Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for the above positions. Please specify on the application form which vacancy you wish to apply for. These are full time, contract positions, for which front desk and section leading experience is desirable.

We are only able to accept applications from candidates who are eligible to live and work in the UK. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct documentation, including a work permit if applicable.

Based in Poole, Dorset, BSO perform extensively across the south and south-west of England, nationally and internationally, and also deliver an extensive range of education and community work, through its award-winning Participate department.

The Orchestra’s Principal Conductor is Kirill Karabits; Leader Amyn Merchant.

Application Form – (Doc)
Application Form – (PDF)
Equal Opportunities Form

Single round, unaccompanied auditions will be held early in 2021, at The Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts.

BSO is adhering to UK Government guidelines to maintain a Covid-secure workplace, full details of which will be sent, if you are invited to audition.


  • 1st movement of a Mozart Violin Concerto (no.3, 4 or 5) (without cadenza)
  • 1st movement of a major concerto, Beethoven or later (without cadenza)
  • Excerpts – these will be sent to those applicants who are invited to audition


Closing Date for applications: Monday 7 December 2020

Please email your completed application to:

Emma Fisher
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Administration Officer

01202 644709