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  • Scottish Ensemble

    Audience Development Officer for The Bridge

    Date posted: 31/01/19

    Closing date: 19/02/19

    Salary: £3,750 Fee (25 days' work)

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    The Bridge is a 2-year project, supported by Creative Europe, where four professional classical music organisations from across Europe will explore, share and develop ideas around artistic innovation and audience diversity in the classical music sector, as well as initiate a European String Ensembles Network.  

    The Bridge will explore, celebrate and showcase how string repertoire and performance can be used to appeal to and engage more diverse audiences, culminating in a 3-day multi-event festival in Glasgow during May 2020.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to join four highly renowned international music organisations and gain experience working in a European context, while supporting the organisations to refine their approach and knowledge of best practice in audience development and audience diversity in the classical music sector.  

    Role responsibilities

     Collect baseline audience data for all partners, and map each groups’ strengths, needs and priorities

     With guidance from partners, devise a project plan to engage target groups

     Engage with local communities and community providers to widen the reach of the project

     Liaise with workshop leaders (local to each organisation) to guide delivery of activity

     With The Bridge Project Manager, coordinating logistics elements of projects

     Oversee communication with participants

     Devising a live event for inclusion in the Festival which shares outcomes of the participative activities with a public audience

     Establish a monitoring and evaluation framework through which to track success and learning 

     Work with The Bridge team on final reports and sharing of project outcomes

    Interviews: Friday 1st March 2019 
    Period of Employment: between March/April 2019 to Sept 2020
    Fee £3,750 (all in fee; we expect this role will require 25 days’ work across the period)
    Position type: Freelance contract
    Hours/Days: Approximately 25 days between March/April 2019 and September 2020

    Location: This role can be delivered by someone working from home in any location in Europe. The successful candidate will be expected to spend an extended period in Glasgow in May 2020.

    Contact: Jana Robert, Project Manager, The Bridge | Email:

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  • National Opera Studio

    Finance Administrator (part-time, 2 days a week)

    Date posted: 08/02/19

    Closing date: 22/02/19

    Salary: 0.4 of £21,000 FTE (£8,400)

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    We are seeking a diligent and pro-active Finance Administrator to join our team, working with the Head of Finance & Operations in supporting all elements of the company’s activity through effective and efficient financial management. You will have a bookkeeping qualification and/or some demonstrable understanding of accounting and experience of managing financial transactions, a working knowledge of sage, Liberty or another accounting package, a keen eye for detail and an organised and accurate approach to work. You will be able to work under their own initiative, develop effective relationships with staff and key contacts and be keen to look for efficiencies and new ways of working to help make the finance function of the NOS be more effective.

    We are also seeing a part-time (1 day a week) Head of Finance and Operations, and would consider applications from those wishing to combine the two roles.

    Please see our website using the link below for more details.

    Contact: Emily Gottlieb | Email: | Telephone: 02088748811

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  • National Opera Studio

    Head of Finance and Operations (part-time, 1 day a week)

    Date posted: 08/02/19

    Closing date: 22/02/19

    Salary: 0.2 of £40,000 FTE (£8,000)

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    We are seeking a strategic and effective Head of Finance and Operations to join our core team at the National Opera Studio. You will lead on finance and operations whilst supporting the strategic objectives of the organisation and the fundraising function of the organisation. You will be a strategic thinker and efficient planner with strong financial skills and a keen eye for detail. You will be skilled in charity finance and demonstrate a genuine commitment to the organisation’s success, values and mission.

    We are also seeing a part-time (2 day a week) Finance Administrator, and would consider applications from those wishing to combine the two roles.

    Please see our website using the link below for more details.

    Contact: Emily Gottlieb | Email: | Telephone: 02088748811

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  • City Music Foundation

    Artist Manager

    Date posted: 15/02/19

    Closing date: 22/02/19

    Salary: £25,000 to £34,000 depending on experience

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    City Music Foundation is recruiting for a new Artist Manager to join our team based in Smithfield, EC1. The role is wide ranging, with involvement in every stage of the development of our artists while they are on the two year CMF Artist Programme. The post-holder will get to know the artists personally over this period, supporting them from the day they perform in their live audition through CMF recitals and external concerts, photoshoots, CD and video recordings, commissions and other projects. The Artist Manager will also produce marketing materials and liaise with promoters, venues and festival directors, arranging contracts, negotiating fees, producing programmes and schedules.

