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The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is funded by Arts Council England.

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Managing Director

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the world's leading symphony orchestras with a reputation for quality, versatility and diversity in the repertoire it performs. Each year the RPO plays for audiences of over 500,000 with leading conductors and artists from around the world. Currently enjoying critical acclaim for its concerts under Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Charles Dutoit and Principal Guest Conductor, Pinchas Zukerman, the RPO has for many years received international recognition for its overseas tours, high profile recordings and film soundtracks.

After many years successfully running the RPO as its Managing Director, Ian Maclay will step down next summer. The Board of Directors is seeking an inspirational, ambitious and experienced individual to succeed him, building on his legacy of financial stability and artistic success and continuing to develop the RPO’s profile and reputation nationally and internationally.

The ideal candidate will be a senior executive in the arts, entertainment or creative industries, with knowledge of the music world and responsibility for a substantial budget and large team. He or she will have strong strategic and business planning skills, commercial acumen, entrepreneurial and creative flair, excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills and a passion for music.

For an information pack, please contact Heather Newill, Director, AEM International, Arts Entertainment and Media Executive on

Closing date for applications: Friday 21st November 2014.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is an equal opportunities employer.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is supported by Arts Council England.

Finance/Musicians Fees Officer

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is looking for a calm, motivated and experienced individual to join our busy Finance department, responsible for the smooth running of the orchestra’s musicians fees system, sales ledger and purchase ledger work, and shareholder administration. This is an opportunity for the right candidate to make a valuable contribution in supporting the daily financial activities in a dedicated administrative team, which sits at the heart of one of the UK’s best orchestras. The ideal candidate would be a highly organised person, capable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously; at ease with numeracy; be a skilled communicator in written and spoken English and IT literacy; be confident in working with a wide variety of stakeholders and external parties, including freelance musicians, colleagues, customers, suppliers and auditors. The Finance/Musicians Fees Officer has a close working relationship with all members of the RPO administrative team and is expected to work in a friendly, pro-active, professional and positive manner at all times.

Applications should be made by email to, addressing Michelle Johnson, Finance Director. Please ensure that you attach your CV and covering letter as two separate documents and enter 'Finance/Musicians Fees Officer' in the email subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is 6pm on Friday 31st October 2014.

For further information and details on how to apply, please download the Information for Applicants Pack, available in PDF and Word formats:
Information for Applicants Pack (PDF)
Information for Applicants Pack (Word)

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is committed to equal opportunities and diversity in its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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