Job Opportunity: Manager with the Irish Youth Wind Ensemble

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The Irish Association of Youth Orchestras (IAYO) and the Irish Youth Wind Ensemble (IYWE) are seeking expressions of interest for the role of Manager with the Irish Youth Wind Ensemble.

This role is an excellent opportunity for someone who loves working with music and musicians to be involved in organising and managing the Irish Youth Wind Ensemble course and concerts.

Application is by a letter with your expression of interest and CV to Allin Gray at allin@iayo.ie.

Deadline for applications is Friday, 20 January 2023.

Who we are looking for:

For the role of IYWE Manager, we are seeking a person with a passion for music and for enabling young people to participate in ensemble music-making.

We are looking for someone that will lead the delivery of the Irish Youth Wind Ensemble course and performances, working collegially with the Artistic Director and IAYO Programmes Manager, hiring and managing course staff and being responsible for the wellbeing of the young people in our care during the course and performances. 

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • Experience in working with young people;
  • Experience in arts management;
  • Experience in budgeting;
  • A proven track record of working with external suppliers (accommodation, rehearsal spaces, catering, venue booking);
  • Experience in orchestra / ensemble management;
  • An interest in wind ensemble / band music. 

We will consider strong candidates who do not meet all criteria.

40th Anniversary in 2025

2025 will see the 40th anniversary of the IYWE and part of the role will be to develop the ensemble in the build-up to this momentous occasion. 

Proposed activities for the 40th anniversary will include a performance at the 2025 Irish Association of Youth Orchestras annual Festival of Youth Orchestras in February 2025 and a tour in a location in Europe.

For further information and job specification, please see IYWE Manager Job Description.

Application is by a letter with your expression of interest and CV to Allin Gray at allin@iayo.ie.

Deadline for applications is Friday, 20 January 2023.