Association of British Orchestras

Community Engagement and Concert Co-ordinator

Music at Oxford £25,000 pro rata Closing date 16 May 2021
As part of the next exciting stage in our development, we are seeking a part-time community engagement and concert co-ordinator to help develop inspiring projects for under-served groups and people, as well as manage a variety of concert logistics.

Music at Oxford (MaO) is a concert series embracing a wide range of repertoire and genres to create an annual programme of high-quality performances. We invite internationally renowned musicians to Oxford, and no two years are ever the same.

We have been curating and presenting concerts in Oxford for almost 40 years. Founded in 1983, our vision of bringing exceptional live music to the city continues to this day, with venues chosen specifically to complement each performance. We aim to provide a platform for new discoveries as well as for more established artists and repertoire.

The role:
Following the suspension of concerts caused by the pandemic, we are creating this new role in readiness for our relaunch later in 2021 and an expansion of our work leading up to our 40th anniversary. Working closely with the MaO team and our artists, the new co-ordinator will help to develop new partnerships in Oxfordshire, and will create a range of inclusive, inspiring and relevant school and/or community projects which allow participants of all backgrounds to explore and create music in all its forms. A separate but related strand of this role involves taking charge of concert logistics, including venue and artist liaison, as well as scheduling and collating information for printed concert programmes.

We require:
• experience of working on community and/or school music projects
• good knowledge of classical music and other genres (ideally a degree in music)
• excellent communication and IT skills, and a collaborative approach
• an understanding of the education sector and school music curriculum
• some experience of working with professional musicians
• knowledge of safeguarding best practice
• a clear DBS check (Music at Oxford will pay for this)

Salary: £15,000 per annum for 3 days per week (£25,000 pro rata) plus 5% employer pension contribution
Contract: One-year fixed term contract, with possibility of extension
Location: Office in central Oxford, plus other sites as required by the role

Music at Oxford is a registered charity (no. 289324). We encourage equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace as they form good practice and make business sense. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and identities.

To apply please visit our website.

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