Vacancies

Take a look below for our current player and administration job vacancies.

Orchestra Librarian

Based in London at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, the Philharmonia creates thrilling performances for a global audience. Through its network of residencies, the Orchestra has a national footprint, serving communities across England both in performance and through its extensive outreach and engagement programme.

We are looking to appoint an experienced Orchestra Librarian to join our busy Concerts team. You will be responsible for all aspects of the Orchestra’s in-house Music Library, and will lead on the hiring of music from publishers where required. You will ensure that parts and orchestrations are correct and present at each performance.

As a key member of the Philharmonia’s Concerts team, you will line manage the Assistant Orchestra Librarian and Auditions Administrator.

Amongst the qualities you will need to possess are:

  • Prior experience in a relevant (music librarian) role.
  • Excellent knowledge of the classical repertoire and a high standard of copying and music preparation skills.
  • The ability to score-read and to discuss musical detail with conductors and other artists.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and excellent record keeping skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to deal calmly and diplomatically with people at all levels.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to be self-motivated, as well as working as part of a team

Closing Date: Monday 28 January 2022, 5pm

You can read the full job description here.

To apply, please forward a copy of your CV and covering letter to team@theHRhub.co.uk

No. 2 Viola

The Philharmonia Orchestra is welcoming applications for the position of No. 2 Viola to join our fantastic string section.

Successful applicants will be invited to audition – there will be two rounds of auditions. For the first round, candidates will need to prepare the first movement of either a Stamitz or Hoffmeister concerto & the first movement of a Bartok or Walton concerto, and orchestral excerpts (which will be provided upon offer of audition).

Second round candidates will need to perform the same concertos as the first round, along with orchestral excerpts and chamber music.

Closing Date: Wednesday 19 January 2022

Auditions will be held on Friday 4 & Saturday 5 March 2022.

To apply, please click here.

For any queries, please contact Cath at cath.welsby@philharmonia.co.uk.

No. 3 Viola

The Philharmonia Orchestra is welcoming applications for the position of No. 3 Viola to join our fantastic string section.

Successful applicants will be invited to audition – there will be two rounds of auditions. For the first round, candidates will need to prepare the first movement of either a Stamitz or Hoffmeister concerto & the first movement of a Bartok or Walton concerto, and orchestral excerpts (which will be provided upon offer of audition).

Second round candidates will need to perform the same concertos as the first round, along with orchestral excerpts and chamber music.

Closing Date: Wednesday 19 January 2022

Auditions will be held on Friday 11 & Saturday 12 March 2022.

To apply, please click here.

For any queries, please contact Cath at cath.welsby@philharmonia.co.uk.