Association of British Orchestras

Orchestra Personnel Manager

BBC Symphony Orchestra £30k + depending on skills and experience Closing date 13 July 2021
The BBC Symphony Orchestra is one of the UK’s leading orchestras. It has played a central role at the heart of British musical life for over 90 years and has a high profile both in the UK and on the international stage. The BBC SO has an outstanding reputation for its performances of a wide range of music with particular emphasis on 20th century and contemporary music; each year giving the world premieres of a number of works commissioned by BBC Radio 3.

You will be responsible to the Orchestra Manager for the scheduling of the staff players, for the management of all contracts and personnel systems within the Orchestra and for ensuring that the required complement of musicians is provided for each session. You will work closely with the Concerts Management Team to ensure the smooth running of each session, providing back-stage support at concerts and other events both in the UK and abroad. You will be required to assist the Orchestra Manager with the day to day management of the Orchestra and with the line-management of the staff players and provide line-management support for the Orchestra and Tours Assistant.

You will ideally have:

• A strong desire to work in the professional orchestral environment.
• Significant proven experience as an orchestral fixer in a professional environment
• Previous experience of managing concerts and recording sessions.
• Ability to understand and interpret orchestrations, orchestral contracts, agreements and working practices and the professional freelance orchestral environment
• You will have excellent interpersonal skills with a professional and flexible approach to work. You will also be required to commit to working irregular and unsocial hours as required by the orchestra.

Please visit our website to apply.

Contact details

Resourcing@bbc.co.uk
0370 024 3477

Annual Conference

The next ABO conference will take place in Glasgow from 9 – 11 February 2022.