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Handel & Hendrix in London

Salary: £60,000 to £70,000
Location: London
Terms: full-time, permanent

Handel & Hendrix in London promotes knowledge, awareness and enjoyment of Handel and his music, and the cultural significance of Handel’s ‘neighbour’ Jimi Hendrix, to as wide a public audience as possible.

The Trust seeks a dynamic leader to take the organisation forward capitalising on the investments we have made in our house museum over the past thirty years and on the global awareness of and interest in the two musicians we host.

We strive to inspire, educate, and inform through the interpretation of the Georgian house at 25 Brook Street, Mayfair, where Handel lived and composed for 36 years, through live music performances, educational and outreach activities and collecting, exhibiting and interpreting objects related to Handel’s life and works.

In addition, we aim to promote the diverse musical and cultural heritage of 23 Brook Street through its association with Jimi Hendrix who lived here in the late 20th century. Hendrix, one of the greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll musicians of all time, inspired a generation of legendary British artists.

We expect the Director to respond boldly to new perspectives on the lives and legacies of these great artists and to develop programmes that are relevant to the broadest diversity of audiences, locally and globally.

Upon the retirement of our current Director in autumn 2021, we seek imaginative and innovative leadership to capitalise on the historic serendipity of our two musicians of contrasting eras and styles to whom we play host - the ultimate odd couple in music.

The musical and cultural assets associated with Handel and Hendrix and seen through the lens of our world-class house museum, present unique opportunities to punch above our weight worldwide.

We aspire to be at the centre of Handel performance, Hendrix performance, Handel scholarship (the Trust owns the Gerald Byrne collection of manuscripts and early editions of Handel’s works), Hendrix and the 60’s African-American rock music movement, and the vast world of enthusiasts, students and accomplished musicians.

There are many stories to be told about the social and cultural context of Handel and Hendrix and their respective times. We want to empower a chorus of voices to tell our stories for us.

The Handel House Trust was established in 1991 to create the museum at 25 Brook Street and is now known as Handel & Hendrix in London.  The Hallelujah Project completes the restoration of 25 Brook Street and is scheduled for re-opening in 2023.

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Handel & Hendrix in London is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences.

If you have a disability then please tell us if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to help you in your application or with our recruitment process.