Association of British Orchestras

Administrator (self-employed; part-time)

Solomon's Knot Productions Ltd £ 25,000 - £ 30,000 (pro rata) Closing date 04 June 2021
Solomon’s Knot, a dynamic and flexible early music collective which performs regularly in Europe and around the UK, seeks an Administrator to join its close-knit team. The Administrator will act as concert and tour manager, reporting to the Artistic and Admin Directors, and liaising with other project team members to support the collective’s marketing, fundraising and administrative functions. The sharing of ideas and innovative thinking are welcomed within our small team. This busy but friendly environment will suit a well organised person with a good eye for detail and much team spirit. Candidates should be capable of managing multiple projects and be able to work across international boundaries. One or more foreign languages, including German, would be an advantage, though not essential.

As we are looking to expand our administrative and management staff in the medium term, we are looking for someone who is keen to grow with the organisation.

Responsibilities:
- Collaborating with the Artistic Director, Admin Director, and PR & Marketing as required
- Preparing, updating circulating project schedules
- Maintaining performer details database
- Liaising with performers, promoters and creative teams
- Coordinating and ensuring the smooth-running of all practical / logistical aspects of the collective’s performances
- Booking rehearsal venues and instruments as required
- Researching and preparing costings for different modes of transport for performers
- Arranging group travel for performances outside London, incl. internationally, as required
- Creating and updating hotel, flight and passport lists for tours
- Managing the collective on tour as required
- Stage management of performances as required
- Gathering content for concert programmes
- Assisting with the coordination and management of open rehearsals
- Liaising with supporters as required
- Selling merchandise e.g. CDs at performances
- Promoting the collective and its good reputation
- Fielding general enquiries

Person Specification:
- A passion for classical music, and pre-1800 music in particular
- excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- excellent computer skills
- the ability to work efficiently and with accountability
- the ability to work independently and as a member of a team
- very good organisational skills and an innovative spirit
- a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, especially in written English
- a willingness to work flexible hours as workload dictates

Working hours: between 10 and 14 hours per week – flexible

Remuneration: between £18 and £20 per hour depending on experience, up to a maximum of 14hrs per week

Commencement: as soon as possible

Closing Date for applications: Friday 4th June 2021
Interviews to take place on: Wednesday 9th June 2021

Please send us a letter explaining why you want this job, and what you would bring to it, along with your CV, to the below email address.

Contact details

psells@solomoncando.org.uk
+44 7768356276
43 Byne Road
Sydenham
London SE26 5JF

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