City of London Sinfonia (CLS) seeks two outstanding individuals for the roles of Orchestra Manager and Performances Manager to deliver the Orchestra’s wide-ranging performances alongside the Chief Operating Officer and our outstanding musicians.

CLS delivers a wide range of performances, from the Orchestra’s own innovative London series incorporating elements such as cross-genre collaborations and immersive performances to residencies at St Paul’s Cathedral, Opera Holland Park, tours around the UK, planned tours to Japan, and performances for very young children as part of our Participation programme.

Both positions play an important role in delivering these performances in a wide range of settings and will provide an outstanding experience for two individuals looking to advance their career in an ambitious chamber orchestra.

We are seeking two individuals who share our passion for delivering innovative performances, with at least three years’ experience, exceptional organisational and interpersonal skills, and a collegial approach. The Orchestra Manager’s primary focus will be to manage orchestral musicians (including ‘fixing’ duties), with the Performances Manager focusing on project management in advance of performances (including librarian duties). The two positions will share on-the-day concert management equally. There will be opportunities to increase responsibility and tailor the roles to individual strengths.

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Please apply with a covering letter and CV outlining your suitability for the role you are applying for, for the attention of Elaine Baines, Chief Operating Officer, by email with one of the following wordings in the subject field as relevant: ORCHESTRA MANAGER APPLICATION / PERFORMANCES MANAGER APPLICATION.

Closing date for applications is Monday 3 September at 12pm. First-round interviews will take place on Wednesday 5 to Friday 7 September at CLS’s office in Brixton with the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Participation, and will include some written tasks. Second-round interviews, attended by one/two CLS musicians and other members of the executive team, will take place in the following week. 

Both positions are offered full-time at a salary of £27,000-33,000 per annum (we may consider a higher salary for the Orchestra Manager role for candidates with exceptional experience). The nature of both these roles means that flexible working to accommodate unsociable hours, including weekends and evenings, and some overnight travel, is unavoidable, and both post-holders will be required to attend all CLS own-promotions in London. Time off in lieu is provided for all activity outside normal office hours, and all employees are encouraged to use this to the benefit of their own work/life balance. Please note that the Orchestra moves to new offices in Bermondsey, 10 minutes’ walk from London Bridge station, in mid-September.

City of London Sinfonia is an equal opportunities employer. Applications are assessed on merit alone and are welcomed from potential candidates regardless of background, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or any other element of identity.

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