We have an exciting opportunity for a Concert Manager to join a leading charity that seeks to give joy through live music through the provision of live music sessions, for people receiving care or treatment in healthcare settings across the UK.
Position: Concert Manager
Location: Office based Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full-time.
Salary: £24,000 - £26,000 depending upon experience
Benefits: Excellent benefits package including 35 days per year (inclusive of bank holidays), Employer Pension contribution of 5%, Death in Service benefits, access to an Employee Assistance Programme and the opportunity for flexible working.
Closing Date: 21st February. Please note, we reserve the right to close this position early.
The charity, which celebrated its 70th birthday in 2018, provides live music sessions for people who are receiving care or treatment in healthcare settings. In 2018/19 they delivered in excess of 4,500 live music sessions across the UK.
This is a tremendously exciting time to be involved with the organisation; in 2019 they successfully implemented a number of innovative and award winning programmes and partnerships, which they will look to build on in 2020 and beyond.
As the lead member of the concerts team, the Concerts Manager will support the delivery of live music sessions across the South of England and the Channel Islands, delivering meaningful and participatory live music provision across partner venues supporting a wide range of beneficiaries through their live music choices.
The Concerts Manager is responsible for the concert administrative teams within their designated geographic area of responsibility. They will ensure delivery of the annual programme of live music sessions, in care homes, hospitals, hospices, day centres and special schools. Supporting programmes with partner organisations, in line with the organisations strategy and operational plan.
As Concert Manager you will have a passion for music with a broad knowledge of the field and an appreciation of the therapeutic benefits that the performance of live music can bring to people in care.
You will bring with you:
- Education in a relevant discipline or applicable experience.
- Proven arts administration experience ideally delivering a similar provision within health and social care or arts setting.
- A music background or creativity with an active interest in live music and performance.
- Experience of supporting and managing a small team.
- Effective communication skills, working with partners to showcase the impact of the work across different audiences including venues, beneficiaries and funders.
- Financial and resource management experience.
- Proven administrative skills, recording and attention to detail.
- The ability to multi task and manage a large workload.
When applying for this role you will be asked to submit a CV and covering letter as part of the process. The Cover Letter can also document and give examples of your experiences around music, within either a professional or personal capacity. Please note, the organisation is unable to provide individual feedback for candidates.
About the Organisation
The charity seeks to give joy through live music through the provision of live music sessions for people receiving care or treatment in healthcare settings across the UK, including those who are vulnerable, the elderly, those with dementia and in critical care.
Their live music concerts are presented by individual or small groups of skilled musicians who have been carefully selected through a process of audition. Sessions are tailored to the both the setting and the audience to ensure that they can reach and connect people, encourage communication and meaningful interactions and evoke emotions and memories to make people feel good one tune at a time.
You may also have experience in areas such as Concerts, Concert, Music, Events, Live Music, Performance, Art, Charity, NFP, Not for Profit.