musical director for the Bradford Youth Orchestra starting from January 2020 due to changes in staffing.

Bradford Council
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Closing Date
27th November 2019

Due to changes in Service staffing from January 2020 the Music & Arts Service, Bradford are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and inspiring musical director for the Bradford Youth Orchestra. The orchestra is forward thinking and regularly explores exciting partnerships with a wide variety of organisations; recent events have involved a Soul Band and a Rapper and the group is preparing a Latin American performance, including choreography for Music for Youth. We hold annual residential weekends and tour abroad bi-annually.

Membership of the group is from Grade 5 and rehearsals are weekly in term time on Saturdays between 9 am and 12 noon in Shipley, Bradford. The orchestra plays a wide repertoire from standard classical to film scores.

The successful candidate must be open to new ideas, have creative ways of thinking for the development of the orchestra and must be willing to undertake all residential weekends, tours and events. These will be arranged in discussion with the Assistant Head of the Music & Arts Service.
The successful candidate will undergo a DBS check.

Session rate: £120 per Saturday session.
Additional hours: £40 per hour (except residentials and tours)

Interviews will be held on Saturday 30 November & Saturday 7 December 2019 between 9 am – 12 noon.

How to Apply

To submit an application, please download an application form here:  Casual-Musical-Director-Application-Form- and return it by email to

If you require the application form to be emailed to you, please request this by calling our office on 01274 434970 (Mon- Fri. 9am – 4.30pm)

If you require any further information please telephone Felicity French on 01274 434970.

Closing Date:
27th November 2019
30th November/7th December
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