Flute/Piccolo – Full-time
Royal Australian Air Force Band
City, Country:
Melbourne, Australia
Application Deadline:
26. February 2020
starting salary package of $77,763.00 (Pay Group 5)


We are looking for an outstanding musician to help promote and enhance the image and culture of the Air Force as part of one of Australia’s premier military music ensembles.

Based in Melbourne, you will perform at concerts, military parades, public events and ceremonies around Australia and internationally. You will perform as part of the flute section in concert band and ceremonial band. You will also have opportunity to perform in a wind quintet. An ability to play both flute and piccolo is a requirement of the job.

Benefits include:
• starting salary package of $77,763.00 (Pay Group 5)
• free medical and dental
• subsidised accommodation

ELIGIBILITYApplicants must satisfy standard Defence Force recruiting criteria, including those for citizenship. Further information can be found here: https://www.defencejobs.gov.au/joining/can-i-joinIt is advised that potential candidates attend a Defence Force Recruiting YOU session prior to attending a live audition. YOU session information can be found here: https://www.defencejobs.gov.au/joining/how-to-join/recruitment-processApplicants from foreign militaries may be eligible for lateral transfer. More information can be found here: https://airforce.defencejobs.gov.au/joining/can-I-join/citizenship/overseas-applicantsAPPLICATION PROCESSApplications are to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and demonstration. The demonstration recordings areto include threecontrasting pieces:two pieces onflute, and one piece on piccolo. At least one piece must havepiano accompaniment.Recordings should be on CD or USB for mailed applications. Recordings should be shared as files via email (not as Youtube links) for emailed applications.Applications close on26thFebruary2020.Applications can be posted to:The Audition CoordinatorAir Force BandRAAF Base WilliamsLAVERTON VIC 3027Alternatively, applications can be emailed to:auditions.airforceband@gmail.comThe most suitable applicants will be invited to audition live for a panel chaired by Director of Music -Air Force.Live auditions will be held on6thApril 2020at the Air Force Band facilities at RAAF Base Williams -Laverton.For interstate applicants, flights will be arranged toand fromMelbourne at Commonwealth expense.

LIVE AUDITION REQUIREMENTS 1. One own choice flute piece with piano accompaniment.2.Vivaldi Piccolo Concerto in C major Op. 44/11 (RV 443) 2ndmovementon piccolo withpiano accompaniment.3. Flute and Piccoloexcerpts from the wind band literature(provided 14 days prior to the audition). 4. Sight reading (provided during audition)Please inform the Audition Coordinator of your own choice work at least 14 days priorto the audition, and bringan extra copy to the audition.A piano accompanist will be provided at commonwealth expense though you are welcome to use your own accompanist if desired. Rehearsals prior to the audition day will be at the candidate’s expense and are to be arranged directly with the accompanist. SELECTION AND OFFER OF EMPLOYMENTFollowing the live audition, candidates will be interviewed by the Commanding Officer and Director of Music. A successful candidate will be offered the position, subject to satisfyingAir Force general entrance requirements.FURTHER INFORMATIONMore information can be found here: https://www.defencejobs.gov.au/jobs/air-force/musicianApplicants are also encouraged to contact the Audition Coordinatorat any time after 12thJanuary 2020for information or assistance. Contact details are:Audition Coordinator -Air Force BandTel:0409 350 628Email:airforceband.auditions@defence.gov.au