Conductor Application

Applications for service in 2020 are due no later than 1 December 2019.

Conductor Application

Thank you for your interest in serving the GCYO. Complete one application per group you are interested in conducting. Hypothetical example: if you wish to conduct YS, JS and BB, then you must complete 3 separate applications.
  • Job Description

    The role of a conductor at the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra, is to plan, direct and develop the music activities of specified groups and uphold:

    The GCYO Policies and Procedures (as detailed on the Conductor's Intranet (must be read) include but not limited to:
    1) Governance
    2) Orchestras and Bands Management including Group Development Plan
    3) General Administration

    a. conductors' positions are not salaried. Conductors are part-time independent contractors as defined by the Australian Taxation Office
    b. conductors are required to hold an ABN
    c. conductors must have close cooperation and regular communication with the Music Director (your direct line of reporting) and with your ensemble's volunteer administrators, librarians and stage managers for rehearsals and performances. Conductors are responsible for set-up and set-down for your ensemble's activities.
    d. effective 2019, the fee is $77 per hour for rehearsal and performance delivery based on GCYO's online calendar. The hourly fee is subject to budgetary constraints.
    e. rehearsal must commence no later than the nominated start time and end no earlier than the nominated end time. (e.g: Tuesday rehearsal start is 5.30 PM and end is 7.30 PM; Thursday is 4.45 - 6.45 PM and Friday 6.30 - 9.30 PM). Changes to rehearsal hours can only be approved by the Management Committee.
    f. conductors may be required to attend approximately 4-meetings per annum, at no cost to GCYO.
    g. for the period of service, conductors will receive up to 4 complimentary seats for in-house concerts and up to 4 complimentary seats for the Gala Concert; subject to change
    h. GCYO will remunerate after receipt of Conductor Invoice, which is required after service is rendered; invoice frequency must be not less than one month. GCYO will settle the invoice within 14-days of receipt
    i. conductors may request limited absence (no more than 15% of total service hours per year) by completing the Absence Request Form. Conductors are not remunerated during periods of absence. Within 14-days, GCYO will settle the replacement conductor's invoice ($60/hr) upon receipt
    j. GCYO does not compensate augmenting musicians.
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  • Conductor Details

  • Your details must be current throughout the service period and or calendar year. Changes must be advised immediately to
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  • Agreement

    The Gold Coast Youth Orchestra commits to encouraging a safe, supportive, welcoming, respectful and productive environment for all. High quality service delivery is paramount.

    Conductors providing service to GCYO are required to uphold the GCYO values, code of conduct, policies and procedures and modus operandi as detailed at the Conductor Intranet and
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