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Vacancies in the Orchestra and Administration

Orchestra Vacancies

The London Symphony Orchestra invites applications for the post of

Principal Viola

Please send your completed application form (no CVs please) and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Auditions will take place in London on 13 & 16 December 2018.

Deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 26 October 2018.

Download application form (Word) | Download Equal Opportunities Monitoring form (Word)


The London Symphony Orchestra invites applications for the posts of

No 4 Viola and Section Viola

Please send your completed application form (no CVs please) and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Auditions will take place in London. Date TBC.

Deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 26 October 2018.

Download application form (Word) | Download Equal Opportunities Monitoring form (Word)

Administration Vacancies

Head of Press and External Affairs

The Head of Press and External Affairs supports and promotes the LSO through effective relationships with the press and with external stakeholders.

You will be the primary media contact and enhance and elevate the image of the LSO locally, nationally and internationally, and raise awareness of the LSO’s mission, achievements and strategic direction; publicise activities, performances and recordings on LSO Live; raise the profile of the LSO’s role in music education through LSO Discovery and in the wider community through LSO St Luke’s, and execute the LSO’s day-to-day press and public relations activities, including facilitating and implementing local, national and international media relations.

You will also function as an LSO-embedded ‘reporter’, attending Barbican and LSO St Luke’s rehearsals and concerts and LSO Discovery activities, to collect and share vibrant LSO experiences of musicians, audiences and participants via traditional and online communications platforms.

Your responsibilities will be to deliver world-class, inspiring creative public relations that delivers the LSO’s key messages and engages external stakeholders.
It will be important that you liaise closely with the Marketing team, especially around social media; all the departments of the LSO and with the LSO Members; and with our external consultant on PR for Sir Simon Rattle and the Centre for Music.

Salary range: £43,000 to £50,000 per annum depending on level of experience.

> Download the full job description (PDF)

To apply for this post please complete the online application form (NB no CVs please)
> Head of Press and External Affairs online application form

For more information about this post please contact:
Michelle Hines, Director of Finance and Resources
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Tel: 0207 588 1116

 

Artist Development Associate Project Manager (Part Time, 3 dpw)

This is a key role in LSO Discovery’s Artist Development team. The post reports to the Head of Discovery while sitting within the four-person Artist Development team. The team works with emerging professional performers and composers to provide career development opportunities, and also produces public concerts and events. The post manages the Discovery Assistant (Artist Development) who supports the work of the Artist Development team.

The postholder will plan and run public events comprising Discovery’s Free Friday Lunchtime Concerts for the local community at LSO St. Luke’s, and the Discovery Days and Open Rehearsals series. They will also oversee the regular pre-concert Platforms performed by Guildhall students in the Barbican Hall.

The role also works with young musicians in higher education, being responsible for the LSO’s long-running String Experience programme, which enables selected string players from London music colleges to play alongside the LSO in rehearsals and concerts. Additional projects include managing large-scale orchestral coaching projects at the Guildhall School, and for an annual coaching residency in Aix-en-Provence.

The post has important relationships with the musicians of the LSO, key Guildhall School staff and students, and the LSO St Luke’s team, as well as other LSO personnel including marketing, development, and concerts staff, and the wider Discovery team.

Salary range: £25,000 - £26,250 pro rata, according to experience

> Download the full job description (PDF)

To apply for this post please complete the online application form (NB no CVs please)
> Artist Development Associate Project Manager online application form

For more information about this post please contact:
Andra East, Acting Head of LSO Discovery
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Tel: 0207 588 1116

Deadline for receipt of applications is 10am Monday 29 October 2018 and interviews will be held on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 November 2018.

 

LSO Discovery Assistant (Discover Next), 2-Year Fixed Term appointment starting Dec'18

LSO Discovery is seeking a proactive and highly organised individual to join the Discovery department, specifically the Discover Next programme, which challenges and inspires new generations of exceptional performers and composers. The role will work with the Head of Orchestral Artistry to plan and deliver the extensive Orchestral Artistry Masters programme in collaboration with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

In addition, the role supports two Artist Development Associate Project Managers to deliver multiple projects including LSO Platform concerts for Guildhall students at the Barbican, String Experience scheme for students from London music colleges, composer initiatives Soundhub, Jerwood Composer+ and the Panufnik programme, Open Rehearsals, Free Friday Lunchtime Concerts and Discovery Days for adults.

Salary: £20,800 per annum.

> Download the full job description (PDF)

To apply for this post please complete the online application form (NB no CVs please)
> LSO Discovery Assistant (Discover Next) online application form

For more information about this post please contact:
Cressida Griffith, Discovery Artist Development Associate Project Manager
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: 0207 588 1116

Deadline for receipt of applications is 10am Monday 22 October 2018 and interviews will be held on Friday 26 October 2018.

 

LSO St Luke's Stage Co-ordinator

The LSO St Luke’s Stage Coordinator 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.  They 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 involves orchestral staging, and requires some knowledge of event and/or theatre lighting, sound and projection.

The Stage Co-ordinator is part of the team managing the day-to-day staging, furniture and equipment arrangements in the Jerwood Hall and all other spaces in LSO St Luke’s. They also assist in the planning of resources for events and supervise teams of casual stage and technical crew. The Stage Co-ordinator acts as Stage Manager for events, a role requiring frequent interaction with and diplomatic management of clients, high-profile artists, participants, visitors and contractors. The Stage Co-ordinator is one of the team who act as Duty Fire Officer on events, working with the Duty Manager to ensure the safety of all occupants of the building. The Stage Co-ordinator will be a self-motivated and proactive person, able to work on their own initiative, take on responsibility and to fit into a small team working to a consistently high standard.

Salary: £22,083 per annum

> Download the full job description (PDF)

To apply for this post please complete the online application form (NB no CVs please)
> LSO St Luke’s Stage Coordinator online application form

For more information about this post please contact:
Jennifer Cohen, Assistant Technical Manager
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: 0207 588 1116

Deadline for receipt of applications is 09:30am Monday 22 October 2018 and interviews will be held week beginning Monday 29 October 2018.

 

 

 

 

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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