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Musical Director Vacancy – Cumbernauld Theatre

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and fast working musical director for our upcoming musical Crocodile Rock by Andy McGregor. 

This post would suit a music director with a background or interest in working within a musical theatre setting. 

We are looking for someone who can: 

Interpret the composer’s score on the piano, add their own input throughout the process and be always open and flexible to quick changes. 

Teach the music to the performer and offer technical and creative input to their performance. 

Arrange the show for two additional musicians and create backing tracks in a variety of styles, mainly folk, soft-rock and modern pop. 

Hire the band and be comfortable rehearsing the musicians. 

Perform keyboards on stage (perhaps engaging with the performer in a non-verbal way). 

Ideally be able to provide live backing vocals during the performance. 

You should be level-headed in a pressurised environment, be extremely reliable, excellent at time management and be excited about the creative process of making a new Scottish musical!

Dates are:  

Rehearsals: 9th May – 3rd June 2022  

Performances: 4th – 12th June 2022 

Fee: £2,500 + travel expenses in accordance with Equity and ITC Commuting cost guidelines.

To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV alongside a covering letter setting out why you think you are suitable for this role and please include the names and addresses of two referees.

Applications should be sent to recruitment@cumbernauldtheatre.co.uk by 3 February 2022.  

Website: https://lanternhousearts.org/about-us/jobs/musical-director/ 

Interviews/auditions for successful applicants will take place with the Director shortly after the closing date.