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 website) include, but are not limited to:
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.
d. effective 2022, the fee is $90 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, during the year. Conductors are not remunerated during periods of absence. Within 14 days, GCYO will settle the replacement conductor’s invoice ($90/hr) upon receipt. You must discuss with the Music Director before you confirm any replacement you may wish to use.
j. GCYO does not compensate augmenting musicians.