Association of British Orchestras

Assistant Choral Manager (Business Co-ordinator) BBC Singers

BBC £30 - 32k Closing date 12 December 2021
As a vital resource in the BBC's music output, the BBC Singers hold a unique position in British musical life. Performing everything from Byrd to Birtwistle, Tallis to Takemitsu, their versatility is second to none. Based at the BBC's Maida Vale Studios in London, the BBC Singers perform all over the UK and abroad, working regularly with the BBC’s own orchestras, as well as a number of period-instrument and contemporary music ensembles. Equally at home on the concert platform as in the recording studio, this world-class ensemble is committed to sharing its enthusiasm and creative expertise through its nationwide outreach programme.

You will assist the Choral Manager in delivery of all BBC Singers' output. You will be required to arrange and attend all staff and ad-hoc auditions and to ensure the timely booking and contracting of all ad-hoc (extra) singers, rehearsal pianists and language coaches for the BBC Singers' work.

You will need to have an excellent knowledge and good aural judgement of voices with an excellent knowledge of the choral repertoire. You'll have a good understanding of the different voice types, both individually and collectively, and how they work best in each choral genre. Outstanding interpersonal skills are essential, with the ability to establish and develop harmonious working relationships with a diverse range of people. You must be a real team player and be prepared to go the extra mile to help others. You will also have excellent administration skills including IT and a good working knowledge of budgeting and contracting. Outstanding time management skills, with the ability to work under pressure is also essential to this role.

Contact details

Resourcing@bbc.co.uk
0370 024 3477

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