Association of British Orchestras


There is no set career path to being an orchestral manager and there are a variety of areas within orchestral management that you can work in.

  • Concert and tours administration
  • Orchestra management
  • Education and community
  • Marketing
  • Fundraising
  • Digital
  • Librarians

Click on the links below for case studies of what is involved in the various managerial roles.

There are also a variety of career paths in the wider music industry including:

  • Artist Agents and Musician's Diary Services
  • Venue management
  • Festival management
  • Music publishers and music copyright
  • Broadcasting
  • Recording industry
  • National arts development organisations
  • Local Authority arts departments

View the current vacancies from our members

Annual Conference

The next ABO conference will take place in Bristol,
hosted by Bristol Beacon, from 24-26 January 2024.