Association of British Orchestras

Director of Education Department

Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation to be negotiated Closing date 01 March 2020
The Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation supports the activities of the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Philharmonie Berlin as a foundation incorporated under public law directly under state control. It is responsible for approximately 600 concerts per season, approximately 100 of which are performed by the Berliner Philharmoniker; in addition to these, the orchestra gives approximately 30 concerts in Germany and abroad each season. The Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation also presents approximately 40 concerts of its own, primarily in the Chamber Music Hall. More than one million concertgoers attend performances in the two concert halls of the Philharmonie Berlin every year.

Your duties:
In consultation with the Foundation Board, you will direct and coordinate all the educational activities of the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation, which is responsible for both the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Philharmonie Berlin. In addition to conceptual and thematic work, your duties will also include monitoring the budget and personnel management for the Education team. Together with the Berliner Philharmoniker and their chief conductor Kirill Petrenko, you will develop strategies for long-term music education programming with innovative formats for concerts and in the digital area. You will coordinate music education projects and ensure that they are presented successfully both in-house and externally. You will cooperate with numerous partners, such as promoters, educational institutions and sponsors in Berlin and at the national and international level.

Your profile:
» enthusiasm for classical music, sound knowledge of the repertoire of a large symphony orchestra
» several years’ experience in the field of music education and a good understanding of how to
sensitively introduce children, young people and adults to music
» solid musical training
» strategic competence and innovative thinking
» experience in the areas of budget administration and personnel management
» good communication skills in German and English
» high level of creativity, team spirit and ability to work under pressure

What we offer:
We offer you an exciting and responsible position in an internationally renowned institution. The employment contract is initially limited to five years and runs through the Berliner Philharmonie gGmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation.

Please send your application with supporting documents and your salary expectations to the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation via e-mail no later than 1 March 2020:

Contact details

Annual Conference

The next conference will be held in London from 20-22 January 2021,
hosted by London Mozart Players and Fairfield Halls.