Association of British Orchestras

Assistant Learning and Participation Manager

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra £23,500 per annum Closing date 28 June 2021
The world-renowned City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is seeking an Assistant Learning & Participation Manager to work as part of our Learning & Participation team. Each year the CBSO’s Learning & Participation department provides over 70,000 engagement opportunities through our diverse programme of activity which takes place throughout Birmingham and across the Midlands.

The CBSO’s Learning & Participation programme currently provides performance and workshop opportunities for early years groups through to older people living in residential care, a broad programme of schools based activities for both mainstream and special schools, a 200 strong community choir, partnership programmes with Music Education Hubs, community groups and care providers and a series of main season orchestral concerts for schools and families.

The CBSO Youth Orchestra is also managed through the Learning & Participation department. Working with 110 exceptionally talented young musicians each year, the CBSO Youth Orchestra undertakes ambitious repertoire and commissions new works from some of the UK’s leading composers, in addition to working with world class conductors and soloists.

The Assistant Learning & Participation Manager will support a range of CBSO projects, including all projects delivered with young people outside school hours, including the CBSO Youth Orchestra, Project Remix and young people’s orchestral days, activities for adult amateur musicians, the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire partnership schemes, and will take an active role in leading our programme of activity with the community and for older people in care settings. In addition this role will support CBSO performances delivered for Children and Young People at both the CBSO Centre and Symphony Hall each year, including Family Concerts and our Notelets concerts for the under 5’s, performances featuring our community choir, SO Vocal, and our programme of concerts for older people living with dementia.

The Assistant Learning & Participation Manager reports directly to the Learning & Participation Manager, but also works closely with the CBSO’s Planning, Orchestral Management and Marketing departments as well as the members of the CBSO and a cohort of freelance music staff.

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Contact details
CBSO Centre,
Berkley Street,
B1 2LF

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