CSO Careers

The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra is the South Island’s leading orchestra, providing a balanced, eclectic and accessible concert season that spans the full range of orchestra repertoire. Over the past fifty years, the orchestra has grown to establish itself as a cultural asset to Christchurch and the wider communities of the South Island of New Zealand. A city orchestra with 26 salaried musicians, working approximately 26 weeks per year, the CSO serves the Canterbury community with high quality musical performances, an extensive Community Engagement programme and accompaniment services for the Royal NZ Ballet, NZ Opera, the Christchurch City Choir and the National Concerto Competition. Christchurch is a multi-cultural community bursting with artistic talent, at the heart of which are our CSO players who live and work within our city. 
 

 

 

 

 

  • Principal Horn +

    (Part time) 

    Applications from New Zealand and Australian candidates are invited to audition for the role of Principal Horn. To be eligible to apply for this position, you must confirm your current ability to legally live and work in NZ.

    The CSO seeks a Principal Horn that demonstrates artistic skills of the highest quality, as well as a passion for sharing music through a wide range of Community Engagement initiatives. Click here for more information about the CSO's Community Engagement Programme. 


    Remuneration

    This is a salaried position as an employee of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. Remuneration is set at $40,000 NZD per annum, plus employer KiwiSaver contributions. 


    Workload

    Musicians will have a maximum workload of 250 calls per calendar year, which includes rehearsals, performances and Community Engagement activity. For further information please see the accompanying CSO Audition Notice. 

    Please submit your CV in application for the position of Principal Horn to:

    Clare De Courcy, CSO Artistic Coordinator
    clare@cso.co.nz

    Closing date: 5pm (NZT) on Wednesday 31st October, 2018
     
     
  • Principal Double Bass +

    (part-time)
     
    Applications from International candidates are invited to audition for the role of Principal Double Bass. 

    The CSO seeks a Principal Double Bass that demonstrates artistic skills of the highest quality, as well as a passion for sharing music through a wide range of Community Engagement initiatives. Click here for more information about the CSO's Community Engagement Programme. 


    Remuneration

    This is a salaried position as an employee of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. Remuneration is set at $40,000 NZD per annum, plus employer KiwiSaver contributions. 
     

    Workload

    Musicians will have a maximum workload of 250 calls per calendar year, which includes rehearsals, performances and Community Engagement activity. For further information please see the accompanying CSO Audition Notice. 

    Please submit your CV in application for the position of Principal Double Bass to:

    Clare De Courcy,  CSO Artistic Coordinator
    clare@cso.co.nz

    All applications and recorded auditions are to be received by the CSO before 5pm (NZ time) on Wednesday 31st October, 2018