    Experience in classical music management or administration is essential. Computer skills are required, including Microsoft programmes. The ability to edit websites and use design software is desirable. The successful candidate must be able to work independently, multi-tasking and prioritising the workload, but will also be part of a close-knit team on a daily basis. Communication is central to the role, face-to-face, by telephone and email, and the post-holder will need to be confident and effective in these skills. Attention to detail is a key requirement, to ensure accurate record keeping, invoices and budgets. We encourage all team members to attend artists’ concerts as much as possible and build networks within the industry, and this can result in long days.

    Contact: Clare Taylor | Email: | Telephone: 0207 600 7600

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  • Manchester Camerata/ The University of Manchester

    Creative Producer

    Date posted: 08/02/19

    Closing date: 25/02/19

    Salary: £27,075

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    The Creative Producer role is an exciting opportunity created as part of a new partnership between The University of Manchester and Manchester Camerata, one of the UK’s most adventurous orchestras.

    The Creative Producer will work 75% as part of the Manchester Camerata team, delivering the orchestra’s exhilarating programme of classical and cross-genre music.

    25% of the role will represent dedicated research time, to undertake knowledge exchange between the Manchester Camerata and The University of Manchester, to explore and develop the potential for partnership research projects.

    The University of Manchester is investing £3.3m in a new and exciting project, Creative Manchester, which is located in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, and will help to support the University’s ambitious strategic vision in the arts and cultural and creative industries locally, nationally and internationally.

    Creative Manchester demonstrates the University’s recognition of the importance of its contribution to the creative and cultural sector, and will enable us to pursue an ambitious research agenda and teach the very best students with the brightest talent. It will also support a series of roles designed to develop collaborative partnerships to encourage creative-sector growth. It provides a framework to develop further our partnerships and collaborations with business and cultural organisations, and to educate future generations to work in the ever-growing creative industries.

    The post holder will possess excellent communication and organisational skills, along with proven experience of applied and academic research, knowledge and understanding of the orchestral sector.

    This post is and is full-time and is fixed term until end December 2021.

    Contact: Anne Marie-Nugnes | Email:

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  • Philharmonia Orchestra

    Assistant Stage/Transport Manager

    Date posted: 11/02/19

    Closing date: 25/02/19

    Salary: £22,000 – £25,000

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    Together with the Stage / Transport Manager, the Assistant Stage / Transport Manager is responsible for the supervision and delivery of the Orchestra’s transport function, and for coordinating and managing the technical, stage management and instrument transportation requirements of the Orchestra. The post-holder is a member of the Concerts Department.

    Full job description and Equality and Diversity questionnaire can be found on our website using the link below.

    To apply, please email your CV, covering letter and Equality and Diversity questionnaire to:

    Contact: Fiona Martin | Email:

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  • Chetham's School of Music

    Music Department Administrator

    Date posted: 11/02/19

    Closing date: 25/02/19

    Salary: £15,880pa (Full time equivalent £19,911)

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    Term time (plus 5 days non-term time; 37 weeks total)
    35hrs per week
    Provisional start date: 23rd April 2019
    (subject to all satisfactory recruitment checks)
    Actual Salary: £15,880pa
    (Full time equivalent £19,911)
    Pay Scale 15 - 17

    Chetham’s School of Music seeks an experienced and enthusiastic Administrator. Flexible and approachable in nature, you will be working at the heart of the UK’s largest specialist music school providing comprehensive support for Heads of Instrumental Departments and the Music Department as a whole.

    For an application pack and job description please visit our website using the link below.

