Association of British Orchestras

Orchestra Manager

BBC National Orchestra of Wales Salary according to skills and experience Closing date 02 October 2022
The BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales occupies a special role as both a BBC broadcast orchestra and the national symphony orchestra of Wales. The Orchestra is generously supported by the Arts Council of Wales and is proud to work with an outstanding group of conductors.

As one of the six BBC Orchestras and Choirs, the Orchestra has a busy schedule of recordings, broadcasts and concerts for BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Films and BBC television. Education is also at the heart of our work, developing innovative projects to increase accessibility to classical music and engaging with communities across Wales.

Reporting to the Director, this role takes full responsibility for the day to day operational management of the orchestra’s busy schedule and line management of our musicians, leading the operations team. This role works closely with the rest of the orchestra management team to drive a vision for the orchestra as a key cultural and artistic asset for the country of Wales alongside its existing commitment to providing outstanding content for BBC broadcast, primarily on BBC Radio 3.

The successful candidate will need:

• exceptional organisation and communication skills. Alongside these, the successful candidate
• ability to empathise with the working life of a professional musician
• substantial experience in the management of musical events and activities, and working with proven track record in managing a diverse team to deliver all operational aspects of the orchestra
• a thorough knowledge of orchestral personnel and financial procedures, contractual arrangements and Musicians’ Union agreements,
• a clear understanding of monitoring and maintaining departmental budgets.

For more information, please contact Lisa Tregale, Director BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales on 03030 826014

Contact details
0370 024 3477

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