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Administration Vacancies

Memberships Manager

The London Symphony Orchestra is seeking a self-motivated and organised Memberships Manager to be the first port of call for Patron enquiries including ticket bookings, and to work with the Individual Giving Manager to ensure high levels of stewardship.  The role will offer the successful applicant the opportunity to lead on the renewals of a portfolio of supporters, and to manage and develop the LSO Friends scheme, ensuring the programme is appealing and run efficiently. This will include working on a strategy to bring onboard new supporters, ensure renewals, and where appropriate encouraging supporters to increase their support, including considering joining the LSO Patron programme.

Salary range: £25,000 - £28,000 per annum, depending on level of experience.

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For more information about this post, please contact:
Liana Richards, Director of Development
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Tel: 0207 382 2552

To apply for this post, please complete the online application form (NB no CVs please):
> Memberships Manager online application form

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Monday 8 November.  Interviews will be held on Monday 15 November.


Stage Manager

The LSO Concerts Department requires an experienced and enthusiastic Stage Manager to assist in the planning and operation of all technical, stage management and instrument transportation needs of the London Symphony Orchestra for all rehearsals, concerts, sessions and UK and overseas touring. The role involves liaising with the LSO's musicians, conductors and artists, preparing stage plans, managing the LSO's casual crew, being responsible for the transportation and safety of the Orchestra's instruments and driving the LSO's truck and trailer to venues in London, the UK and abroad.

This unique and rewarding role requires lifting and handling experience, excellent verbal and written communication skills, willingness to work unsociable hours in the UK and abroad and for the individual to be able to work calmly and effectively under pressure. Although a clean HGV driving licence is preferred, full training will be provided for the right individual.

The Stage and Transport team comprises of two Stage Managers and one Operations Manager. The Stage Managers work as part of the Backstage Team (Personnel Managers, Librarian, Assistant Librarian, Stage & Transport Manager), which in turn is part of the Concerts Department.

Salary Range: £30,000 - £36,000 per annum, depending on level of experience.

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For more information about this post, please contact:
Alan Goode, Operations Manager
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To apply for this post, please use the online application form (NB no CVs please):
> Stage Manager online application form

The closing date for applications is 17:00 on Thursday 28 October 2021.  Interviews will be held in early November 2021, preferably at LSO St Luke’s or otherwise virtually on Microsoft Teams.

Target start date is as soon as possible and preferably no later than January 2022.


LSO St Luke’s Event Coordinator

The LSO is seeking an experienced and organised Event Coordinator to join the team at LSO St Luke’s, the Orchestra’s music education centre, and be involved in the delivery of its busy programme of events. The Event Coordinator manages their own events, and ensures the smooth running of LSO Discovery projects held at LSO St Luke’s, the artistic programme of events, including internally- and externally-promoted concerts and performances, as well as some commercial events.

The role involves acting as the Duty Manager of the venue during events, and having overall responsibility for the safety of any and all persons in the building.

The role includes responsibility for all internal enquiries from the Discovery team, as well as some artistic and commercial hires. This role will primarily have focus on LSO Discovery projects in LSO St Luke’s, the LSO’s learning and community outreach programme. This will include responding to email and telephone enquiries, booking site visits, negotiating contracts, ensuring timely payment and approving suppliers. Once confirmed, the Event Coordinator will manage the event in the lead up and on the day of the event.

The Event Coordinator reports to the Event and Diary Manager who in turn reports to the Head of LSO Discovery, who will assign longer-term projects when required as well as regular administrative and financial duties. Regular evening and weekend work will be required, dictated by the schedule of events.

Salary Range: £22,500-£23,500 per annum, according to experience

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For more information about this post, please contact:
Andra East, Head of LSO Discovery
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To apply for this post please complete the online application form (NB no CVs please):
> LSO St Luke's Event Coordinator online application form

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 18 October 2021.


LSO St Luke’s Event and Diary Manager

LSO St Luke's, the Orchestra's music education centre, is seeking an experienced and organised Event and Diary Manager to be a core part of the team responsible for delivering its busy programme of events.

The Event and Diary Manager oversees all elements of a successful event and coordinates the LSO St Luke’s in-house Stage and Technical staff to ensure the smooth running of a variety of artistic, private and commercial events, internally- and externally-promoted concerts and LSO Discovery projects. The role involves acting as the Duty Manager of the venue, when the Event Manager will act as a personal licence holder, first aider and will have overall responsibility for the safety of any and all persons in the building. The role also has responsibility for managing the diary of the LSO Warehouse in Tottenham.

The Event Manager also undertakes venue sales to external artistic and commercial clients; often high-profile companies and high net worth individuals. This will include responding to enquiries, booking meetings, negotiating contracts, ensuring timely payment and approving suppliers.

There are also considerable administrative duties in the management of enquiry data, customer/supplier relationships and meeting diary management. The Event and Diary Manager also has overall responsibility for the training, rostering and performance management of our team of casual stewarding staff (currently at approximately 30). Evening and weekend work is often required, as dictated by the schedule of events.

The Event Manager reports to the Head of LSO Discovery and will be asked to deputise where appropriate and take on tasks and longer-term projects where necessary, especially the development of new revenue streams. The Event Manager also has a direct responsibility for two Event Coordinators.

Salary: £28,000-£30,000 per annum, according to experience.

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For more information about this post, please contact:
Andra East, Head of LSO Discovery
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To apply for this post please complete the online application form (NB no CVs please):
LSO St Luke's Event and Diary Manager online application form

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 18 October 2021.


LSO St Luke's stewards

Please note that, due to a high number of applications, we are no longer recruiting for stewards.

Orchestra Vacancies

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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.

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Work Experience with the LSO

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