Programme Manager (Aldeburgh Young Musicians)

Job Description

Britten Pears Arts is a pioneering music, arts and heritage charity based on the Suffolk coast. It was created in 2020 when the two long established charities which formed the legacy of Britten and Pears’ life and work, Snape Maltings (formerly Aldeburgh Music) and Britten-Pears Foundation came together.

Aldeburgh Young Musicians (AYM) is our progressive artist development programme for musicians aged 10-18.  Part of the national network of Centres for Advanced Training, AYM facilitates the musical development of over 50 young people, unlocking their potential through a range of inspirational and immersive residential courses and additional activities.

With access to the some of the best musical training on offer and the opportunity to collaborate with expert professional musicians, and like-minded peers, our AYM’s are able to explore a diverse range of musical styles, work innovatively and pursue their own creative individuality.

The Programme Manager is responsible for the delivery of all aspects of the AYM programme and leads on the recruitment process. They will develop a close working relationship with the AYM’s, and professional artists, to create the most beneficial mix of opportunities for them, whilst keeping in mind the overall direction & vision of the programme.

In particular we are looking for someone who:

  • Has gained at least 3 years’ relevant experience in an arts organisation
  • Is ready to bring their own ideas to the programme and to bring them to fruition.
  • Has knowledge of programming and enthusiasm for a wide range of music genres and inter-disciplinary.
  • Understands the needs of artists for them to produce their best work
  • Has a good understanding of the needs of children and young people
  • Has the ability to identify talent and potential and understands how it can be nurtured.
  • Works well with others irrespective of who they are and what their role is.

We are an equal opportunities employer and believe that diversity strengthens and enriches us. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates of all ages and from all backgrounds, in particular from Black, Asian, minority ethnic and disabled candidates who are currently under-represented at Britten Pears Arts.