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Job Description

Job Title Musical Director

Responsible To Robert Otterwell, General Manager

Otterwell Events
Otterwell Events is a new events planning company which was stated in 2010. We are currently
working on our first event Night of Musicals, which will be a night of musicals songs, performed by up
and coming young artists. The night will also be raising funds for The Diana Award.

Aims
The Night of Musicals aims are:

 Organize and Run a Successful Night of Musical


 Make the Night of Musicals available to young people to take part and organize.
 Keep the young people safe during the Night of Musicals
 Raise funds for the Diana Award

The Night of Musicals will also be supporting The Diana Award aims and objectives.

Purpose of the Job


Musical director teaches the songs, coaches the actors, and directs or monitors the orchestra. Musical
directors are talented musicians and/or singers, who understand many aspects of music, and do
everything from auditioning players to conducting the music.

Musical directors can also be in charge of choirs, symphony orchestras, and the musical content of a
musical or awards show. The range of their responsibilities varies depending on the size of the group
they work with. Musical directors can choose the music the group will perform, audition musicians and
singers, organize and direct rehearsals, conduct the players, and schedule performances. They may
be responsible for all facets of management, or they may work alongside an accountant and
manager. Regardless of the size of the band, the musical director is required to be a supervisor as
well as an artist.

Typical Tasks

 Select music that is appropriate to the talents, abilities and strengths of the performers
 Study music intently to learn the music in detail
 Develop a particular interpretation of the music
 Conduct the musicians
 Audition musicians for the group
 Schedule, prepare for and direct rehearsals.
 Meet with composers to discuss interpretations of their work
 Meet with show's acting director to discuss the musical
 Perform administrative duties
 Meet with soloists for extra sessions

Robert Otterwell ⃝ Otterwell Events ⃝ General Manager


5 Chestnut Close ⃝ Egham ⃝ Surrey ⃝ TW20 0SJ
gm.otterwellevents@gmail.com ⃝ nightofmusicals@gmail.com
Person Specification
Musical directors must be confident, and inspirational to others. They should be flexible, sensitive,
and caring. They should be take-charge kind of people, who enjoy controlling situations and coming
up with creative solutions when tackling problems. They need to love all types of music, and be able
to play a number of instruments, sing, read complicated sheet music, and have a love of music, song,
and theater.

Smoking Policy
Please note that this a no-smoking in any buildings.

Alcohol Policy
All OE staff are expected to remain alcohol free during working hours and take personal responsibility
for presenting themselves in a fit state for work i.e. alcohol free.

Terms and Conditions


TITLE OF POST: MUSICAL DIRECTOR

HOURS: 4-6 hours per week, Monday to Friday, although additional hours may be
necessary to fulfill the requirements of thepost. .

SALARY: THIS IS A VOLUNTARY POSITION, SO THERE IS NO SALARY BUT OTTERWELL


EVENTS WILL PAY YOUR TRAVEL EXPENSES.

ANNUAL LEAVE: NONE

PROBATIONARY PERIOD: 3 months

NOTICE PERIOD: 3 months (1 month during probationary period)

Application Procedure
Applications must be submitted on the Otterwell Events standard application form, and returned by 12
noon on Monday 17th January 2011 using one of the following methods:
E-mail: nightofmusicals@gmail.com(quoting Musical Dirctor in the subject line)

Post: Otterwell Events, 5 Chestnut Close, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0SJ

After which you will be notified if you have been invited to an interview.
Otterwell Events is committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Robert Otterwell ⃝ Otterwell Events ⃝ General Manager


5 Chestnut Close ⃝ Egham ⃝ Surrey ⃝ TW20 0SJ
gm.otterwellevents@gmail.com ⃝ nightofmusicals@gmail.com