Music Director/Conductor Position

Position Description

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 16, 2015.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

The position of Music Director/Conductor is a volunteer position with a stipend. 

The Music Director functions as:

  • Principal Conductor: A performing musician
  • Artistic Director: The artistic head of the orchestra
  • Community Arts Leader: An advocate, ambassador and teacher working on behalf of the orchestra in our community.

The Music Director should exhibit the following qualities of musicianship:

  • A high level of performance skill
  • A working understanding of the instruments of the orchestra
  • Skills in score preparation, composition and analysis
  • The capacity to inspire a high level of musicianship in the orchestra
  • Outstanding baton technique, rehearsal technique and podium presence
  • Awareness of current artists and repertoire
  • The ability to create well-balanced programs
  • Solid communication skills

The Music Director should exhibit the following leadership qualities:

  • Personal discipline and integrity
  • The ability to assume a leadership role and make difficult decisions with fairness and sensitivity
  • The ability to establish an artistic vision for the organization
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • An understanding of the operations of the orchestra, including governance, fundraising, marketing and public relations
  • The ability to work in harmony with the Board of Directors, volunteers, orchestra members, and performance venue personnel
  • A strong sense of community awareness

The Music Director must have the ability to serve as a community advocate for the orchestra, music and music education.


To submit application via snail mail, please mail your resume, a one-page cover letter of interest and three references to:
Jim Howard, President
Prescott POPS Symphony
P.O. Box 10231
Prescott, AZ 86304


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