Job Opportunity with The Ulster Orchestra: Section Leader Trumpet

The Ulster Orchestra is seeking to appoint a Section Leader Trumpet.

Following an enormously successful 2017/18 Season, the Orchestra looks forward to the 2018/19 Season under Music Director Rafael Payare and Principal Guest Conductor Jac van Steen. Many of the Orchestra’s concerts are broadcast by BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Ulster and take place at the Ulster Hall and Waterfront Hall in Belfast.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have excellent solo and orchestral playing abilities, and a commitment to delivering a high standard of work
  • Demonstrate excellent leadership skills
  • Actively develop and support positive working relationships with other members of the orchestra, including the administration, the section, and any freelance players
  • Have excellent communication and organisational skills

In addition to leading and managing the section, attending auditions and sitting on appointment panels, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in a range of chamber music playing, and Learning and Community Engagement activity.

Candidates invited to audition will be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience in their application:


  • Highly reputable classical music training
  • Excellent professional orchestral and solo playing abilities


  • Proven expertise in a wide range of musical activity, including Learning and Community Engagement and chamber work
  • Considerable recent professional orchestral experience in a numbered position

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 28th August 2018 at 1200.

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