Association of British Orchestras

Event Co-ordinator (Assistant Project Manager)

BBC Proms £30 - 32k Closing date 15 March 2021
The BBC Proms is the biggest classical music festival in the world. We run over 100 live events over 2 months in the summer at the Royal Albert Hall in London and venues around the UK. Nearly everything we do is broadcast across BBC Radio, TV and online. We are a creative, innovative festival that connects with audiences around the UK and across the globe.

You would be part of a dynamic team that looks after Live Events, Marketing, Learning, Communications, Publications and Business. You will build skills in your chosen area and everyone on the team has a chance to work at events. It’s a real team effort.

In any single week at the BBC Proms you could be working on events for singer-songwriter Laura Marling, the London Symphony Orchestra with conductor Simon Rattle, sitar-player Anoushka Shankar and the BBC Orchestras and Choirs.

We want the Proms to be for everyone and are looking for people to help us do that.

We’re looking for 2 Event Co-ordinators to join the Live Events Team. It will give you the opportunity to work as part of a small team that puts on all the concerts and events for the BBC Proms season at the Royal Albert Hall in London as well as some of Radio 3’s major events around the UK. Your main role is to plan and co-ordinate the detailed logistics of the concerts through to the running of all events on site for live audiences and broadcast on Radio and TV.

We are looking for someone who can:

- Show an enthusiasm for music and live events as well as have a knowledge of how orchestras and choirs work.
- Show a commitment to creating inclusive opportunities for people of all backgrounds to participate in arts and culture
- Show a good track record in the organisation of live classical music events
- Work and communicate collaboratively with a wide range of people.
- Be part of a team that delivers large-scale projects to live audiences in a timely and organised way
- Work enthusiastically and creatively to turn challenging situations into practical solutions
- Planning & Organisation, interpersonal skills, time-management, attention to detail, ability to adapt quickly to a variety of software packages.
- Help us produce key event paperwork in an efficient way
- Show an awareness of Health and Safety issues for live events

You will be required to work long hours and some weekends on events across the year – particularly over the duration of the Proms season.

Contact details
0370 024 3477

Annual Conference

The next ABO conference will take place in Glasgow from 9 – 11 February 2022.