Helsinki Police Symphonic Band is a high-level professional wind orchestra with a wide repertoire. The orchestra represents the Finnish Police around Finland and internationally. The police band plays both entertainment and classical music concerts, and more than a hundred educational concerts for children on a yearly basis. In addition to the wind orchestra the Police Band encases smaller ensembles as well.

Our players will join an ambitious and cheerful atmosphere. Each ones contribution is highly respected.

Currently we are seeking for:

OBOIST for the period of 10/2020-06/2021 (or according to agreement). The work includes the obligation to play the cor anglais.

The job was open for applications already in March 2020. The audition was postponed due to the corona virus situation. Those who applied in March do not have to send a new application.

The justification for the temporary position is the nature of the job. The post is part-time (52.5%).

The salary is determined by the police salary system; proficiency level 40.04 and a musician bonus of EUR 250 / month. Benefits include occupational healthcare at Terveystalo and comprehensive exercise options.

The employed person will be selected based on an audition and interview. A standard security clearance will be carried out for the selected person with their consent.

The audition will take place August 17, 10am at Helsinki Police Department, Building 2, Pasilanraitio 11, 00240 Helsinki. The audition is played without an accompanist.

Audition tasks:

– W.A. Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C Major, K. 314, 1st movement with cadenza

– R. Schumann: Romanze I, op.94 (nicht schnell)

– orchestral excerpts sent after the application period

Please send an informal application to by 26 July. The orchestral excerpts and further instructions regarding how to get to the audition will be sent to the applicants at least two (2) weeks before the audition.

Further information:

Helsinki Police Band, tel. +358 295 474 547

Intendent Olli Sihvo,

Concertmaster Panu Matilainen,

Chief Conductor Sami Ruusuvuori,




Photo: Maarit Kytöharju