Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Applications are invited for the position of Principal Contrabassoon with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Duties include playing Bassoon as required.

The position is full-time and permanent. Benefits of working with the RSNO include: pension scheme, health benefit scheme, guaranteed free days and instrument insurance.

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra is one of Scotland’s national performing companies, with a track record of award-winning performances, recordings and ground-breaking learning and engagement programmes.

In Autumn 2015, the musicians and administrative staff of the RSNO moved into the RSNO Centre at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall – a purpose-built new home right in the centre of Glasgow, Scotland’s UNESCO City of Music. At the heart of the building is Glasgow’s newest performance space: an acoustically adjustable, 600-seat auditorium that provides world-class rehearsal and recording facilities for the Orchestra. The RSNO Centre also houses a dedicated education space, the Robertson Learning and Engagement Centre.

From the RSNO Centre we look forward to an exciting era of excellence in performance, education and community engagement as well as an ambitious touring schedule incorporating North America, Europe and Asia.

The RSNO is an equal opportunities employer. The RSNO is supported by the Scottish Government and local authorities in Scotland.


Auditions will be held in Glasgow (19 February 2018) and London (26 and 27 February 2018).


Please email your CV and covering letter, with contact details of two professional references, as a PDF attachment to

Alternatively, please post your application to:

Ewen McKay – Orchestra Manager
RSNO Centre
19 Killermont Street
G2 3NX


The closing date for applications is Monday 18 December 2017 at 5pm.