Orchestral Assistant

Orchestral Assistant

Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 5.00pm

RTÉ is Ireland's national public-service media organisation. A leader in Irish media, RTÉ provides comprehensive, cost-effective, free-to-air multi-media services to the public in Ireland and audiences internationally. RTÉ is a creative organisation, making and commissioning a broad range of high-quality programming and content to meet the needs of multiple audiences.

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra (RTÉ CO) has established a unique role in Irish musical life over the past 70 years. Eclectic in its range, engaging in its performance style and dynamic in its programming, the orchestra appeals to a wide general audience with a busy schedule that includes live performances annually, regular TV and radio broadcasts, recordings, and educational work.

The RTÉ CO currently has a vacancy for an Orchestral Assistant. Reporting to the Orchestra Manager, RTÉ CO, the successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day co-ordination, movement, and storage of all the RTÉ CO’s instruments and equipment for domestic and international needs.

Key responsibilities of the role include:
– Assisting Senior Orchestral Assistant and Orchestra Manager in planning and setting of rehearsal, recording, performance, and all other spaces used by the Orchestra
– Safely moving and lifting valuable and fragile instruments and equipment, loading, and unloading the orchestra vehicles and loading in and out of venues
– Maintaining good working knowledge of all instruments and equipment, alerting management to repair as arises
– Assisting Senior Orchestral Assistant and Orchestra Manager in scheduling the transportation of instruments, music stands, lights, staging, props, sound monitoring equipment where required and any other equipment deemed necessary in a cost-effective manner
– Undertaking reconnaissance trips
– Organising repairs and overhauls of instruments and equipment

Candidates should have:
– Significant experience in the orchestral, music, theatre, festival and/or entertainment business; a working knowledge of orchestras/orchestral stage management would be desirable
– Education to Leaving Certificate level or equivalent
– The ability to work and contribute as part of a small team and to work on one’s own initiative
– Good level of computer literacy
– Excellent spatial awareness coupled with problem solving skills
– An up to date working knowledge of relevant Health and Safety policy and practice
– Full clean driving licence

Due to the nature of RTÉ CO performances, Orchestral Assistants may be required to work evenings and weekends.

Applicants are invited to submit their Curriculum Vitae together with a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role (attach as one document)

The salary range for the position is €29,907 – €32,742 and the post will be offered on an ongoing employment basis.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Tuesday, 7th December 2021. It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Wednesday 15th December.

RTÉ is committed to diversity in its workplace. RTÉ is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, social experience, race and ethnicity, disability, civil and family status, religious belief and membership of the Traveller Community.

Cuirfear fáilte roimh iarratais ó dhaoine go bhfuil dearcadh dearfach acu i leith na Gaeilge. Applications are welcome from people who have a positive outlook to Irish.

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