Association of British Orchestras

Participation & Event Coordinator

Music in the Round 21000 FTE Closing date 30 June 2021
Music in the Round

Music in the Round is the leading national promoter of chamber music. Our aim is to bring people and music closer together through performance and participatory activity characterised by passion, excellence and proximity. Founded in Sheffield in 1984 Music in the Round now runs a year-round programme of events in venues across South Yorkshire and the rest of the country, reaching over 25,000 people annually. In 2005 we established a world-class 11-piece group, Ensemble 360, who are our resident musicians and are at the heart of all our events on- and off-stage.

A highlight is our annual nine-day Sheffield Chamber Music Festival, which takes place in the unique surroundings of the Crucible Studio in May (or online!) and we are also known for our extensive Learning & Participation programme, which reaches around 10,000 children and young people each year. We attract high quality artists to Sheffield, such as Steven Osborne, Tasmin Little, Julian Joseph and our singer-in-residence Roderick Williams, and have close relationships with Sheffield Music Education Hub, Sheffield Music Academy, Create Sheffield and other youth and community music organisations, as we aim to inspire people of all ages and turn Sheffield into a city of half a million music makers.

Participation & Event Coordinator

This role that has evolved from focusing mostly on activity on schools and with families, to one that is involved in creating and presenting events for a range of audiences. This is due to a recent shift in expanding our programme of activity that goes beyond the concert hall, complementing the performances with events that enable people of all ages and backgrounds to get closer to the music. The person who is recruited will join us at an exciting time as we focus on fully integrating all our strands of activity in the concert hall and local communities in partnership with venues and organisations in Sheffield.

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and cheerful, able to work both within a small team and to take responsibility for their own projects. We would like to see a willingness to be prepared to take a hands-on approach to the practical aspects of event management, and to step up when working under pressure. This role requires working with volunteers and leisure-time music-makers as well as professional musicians, so an open, collaborative approach to working is welcomed. A person who is flexible and adaptable, with patience and a sense of humour, will fit in well to our small team and be made to feel very welcome.

Visit our website for more information and details about applying. For a conversation about the role, please contact Edward Mackay via the email address below.

We want our workforce to be representative of all sections of society and actively welcome candidates who are currently under-represented in the arts, including anyone with a Black, Asian or ethnically diverse background, from a low socio-economic background, who self-identifies as LGBTQIA+ and/or self-identifies as disabled.

Contact details
4th floor, Sheffield Central Library, Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 1XZ

Annual Conference

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