    Chetham’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. Reg. Charity No: 526702

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  • London Symphony Orchestra

    Director of Development

    Date posted: 08/02/19

    Closing date: 25/02/19

    Salary: Competitive

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    The London Symphony Orchestra is seeking an experienced and motivated Director of Development to lead the LSO’s fundraising activity across all areas of the Orchestra’s work, with particular responsibility for corporate fundraising.

    The Director of Development is a member of the LSO’s senior management team and responsible for developing and implementing the LSO’s fundraising strategy to ensure that fundraising targets are met.
    Relationships are central to this role and the ability to build and strengthen relationships with existing and prospective supporters of the Orchestra is critical. The ability to work effectively with internal stakeholders including members of the Orchestra and other staff members is essential. Knowledge of and an interest in classical music is highly desirable, although not essential.

    As well as maintaining an overview of fundraising activity, the Director of Development is responsible for ensuring that contractual obligations with sponsors are met, that individual donors receive appropriate recognition for their support, and that the terms of grants from trusts, foundations and statutory funders are observed. Overseeing the delivery of events – from small recitals to large fundraising galas – is also an important element of the role.

    This role has specific responsibility for leading all fundraising from the corporate sector with support from the corporate fundraising team, including in particular securing new corporate partners, negotiating agreements and ensuring the delivery of agreed benefits.

    The Director of Development is responsible for managing the whole Development team with direct line management of the Trusts & Foundations Manager, Head of Individual Giving & Events, and the Corporate Partnerships Manager.

    For more information about this post, including a full job description and how to apply, please visit our website using the link below.

    Deadline for receipt of applications: 12 noon on Monday 25th February 2019.  Interviews will be held on Friday 1st March 2019.

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  • Academy of Ancient Music

    Marketing and Audience Engagement Manager

    Date posted: 30/01/19

    Closing date: 28/02/19

    Salary: £34,000 – £36,000

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    The AAM is looking to recruit a dynamic and creative Marketing and Audience Engagement Manager who will play a pivotal role at an exciting period in AAM’s history.

    The Marketing and Audience Engagement Manager is responsible for developing innovative and creative marketing campaigns for our concerts in London and Cambridge to ensure that targets for ticket sales and income are met. In addition the post-holder works closely with the Concerts and Education teams to engage our current audiences and to develop new audiences, enriching their experiences and broadening their understanding of our work. This includes; commissioning the most relevant speakers for pre-concert talks and writers for concert programmes; generating a range of digital content for use online via the AAM’s website and social media channels; analysing box office data and post-concert feedback and using the insights to drive improvements to our marketing and communication activity; curating content and support for concert venues and promoters; and producing a range of printed materials to support our activity. Support is also provided for the orchestra’s AAMplify ticket scheme for the under-26s, which encourages a growing number of younger people to attend our concerts.

    This role additionally supports the launch of new releases on AAM Records (the orchestra’s in-house record label), project-managing all new releases in addition to maximising sales and impact from the back-catalogue.

    Application deadline is 5pm on Thursday 28 February.

    For full information, and application details, please see the AAM website. 

    Contact: Anthony Brice | Email:

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  • Opera Holland Park

    Finance & Office Administrator

    Date posted: 19/02/19

    Closing date: 03/03/19

    Salary: £21,000 pa

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    The Finance & Office Administrator is responsible for assisting the Head of Finance in the processing of invoices, payroll and purchase orders and supporting the wider company with general Office Administration.

    Duties and responsibilities

    Sales ledger and income processing

    • Checking invoices raised by other departments before sending out and input to sage.
    • Producing regular debtor reports and issuing statements and emails to customers in respect of overdue debts, following up where necessary.
    • Recording and processing incoming cheques.

    Purchase ledger and expense processing

    • Reviewing and processing supplier invoices following their approval.
    • Upload invoices onto the accounting system.
    • Making payment to suppliers by specified dates.
    • Following up on supplier invoice discrepancies.
    • Dealing with queries and disputes regarding invoices and payments.
    • Processing company credit card and staff expenses forms.
    • Upload BACS payments to the bank.
    • Reconciling all supplier statements.
    • Providing purchase ledger information and schedules for year-end audit.


