Job Opportunity: Band Conductor with the Irish Defence Forces

The Irish Defence Forces are now seeking to recruit a Conductor for the Defence Forces School of Music.

Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Music Degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised University or third level institution. Knowledge of conducting and/or experience of woodwind, brass or percussion instruments would be an advantage, as would proven experience in the creation of musical arrangements.

Conducting engagements will include performances at all major State ceremonial occasions, including Presidential Inaugurations, Presentation of Credentials ceremonies of newly appointed Ambassadors, the provision of musical support for State visits to Ireland by foreign Heads of State, National Day of Commemoration and the annual Easter Parade. Military bands also fulfil all military music requirements for the Defence Forces in addition to performing at a wide range of community and civilian events throughout the country. Defence Forces School of Music bands have performed on the international stage at festivals and military tattoos in Italy, Netherlands, UK, Germany, Beligum, Toronto and France.

Closing date for applications is Sunday, 12 December 2021.

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