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Executive Director

Based out of our office in Cecil Sharp House in Camden, OFA is looking for an Executive Director to join our team on a full-time basis. The role will be offered on a permanent contract at £50,000-£53,000 per annum (depending on experience).

You will join the team at an exciting moment in OFA’s journey, leading up to our 10th anniversary year and launch of a new five-year strategy in July 2020. This is a vital role in building the future of the organisation and is a real opportunity for the right candidate to build a robust and sustainable organisation with the potential to become a sector leader in inclusive ensemble music-making. The Executive Director will lead the organisation through this all-important next phase supported by Founder and Artistic Director Marianna Hay and committed board of trustees.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Entrepreneurial in outlook, will enjoy sales and marketing and have an adventurous approach to the fast-changing not-for-profit sector

  • Someone with a background in the arts and / or state secondary education, or with experience of building and driving a small organisation in the social enterprise or charity sector

  • An innovator, with the ability to think laterally and find solutions to problems

  • A firm believer in the value of participation in music-making and passionate about music education, young people and artistic innovation

  • Experienced in strategic integration of digital marketing and development of online content into the work of an organisation

  • Someone who both enjoys working collaboratively and the challenges of leading a small and dynamic team

Download the full job description and person specification here.

How to apply

Please send a CV and two page covering letter to Stuart Burns at by 9am Monday 30 September 2019, ensuring you demonstrate why you want to work for Orchestras for All and how you meet the competencies outlined in the job description.

Deadline for applications: 9am Monday 30 September 2019

First round interviews: Thursday 10 October 2019 (Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, King’s Place)

Second round interviews: Thursday 17 October 2019 (Cecil Sharp House)

Candidates are welcome to contact Stuart Burns at or on 0207 267 4141 to discuss the role and organisation in more detail.

Volunteer Roles

We rely on a team of enthusiastic volunteers to run every Orchestras for All event. Volunteers are invited to join us for any or all of the events during the season and are welcome to support in a number of ways:

  • Support young musicians to learn repertoire during full and sectional rehearsals

  • Support young musicians during improvisation and composition sessions during the Regional and National Modulo Meets

  • Support young musicians during performances

We are also happy to involve volunteers in the behind-the-scenes work of the organisation, including pre-event planning, event delivery, impact and evaluation or general arts administration work including fundraising, marketing and PR.

If you are interested in being involved with OFA as a volunteer, please contact Team Coordinator Myffy Dymond at or on 0207 267 4141.

Fair Access Principle

Orchestras for All is proud to have signed the Fair Access Principle - pledging to give fair access to all for all our volunteer, intern and apprentice positions.