OVER 18, able to play the keyboard and looking for a new challenge? The Bathurst War Memorial Carillon Group wants you.
The group is looking for qualified musicians to be trained as carillonists to play the clavier it hopes to have installed by the end of the year at the War Memorial Carillon.
And it will be physical work: a clavier is played by striking wooden batons with the fist and using foot pedals.
"You will have to be physically fit," carillon group member and councillor Monica Morse said.
The clavier, a wooden instrument which will be connected to the 47 bells of the Carillon, will be brought up the stairs of the CBD icon in pieces and assembled on location, according to Bathurst Regional Council engineering director Darren Sturgiss.
"And that's not necessarily uncommon," he said.
He said Bathurst is one of only a handful of locations in Australia - Canberra is another - that has a carillon.
Advertisements for the carrillonists are calling for expressions of interest from people who are over 18, have keyboard skills to Grade V and are willing to join a training program.
Experience in musical composition and a willingness to travel to Canberra for training are important, according to Cr Morse.
Applications for the carillonist positions have to be received by Bathurst Regional Council, by email or post, before April 8.