    • Responsibility for petty cash handling and float reconciliation.
    • Checking daily banking via Membership package & MasterCard.
    • Checking daily bank receipts and payments.


    • Generate and create (where applicable) financial reports on a daily basis to enable HoF to post journals.
    • Liaise with Spektrix to ensure reports are correct and amend where necessary
    • Liaise with Membership & Box Office teams to deal with queries arising with SagePay (the payment provider).

    Office & Admin

    • General administrative tasks such as daily post, stationery ordering etc.
    • Dealing with departmental telephone queries.
    • Collection of boxes/parcels from reception when applicable.
    • Liaise with IT, printer, and stationery, telephone and property services where applicable.
    • Provide support, cover, induction and training for other members of the Finance and Administration departments.
    • To undertake any other duties as agreed with the Head of Finance as appropriate.

    To apply for the role: email your CV with a covering letter supporting your application to:

    Contact: Vicky Trigle | Email: | Telephone: 0203 846 6222

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  • London Symphony Orchestra

    Concerts Coordinator

    Date posted: 19/02/19

    Closing date: 04/03/19

    Salary: £22,000pa

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    The London Symphony Orchestra is seeking a highly motivated Concerts Coordinator to work in a busy professional team supporting the Concerts & Recordings Manager with the logistical planning and day-to-day running of all UK concerts.

    Contact: Mario de Sa, Concerts & Recordings Manager | Email: | Telephone: 020 7588 1116

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  • The Multi-Story Orchestra

    General Manager

    Date posted: 08/02/19

    Closing date: 04/03/19

    Salary: £28,000 pro rata

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    The Multi-Story Orchestra is seeking a full-time General Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to deliver the work of one of the UK’s most dynamic young classical music organisations.

    Currently resident at Bold Tendencies multi-storey car park in Peckham, The Orchestra won a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for an outstanding initiative to widen access to classical music and has given acclaimed performances as part of the BBC Proms. We are currently building a programme of work around the UK, supported by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England.

    We are looking for an exceptional General Manager to produce our performance programme in car parks around the UK as well as managing the day-to-day operations and administration of the organisation.  The general manager will work alongside the Executive Producer and Artistic Directors Christopher Stark and Kate Whitley. We are looking for a creative, collaborative person who understands the challenges and opportunities of working in a small organisation, shares our passion for widening access to classical music, and who is at home delivering complex music events and talking to key partners, the orchestra and our audiences.

    Contract: Full-time. This role is offered on an employed basis for an initial period of 12 months, with the potential to develop into a permanent contract

    Application process: please send your CV, including details of 2 referees, and a covering letter explaining why you are interested in the position and what you would bring to the role to Ellie Carnegie-Brown at

    For a full job description, please visit our website using the link below.

    Contact: Ellie Carnegie-Brown | Email:

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  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    Orchestral Driver

    Date posted: 08/02/19

    Closing date: 04/03/19

    Salary: £26-28,000 per annum according to experience

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    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the world’s leading symphony orchestras with a reputation for excellence. We are seeking a responsible and experienced Orchestral Driver to join the Orchestra’s Stage and Transport Management team in the Concerts Department. The ideal candidate will have extensive Category C driving experience in the UK and overseas and experience of loading and unloading fragile objects.  The role involves working across all our UK residencies and the concerts we promote at Cadogan Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and a busy international touring schedule.

    This is a key role within the Stage and Transport Management Team and is a permanent position.

    Please send a letter of application with CV to the Stage & Transport Manager, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd by e-mail to the address listed below.

    Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by Tuesday 5th March and interviews will be held on Thursday 7th March.


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  • Sage Gateshead

    Freelance Filmmaker

    Date posted: 19/02/19

    Closing date: 08/03/19

    Salary: TBC dependent on experience

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    Freelance Filmmaker for Digital Guide to the Chamber Orchestra Project

    Salary: We will offer a fixed, competitive fee for this work, dependent on the successful candidate’s experience

    We are seeking a highly skilled and creative freelance filmmaker to work on a major new digital project for Royal Northern Sinfonia and Sage Gateshead. The Digital Guide to the Chamber Orchestra (DGtCO) will begin as an online resource, aiming to deepen, renew and ignite audience engagement. 

