Vacancies

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

Player Vacancies

There are currently no player vacancies.

Administration Vacancies

Senior Manager, Individual Giving

The Senior Manager, Individual Giving will be responsible for the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Individual Giving Strategy, in particular for the higher-level membership schemes (Conductors’ Circle and Chair Endowment schemes) and the Friends of the Philharmonia. The post-holder will manage the Development Committee in London, the Friends’ Committees and the annual events programme. In addition, the post-holder will manage the exploitation of the Philharmonia’s database Tessitura to increase income from Individual Giving.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 4 years’ fundraising experience, and a proven record of success in securing gifts from high level donors and individual membership schemes.

Salary:  in range £28,000 - £32,000 per annum, according to experience

For a job description and details of how to apply, please download the job specification below.

Closing date: 13 March 2015, 12:00

Contact: Jonathan Kuhles (jonathan.kuhles@philharmonia.co.uk)

Download: Senior-manger Individual Giving Updated.pdf

Universe of Sound Explainer

Following the success of iOrchestra in 2014, the project returns in 2015 to Plymouth, Torbay and Cornwall with the Philharmonia Orchestra’s award-winning immersive digital installation, Universe of Sound. From playing along with the percussion section to controlling every section of the orchestra from the conductor’s podium, this digital installation allows the visitor to step inside the orchestra to experience an orchestra from the perspective of a performer.

The Universe of Sound Explainer is pivotal to the delivery of a positive visitor experience. The position involves interacting with the public to provide information and instruction to enhance visitor understanding and enjoyment. A professional, welcoming and informative approach is vital. The Explainer role is part of an onsite team of three including a Front of House Coordinator and Site/Technical Manager in addition to a team of volunteers.

The role requires someone with strong communication and social skills, a basic level of music knowledge and the ability to enrich and bring to life the visitor experience of the installation in an informative, interactive, and fun way.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter describing how you meet the person specification and how you would approach the job description to edward.mackay@philharmonia.co.uk

Closing date: 13 March 2015, 17:00

Contact: Edward Mackay (edward.mackay@philharmonia.co.uk)

Download: Iorchestra Uosexplainerpack Final.pdf

Universe of Sound - Front of House

Following the success of iOrchestra in 2014, the project returns in 2015 to Torbay, Plymouth and Cornwall with the Philharmonia Orchestra’s award-winning immersive digital installation, Universe of Sound. From playing along with the percussion section to controlling every section of the orchestra from the conductor’s podium, this digital installation allows the visitor to step inside the orchestra to experience an orchestra from the perspective of a performer.

The Universe of Sound Front of House Coordinator is pivotal to the delivery of a positive visitor experience. This position involves leading a team of volunteers and ensuring that the public facing side of the project is delivered to the highest standards. A professional, welcoming and informative approach is vital. The Front of House Coordinator role is part of an onsite team of three including an Explainer and Site/Technical Manager in addition to a team of volunteers.

The role requires someone with strong communication and social skills and the ability to enrich and bring to life the visitor experience of the installation in an informative, interactive, and fun way.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter describing how you meet the person specification and how you would approach the job description to edward.mackay@philharmonia.co.uk

Closing date: 13 March 2015, 17:00

Contact: Edward Mackay (edward.mackay@philharmonia.co.uk)

Download: Iorchestra Uosfohpack Final.pdf

Developer

The Philharmonia Orchestra is seeking a Developer to manage and develop the Orchestra’s bespoke content management system (CMS) and online business management system (Mobi).    Working closely with colleagues in the Digital Department, the postholder will be involved in creating, editing and displaying digital content across a variety of channels and platforms.   

The successful candidate will have demonstrable knowledge of and experience in the full stack – in particular PHP, MySQL and JavaScript, as well as an understanding of HTML5 standards.    An interest in classical orchestral music would be an advantage.

Salary: £25,000 - £27,000 per annum, according to experience.

For a job description and details of how to apply, please download the job specification below.

Closing date: 16 March 2015, 12:00

Contact: Luke Ritchie (luke.ritchie@philharmonia.co.uk)

Download: Developer Job Description February 2015.pdf

Marketing Manager, London Season

The Philharmonia Orchestra is seeking a Marketing Manager, London Season.     Working closely with the Head of Sales and Marketing, and line-managing the Marketing Assistant, the principal responsibilities of the postholder will be to meet ticket sales targets for all concerts which the Orchestra promotes or co-promotes in London, and to work with the Box Office Manager to maximise the effectiveness of the Orchestra’s Box Office and Tessitura CRM system.   

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years’ marketing experience, including some time spent working on the direct promotion of live classical music events, and significant knowledge of and enthusiasm for classical music.

Salary: in range £24,000 - £28,000 per annum, according to experience.

For a job description and details of how to apply, please download the job specification below.

Closing date: 23 March 2015, 12:00

Contact: Fiona Martin (fiona.martin@philharmonia.co.uk)

Download: Marketing Manager London Season Job Description February 2015.pdf

iOrchestra Volunteer 2015

We need you!
We are seeking fantastic volunteers to help make the second year of iOrchestra bigger and better than the first! We need you to get involved and bring your skills and experience to help make Universe of Sound come to life.  We see this as a two-way partnership: for us, we are seeking people in and from the regions in which we are working.  We are offering the chance to work with music, education, production, and event-management professionals.  We have created a programme of training and support which will enable your role in iOrchestra to be part of a wider and longer-term cultural development: for you and for your community.

Universe of Sound
At the heart of iOrchestra are the Philharmonia Orchestra's award-winning digital ‘virtual orchestra’ installations. Building on the success of its predecessor RE-RITE, in 2014, this year Universe of Sound takes apart and brings to life The Planets by Gustav Holst.  Almost 100 years after it was first performed, Universe of Sound enables audiences to see and hear one of the best loved and most influential pieces of 20th Century orchestral music in new and exciting ways.  The Planets is a musical tour through our solar system, employing myth and mysticism, and spawning hymn-tunes and inspiring film scores.

Universe of Sound is a large-scale walk-through experience that offers visitors the chance to step inside an orchestra, to feel the sensation of being among more than 100 expert musicians and experience the thrill of walking amongst them, via giant projections, surround sound and interactive stations dotted throughout the installation. Admission is free of charge.

Universe of Sound will be coming to:

  • Armada Way, Plymouth 27 April - 9 May (10.00am – 6.00pm);
  • Torre Abbey Meadows, Torquay 25 May - 6 June (10.00am – 6.00pm);
  • Lemon Quay, Truro 29 June - 11 July (10.00am – 6.00pm).

We are seeking volunteers in each location to work on iOrchestra to support the public in exploring Universe of Sound. Whether you can give a few hours or several days, we want to hear from you – get involved and help us bring high quality classical music alive across the South West!

Closing date: 10 May 2015, 00:00

Contact: Edward Mackay (edward.mackay@philharmonia.co.uk)

Download: Iorchestra2015roledescription.pdf

Traineeships Currently Available

There are currently no vacant traineeships.