Association of British Orchestras

Assistant Principal Second Violin (No.2)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales £40,683 Closing date 04 February 2022
BBC NOW is seeking to appoint an Assistant Principal Second Violin (No.2). The second violin section comprises 12 players including the Section Principal, Anna Smith.

The successful candidate will play as required by orchestration and work in accordance with the BBC/MU Orchestras Agreement. Candidates should have experience of performing in symphony orchestras and evidence through their application excellence in performance to a professional standard. BBC NOW will also consider candidates who are in the early stages of their career and can clearly show potential to fulfil the role. The ideal candidate will be an exceptional player and able to demonstrate commitment to delivering a very high standard of work.

The BBC is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We believe that diversity enhances and enriches the arts sector and drives innovation. We positively encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and, particularly, from groups who are currently under-represented in the sector.


Have the knowledge of the range of repertoire of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales;
Be able to contribute to performances that will meet the highest artistic standards;
Be able to work effectively and flexibly within a diverse team environment;
Demonstrate respect for others by being fully prepared and ready to play at the start of every session.


Expertise in a broad range of musical & performance activities including chamber music, education and studio soundtrack work;
Experience of performing in equivalent roles in professional orchestras.


Excellent communication and organisational skills;
Self-motivated and able to work under pressure;
Ability to work co-operatively as part of a team;
Willing to develop positive working relationships with other members of the orchestra and the management team.

Contact details
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
BBC Hoddinott Hall
Bute Place
CF10 5AL

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