    At this time, it is envisaged that this phase of the project will include a series of short 1-3-minute films, as well as two slightly longer 3-6-minute films. This is the work for which we are currently seeking a freelance filmmaker.

    Key skills, knowledge and experience will include:

    • At least three years’ experience working as a filmmaker, with a proven ability to work independently 
    • Creating and collaborating on storyboards, and contributing to idea generation
    • Working with creative partners to realise complex ideas
    • Planning and running shoots
    • Editing footage to a high standard, within brand guidelines
    • Recording audio from live performance, with post-production ability
    • Knowledge or experience of working within an arts environment, ideally with a music focus
    • A passion for music and understanding of live performance

    The filmmaker will also be skilled at working with a diverse range of collaborators. They will be adept at interacting with a variety of different people including high-profile artists, senior arts figures and Sage Gateshead staff. Their ability to work effectively with collaborators will contribute to a positive and flexible working culture.

    Contact: Fraser Anderson | Email:

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  • National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain

    General Manager

    Date posted: 06/02/19

    Closing date: 11/03/19

    Salary: c. £35,000 p.a. depending on experience

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    Responsible to: Managing Director

    Responsible for:
    Senior Orchestras Manager
    Junior Orchestras and Auditions Manager
    Regionals and Outreach Manager
    Music Librarian
    Storeman/Logistics Co-ordinator (freelance)

    Main purpose of job:

    This newly created post, funded by the Foyle Foundation, represents a special opportunity to play a crucial role in the future development of NCO under the new leadership of Sophie Lewis (Managing Director) and Catherine Arlidge (Artistic and Educational Director).

    This role will oversee all aspects of NCO activity and operations, supporting the Managing Director and Artistic and Educational Director to develop and implement an annual programme of activity whilst creating greater organisational resilience, stewarding new partnerships, building profile and seeking commercial opportunities.

    Status: Full time, Permanent

    Location: NCO’s office is based in Weston-super-Mare, to be relocated to central Bristol in 2019. Travel required across UK for NCO activity

    Application by CV and covering letter by 5pm on Monday 11th March 2019.

    Only personal applications will be considered.  First interviews for shortlisted candidates will be in Weston-super-Mare on Wednesday 20th March 2019. 

    For more information, please visit our website using the link below.

    Contact: Sophie Lewis | Email:

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  • Spitalfields Music

    Chief Executive

    Date posted: 13/02/19

    Closing date: 15/03/19

    Salary: In accordance with experience

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    The board of trustees seeks a new Chief Executive to lead Spitalfields Music.

    Spitalfields Music is a creative charity for East London with a national reputation for innovation, quality and reach. We have a track record for punching well above our weight through great partnerships, gritty ambition and being based in one of the most dynamic parts of the UK and won an RPS Award for our Festival in 2018. We are an ‘innovation unit’ for the classical music sector, developing artists’ skills to work in community and education settings. Our work integrates learning and participation for and with young people and communities with large-scale commissions, bringing together world-class artists with our diverse local communities. It also shares outstanding early music interpretations and ground-breaking contemporary work alongside an ambitious series of site-specific commissions to reimagine seminal works.

    The role:

    • To provide strategic leadership for the charity’s activity which includes performance, learning and participation and audience development.

    • To match creative ambition and financial sustainability.

    • To set a culture of collaboration, partnership and leverage to ensure that the charity reaches the widest range of people and can operate as effectively as possible.

    The person:

    • An inspirational leader and confident fundraiser with a commitment to artistic quality and integrity and a knowledge of music and the value of learning and participation work.

    • A creative entrepreneur, who can seek new opportunities, lever networks and build partnerships.

    • Comfortable operating in a wide range of different contexts, relating to a range of different people and committed to bringing the best out of people and situations.

    How to apply

    A candidate brief on the Spitalfields Music website contains details of how to apply. Please follow the link below.

    The closing date for application is midnight on Friday 15th March

    Contact: Nicky Oppenheimer | Email:

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