Association of British Orchestras

Head of Artistic Production

BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales tbc Closing date 17 January 2021

This role is a senior management position, reporting to the Director, and is accountable for leading a team that delivers outstanding artistic creative planning and production for the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales. You will lead the design and implementation of the businesses artistic programme and will be responsible for attracting visiting conductors and soloists, together with the management of budgets and the artistic administration team.

This is a newly created role that will work closely with the rest of the Orchestra’s management and musicians to drive the artistic ambition and production values of BBC NOW; growing and embedding the orchestra’s high calibre performances across Wales. This work is essential in supporting BBC NOW’s ambition to deepen the connection with, and relevance for, its audiences; both as a unique cultural asset for Wales and as a key provider of outstanding BBC content, primarily on BBC Radio 3.


Creative and innovative flair; strong production values and experience, exceptional understanding of symphonic repertoire; a deep desire to serve the needs of our audiences; the pursuit of the highest artistic standards; experience of the fullest range of activities that a symphony orchestra can deliver and endless ideas for making classical music accessible to all people, will all be very evident in the successful candidate.

For further information on the responsibilities and criteria of this position, please see the attached "supporting information" document via the below link.

Contact details
03030 826014
BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales
Cerddorfa a Chorws Cenedlaethol Cymreig y BBC
BBC Hoddinott Hall / Neuadd Hoddinott y BBC
Cardiff Bay / Bae Caerdydd
CF10 5AL

Annual Conference

The next ABO conference will take place in Bristol,
hosted by Bristol Beacon, from 24-26 January 2024.