Association of British Orchestras

Programme Manager

Spitalfields Music £32K (FTE), offered at 0.6 (£19.2K) Closing date 16 May 2022
Spitalfields Music seeks a highly experienced Programme Manager, with demonstrable
expertise in organising arts and cultural events in concert and community settings and
managing key stakeholder relationships. The Programme Manager will work across the
charity to oversee the timely organisation and smooth running of concert and community
events; will work closely with the senior management team to shape future programmes
and measure success against strategic goals; and develop organisational planning tools to
improve the efficiency of the charity’s operations.

Key Responsibilities:
• Act as the main liaison between all stakeholders across a variety of festival, concert
and participation events, and task-manage freelance Project Managers from across
the organisation
• Account and relationship management with neighbourhood schools and other key
community groups to maintain and grow the organisation’s networks
• Research prospective new relationships with venues, schools, community groups and
other arts organisations from in and around the East End and make
recommendations to the senior management team
• Oversee the roll-out of Music & Mindfulness workshops to local schools, including
identifying opportunities for income generation through these projects and
marketing them to prospective future partners
• Being an outward-facing advocate for Spitalfields Music and its core values and
represent the organisation in external meetings with key stakeholders when relevant
• Work alongside the CEO and COO to develop planning tools to be used across the
organisation and take the lead on rolling these out
• Identify and schedule key junctures and KPIs in the planning and delivery of projects
across the organisation, and communicate these to all teams across our events
• Develop and maintain productive collaborative relationships with project partners
and stakeholders and ensure that projects are responding to the needs of
• Assist the CEO in the development of new programmes
• Co-ordinate the Spitalfields Music Programme Advisory Group, organise meetings
and communicate with members
• Operational management and on-the-ground support to Festival Producers/ Project
Managers at key points, such as during Festival and participation projects.
• Support the Development Manager by providing key project information for
fundraising applications and reports to funders

Closing date: 16th May 2022 at midday. Interviews will be held on Zoom on 19th May 2022.

Contact details
07311 622393
Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, London, E2 6HG

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