Association of British Orchestras

Head of Artistic Planning

Hallé Concerts Society £47,000-£52,000 p.a. depending on experience Closing date 07 February 2020
The Hallé is one of the UK’s foremost symphony orchestras. Now in its 161st season it continues to flourish and innovate and is looking forward to the exciting opportunities offered by additional new facilities at its St Peter’s site, which re-opened in November 2019.

The Head of Artistic Planning is responsible to the Chief Executive for the artistic planning of the Hallé. The post-holder will play a key role in liaising with the Music Director, Choral Director, Chief Executive, Concerts' Director and other Senior Management in planning the artistic programme of the Orchestra.

Main duties and responsibilities include:
• Together with the Music Director, Choral Director, Chief Executive, Education and Ensembles Directors and Concerts Director to plan and co-ordinate the programme of work for the Orchestra and Choir
• To research and develop artistic projects to be undertaken by the Hallé
• Within a framework agreed with the Chief Executive to take responsibility for the engagement of visiting artists; liaising with them or their representatives on concert-related matters including programmes, rehearsals (in collaboration with the Concerts Director) and fees
• To take contractual responsibility for associate artists where appropriate
• To take budgetary responsibility for the concert related costs incurred by the Hallé which relate to artist and programme selection, specifically: artists’ fees, PRS payment and the Hallé Choir
• To take responsibility for the following aspects of the schedule: repertoire, artists, pattern of concerts in the Bridgewater Hall, out of town and Manchester engagements
• To seek engagements for the Orchestra in close collaboration with the Chief Executive and Concerts Director and to take budgetary responsibility for the income earned from them
• To liaise with and actively assist the Hallé's Communication and Development Departments in their support of the Hallé's artistic objectives
• To assist the Chief Executive in seeking and setting up of overseas touring.

For further details and an application form, visit the website.

Contact details
Bridgewater Hall

Annual Conference

The next conference will be held in Manchester from 29-31 January 2020,

hosted by The Hallé and BBC Philharmonic