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Vacancies in the Orchestra and Administration team.

Vacancies in the Orchestra and Administration

Administration Vacancies

Director of Finance and Resources

This role has primary responsibility for all aspects of the management of the LSO’s finances and resources, including various administrative areas. This responsibility encompasses strategic and operational matters and the Director of Finance & Resources is expected to be comfortable both taking an overview as well as working at a detailed level as required.

The role has responsibility for the finances of three charities and two trading subsidiaries. The total annual income across the group is approximately £17m. Total net assets, including investments, are approximately £20m. Other areas of responsibility include personnel, premises, legal, insurance, risk management and wider strategy.

This diverse role offers a unique opportunity at the heart of one of the UK’s most prominent and successful performing arts organisations as a key member of LSO’s senior management team. It would suit an experienced individual from a charitable or commercial environment who is seeking new challenges, or a talented individual seeking to make a step up from a similar role in a smaller organisation.

The successful candidate will be able to quickly get to grips with the wide ranging nature of the LSO’s work and will build confidence in his/her ability to provide appropriate advice and support to the Board, Managing Director and colleagues across the organisation.

Salary: Competitive, according to experience.

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For more information or to arrange an informal discussion about this role, please contact:
Rikesh Shah, Director of Finance and Resources
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To apply for this post please complete both the application form and equal opportunities form below (NB no CVs please) and email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
> Director of Finance and Resources application form (MS Word)
> Equal Opportunities Form (MS Word)

Deadline for receipt of applications: Wednesday 24 February 2016 at 10am.

LSO Live Product and Sales Assistant

Working in a department of five people, the LSO Live Product and Sales Assistant is primarily responsible for warehousing CDs, moving stock between locations and processing orders for LSO Live, the London Symphony Orchestra's award winning record label. The successful applicant will also be expected to assist the rest of the department in a wide range of tasks, including development of the label website and creating digital marketing assets.

This is a physically demanding role but offers an excellent opportunity for the right person to gain experience in an exciting and diverse classical record company. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for the role, as well as an understanding of the classical recording industry and opportunities in the sector.

Salary Range: £17,000 - £18,000 per annum, according to experience.

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For more information about this post, please contact:
David Millinger, LSO Live Production Manager
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Tel: 0207 382 2557

To apply for this post please use the online application form (NB: no CVs please):
> LSO Live Product and Sales Assistant online application form

Deadline for receipt of applications: Friday 12 February 2016 at 5pm.

LSO St Luke's Technical & Stage Assistant

The LSO St Luke’s Technical and Stage Assistant is part of the small team responsible for the staging and technical operations at the London Symphony Orchestra’s flourishing music education centre, performance space and events venue. S/he will work with the team to deliver a range of events including education projects, performances, conferences, hospitality and banqueting as well as filming and broadcasting. The post-holder needs to have experience of professional theatre lighting and sound, and some knowledge of orchestral staging.

We are looking for a self-motivated person, able to work on their own initiative and to fit into a small team working to a consistently high standard. The post-holder will be expected to work evenings and weekends as required, and is based at LSO St Luke’s, 161 Old Street, London EC1.

Salary Range: £18,000 - £20,000 per annum, according to experience.

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For more information about this post please contact:
Steve Ramsden, Technical Manager
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To apply for this post please use the online application form (NB: no CVs please):
> LSO St Luke's Technical & Stage Assistant online application form

Deadline for receipt of applications: Friday 5 February 2016 at 4pm.

 

 

Orchestra Vacancies

Double Bass Extra Work

The London Symphony Orchestra is inviting applications for Double Bass extra work. 

Auditions will be held on Thursday 25th February.

To apply please complete the application form and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (NB: no CVs please):
> Double Bass extra work application form (Word)

Please be aware that auditions are not for a position in the Orchestra, but for the opportunity to be invited to play with the LSO as an Extra player.  For more information about the auditions please email Dinis Sousa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Deadline for receipt of applications: Friday 29th January at 5pm.

Working with the LSO

The LSO has paid positions for staff working in a number of areas including concerts planning, backstage, education, event management, marketing, fundraising and finance, as well as in the Orchestra itself.

All vacancies are advertised here and all current vacancies are shown above, together with details of how to apply. If no vacancies are shown, we are not currently recruiting but do check back regularly as new positions may become available at any time.

Work Experience with the LSO

The LSO does not currently offer any work experience placements or internships. The LSO does occasionally offer placements to students who are required to complete such experience as part of a degree or other academic course. These placements are usually for periods of between 6 and 12 months and are advertised above when available. We regret that we are unable to offer any other placements at present.

Enquiries about Job Vacancies and Work Experience

Because of the volume of emails and letters that we receive about working with the LSO, we are unable to respond personally to enquiries about vacancies. We also regret that we are unable to review all CVs that we are sent, and instead we encourage those who are interested in working with the LSO to apply for specific positions.

If you have a query which is not covered above, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will endeavour to respond within 10 days.

Please note that, unless otherwise stated, we do not accept CVs. All applications for vacancies at the LSO must be made on the online application form, accessed via the link provided with the job advert.

The LSO is an equal opportunities organisation.

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