Association of British Orchestras

External Bookings Manager

Royal Academy of Music £26,670 - £30,968 inclusive per annum Closing date 20 January 2020
We are seeking an enthusiastic, experienced and practical administrator to manage the Academy’s External Bookings Service, which co-ordinates the hiring of student performers for external events.

As part of the Academy’s commitment to preparing our students for professional careers, the External Bookings Manager assumes responsibility for managing requests and subsequent engagements from external sources who wish to book Academy students to perform at events and functions as well as working with external festivals, concert promoters and venues to programme series of concerts by Academy ensembles. Forming part of the Academy’s Concerts Department, this role encompasses end-to-end planning, programming, logistical and financial administration and oversight of all necessary arrangements to ensure the success of around 450 external bookings per year.

You will have very strong and well developed IT, organisational, financial and administrative skills and be able to balance a demanding workload. You will also have an excellent telephone manner and highly developed interpersonal skills. Previous administrative experience gained within an orchestra, artist management agency or similar performing arts organisation is essential. You will also have a strong knowledge of classical music and jazz, and be comfortable working on your own initiative. A keen eye for detail, strong time management skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure are all essential to the success of this role.

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