Association of British Orchestras

Orchestra Librarian

Philharmonia Orchestra £30,000 - £34,000 Closing date 28 January 2022
Based in London at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, the Philharmonia creates thrilling performances for a global audience. Through its network of residencies, the Orchestra has a national footprint, serving communities across England both in performance and through its extensive outreach and engagement programme.

We are looking to appoint an experienced Orchestra Librarian to join our busy Concerts team. You will be responsible for all aspects of the Orchestra’s in-house Music Library, and will lead on the hiring of music from publishers where required. You will ensure that parts and orchestrations are correct and present at each performance.

As a key member of the Philharmonia’s Concerts team, you will line manage the Assistant Orchestra Librarian and Auditions Administrator.

Amongst the qualities you will need to possess are:

Prior experience in a relevant (music librarian) role.
Excellent knowledge of the classical repertoire and a high standard of copying and music preparation skills.
The ability to score-read and to discuss musical detail with conductors and other artists.
Meticulous attention to detail and excellent record keeping skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to deal calmly and
diplomatically with people at all levels.
Ability to work on own initiative and to be self-motivated, as well as working as part of a team

To view the full job pack for the role, please go to the Philharmonia website.

Closing Date: Friday 28th January at 5.00pm

Contact details

Annual Conference

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