Association of British Orchestras

Director of Planning and Concerts

Academy of St Martin in the Fields From £50,000 p.a. Closing date 24 January 2023
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields seeks an ambitious and proactive Director of Planning and Concerts to play a strategic and creative role in its future, overseeing the planning and delivery of a growing schedule of concerts and special projects both in the UK and abroad. This role represents a rare opportunity to shape the future of an internationally recognised orchestra at a key moment in its history. The Director of Planning and Concerts sits on ASMF’s Senior Management team of three and works closely with Music Director Joshua Bell, the Chief Executive and the Artistic Committee to guide the Academy’s creative strategy and long-term planning. The role requires key skills in artistic programming and strategy, orchestra management and touring, artist management and business development.

Reports to: Chief Executive
Responsible for: Concerts Manager; Concerts and Participation Coordinator; Orchestra Personnel Manager
Salary: From £50,000 p.a.
Location: London, with some international travel

Application procedure:
Interested applicants should submit a CV with covering letter addressed to Annie Lydford, Chief Executive (

Please note that we will be accepting applications and conducting interviews during January, and so if you are intending to submit an application we would recommend submitting an expression of interest as soon as possible. We would warmly welcome conversations with possible candidates ahead of the application deadline if that would be helpful.

If you feel that you fulfil some but not all of the person specifications outlined above, we would still like very much to hear from you.

Closing date for applications: 10am, 24th January 2022. We will be receiving applications and conducting interviews throughout January, so recommend submitting your application or sending a brief expression of interest as soon as possible.

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