Vacancies in the Orchestra and Administration

Administration Vacancies

Financial Controller

The LSO is seeking a qualified Accountant with at least three years’ post-qualification experience with a proven track record, covering hands-on financial management and preparation of statutory accounts, to act as Financial Controller, reporting to the Director of Finance & Resources. The Financial Controller has responsibility for the finances of three charities and two trading subsidiaries. The total annual income across the group is approximately £20m. The Financial Controller has primary responsibility for the smooth running of all aspects of the LSO’s finances on a day-to-day basis, with support from three staff from within the finance team.

The successful candidate will have substantial experience in a similar role, preferably but not essentially within the arts sector. In addition to solid core accounting and financial management skills, attention to detail, the ability to deal competently with complex financial issues in a calm and professional manner and excellent communication skills are all essential.

Salary: Competitive

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To apply for this role, please complete the online application form (NB to CVs please):
>Financial Controller online application form

For more information about this post please contact:
Michelle Hines, Director of Finance and Resources
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The closing date for applications is 10:00am on Monday 30 September 2019.  Interviews will be held week beginning 7 October 2019.

Orchestra Vacancies

The London Symphony Orchestra invites applications for the position of

Principal Clarinet (one of two equal positions)

Please submit your application via Muvac.

Deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on Monday 30 September 2019.

Concertmaster, Co-Leader + Subleader (3 positions)

Please submit your application via Muvac

Deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 25 October 2019.


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.

LSO logo at the Barbican Hall