CUMS Concerts and Marketing Assistant

Cambridge University Musical Society seeks a Concerts Assistant and Marketing Assistant.

CUMS has had a very successful year, with highlights including Verdi’s Requiem in King’s College Chapel, Brahms’ Symphony No.1 conducted by Sir Mark Elder, and the 30th Anniversary of the Cambridge University Wind Orchestra. The Society is now seeking to fill two roles, either with one person working full-time or with two people working on a part-time basis:

Marketing Assistant — 3 days per week — the purpose of which is to support the Society’s marketing and fundraising work.

Concerts Assistant — 2 days per week — the purpose of which is to support the operations of the Cambridge University Orchestra and Cambridge University Sinfonia.

This is a great opportunity for a recent graduate to gain experience in marketing, fundraising and arts management, with training from industry professionals and working with world-famous conductors. Recent post-holders have gone on from CUMS to the Royal Opera House, Britten Sinfonia and the Philharmonia Orchestra. The successful candidate(s) will, ideally, have a musical background and will be a proactive and enthusiastic team player with a flexible approach. For the Marketing Assistant role, some previous relevant experience would be advantageous.

Click here for a detailed job description. Remuneration is as follows:

Combined roles — c. £14,500 per annum

Marketing Assistant — c. £8,700 per annum

Concerts Assistant — c. £5,800 per annum.

Candidates should send their CV and a formal letter of application by the closing date of Tuesday 12 June 2018. Interviews will take place on Monday 18 June 2018. Please include in your letter when you could start and if you are interested in the full-time or one of the part-time roles. Application documents should be sent to Katharine Ambrose, Faculty of Music Performance Assistant ( If you would like any more information about the position, please contact Katharine Ambrose.


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Cambridge University Musical Society
West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP
Principal Guest Conductor
Sir Roger Norrington CBE
CUMS Conductor Laureate
Stephen Cleobury CBE
Director, Cambridge University Chamber Choir
Martin Ennis
Artistic Advisor
Sian Edwards
Associate Directors, Cambridge University Chamber Choir
David Lowe, Nicholas Mulroy