Cape Arts & Entertainment, Inc.

1060 Falmouth Rd Suite A
Hyannis, MA 02601

Date Posted:
February 11, 2019




Part Time Cape Conservatory Youth Orchestra Music Director/Conductor


As the Cape’s leading community school of music and arts, the Cape Conservatoryis committed to providing students with accessible, high quality educational, and performance experiences. The CC is a warm and friendly environment of dedicated professionals working with aspiring students – ‘inspired artists inspiring students’. Since 2010, CCand the Cape Symphony have been working together to bring the highest quality artistry and education to Cape Cod, and is now the largest arts organization on the Cape.

Reports to:. Executive Director, Cape Conservatory.

Job Description: Serve as Music Director and Conductor for the Cape Youth Orchestra, responsible for all musical instruction, direction, leadership, community engagement, and recruitment.


? Music Director of Cape Youth Orchestra will be responsible for providing high quality, inspiring, and motivational experiences for the young musicians in the program.

? Music Director of Cape Youth Orchestra will demonstrate superb musicianship, will possess a highly engaging and energetic personality, and will passionately enjoy working with young musicians from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Specific duties:

? Plan and conduct all rehearsals and performances.

? Program repertoire for the entire season that is age and skill-appropriate, inspiring and enjoyable for the students, and that will effectively develop the skills of the Orchestra.

? Be responsible for planning and implementing placement auditions for the Orchestra.

? Organize and implement regular sectional rehearsals.

? Oversee all special enrichment activities, including: exchange concerts, tours, annual retreat, etc.

? Manage orchestra seating and part assignments.

? Supervise all support staff including program manager, student interns, assistant conductor(s), and volunteers.

? Work with Executive Director and Director of Education & Outreach to develop and expand Youth Orchestra program, including: supporting/feeder Orchestras, community performances, special events/workshops, etc.; supervise and evaluate associated program staff.

? Regular weekly meetings with the ED: in person or on phone.

? Conduct him/herself in a manner befitting to the position of Music Director of Cape Youth Orchestra, acting as an advocate of the Cape Conservatory and the community at all times.

? Foster relationships with local, private, and public school music teachers; utilize local music education and performance networks to recruit players by visiting classrooms in conjunction with the Executive Director and Director of Education.



A minimum of 2 to 5 years leading a youth orchestra or similar ensemble program

Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Music; Master's degree highly desirable

String teaching and performance highly desirable, but not required

Superb verbal, interview, and written communication skills

Ability to think, plan, and execute resourcefully, with minimal supervision

Outstanding planning and communications skills; result focused

Strong computer skills: Microsoft Suite: Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint; internet/social media savvy a must

Core Competency Requirements

Solid integrity and devotion to team efforts

Ability to multi-task and exceptional organizational skills

Proactive approach, flexibility, and positive attitude

Excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail

Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and quality expectations, willingness to push limits of existing abilities of the department to meet changing needs

Ability to work calmly within a high-pressure and fast-paced environment

Hours & Compensation

Hours: weekly rehearsals and planning sessions 5 – 10 hours/week, flexible

Compensation: stipend ranging between $8500 - $10,000, 9 mos; compensation for travel. Position open until filled.

Candidates must be eligible for employment in the United States.

How To Apply:

Please send your cover letter and resume to:
Stephanie Weaver, D.M.A.

Apply by:
March 31, 2019
stipend ranging between $8500 - $10,000, 9 mos; compensation for travel.
About this Organization:
A dynamic organization committed to inspiring joy through the arts, Cape Arts & Entertainment (CA&E) is the largest arts nonprofit on Cape Cod and the parent organization of both the Cape Symphony and the Cape Conservatory, having merged these two organizations in 2010. Founded in 1961, the Cape Symphony has an annual audience of more than 27,000. Employing 63 professional musicians and nine professional and administrative staff, it is the second largest symphony orchestra in the state of Massachusetts. Founded in 1956, the Cape Conservatory serves more than 1,200 music, art, and dance students, employing 65 professional teaching artists and nine professional staff at two locations in West Barnstable and Falmouth, Massachusetts.