Association of British Orchestras

Chief Executive

London Mozart Players £45k - £55k (negotiable depending on experience) Closing date 24 September 2021
The London Mozart Players (LMP) is one of the world’s great chamber orchestras. Continually pioneering, always world-class, often surprising, and player-led both artistically and in management since 2014, LMP has blazed a trail through the classical music world from its inception in 1949 – when it delighted its audience with the joys of Mozart and Haydn – to the 2020 pandemic, when it was the first to take its music online with daily unique content and, subsequently, launch a hybrid series of live and digital concerts for audiences around the world. Quality, innovation, collaboration and education are the LMP watchwords, and this agile, flexible orchestra is ready for a brand-new chapter.

With the retirement of its current Executive Director, the LMP is looking for a collaborative, dynamic and inspirational Chief Executive to lead its management team and orchestra of creative musicians to build on this legacy of artistic successes and pioneering initiatives. With residences in the Fairfield Halls in Croydon, St John’s SE19, Putney and Hastings, LMP is committed to bringing classical music to communities, while at the same time maintaining a regular performance schedule in London venues as well as across the UK, Europe and beyond. The orchestra also undertakes recordings and external engagements year-round. LMP was a pioneer in education and outreach from its earliest days, supporting young artists and engaging with schools and universities, and this is still a key focus for the orchestra. LMP’s ambitious new Chief Executive will continue this wide-ranging vision, while at the same time ensuring LMP’s artistic success and financial stability, and cultivating the LMP ethos, brand and reputation at home and abroad.

For the full job description and information on how to apply, please visit our website.

LMP is committed to building an inclusive and diverse organisation that reflects the rich cultural blend of the local community in which it is based. We recognise that diversity in the workplace brings a wealth of benefits to both organisations and the wider community we serve. We strongly encourage applications from people of all ages, of Black, Asian, and ethnically diverse backgrounds, women, trans and non-binary candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates and those that are disabled. If you have any access needs relevant to the application process, please get in touch with us directly to discuss them.

Please be aware that we will be reviewing applications as soon as we receive them, and will be contacting suitable candidates to arrange interviews as soon as reasonably possible. This means that we may close this vacancy ahead of the advertised closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

Contact details
020 8686 1996
LMP at St John’s
St John the Evangelist
Sylvan Road
Upper Norwood
SE19 2RX

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