Association of British Orchestras

Manager, International Touring

Intermusica Artists' Management Ltd £35,000 Closing date 28 February 2022
Intermusica is an award-winning international classical music management agency. We seek not just to represent the world’s greatest artists, but to inspire them to new creative heights. We are constantly exploring what it means to bring classical music to life in the 21st century, driven by our key values: integrity, support, dynamism and innovation.

We offer imaginative, personalised management for over 150 world-class and emerging artists, complimented by exceptional communications and marketing services, and are an industry leader in film and multimedia in performance. Our first-class roster includes some of the most famous and respected artists performing today.

Founded in 1981 by current Chief Executive Stephen Lumsden, Intermusica has a highly experienced and agile team, working in London, Berlin, Austria and Beijing.

We have been touring the world’s greatest orchestras and artists for over 35 years. Working with our global network of partners, this is an opportunity to be at the forefront of this fast-changing area of the music industry, delving into new markets and delivering bespoke tours and residencies for our clients internationally.

As we emerge from the pandemic, we are set to reach new heights, with exciting plans in the coming seasons, which see the development of innovative approaches to touring that explore new technologies and support environmental responsibility and sustainability.

As a member of this extremely busy department, your role includes, but is not limited to:

Tour preparation & delivery

Researching and booking hotel and travel arrangements up to a year in advance for groups of varied sizes
Processing visa and work permits
Creating tour schedules and inputting information into Intermusica’s database (Overture)
Closely liaising with orchestra and artist managements regarding arrangements
On-the-ground presence, often as the sole representative of the company, to ensure effective delivery of tours

Contracts & Finance

Producing financial paperwork (including budgets, invoices, statements & financial summaries)
Assisting in the drafting and issuing of project contracts and negotiating clauses
Working with the finance department to ensure prompt payments to Intermusica
Applying for UK withholding tax and international tax exemptions as required
Negotiating accommodation contracts and seeking quotes for logistic arrangements

Marketing & PR

Collating publicity materials from orchestras
Collaborating with Intermusica's Marketing department to write website news stories and maintenance of the International Touring online presence


This role will include representing Intermusica at concerts and industry events, and will require the ability to work flexible hours and to travel throughout the UK and abroad, as required
Working closely with all members of the department and handling administrative matters including filing, copying, archiving, etc.
Assisting with general office administration, welcoming guests and answering phones, when necessary


Ability to manage and prioritise a large number of varied tasks with multiple deadlines
High level of accuracy, attention to detail
Be quick, efficient and able to work under pressure
Ability to use initiative and be proactive
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Excellent IT skills
Fluent in English (written and spoken)
Experience in a relevant and related area of the classical music business and/or in an event management environment


Formal project management training / qualification
Experience of scheduling and organising extensive travel and accommodation arrangements
A knowledge of and active interest in classical music
Working knowledge of at least one additional modern language

Closing Date: Monday 28th February 2022

Intermusica prides itself on being an Equal Opportunities employer, and celebrates the diverse backgrounds and experiences of all our employees. To ensure that we are attracting a wide range of applicants from all the communities we serve, it is vital that we monitor and analyse diversity information, so that we can ensure that our HR processes are fair and transparent.

As part of the application process, we ask all candidates to complete a voluntary Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Any information you provide will be treated as strictly confidential and used for statistical purposes only. It won’t be seen by anyone involved in the selection process, and no information will be published or used in any way which allows you to be identified.

Contact details
020 7609 9934
5 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1LG

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