Programme Coordinator, Royal Philharmonic Society


Job Summary

Two key priorities at the RPS are to support musicians and to tell their story, ensuring that we play our part in refreshing perceptions of the breadth of UK classical musicmaking. The role of Programme Coordinator spans these objectives, and we are newly looking someone to fulfil this central role.

Job Description

The Programme Coordinator plays a central role getting to know the range of musicians we engage with across our programme of activities, creating opportunities to raise their profile and rouse greater awareness of what the RPS does to support them. If you see your future in music or arts management, this could be a significant role for you. In it, there is so much for you to own and develop. Fulfilling the role of Programme Coordinator will give you the opportunity to:

- assume a central position in a respected, well-connected organisation at the heart of the music profession, through which you can attain many useful contacts

- develop your skills as a confident, versatile communicator, sure to distinguish you in any future position

- make a valued contribution to the professional progress of a range of musicians, helping them to develop their own skills in communicating the worth of what they do.

Job Requirements


A year or more of professional administrative experience in an arts/charity setting/similar

Proficiency at communicating with warmth and focus in writing, in person and by phone

Proven ability to prioritise and balance responsibilities, and to work at a significant pace with care

Exceptional attention to detail applied in a professional setting

Experience of using social media and digital platforms to grow an audience

Experience of maintaining records accurately

A current interest and engagement in classical music

Fluency in Microsoft Office applications


A flair for writing distinctive copy and/or creating digital content

Some familiarity with communication software (such as Mailchimp), and design/media software (such as Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro)

Some experience updating a website using a content management system

Existing contacts across the classical music profession, or experience of growing a professional network

Job Responsibilities

Be a bright contact for the musicians we support. Help organise the opportunities we offer them.

Positively involve the musicians in presenting themselves and their pursuits on the RPS website, social media, and to RPS Members and supporters. Draw on our new audiovisual equipment to create content that tells their story and helps communicate the worth of what the RPS does.

Play a central part in our flagship event, the RPS Awards, supervising key elements of the event.

Take the lead in telling RPS Members about our activities and other initiatives in classical music, curating our regular e-bulletin, magazine, and extra digital dispatches.

Organise occasional opportunities for Members to meet our beneficiaries.

Maintain the same care and stewardship around our series of talks and events.

Ensure that Members' records are accurately maintained.

Take pride ensuring the RPS website and social media engagingly tell the story of everything the charity does.

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How to Apply

Visit the RPS website to read the role brief for a comprehensive picture of the position. The brief entails a person specification outlining what we hope you can bring to the RPS. We do not expect you to have done everything the role entails, but have sufficient experience plus the appetite and ability to embrace new challenges and new skills.

The role brief tells you how to apply using the application form on the RPS website. Here you should upload a covering letter of two pages detailing your interest and suitability for this role, saved as a PDF, and an up-to-date CV of two pages outlining your relevant experience, saved as a PDF.

We positively encourage applications from candidates of all ages and backgrounds. We aim to communicate openly to remove barriers and reflect our values. We know that role briefs can feel formal or impersonal, so if you sense that anything could deter you from applying, we warmly welcome you to contact us.

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