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Music in the Round

Music in the Round

‘Music in the Round is a huge success story and one of the most inspiring festivals in the country.’
John Suchet, Classic FM

Music in the Round is the leading national promoter of chamber music. Our aim is to bring people and music closer together through performance and participatory activity characterised by passion, excellence and proximity. Founded in Sheffield in 1984 by Peter Cropper, leader of the Lindsay String Quartet, Music in the Round now runs a year-round programme of events in venues across South Yorkshire and the rest of the country, reaching over 30,000 people annually. In 2005 we established a world-class 11-piece group, Ensemble 360, who are our resident musicians and are at the heart of all our events on- and off-stage. A highlight is our annual nine-day Sheffield Chamber Music Festival, which takes place in the unique surroundings of the Crucible Studio every May, and we are also known for our extensive Learning & Participation (L&P) programme, which reaches around 10,000 children and young people each year. Music in the Round is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and is supported by Sheffield City Council.

Head of Programmes

The Head of Programmes is a new position with Music in the Round. The person who is recruited will join us at an exciting time as we focus on fully integrating all our strands of activity in partnership with venues around the country as well as within Sheffield. A significant part of the role will be liaising with Ensemble 360 and seeking guest artists for the year-round programme of activity. The Head of Programmes will also lead on developing new L&P activity as well as overseeing current projects and determining how best to integrate them within our whole programme; and will liaise with Ensemble 360 and an annually-appointed Guest Festival Curator to programme the annual Sheffield Chamber Music Festival. Working alongside and collaborating with a dedicated team of staff and superb musicians, the Head of Programmes has the potential to make a huge impact on the chamber music scene across the country.

To apply

Download the application pack

Send a copy of your CV (maximum 2 pages) and a covering letter (maximum 2 pages) detailing why you are a suitable candidate for the job with reference to the Job Description to jo@musicintheround.co.uk  

Complete and send an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form with your application (please don’t save this with your name in the title as we will detach it from your application)

Equality Monitoring Form

For more information, please visit Music in the Round

For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Executive Director Jo Towler on jo@musicintheround.co.uk or call 0114 2814660.

Closing date: 24th February 2020
Interviews: will take place in Sheffield w/c 9 March and w/c 23 March 2020