Executive Assistant to the Music Director

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the UK's fastest-growing orchestras and Orchestra in Residence at the University of Oxford, seeks an Executive Assistant to support and work closely with the Music Director.

The role will focus mainly on booking and contracting Oxford Philharmonic orchestral players for performances and recordings as directed by the MD, according to MU and the orchestra's own regulations. Other duties may include effective and proactive administrative support including business trip and travel arrangements, communication and correspondence, diary management and information management.

In addition, the role will require providing support towards the MD’s fundraising work and research.

Due to the nature of the role flexible working hours are required, including attendance at rehearsals and concerts.

Person Specification

You will need to:

    • have at least twelve months’ experience in a relevant and related area of the classical music business
    • demonstrate that you have excellent organisational skills, with the ability to manage and prioritise a large number of varied tasks with multiple deadlines
    • be quick, efficient and able to work under pressure
    • have experience in communicating with professional musicians
    • have the ability to work calmly under pressure
    • have respect of confidentiality/ability to deal thoughtfully and professionally with delicate situations
    • possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    • possess strong attention to detail
    • demonstrate that you are a good and willing team player, with the necessary interpersonal skills to liaise with professional musicians
    • have a good knowledge of and active interest in classical music, preferably with a music degree
    • have excellent IT skills including a high level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook and experience using databases

The role will be based in our North London office. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please submit a CV and covering letter, explaining your interest in the role and how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications must be received by Friday 6 October at 5pm. If you do not receive a reply within 4 weeks of writing you should assume that your application has not been successful.

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
London office
29a Teignmouth Road,
London NW2 4EB

Box Office 01865 980 980

General Inquiries 01865 987 222
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