Association of British Orchestras

Project Manager

National Children's Orchestras c. £28,000 depending on experience Closing date 17 February 2021
This newly created post comes at an exciting time of change at NCO, as we relocate to Bristol and look to the future with a continued sense of ambition and excellence while adapting and responding to broader national and global concerns.

We are discovering new and wonderful ways to deliver our programme in this ever-changing climate, as well as updating and renewing the way we work. This includes expanding our orchestral offer online, transitioning our systems and infrastructure to more progressive cloud-based solutions and refreshing our strategy and business plan.

In the first 1-3 months, the Project Manager will work closely with the General Manager to deliver an online programme to over 700 children which takes place on evenings and weekends from March through to June. Our hopes are that from then onwards the Project Manager will be responsible for the planning and delivery of a range of orchestral activity to large-scale live orchestral projects, alongside online activity, held during the school holidays and our annual auditions process, engaging with thousands of young people across the UK.

Key Responsibilities
• To attend and manage NCO projects whether online or in person, as required, taking ultimate responsibility for the delivery of this activity. Tasks include (but are not limited to) ensuring smooth running of day to day activities, managing freelance artists, concert management, overseeing logistics and transport, liaising with venues regarding NCO requirements from catering and accommodation to musical specifications.
• To work closely with the Artistic Director and General Manager on the planning and delivery of NCO projects which include auditions, online activities, residential courses, regional courses as well as one-off projects and events.
• To carry out operational tasks for the successful delivery of NCO projects including (but not limited to) the preparation schedules, budgets, logistical arrangements, personnel bookings and Health and Safety requirements as appropriate to the activity.
• To oversee administrative tasks for the successful delivery of NCO projects including (but not limited to) the preparation of contracts, artist itineraries, personnel lists and other project documents as appropriate to the activity.
• To liaise with stakeholders including tutors, conductors, guest artists, support staff, venues, partners, musicians and their parents/guardians, facilitating positive relationships and responding to day-to-day enquiries.
• To ensure all NCO policies and procedures are enacted for all NCO activity ensuring information is kept up-to-date and recorded in line with GDPR, Safeguarding and Health and Safety policies.
• To oversee and manage freelance projects/support staff providing detailed information and effective communication, ensuring that any relevant training is up-to-date, and promoting NCO high standards, values and culture throughout the freelance staff teams.
• Any other duties reasonably required, commensurate with the level of the post.

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