National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) – Assistant Orchestra Manager

National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) – Assistant Orchestra Manager

Wednesday, 18 January 2023, 4.20pm

Job Title: Assistant Orchestra Manager (AOM)

Grade: Executive Officer

Reports to: Orchestra Manager, reporting to General Manager NSO

Role Location: National Concert Hall, Dublin. Due to the nature of this role considerable travel will be required on an ongoing basis to accommodate the orchestra and its programming commitments together with other business requirements both nationally and touring overseas.


The National Symphony Orchestra performs over seventy events per annum including approximately 30 subscription seasons symphonic concerts (September through May) at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. In addition NSO produces broadcasts, film and audio recordings as well as seasonal and educational concerts. The Assistant Orchestra Manager (AOM) is responsible to the Orchestra Manager, assisting in the day-to-day management of the players and associated orchestral support team. He or she will assist in managing the personnel systems of the Orchestra and assist in the running of rehearsals, concerts, and recording sessions in Ireland and overseas. The AOM deputise for the OM in appropriate circumstances.

Main Responsibilities:

To book extra and deputy players for all NSO duties
To assist in managing personnel systems
To support in the co-ordination of the day to day running of the orchestra
To assist in the stage management of concerts, rehearsals, recordings and events
To support in the organisation of logistics
Liaise with venues, conductors, other NCH divisions and relevant third parties
To attend all rehearsals, concerts, performances and events in Ireland and abroad


Unsocial working hours are an integral part of this job. The job is based at the National Concert Hall. Travel required for rehearsal/performance venues within Dublin and throughout Ireland and occasionally internationally.


Third level in Music; an additional business or arts administration qualification is desirable.


2-3 years in a music organisation - ideally orchestral

Fixing experience - ideally with a large ensemble


· Proficient in MS suite

· Strong organisational ability and attention to detail.

· Ability to work effectively under pressure, as part of a small team.

· Self-motived and able to multi-task.


The Executive Officer salary scale applies as follows; Personal Pension Contribution (PPC):

€32,649 – €34,514– €35,567 – €37,622 – €39,464 – €41,245 – €43,021 – €44,759 – €46,515 – €48,222 – €49,982 – €51,148 – LSI 1 €52,808 – LSI 2 €54,481

The PPC pay scale will apply where the appointee is an existing civil or public servant appointed on or after 6th April 1995 and is required to make a personal pension contribution. It will also apply to new permanent employees and fixed term un-established employees.

Please note that appointment will be made at the first point on this salary scale.

How to apply: Please attached Cover Letter & CV in one document.

Closing Date: 18th January 2023

It is important to note that the NCH are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of Gender, Civil Status, Family Status, Sexual Orientation, Religion, Age, Disability, Race, Membership of the Traveller Community or any other characteristic protected by the Equality Act.

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Published by Casey Price on 4 January 2023

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