Auditions & Employment

MUSIC DIRECTOR SEARCH

The Lexington Philharmonic welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Music Director beginning in the 2020-21 season. Finalists will audition/conduct during the 2019-20 season.

The ideal candidate will be an outstanding musician with the skills and experience required to conduct the region’s leading professional orchestra.  S/he will have experience and enthusiasm with a broad repertoire, including contemporary music, and will refine and implement a comprehensive artistic vision for the organization.  S/he will have the ability to inspire players to reach the highest level of musicianship, possess an acute ear, practical understanding of all orchestral instruments, effective rehearsal technique, and the commitment and passion to increase the value and role for live orchestral music throughout central Kentucky.

To Apply:

Applications must be received by October 31, 2018. Applicants must be either U.S. citizens or already hold a currently valid Green Card/Work Visa.

Please send A personal letter of interest and a detailed curriculum vitae by email to conductorsearch@lexphil.org. Please, no phone calls, references, video or audio materials, at this time. 

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Auditions

PRINCIPAL OBOE AUDITION *

Saturday, October 13, 2018 @ 9:30AM
First Presbyterian Church
171 Market Street, Lexington, KY 40507
Audition packet & excerpts

 

PRINCIPAL FLUTE AUDITION *

Saturday, November 10, 2018 @ 9:30AM
First Presbyterian Church
171 Market Street, Lexington, KY 40507
Audition packet & excerpts


* Notice regarding Tenure process for winning candidates

If you win a position with the Lexington Philharmonic, you will be offered a Tenure Track Contract. In order for a decision regarding Tenure to be made, the winning candidate will need to play 3 to 5 Concert Cycles, under the direction of the Music Director. Tenure Track Contracts could be extended past 5 Concert Cycles. The 2018-19 Season is the final Season for our current Music Director. The Lexington Philharmonic will be undertaking a Music Director search during the 2019-20 Season, with the expectation to name a new Music Director beginning in the 2020-2021 Season.  Due to the Lexington Philharmonic Music Director search, if the Tenure Track candidate is unable, for whatever reason, to play the required number of Concert Cycles during the 2018-19 Season, their Tenure Track Contract will continue until a decision regarding Tenure is made during the 2020-21 Season.


Administrative Openings

Development Manager
The Lexington Philharmonic seeks a Development professional to oversee our fundraising initiatives and donor relations. The successful candidate will be responsible for collaboratively working with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, Music Director and others to actualize a comprehensive resource development and stewardship program for the Lexington Philharmonic. The Development Manager works in close collaboration with the Executive Director and is the primary staff liaison with the Board Development Committee, the Foundation and the Guild. The Development Manager coordinates with all areas of LexPhil to ensure that development goals, plans and benefits are integrated with marketing and programming plans to accomplish the strategic goals of the organization.

This is a full time employment position. Compensation and benefits are competitive with similar sized organizations and commensurate with experience and qualifications.  The marginal functions of this position have not been included.  This job scope is not intended to imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the individual in this position. Other job-related duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

To Apply: Please email your resume and letter of interest to the Executive Director at akaiser@lexphil.org. Deadline to apply is September 25, 2018. No phone calls, please.

The Lexington Philharmonic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and organizational need.

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Internships 

Artistic/ Production Internship, 2018: The Artistic/Production Intern works with the artistic department through project-based learning to assist with productions, guest artist care, education events and complete daily administrative tasks as necessary. Primary projects the artistic/production intern can select to work on include: building an artistic policies handbook, being the artist liaison, and others as proposed by the Intern. Please email manager@lexphil.org with a resume and letter of interest.

Marketing Internship, 2018: The Marketing Intern works with the marketing department through project-based learning to build marketing and social media campaigns, assist with press relations, and complete daily administrative tasks as necessary. Primary projects the marketing intern can select to work on include: building a brand identity handbook, creating an effective patron evaluation tool, and others as proposed by the Intern. Please email marketing@lexphil.org with a resume and letter of interest.

Education Internship, 2018: The Education Intern works with the education department through project based learning to build education programming, assist with education events, and complete daily administrative tasks as necessary. Primary projects the education intern may work on include: researching and building the Music Builds Education Guide, building and creating games and activities for education concerts, working with our instrument petting zoo, assist with planning in-school concerts and events, and others as proposed by the Intern. Creativity is a must! Please email education@lexphil.org with a resume and letter of interest.

*All internships are unpaid.