Interested in a career in arts management? Sinfonia Cymru has two entry-point trainee roles which could be an ideal start to your career in the arts.
Sinfonia Cymru is a dynamic music organisation, dedicated to supporting the early careers of outstanding young professional musicians. Unafraid to challenge the status quo, we give musicians the opportunity to cultivate a wide range of skills and we put our players at the heart of our creative programming. Today, musicians need a much wider skill-set and a more open approach to music-making than previous generations and we help our players develop this. We aim to nurture classically-trained musicians who are exceptionally talented, artistically curious, challenging, open and engaging, and who will become role models for other young players.
We provide high quality concerts for audiences across Wales and beyond – our core work includes chamber orchestral performances, chamber music recitals, cutting-edge contemporary chamber music, cross-genre projects, and schools’ projects. Notable successes in the last year include two Radio 3 broadcasts, a concert tour with Sheku Kanneh-Mason and a performance of Tosca in Abu Dhabi with Bryn Terfel.
The marketing trainee will play a key role in helping Sinfonia Cymru develop and increase our audiences. Working through social media, direct marketing and e-marketing, advertising, and media relations, the marketing trainee will implement campaign plans for each of our events, alongside building general awareness for our work. The ideal candidate will have an interest in classical music, and have some marketing skills, particularly: the ability to write persuasive copy; engaging use of social media; meticulous attention to detail; working to deadlines. Welsh language skills would be an advantage. The contract for this role will run for 12 months from July 2019.
Orchestra Management Trainee
The orchestra management trainee will provide support in delivering all our performances and events. The role requires a high level of knowledge of classical musical. The various facets of the role include: booking players for performances and following through with contracts and payments; ordering music parts for performances; applying bowings to parts; organising instrument hire and technical support; setting-up for each performance including ensuring that all technical requirements are met; liaising with players, venues, conductors and guest artists. This role also includes an element of office admin, including invoice and payment processing. This is a 10–month contract from September 2019.
How to apply
Job descriptions for these roles are available here:
Orchestra Management Trainee:
Applications should include an up to date CV and a letter of application of no more than 4 pages of A4. In this covering letter, please tell us about any skills and experience you have that relate to the role, what you think you would bring to the Sinfonia Cymru team, and your aspirations for your career over the next few years.
Please state clearly which role you are applying for. You may apply for both roles if you wish but please send two separate applications.
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Sunday 2nd June.