The General Manager fulfils a key leadership and artistic position within the organisation and is responsible for managing the human and financial resources of the Northern Chamber Orchestra in order to achieve its mission and objectives, and for implementing the policies set by the Board of Directors. The General Manager reports to the Board through its Chairman. The job holder is expected to demonstrate the ability to lead, inspire and motivate the administrative team and the Orchestra’s members.
Strategy and Leadership: Develop and implement a strategy for the Orchestra that supports the artistic, financial, public relations and educational objectives of the organisation. Participate in and report to all Board meetings. Develop and implement current and long-range
administrative and personnel planning. Prepare and submit for approval annual operating budgets. Monitor and authorise expenditures in accordance with approved budget; prepare updated projections based on actual income and expenditure.
Qualities / Personal Capabilities:
• Visionary / strategic thinking: able to embrace a three-year view of the company, measuring
current activity in terms of future direction.
• Proven track-record of achievement of key goals through effective teamwork.
• Leadership: capable of inspiring passion and enthusiasm. To be a team leader, possessing
the ability to ensure effective communication between all levels in the organisation and able
to set a clear direction for the team and support team in achieving their objectives.
• Financial acumen: able to understand the importance of managing the finances and working
to budgets. Possessing the ability to negotiate commercial agreements.
• A skilled Arts manager, ideally with at least 3 years’ proven, relevant experience in orchestral
• A comprehensive understanding of all the discrete functions required to manage an
orchestra, particularly business development, within the arts sector, and finance.
The role is part-time, 4 days a week. The salary range is £30,000 – £35,000 per annum, depending upon skills and experience; includes benefits for a 4-day week.
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Published on 15 April 2019