TWO NEW ROLES: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER + GENERAL MANAGER

We are seeking two new roles to join the orchestra: an part-time Executive Producer and a full time General Manager. Please see below for full details about both roles, and contact kate.whitley@multi-story.org.uk if you have any questions.

GENERAL MANAGER (FULL TIME)

We are looking for an exceptional General Manager to produce our performance programme in car parks around the UK as well as managing the day-to-day operations and administration of the organisation.  The General Manager will work alongside the part-time Executive Producer and Artistic Directors Christopher Stark and Kate Whitley. We are looking for a creative, collaborative person who understands the challenges and opportunities of working in a small organisation, shares our passion for widening access to classical music, and who is at home delivering complex music events and talking to key partners, the orchestra and our audiences.

Download full job description here
Download an equal opportunities monitoring form here
Deadline for applications: 7th November 2018
Interviews: 12th November 2018 in London

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER (2 DAYS A WEEK)

We are looking for an inspirational Executive Producer to provide strategic leadership to the organisation, delivering our vision and leading on business planning and strategy. A key part of this role will be identifying and developing new strategic partnerships with organisations around the UK whilst maintaining and strengthening links with our current partners.  We are looking for someone who is committed to and passionate about our work, understands the challenges of leading a small organisation, and has the ambition and drive to take us into the next stages of our development. 

Download the full job description here
Download an equal opportunities monitoring form here
Deadline for applications: 7th November 2018
Interviews: 12th November 2018 in London

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Come and Work With Us: Fundraiser Role Advertisement

We are looking for a new Fundraiser to join the team. This is an opportunity to work with one of the UK’s most dynamic young classical music organisations. Performing in car parks around the UK, we won a 2015 Royal Philharmonic Society Award for an outstanding initiative to widen access to classical music and have given acclaimed performances as part of the BBC Proms.

It is an exciting time in our development. We are building our programme in and beyond London, and in order to do this we are looking for a new Fundraiser to join the team.  This new role will be responsible for managing our individual giving scheme and supporting Trust and Foundation grant applications, working with Artistic Director Kate Whitley.

We are looking for a creative, collaborative person who understand the challenges and opportunities of working in a small organisation and who is passionate about widening access to the arts.

Job title: Fundraiser

Reports to: Artistic Director Kate Whitley

Contract: Part time, 3 days a week. 12 months with intention to extend

Start date: As soon as possible after appointment

Salary: £24,000-£26,000 pro rata

Location: Multi-Story does not currently have an office –this role would be home based but the team meets regularly in London.  Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends during the summer would be needed.

Closing Date for applications:       15th October 6pm deadline

Interviews: 19th October interviews

Application: Please send covering letter and CV (including details of two referees) to Kate Whitley at kate.whitley@multi-story.org.uk

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Membership Scheme

·       Managing the Multi-Story Membership Scheme and being main point of contact for all Members

·       Growing the Multi-Story Membership Scheme through digital marketing, social media, regular newsletters, printed materials, and at events

·       Delivering crowdfunding / individual giving campaigns

Trusts and Foundations

·       Writing small trusts and foundation applications from our case for support, working closely with Artistic Director Kate Whitley

·       Managing the Trusts & Foundations database and researching prospects

·       Supporting Kate Whitley on major grant applications

Other:

·       Exploring other potential income streams as appropriate

·       Acting as ambassador for The Orchestra’s work

·       Contribute to Multi-Story’s fundraising strategy, working with the Fundraising Committee

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

Essential:

·       Previous fundraising experience in Trust and Foundation grant raising and/or individual giving, in the arts, education or third sector

·       Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills

Desirable:

·       Interest in classical music and in widening access to the art form

·       Experience of managing a varied workload and delivering independent work

·       Confidence on social media and a good eye for design 

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Local stars turn out to help fundraise for The Multi-Story Orchestra

Comedian, writer and director Richard Ayoade and renowned soprano Kate Royal have performed at a fundraising gala evening in aid of raising much-needed funds for local orchestra The Multi-Story Orchestra. The sold-out event took place in the Victorian waiting room at Peckham Station, which has been closed to the public for over 50 years.  
 
Ticket-holders were treated to Richard Ayoade and Multi-Story’s Francesca Barritt comic performance of Ferdinand the Bull for solo violin and narrator, Handel’s arias were beautifully delivered by Kate Royal and the Orchestra, led by conductor Christopher Stark performed Mozart Divertimento in D, and were accompanied by singers from John Donne primary school for an emotional performance of One in a Million. 
 
Guests enjoyed arrival drinks courtesy of the Coal Rooms, which is housed in the former train station ticket office, and one lucky guest will experience a Multi-Story Orchestra player performing for their friends and family, after winning the much-coveted raffle prize. 
 
Kate Whitley, founder of The Multi-Story Orchestra, said: “We’re really thrilled with the success of our first fundraising event in partnership with the Friends of the Old Waiting Room. We’d like to say a big thanks to those who performed, those who bought tickets and to our partners, Network Rail, Friends of the Old Waiting Room, Peckham Vision and Coal Rooms, for helping us make this event a huge success.  
 
Every year, we need to raise £100,000 a year to keep The Multi-Story Orchestra going and to ensure our ticket prices stay at £5 and £10, making what we do really accessible to everyone. We hope this will be an annual event.”