Association of British Orchestras

Project Manager

Askonas Holt £40,000 Closing date 12 September 2022
Askonas Holt is one of the world’s leading arts management companies, specialising in the field of classical music. We represent many prestigious conductors, singers and instrumentalists with international careers, and arrange tours for orchestras, ensembles and dance companies all over the world.

We also create and produce bespoke projects for artists and ensembles, involving staging, media and multidisciplinary elements.

We are a welcoming and expanding team of talented, experienced, and committed individuals with a passion for the arts and for creating projects.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join our busy Tours & Projects Department to work as a part of a team to deliver tours for a wide variety of orchestras & ensembles, artist-led projects and dance companies.

The Project Manager will work with our Touring Partners to initiate and manage tours, provide strategic guidance, and work on select special projects with production and technical requirements.

• Developing and retaining trusted long-term relationships with Touring Partners, including advising on and developing touring strategy and creating and organising tours for them
• Working on bespoke tours and projects with production, staged and media elements
• Help develop new initiatives, business and projects with both existing and new clients
• Negotiating and resolving complex agreements between stakeholders and providing creative solutions to problems in advance of, and during, tours
• Travelling extensively, as needed for tours and meetings, confidently managing all elements of tours on the road
• Managing efficiently a high-volume of workload and many clients simultaneously
• Working with Project Administrators and communicating regularly and effectively with other members of the Team, as needed

• Relevant experience in selling and setting-up projects, preferably with orchestras, dance companies, venues or festivals, or in a related business
• An ability to integrate quickly and smoothly into a team, offering experience, wealth of knowledge, mentorship, and support to the Team
• Strong crisis management skills providing creative solutions to problems in advance of, and during, tours
• A willingness to travel regularly - this position involves a considerable amount of travel
• The ability to represent Askonas Holt and our Touring Partners all over the world, as well as acting as an ambassador for our prestigious roster of artists.
• Collaborating across the company, sharing ideas and information, and contributing to wider-company initiatives

• Experience in working on projects that have technical and production elements (i.e., sound, lighting, staging) ideally in the field of arts
• Foreign language skills are an advantage

The salary for this position is up to £40,000 per annum.

Please visit our website to apply.

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