Musikere i snø på svalbard

Principal Oboe

The Arctic Philharmonic has a full-time permanent position open as a Principal Oboe, with work-base Bodø. The position has duty as Sectional Leader.

The Arctic Philharmonic is an expanding orchestra. Today, the group of musicians in Bodø is a Sinfonietta of 20 musicians. A significant part of productions are co-productions together with the group of musicians residing in Tromsø. A typical season covers a broad range of repertoire, including chamber music, contemporary music, symphonic repertoire, ballet and opera. Read more about the Arctic Philharmonic’s structure HERE.

Desired qualifications:

High artistic level.
Versatile, with interest for different music styles.
Excellent cooperation skills and leadership skills.
Can identify with our core values.
Work language is Norwegian. The orchestra offers reimbursement for language lessons.

Salary: Remuneration is in accordance with CREO’s prevailing remuneration scale for Arctic Philharmonic (Gross fee NOK 599 772 – 688 208,- (depending on seniority).
Sector: Public
Type of enterprise: Institution
Type of position: Permanent, 100%.
Place of work: Bodø (with obligation to tour)

Application procedure: 
Applications are to be sent to and must include CV with references.
Deadline for applications: 3rd of February 2022.
Selected candidates will be invited to audition.

Audition (by invitation): 11th of March 2022 in Stormen Concert Hall, Bodø.
Audition repertoire: 

Finalists should anticipate playing some weeks in the orchestra as a part of an extended audition (remunerated as freelance commission).

Questions about the position: Orchestra Director Geir Nordeng (

Our lists of applicants remain public information, and names of applicants may be released to the media.

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