Development Manager

Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
£11,088 pa
07 Apr 2018
30 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Flexible Part-Time (Freelancer/Self Employed for 2 years)

14 hours per week: 44 weeks per year

Sunderland Symphony Orchestra is a successful and forward thinking community Orchestra which is becoming a key player in the cultural scene of the City. With the support of Arts Council England, we are about to commence a new phase of growth and wish to appoint a Development Manager to drive forward our development and realise our ambitions.

The candidate we are seeking will ideally have experience in the field of community arts development, with a proven track record in building the arts appeal and audience demography.  Experience of writing successful grant applications is essential together with the ability to deliver a budgeted development plan, working effectively and in partnership with our Orchestra committee.  You will also develop a more resilient marketing strategy for the Orchestra and lead digital initiatives.

This is an exciting opportunity to engage with a group of dedicated intergenerational music makers who bring orchestral music to the City of Sunderland. We are looking for someone with a passion for the performing arts, someone with a strong vision of how the Orchestra can achieve and surpass its potential and enhance our community engagement and recognition.

Remuneration: £11,088 pa (£18 per hour) – 14 hours per week, 44 weeks per annum


Organisation: Sunderland Symphony Orchestra (Registered Charity 1082431)

How to apply: Please email expression of interest/enquiry to:  A Job Pack, Application Form and details of the appointment process will be mailed to applicants. Informal enquiries welcomed by Joy Lowther, SSO Secretary on 0191 5367362 or 07887881442

Application Deadline: 5.00 pm on 30 April 2018

Shortlisted candidates will be informed by: 15 May 2018

Interview Date: 24 May 2018

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