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Music Director and Conductor Application

Job Opening: Music Director and Conductor


Deadline for Application: February 1, 2024


Remuneration: $5,400 - $5,900 per season

About Us: Founded in 1984 and based out of Woodroffe United Church, Divertimento is a dedicated amateur orchestra in Ottawa that comprises approximately 60 members. Divertimento is seeking a new Music Director/Conductor to help define its path as it heads toward its 50th anniversary. For more information about the orchestra, please visit our website at


As Music Director: The Music Director shall serve as musical leader and advocate for Divertimento. They shall be responsible for all programming, adjudicating auditions, and community outreach while reporting to the Divertimento Executive.


As Conductor: The Conductor shall be responsible for developing and adhering to rehearsal schedules, conducting all rehearsals and concerts, and appointing Concertmasters and section Principals when applicable.


Qualifications and Requirements:

● Experience conducting musical groups, orchestral experience preferred

● Significant knowledge of musical theory

● Broad and deep knowledge of orchestral repertoire

● Strong leadership and communication skills with all sections in the orchestra

● Ability and willingness to work collaboratively within the existing structure of Divertimento ● Available Thursday evenings from 7:30-10:00 pm during the concert season (minimum September-April excluding holidays, with option to extend)


How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit the following to the Search Committee at

● Cover letter including your vision for Divertimento in the future

● Resume/CV

● Concert/rehearsal videos, if available

● References Applications will close February 1st.


Semi-finalists will be contacted to arrange an interview. Finalists may be invited to conduct the orchestra. All finalists will be contacted with the final decision.


The Divertimento Orchestra values diversity and inclusion. Please reach out to Jade Butlin-Woo by email at or by phone at (514) 608-8727 if you require accommodation at any stage of the hiring process

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