BBC Proms

The role

This newly created role will offer a broad introduction to the key areas which form the basis of creating and presenting world class orchestral and choral music. You will gain your experience by working with teams across a range of areas including Live Events, Marketing, Press, Business and Publications. This role is based in the Learning and Community Engagement team for BBC Proms and London Orchestras and Choirs.

Tasks

You will be embedded within the Learning and Community Engagement team who deliver large-scale projects to develop our audiences, partner and community engagement. You will also have the opportunity to develop your confidence and experience in communication, administration, organisation, problem solving, learning new systems and team work. You will be working within a broadcast, live events and creative environment.

Part of your work will include working on projects which will be building our relationships with the East London community in preparation for the opening of the BBC Music Studios as part of the East Bank development.

About the employer

The BBC is the world’s leading public service broadcaster. Funded primarily through the television licence fee, the BBC provides audiences in the UK with high quality and distinctive services across television, radio and online. In the UK the BBC provides 10 network television services, 10 network radio services, 46 radio services in the nations and regions of the UK, plus an extensive online presence. The BBC also delivers impartial news and information to audiences around the globe through the World Service.

Our aim is simple – to enrich people’s lives with programmes and services that inform, educate and entertain by being the most creative organisation in the world.

The BBC has five Orchestras and three Choirs. Together and as part of the BBC Proms, they reach an audience of millions with their wide-ranging and distinctive programming broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

The BBC has two Orchestras based in London – the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra. There are also two choirs – the BBC Singers and the BBC Symphony Chorus. They give concerts at venues in London, around the UK and also internationally as well as recording in studio. These world class ensembles perform a wide range of music which showcase the unique and thrilling sound of orchestras and choirs. Our musicians also take part in our wide reaching schools and community engagements projects including BBC Ten Pieces.

The BBC Proms is the largest classical music festival in the world offering eight weeks of world-class music-making from a vast array of leading orchestras, conductors and soloists from the UK and around the world. It aims to bring the best of classical music to the widest possible audience and is much loved for its informal atmosphere by both audiences and artists. Every concert is broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, many are televised and there is a strong online offering. "

Person specification

The ideal candidate will have an interest in developing a career in the arts and live events:

You will:

  • Be excited by live events and sharing this enthusiasm with others
  • Be an effective communicator, able to convey your passion, ideas and knowledge to others.
  • Think creatively, bringing a new perspective to things or have an ability to build on other people’s ideas.

And:

  • Have good organisational and IT skills; familiarity with appropriate office applications – Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint as well as an understanding of and demonstrable interest in social media

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How to apply

This role is offered as part of STEP, a programme offering two 6-month paid placements at leading cultural and creative organisations.

To be considered for this role, please apply through STEP.

APPLY THROUGH STEP

Application deadline is Monday 9 September, 10am.