Applications for the 2024 Assistant Music Director are now closed.

Assistant Musical Director Program

Proudly supported by the Simon Lee Foundation, the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) Assistant Musical Director program offers a mentoring traineeship for a young and emerging musical director.

The program offers the opportunity to develop skills in conducting a large orchestral band, programming repertoire for an 18-piece big band, and developing the leadership skills required to inspire and enhance the skills and experience of band members.

Based on the core values of opportunity, innovation, inspiration and excellence, the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra’s vision is to provide unparalleled opportunities for emerging Australian jazz musicians and composers, equipping them with the skills and confidence to:

  • Make great art;
  • Be future innovators and leaders;
  • Captivate and inspire audiences;
  • Connect with and strengthen communities; and
  • Invigorate and enrich society.

By offering artistic and industry expertise and world-class rehearsal and performance opportunities, WAYJO provides a framework for emerging jazz musicians and composers to become successful professionals.

Experienced, music reading musicians aged 18 to 35 years are invited to apply for this position, which runs at the WAYJO studio in Maylands.

Applications for 2024 WAYJO Assistant Musical Director are now closed. We will announce the dates for 2025 soon. 

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2024 Application Details: The successful applicant will be notified by 8 December 2023, and has 5 business days to accept the position. Should the applicant not accept within the allotted time frame, the position will be offered to the next suitable applicant.

The applicant is required to be aged at least 18 years January to December 2024, and to supply a valid WA Working With Children Check (WWCC).

The successful applicant will sign a one-year contract as an employee of WAYJO and will abide by all WAYJO policies as a member of staff. 

WAYJO is happy to provide feedback regarding applications; however, decisions regarding the offer of the role are final and will not be reconsidered.