Royal College of Music
£37,334 - £41,451 per annum
Closing Date
04/06/2024 - 09:00
Employer Royal College of Music

Orchestra Manager

Performance & Programming

Job reference number: 309-24

Closing date: 9am Tuesday 4 June 2024

Interview date: Wednesday 19 June 2024

Salary: Grade 7, £37,334 – £41,451 per annum. Appointments will normally be made to the first point of the grade. 

Founded in 1882, The Royal College of Music (RCM) is a world leading music conservatoire with a prestigious history and contemporary outlook. Our excellence was recognised by the 2024 QS World University Rankings, in which we were ranked as the global top institution for both Music and Performing Arts by Subject.

The RCM are looking to recruit an Orchestra Manager to lead the delivery of the orchestra and large ensemble performance programme.  The role is based within the busy Performance & Programming team and involves working closely with students, staff, professors and orchestral musicians.  The orchestra and large ensemble programme includes performances by Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic, Opera orchestra, New Perspectives, Jazz Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Brass Ensemble.  The RCM enjoys close relationships with some of the world’s most celebrated conductors, including Sir Antonio Pappano, Sakari Oramo, Martyn Brabbins, Vasily Petrenko, Joana Carneiro and Rafael Payare. 

Key duties include:

  • Managing and delivering the RCM’s orchestral and large ensemble performance calendar
  • Managing student placements 
  • Engaging preparation conductors and sectional tutors
  • Attending visiting conductors at the RCM
  • Maintaining RCM relationships with professional musicians and orchestras 

The successful candidate will have previous experience of working in an orchestral environment, excellent organisation and communication skills and the ability to prioritise a busy workload. The postholder will be required to work proactively and creatively on a large variety of different projects running simultaneously, maintain a high level of attention to detail and have the ability to remain calm under pressure.  A strong working knowledge of classical music and associated performance requirements is desirable.

This post is offered on a permanent, full-time basis and is available from 1 July 2024.

For full details of this position please read the Applicant Information Pack, available to download from the RCM website: www.rcm.ac.uk/jobs

To apply, please complete our 1) Application form and 2) Equal Opportunities form (available to download from the RCM website) and submit in Word or PDF format by email to recruitment@rcm.ac.uk

CVs without an application form will not be accepted. Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number when submitting your application.

The RCM is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for all our staff, students and visitors.