Publications Administrator, Wigmore Hall
Deadline: Monday 31st July 2017
How Long: See job description
Compensation: c.22,000 p.a.
Designation: Publications Administrator
Responsible to: Director, Wigmore Hall
Directly responsible to: Head of Publications
Working with: Wigmore Hall Administration Front of House
Background: As Britain’s leading chamber music and recital venue Wigmore Hall presents almost 500 concerts each season featuring the world’s leading performers, with a small number of ‘Hall Hire’ concerts presented by external concert promoters. Wigmore Hall also promotes more than 400 Learning events every year, giving schools, families, community groups, hospitals and other organisations the opportunity to take part in workshops, concerts and creative projects both at the Hall itself, across London and further afield. In 2005 Wigmore Hall launched its own record label, Wigmore Hall Live, which has now released over 80 recordings to great critical acclaim.
Job Purpose: As the Hall’s main proofreader, to provide support to the Head of Publications in the production of all communication material for Wigmore Hall (including programmes and brochures).
Duties and Responsibilities: • To proofread all communications materials, with special emphasis on printed concert programmes and CD booklets • To assist in the production of printed materials for the Hall’s Learning and Development departments • To source materials necessary for the preparation of Wigmore Hall’s concert programmes, including liaison with the Hall’s designers, artists’ agents and programme note writers • To produce printed song texts for relevant Wigmore Hall promotions
Skills and Experience: • A working knowledge of relevant computer software particularly: Microsoft Office (essential), Quark (desirable), and a willingness to undertake training when required • Close attention to detail • Ability to work to multiple and tight deadlines • Strong knowledge of classical music, especially chamber music and song • Understanding of the UK classical music industry • At least one year’s experience of working in an arts administration environment (desirable)
Salary and Benefits: • Salary c.£22,000, negotiable according to experience • Private healthcare cover (after qualifying period) • Contributory pension scheme • Annual interest free Travelcard loan (after qualifying period) • 22 days annual holiday leave (pro rata)
Applications: Closing date: Monday 31 July 2017 at 11:00am Only applicants required for interview will be notified by Friday 4 August 2017. Interviews to be held shortly afterwards. Applications should include a covering letter and CV detailing relevant experience, and the name and address of two referees. Applications should be sent by post to: John Gilhooly Director Wigmore Hall 36 Wigmore Street London W1U 2BP or by email to: email@example.com with the above documents as PDF or Word attachments to arrive by 11:00am on Monday 31 July 2017.