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Principal Viola

With a passionate commitment to excellence, The National Ballet of Canada is amongst the finest dance companies in the world, and has been recognized as one of Canada’s top employers. The company raises over $12 million annually towards Artistic Director Karen Kain’s bold vision for artistic excellence, new production, international touring, and education. Currently, the National Ballet is in the final stage of a $100 million campaign in support of these priorities while also building one of the largest dance endowments in North America. 

National Auditions open to Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents, will be held in Toronto at the Walter Carsen Centre on Monday June 10th, 2019 commencing at 10:00 AM.

Position: Principal Viola Article 8 (a) and 8 (c)

Season: Contract year runs July 1 to June 30, and most services occur in November, December, March and June. 120 services per year guarantee.

Salary: $251.00 per service plus 40% Principal Premium (rate for 19/20 season)

Benefits: Musicians’ Pension Fund of Canada contribution 11.5%, Vacation Pay 4%, paid sick and/or compassionate leave. Extended medical and dental plan, paid maternity/paternity leave.

The Musicians of the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra are members of the American Federation of Musicians Canada, Local 149.

Auditions will be held behind a screen for both preliminary and final rounds.

Applicants are asked to submit a one-page resume including all contact information no later than Friday May 31st, 2019 to:

  • Raymond Tizzard, Orchestra Personnel Manager and Music Administrator
  • National Ballet of Canada
  • Walter Carsen Center for the National Ballet of Canada
  • 470 Queens’ Quay West  Toronto, ON M5V 3K4

Email applications preferred, please specify Principal Viola Audition in the subject line. Repertoire list and requirements will be sent upon receipt of resume.

The National Ballet of Canada is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The Human Resources department will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

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