Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble Job Opportunity : Concerts Manager

Deadline: 24 September 2021 12:00

Post: Concerts Manager
18.5 hours pw.
Based in Belfast City Centre

Closing date: Fri 24th Sept 2021 at 12pm
Interviews: Fri 15th Oct 2021

Who are we?

The Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble is the only group in Northern Ireland to specialise in the performance of modern and contemporary classical repertoire. Its self-imposed remit is to give a voice to local composers and to perform their music in the context of music by leading exponents of contemporary music from elsewhere in Europe and the rest of the world. It aims to programme music that otherwise cannot be heard live locally, while serving as an outlet for the talent of highly specialist performers and acting as a meeting point for their innovation, ideas and enthusiasm.

The Ensemble (essentially a 5 piece group in the “Pierrot Lunaire” format of fl, cl, vln, vcl. & pno.) can expand for larger projects and often performs works for smaller sub-groups within the core ensemble. The players of the group are all specialists in contemporary and modern music and make the performance of this repertoire a central part of their artistic practice.


The Post:

The Ensemble is seeking a Concerts Manager who will be expected to assume responsibility for the day to day running of the ensemble’s concert activities, directly accountable to the ensemble’s Artistic Director.

The post is fixed-term until June 2022, but may be extended subject to funding and a successful probation period.

Duties expected of the successful applicant will include general concert planning, management and implementation and may also include fundraising and associated reporting, financial management, promotion and other roles as required.

We are looking for an applicant who can contribute to, and become a part of, the growth and development of our dynamic organisation. A knowledge of how a professional musical ensemble functions is essential and a sound knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, contemporary music is a must. Professional experience of concert giving, touring and the technical and logistical aspects of music events planning is essential.

• Hours: 18.5 hours per week for 8 months initially (Nov - end of June).
• Fixed term contract based on an annual salary of £12k (pro rata i.e. £1,200 per month)
• Post may be extended subject to funding and completion of satisfactory probation period.

For further details and application process please see attached pdf PDF iconhrse_concerts_manager_post_2021_1.pdf