Applications for Southbank Sinfonia 2020 are now closed. Applications for 2021 will open in Spring 2020. You can find out more about applying in the future here.

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Communications Assistant

Southbank Sinfonia is an orchestra like no other, and our new role of Communications Assistant befits that. Supporting the Communications Manager, the scope of the role is unusually broad, taking in marketing, press, audience development and more.

This role offers an exciting opportunity to develop and hone your skills in these areas within a supportive, vibrant and fast paced environment. It offers a chance to think afresh about how we communicate about classical music, and who the audience for it might be.

This role is ideal for someone with a passion for creativity and music who is seeking their first permanent role, someone prepared to think differently, take risks and push the boundaries of how we talk about and present classical music.

The closing date for applications is midday Thursday 26 September 2019.

Download the Communications Assistant Job Description

To apply, you should email the following to Peter Smith, Administration Manager on peter[AT]southbanksinfonia[DOT]co[DOT]uk. All applications are anonymised with all personal details and educational establishments removed before shortlisting.

  • a covering letter detailing your interest and suitability for this role
  • an up-to-date CV of no more than two pages outlining your relevant experience

If you are interested in applying but would like to find out more first or have any questions, you are welcome to contact Sam Olivier, Communications Manager for an informal chat on 020 3957 4132.

Work experience

Southbank Sinfonia helps young musicians embark on successful careers in music. We are also very happy, where possible, to help young people take a first step in arts administration.

We are occasionally able to offer short work experience opportunities to recent graduates, or individuals studying at university or college, who are particularly interested in pursuing a career in music administration. Candidates may have the opportunity to shadow our operations team as they organise the orchestra’s daily ventures, or support other members of the administrative team on activities relating to education and outreach, marketing or fundraising.

Though unpaid, this experience may prove a useful addition to your CV when applying for jobs. Opportunities may arise lasting a day, a week, or sometimes longer on specific projects and usually take place at our base in central London and/or at our performance venues between January and October, the orchestra’s annual season.

If you are interested in applying, please email an up-to-date CV detailing your education, any relevant experience and accomplishments, together with a covering letter that outlines your career aspirations and what an opportunity like this could offer you, to Peter Smith, Administration Manager at peter[AT]southbanksinfonia[DOT]co[DOT]uk. Please also give an indication of your availability in the coming months. Our busy schedule means that work experience placements are limited throughout the year, but your details will be kept on file so we can consider you when the next opportunity arises.