Association of British Orchestras

Artist Development Coordinator

Paraorchestra £25,500 Closing date 06 December 2023
The Artist Development Coordinator is an important role within the Paraorchestra team and will play a key part in the development and delivery of our brand new Artist Development programme, Modulate. You will join us at an incredibly exciting time and help deliver our vision for artist development as it continues to evolve for the future.

If you are meeting us for the first time, and don’t yet know too much about Paraorchestra; we create large scale inclusive orchestral music projects. At the heart of our work is our ensemble of disabled and non-disabled professional musicians, with whom we create work that embraces a wide scale of genres, artforms, technologies, and performance spaces. Please visit our website for more, or you could take a look at this film ( that celebrates all that we do and aim to achieve.

The Artist Development Coordinator will work closely with the Senior Producer (Artist Development); Associate Music Director and Programme Director to contribute to the development of ideas and support with the smooth planning and implementation of event logistics. You’ll work closely with our ensemble of musicians, supporting them at every stage in their journey with us.

Anticipated Artist Development activity for the first 12 months will include: our Musician in Residence programme, courses around composing and assistive technology, recruitment of new musicians, artist commissioning and a programme of talks and workshops. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the shaping of a new programme of activity with Paraorchestra.

For how to apply, a job description, summary of the terms and conditions, and information on how to get support with your application, or how to propose an alternative working arrangement, please download the Job Pack:

Our Job Packs are available in Word and PDF, standard and large print. If you require the Job Packs in any other format please get in touch.

We accept written, audio, or video applications and can provide support with your application should you need it.

We can also offer an informal discussion with you before applying if you would like to get to know a little more about our culture and what it’s like to work for Paraorchestra.

Access Support and Inclusivity
We recognise that the arts have not been a go-to employer for anyone who identifies as disabled. We want to act positively and change this and would like to hear particularly from those that identify as Deaf, disabled or neurodivergent under the Social Model of Disability or who have faced barriers to their career progressing due to access needs not being met. If you are Deaf, disabled or neurodivergent and you meet the essential criteria for the role, we will guarantee you an interview.

For questions or support on any of the above, please email

We look forward to hearing from you!

*Our preference is for you to be based in Bristol or the South West and have an office presence each week.

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