The Purcell School for Young Musicians is looking for an outstanding arts administrator to coordinate its concerts and events. As part of a dynamic team in the music department, this is a rare opportunity to further a career in the arts. Previous post-holders have gone on to work with prestigious organisations in the arts, broadcasting and education sectors.
If you are passionate about music and administration, have an excellent eye for detail, can demonstrate outstanding organisational and communication skills, and like working with young people, this could be the role for you. We offer a unique opportunity to work in an environment that is both a school and a professional concert promoter: we are a truly outstanding music school, and we have an ambitious and inspiring artistic programme. We give many performances every week in school and several times a year we appear at prestigious venues in London, around the UK and overseas. Some of the world’s best musicians visit regularly to teach, perform or give masterclasses.
You will enjoy a busy role with many varied responsibilities, interacting with colleagues, students and parents, eminent guest artists, and major arts venues. Your list of responsibilities will encompass everything that is required to stage any concert or event successfully and safely with young musicians. You will be confident about creating schedules and coordinating them. The ideal candidate will also have some experience of managing budgets, but this is not essential as training can be provided.
This is a full time post to start on as soon as possible. Some home working within school holidays is possible.
The salary will be within the range £36,000-42,000, according to the successful candidate’s experience, with a contributory pension scheme.
Children of staff are not eligible to be educated at the School except through the normal admissions and audition process.
Lunch and supper (when there is an evening event) can be taken free of charge at School during term time.
If you wish to apply, please complete the School’s Application Form (available on our website) and send it with a supporting Personal Statement. Please do not send a separate Curriculum Vitae. Closing date for applications is Friday 29th September 2023.
Personal statements should outline your experience, subject knowledge and evidence of your achievements. The Personal Statement is your opportunity to tell us how your skills and experience can contribute to an outstanding student experience.
Candidates will be required to bring evidence of identity and Right to Work in the UK to the interview.
We will review applications as they are received. Please note that the School reserves the right to appoint a candidate or withdraw the post before the closing date for applications.
Applications should be made to the Director of Music, Paul Hoskins and sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please refer to the Candidate Information Pack available on our website