National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) – Concert Coordinator

National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) – Concert Coordinator

Wednesday, 18 January 2023, 4.00pm

National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) – Concert Coordinator

Job Title: Concerts Coordinator

Grade: Executive Officer

Reports to Concerts & Planning Co-Ordinator, reporting to General Manager NSO

Role Location: National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2. Due to the nature of this role some 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, the NSO produces broadcasts, film and audio recordings as well as seasonal and educational concerts. The Concerts Coordinator will support all aspects of NSO operational activity, from concerts at our home in the National Concert Hall to all other venues in Ireland and abroad.

Main Responsibilities:

· The Concerts Coordinator acts as the main administrative resource for all operational activities related to the running of the Orchestra. In particular, working in consultation with the Planning Manager, the Concerts Coordinator supports the maintenance of the Orchestra’s schedule and takes administrative responsibility for Guest artists appearing with the NSO.

· Supporting preparation and distribution of the Orchestra’s advance schedules and contributing to the detailed orchestra itineraries.

· All administrative matters relating to the engaging of external artists – including the preparation of detailed artist itineraries and the processing of contractual and financial paperwork.

· To liaise as appropriate with visiting conductors and artists in executing the orchestra’s detailed schedule.

· To ensure the high quality care and support for artists visiting the NSO, ensuring the needs of the artists on rehearsal and performance days are met.

· Main administrative resource for the NSO’s touring activities, liaising with touring companies and promoters to ensure the smooth running of the NSO’s tours including the booking of international travel, accommodation and supporting the preparation of detailed tour itineraries. To play a lead administrative role in special projects of the NSO outside the core NSO season including opera projects and key Irish engagements.

· To programme (in consultation with Artistic Planning and Education and Learning), and run, concert-related events in the National Concert Hall, particularly the pre-concert talk series, side by side scheme/NSO Academy.

· To liaise with broadcast production team at RTÉ to ensure smooth delivery of broadcast performances, and to maintain the NSO’s archive of broadcast recordings.

· To attend the Orchestra Player’s Committee meetings as required

· Any other duties as may be required such as covering for any short-term absence within designated NSO staffing team.


Working hours are dependant on the orchestras performing schedule, which will include evenings and weekends. This role is based at the National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2. Travel will be required for rehearsal/performance venues within Dublin, nationally and occasionally internationally.


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


Minimum 3 years in in the same or similar role in an orchestral, music, or performing arts organization.


· Knowledge of classical music and/or the performance arts scene in Ireland and abroad.

· Very good experience and track record in the production and organisation of live classical music events within a performing arts organisation or relevant equivalent.

· 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.

Pay: The Executive Officer salary scale applies (rates effective from 1 October 2022) 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 €52,808¹ €54,481²

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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