Concerts and Administration Manager Vacancy

The Berkeley Ensemble is looking for a Concerts and Administration Manager to join them as they embark on an ambitious expansion of their annual programme of concert and education projects.

Until now, the ensemble has been managed by its members primarily on a voluntary basis so this dedicated administration role will be varied and wide-ranging in order to fully support the various activities of the group.

The role requires an exceptional level of care and skill in planning and delivery. You will work closely with the ensemble’s musicians and project partners taking responsibility for all logistics relating to concerts, education work and UK tours, including coordinating travel, preparing schedules and providing concert and event management. Providing general administrative support across all areas is also vital to the role and you will work closely with the General Manager and trustees in the upkeep of the organisation’s financial accounts.

The Berkeley Ensemble is an agile and dynamic organisation with ambitious plans for the future. The role is ideal for someone looking to develop a solid grounding in arts administration or an experienced administrator seeking flexible part-time working. We want someone to take the lead in managing our working processes. As part of a small team your contribution will be key to our future success.

For the right applicant there is scope to develop and expand the role as you help grow the ensemble’s profile nationwide and internationally.

For more information on the role including key responsibilities and a person specification, please click here.

The freelance role of Concerts and Administration manager is part-time for an average of 2 days per week with flexible working patterns available. Due to the nature of the role there are occasional evening and weekend commitments to attend concerts, workshops and events. As it is a freelance position, the post holder would be expected to work from home and provide a computer with broadband connection and mobile phone. Attendance at regular meetings in London and occasional travel throughout the UK is required.

The freelance fee is £80 per day (equivalent to £19,720 pro rata).

Applicants should send an up-to-date CV outlining their relevant experience and a covering letter detailing their interest and suitability for the role to John Slack, General Manager at

If you are interested in applying but would like to find out more first or have any questions, you are very welcome to contact John Slack for more information or an informal chat on 07760 153782.

Deadline: 12 noon, Friday 3 March 2017
Interviews to be held: w/c Monday 6 March 2017