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Id: 8944



Arts Management + Administration


Classical Music + Opera


Job Title:

General Manager

Organisation Name:

The Little Orchestra

Organisation URL:


London - London + Greater London


£40,000 - £45,000


Full Time

Date Posted:


Closing Date:



Job Description & Person Specification:

Please download the 'Background Material' PDF here to learn about what we do.

We are looking for an experienced, talented and enthusiastic individual to come on board as our General Manager.

In addition to managing and overseeing all aspects of the orchestra’s day-to-day operations, the successful candidate will play a key role in growing all areas of our operation, working closely with the founder/artistic director.

Key areas of responsibility include:


Working closely with the Head of Events, Orchestra Manager and Marketing Manager – all contracted on a freelance, part-time basis – the GM will have overall responsibility for organising, promoting and delivering beautiful and inspiring events and expanding our audience in the process.

Managing the team, the GM will oversee all aspects of the audience experience from the first promotional newsletter to the successful delivery of the event as well as managing the debrief, ensuring that everything we do is done with care and in line with our values.

A good eye for design and careful attention to detail are qualities we are looking for.

A broad experience of marketing including familiarity with print production processes would be desirable.

We are looking for an individual who has the ability to write well for a variety of purposes, including business plans, formal proposals to potential sponsors, marketing collateral and natural and engaging programme notes about the music we perform.

A genuine passion for and knowledge of classical music is essential.

Growth & Development

The GM will spearhead the orchestra’s expansion to new venues in London as well as exploring opportunities in other cities and at festivals around the UK.

Additional areas of development include corporate/private events, education, chamber music concerts, film screenings with live orchestra, sponsorship and PR.

The successful candidate will ideally have knowledge of all these areas, to be supplemented by appropriate freelancers where necessary.

They will help plan and structure the medium-term development of the orchestra. Infrastructure

The GM will be responsible for refining and developing our infrastructure across all areas, including administration, finance and recruitment.

They will liaise with a Finance Manager and having oversight of the orchestra’s finances, including regular reporting, budgeting and forecasting.

Familiarity with relevant legislative requirements is desirable.

The successful candidate will be at ease with technology and will work with Microsoft Office, Google Drive and Xero accounting software, as well as a website CMS, Spotify and social media as necessary.

The GM may be called on to project-manage a full redesign of our website.


We are looking for a candidate who will be confident in their work and have the ability to shoulder responsibility as well as be proactive in creating and developing new opportunities for the orchestra.

A flexible and positive problem-solving attitude is essential, as is an understanding of and belief in what we do.

Given who we are - an orchestra providing ‘a great night out’ in London and elsewhere - we are looking for an individual who has a keen interest in innovative events happening in the capital and beyond, as well as a broad interest in culture and entertainment.

Creative ideas are always welcome and the ideal candidate will play an active role in contributing to the expression of our vision.

This is a fantastic opportunity to become involved in the orchestra’s growth at this vital stage as we seek to expand our operation and develop our audience.


The role is full-time or near full-time. We are offering £40-£45k per annum (prorated if less than full-time).

Work is from home, with meetings on Skype and in central London as necessary.

Our next event Eroica is on 4 and 5 May 2017 at Oval Space in East London.

Following the May event, we plan to stage 1 or 2 more events in 2017, with the aim of expanding our operations in 2018.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter (both as PDFs) by 10 May noon explaining your interest in the role and how your experience relates to the areas of expertise referred to you in the outline of responsibilities.

Early applications are strongly encouraged. Please e-mail Henry Fynn, Administrative Assistant for the attention of Nicholas Little, Artistic Director.

First round interviews are provisionally scheduled for Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 May in central London.





Henry Fynn
Administrative Assistant





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