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Community Engagement Manager

It is an exciting time in the Philharmonia history – Based in London at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, and through our network of residencies, we create thrilling performances for a global audience, while serving communities across England both in performance and through our extensive outreach and engagement programme.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic Community Engagement Manager who will manage a range of projects and programmes which provide social impact to the communities and residents in our main residencies. This role will involve on-site project delivery and representing the Orchestra with external partners and project participants, working across the Orchestra’s UK residencies of Bedford, Leicester, Canterbury, and Basingstoke.

This includes but is not limited to, Hear and Now, Bullfrog Orchestra, Symphonize, The Guest List, and the development of projects in partnership with our residency Community Boards.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Managing, delivering, and developing the above programmes and creating and monitoring the budgets
  • As and when needed, commission, internally or externally as appropriate, marketing materials, audio and video assets and other assets as required for the above projects
  • Populate and guarantee participant numbers in community projects
  • Ensure the Community Boards have the most appropriate members who are regularly able to attend
  • Ensure projects, as above, follow all departmental and organisational policies and processes
  • Support and uphold the branding of the above programmes
  • Integrate programmes into the artistic programming, maximising opportunities to collaborate across Philharmonia Orchestra departments and develop key activity.
  • Proactively support the Development department’s efforts to secure sponsorship and funding for programmes.
  • Attend cross-departmental and cross-organisational events as required
  • Lead the operation and monitoring of the Community Boards

Amongst the qualities you will need to possess are:

  • Significant experience in managing or leading community-based arts programmes
  • Experience of directly working within community settings
  • An understanding of the arts sector
  • Experience of working with a range of different communities
  • Experience of working with musicians and workshop leaders

To apply, please forward a copy of your CV and covering letter to

Download the job description here

Base salary
£28,000/yr – £32,000/yr

Closing Date: Friday 16th February 2024

The first interviews will be held w/c 26th February 2024

Closing date: Friday 16 February 2024

The first interviews will be held w/c 26 February 2024

How to apply: please forward a copy of your CV and covering letter to

Base salary: £28,000 – £32,000 per annum

Read the full job description here

Tours & Projects Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our busy Concerts’ team to join as Tours & Projects Manager. Not only responsible for the planning and implementation of all international touring logistics, but this role will also give the postholder the opportunity to travel with the Orchestra on its international tours. 

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Working closely internally with the Director, Concerts & Projects (and with colleagues across other departments, as required), and externally with promoters and agents in the planning and co-ordination of touring programmes and artists. 
  • Working with the Director, Concerts & Projects on the preparation of tour budgets, managing set budgets and final reconciliations/invoicing, including withholding tax. 
  • Negotiating and resolving complex agreements between stakeholders (i.e. booking flights, trains, coaches, cars, hotels etc.) and providing creative solutions to problems in advance of, and during, tours. 
  • Managing all international travel arrangements for the Orchestra and Artists; negotiating with promoters on the most appropriate travel options for the Orchestra’s personnel & instruments, suitable accommodation and local transfers. 
  • Ensuring all visa requirements for the Orchestra’s personnel are arranged in good time. 
  • Making arrangements for the transportation of instruments (with cargo suppliers) by truck or air freight, including ATA carnets, as necessary. 
  • Issuing contracts to artists and soloists and assisting the Director, Concerts & Projects in finalising promoter/agent and broadcast contracts. 
  • Creating clear, precise and detailed tour schedules for the Orchestra, conductors and soloists. 
  • Traveling with the Orchestra on tour, working with the Orchestra Personnel Managers, Stage Managers, Librarian and local tour representatives, etc., liaising with conductors and soloists, taking responsibility for resolving any problems which may arise on the road and representing the Orchestra, where necessary, at official functions. 
  • Liaising with the Association of British Orchestras and Musicians’ Union over orchestra touring conditions and being across updated procedures and policy. 
  • Joint line-management responsibilities of the Concerts’ Assistant. 
  • Working across the department on non-standard touring projects, i.e. on the budgets and delivery of staged, digital or multi-disciplinary projects, as required. 
  • Other duties in support of the work of the Concerts Department, as required. 

Closing date: 16 February 2024

Salary: £29,000 – £32,000 per annum 

How to Apply: To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter detailing how your skills and experience match the job specification to with “Philharmonia | Tours & Projects Manager” in the subject line 

Read the full job description here.