Principal Viola

SNS_RGB_TRANSPARENTSymphony Nova Scotia (Holly Mathieson, Music Director) announces the following vacancy:


(Tenure-track position)

National auditions will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia Monday, May 6, 2024.

This audition is open only to Canadian citizens and Canadian Permanent Residents.

Salary & Benefits

  • Starting Date: September 2024 pending dates of 2-week trial (Principal)
  • 2023/24 Weekly Salary: $1,317.73
  • 2023/24 Season Length: 36 weeks, including 2 weeks paid vacation
  • Benefits: 7% Musicians’ Pension Fund contribution, Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance, cost-shared Group Health Insurance Plan, paid sick leave. CBA negotiations for a new agreement are currently underway.

An offer of employment to the Principal Viola audition winner is contingent on the successful completion of a two-week trial period. The Symphony Nova Scotia Audition Committee reserves the right to dismiss at any time any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards at this audition. Successful applicants will be required to become members of the Atlantic Federation of Musicians, Local 571 CFM.

If this position is won by a current member of Symphony Nova Scotia, the resulting vacancy may be offered to another candidate.

How to apply

Highly qualified applicants should email a one-page resume including current mailing address, email address, and telephone number to Anne Simons, Orchestra Personnel Manager: [email protected]. You will then be sent the registration form along with the required repertoire list. You MUST fill out the registration form to be considered. Applications/registrations will not be accepted by telephone.

Registration Deadline: Monday, April 15, 2024