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IDRS Vacant Positions

VOLUNTEER POSITION

Chairperson for the Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox International Competition – Bassoon (January 2023 – December 2026)

Position Description

The IDRS is seeking applications for the 2024 and 2026 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox International Competition for Bassoon Chairperson. The position will begin January 2023 until December 2026.

Key responsibilities

  • Work with the IDRS Competition Committee and Gillet-Fox Competition Advisory Committee
    in selecting appropriate and diverse repertoire for the competition
  • Work with the above committees in selecting qualifies preliminary and final round judges
  • Prepare competition announcements on the IDRS’ Webpage, eNewsletter, and IDRS Social Media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) in collaboration with the IDRS Communications Coordinator
  • Coordinate and manage online applications and judging portal in Acceptd
  • Organize all aspects of the competition’s final round with conference hosts
  • Attend and oversee the competition final round during the 2024 and 2026 IDRS conferences
  • Help promote the competition in all appropriate platforms, including video interviews with finalists
  • Publish an article reporting on the competition in the fall issues of the Double Reed Fall 2024 & 2026

Minimum Qualifications

  • Professional experience as a bassoonist with deep knowledge of the bassoon repertoire
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in computer software applications including Microsoft and Google Drive
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Membership in IDRS required
    Other
  • The conference registration fee, travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by IDRS during the 2024 and 2026 competitions
  • This is a volunteer position

Application Materials & Process

In order to be considered for the position send a letter of interest and resume to coelho@idrs.org.

  • Please include your thoughts on moving the Gillet-Fox competition into a clear position of embracing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
  • Review of applications will start on December 15, 2022 and will stay open until the position is filled.

The International Double Reed Society (IDRS) is committed to championing and celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion in the worldwide double reed community through performance and educational opportunities, grants, and ensuring representation that reflects the richness of our multi-faceted membership.

VOLUNTEER POSITION

Sponsor-a-Member Coordinator (2023-2025)

Since 1995, members of IDRS have donated memberships to double reed players from around the world through its Sponsor-a-Member (SAM) program. In 2022 we expanded this program to include the IDRS Student Conference Scholarships (SCS).We are seeking a new SAM Coordinator for the following:

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop guidelines for the IDRS SAM, scholarships, and grants programs
  • Work with the Communications Coordinator to maintain the website page for the SAM, including the application process, online forms, and other relevant programs and initiatives
  • Oversee and manage the IDRS SAM program budget
  • Spearhead fundraising efforts
  • Coordinate the 2023 projects (advertising, application evaluation, score tabulation, distribution of funds)
  • Work with the Administrative Director/Treasurer to distribute funds to recipients
  • Co-Chair the IDRS’s Grants Subcommittee
  • Present regular reports to the IDRS Board of Directors

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to use and share Google Docs
  • Experience managing budgets is preferable
  • Knowledge of foreign languages would be useful
  • Experience in similar projects would be helpful
  • Ability to stick to deadlines and committed to achieving goals in the project
  • Membership in IDRS

Application Materials

  • Letter of interest and resume
  • In addition, please submit a personal statement on how diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging should be applied to the IDRS SAM program (with the following prompts to guide you: What does a commitment to diversity mean to you? How would you see yourself demonstrating it here in this position at IDRS?)

Process:

  • Interested candidates must submit the above materials to the IDRS President, Sarah Roper, roper@idrs.org. Review of applications will start on November 15, 2022 and will stay open until the position is filled. This is a voluntary position.

About IDRS

The International Double Reed Society (IDRS) is a member-based organization made up of professional double reed players, amateurs, hobbyists, university/college instructors, music teachers, institutions, instrument manufacturers, double reed product retailers, reed makers, and enthusiasts.

IDRS was established in December 1971 for the following purposes:

  • To encourage the performance of double reed literature.
  • To encourage the improvement of instruments, reeds, and related materials.
  • To encourage the composition and arranging of music for double reeds.
  • To act as a resource for performers.
  • To assist teachers and students of double reed instruments to attain a high standard of performance.
  • To encourage cooperation and an exchange of ideas between the music industry and the Society.

Membership in the IDRS is available without regard to race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. The International Double Reed Society is committed to championing and celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion in the worldwide double reed community through performance and educational opportunities, grants, and ensuring representation that reflects the richness of our multi-faceted membership.

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