Association of British Orchestras

Chief Executive

St George's Bristol c. £65k per annum Closing date 26 March 2021
St George’s Bristol is one of the UK’s leading concert halls, welcoming 120,000 visitors to the building each year and staging 500 events through its artistic, learning and commercial activity strands. With an established reputation for excellence in live performance, our culturally diverse programme and acoustically acclaimed auditorium attract the world’s best classical, jazz, folk, contemporary and world musicians, and spoken word artists. Alongside our artistic programme, we deliver an award-winning Learning & Participation programme, engaging with around 4,000 children and young people each year.

The Board of Trustees is seeking an experienced and inspirational new Chief Executive to lead St George’s into the next phase of its development as it comes out of this challenging time for all the arts. Support from the Culture Recovery Fund, together with other grants, provide a stable financial base on which to build an exciting future for St George’s.
Our ideal candidate will be a senior leader in the arts, with proven experience of managing teams and substantial budgets and a passion for, and knowledge of music. You will be ambitious to make your mark on an already highly successful organisation, maximizing the opportunity to develop a long-term strategic plan for growth that will deliver St George’s vision, deepen its engagement with Bristol’s diverse communities, and expand its commercial activities.

At St George’s we seek to put individuals with different cultures, perspectives and experiences at the heart of the way we work. We want to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people, regardless of their background. We are guided by our values in everything we do, and recognise that being an inclusive employer helps us fulfil our responsibility to make a positive difference for our organisation and our city.

We are committed to promoting equality across the organisation and welcome applications from all communities, specifically those which are underrepresented in the arts.

For further information and details of how to apply, please click the link below.

Contact details
22 Well Close Square,
IP13 9DS

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