Ricciotti ensemble is looking for an assistant conductor

The Ricciotti ensemble is looking for an assistant conductor (project based)

Closing date: September 25, 2022

Are you a suitable candidate for this position? You are a talented orchestra conductor with preferably a completed but at least started training in orchestra conducting or comparable work experience. Given the diverse and adventurous repertoire, it is important that you have a background in classical music, and also have affinity with other music styles. You have great affinity with the social objectives of Ricciotti. You are able to work constructively and intensively with the artistic director/conductor and you have a flexible attitude. You are prepared to follow instructions from the artistic director/conductor and you work and communicate easily with the idiosyncratic young orchestra in both Dutch and English.

Are you cut out for this position? Then we would like to receive your CV and motivation letter in which you convince us that we should choose you. Send this to no later than Sunday 25 September 2022 and state 'Application for assistant conductor' in the subject line. The interviews will take place on Monday 3 October. The trial conducting is on Tuesday October 18, during the rehearsal days of our upcoming tour.

Description of the position
The assistant conductor acts as the assistant of and works closely with the artistic director/conductor. After a training period, you will be responsible for (parts of) the performances during the tour. You may eventually conduct an entire tour. The decision whether and when the assistant conductor takes over rehearsals and/or tours rests with the artistic director/conductor.

We expect the following per tour:
· You are available at least three weeks prior to the tour dates to study the entire programme.
· You are available day and night during the rehearsal period and the tour dates. You conduct parts of the rehearsals and eventually take over performances.

The assistant conductor works project based per tour. The financial compensation is in accordance with the Fair Practice Code.

About the Ricciotti ensemble
The Ricciotti ensemble is a street symphony orchestra consisting of 43 young, enthusiastic musicians. The orchestra has a clear social mission: to play live symphonic music in places where it usually does not sound, for people who usually do not come into contact with a symphony orchestra. The orchestra's mobility is unique: the Ricciotti does not need a stage and can set up in less than two minutes. It takes place on the street, in the asylum seekers' centre, the orphanage and the prison, in the old center of Havana, the Scottish Highlands or on an airplane. Many of the members of the Ricciotti study at the conservatory; others are advanced amateurs. The orchestra goes on tour three times a year. Every year, the Ricciotti gives at least a hundred performances, which are always free of charge. For more information, please contact the artistic director via

PHOTO: Wout Nooitgedagt

Tour Blog

To read more about previous tours

click here