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Head of Individual Giving and Trusts & Foundations Manager – Philharmonia Orchestra

Philharmonia Orchestra

Do you have a passion for arts and music and want to work with a world-class symphony orchestra for the 21st century? We're looking for a high-level fundraiser to join as Head of Individual Giving and a new Trusts & Foundations Manager.

  • Location: London
  • Salary: Both roles have a competitive salary with benefits

Head of Individual Giving

Reports to: Development Director
Location: London, SE1 0UX
Salary: Competitive + benefits

The Philharmonia is a world-class symphony orchestra for the 21st century. Led by its Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Philharmonia creates thrilling performances in the concert hall and reaches new listeners and participants through audience development projects, digital technology, and a learning and participation programme. With the recent announcement of Santtu-Matias Rouvali as the Orchestra’s next Principal Conductor, to succeed Esa-Pekka Salonen with effect from the 2021-22 Season, the Orchestra enters a new and exciting phase in its 75-year history.

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We are delighted to be recruiting for a new Head of Individual Giving to develop and manage the Individual Giving and Philanthropy strategy at the Philharmonia Orchestra. In particular, the post-holder will work closely with the Development Director to lead on the major gifts programme (£25,000+), implement a higher level within the current Conductor’s Circle Patron’s scheme (£10,000+), as well as maximising income and widening the donor pool for the Conductors’ Circle and the Chair Endowment giving programmes.  The postholder will also be responsible for developing and implementing a robust strategy for the Klemperer Society (the Orchestra’s legacy giving programme). The Head of Individual Giving will manage the Friends and Online Giving Manager, overseeing the strategy to increase income and membership of the Friends scheme, including its annual events programme.

Coming from a background of high-level fundraising, you will also bring experience of implementing a prospecting and stewardship strategy within an annual events programme, as well as a passion for the arts and music. This role will work across the organisation, so you will need to be a natural relationship builder, with the ability to communicate and influence a diverse range of stakeholders.

Closing date: 9am, Monday 21st October 2019

Trusts & Foundations Manager

Reports to: Development Director
Location: London, SE1 0UX
Salary: Competitive + benefits

The Philharmonia is a world-class symphony orchestra for the 21st century. Led by its Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Philharmonia creates thrilling performances in the concert hall and reaches new listeners and participants through audience development projects, digital technology, and a learning and participation programme. With the recent announcement of Santtu-Matias Rouvali as the Orchestra’s next Principal Conductor, to succeed Esa-Pekka Salonen with effect from the 2021-22 Season, the Orchestra enters a new and exciting phase in its 75-year history.

Be inspired

The Philharmonia has developed strong, long-term relationships with a significant number of trusts and foundations who fund pioneering work across our education programme, digital programme, the regional and residencies programme, the Music of Today series and other strategic priorities. We are now at an exciting stage to build on this success and are recruiting a Trusts & Foundations Manager to secure grants for the Orchestra’s core work, education and digital programme and for specific projects. Working closely with the Development Director and Director of Education, you will develop and implement our trust and foundations fundraising strategy.

Coming from a background in trust fundraising, you will bring a track record of cultivating trusts and foundations in order to secure charitable gifts. You will be able to work independently as well as collegiately and will bring a thoughtful and considered approach to the fundraising strategy in this area. You will be able to identify opportunities for funding and bring confidence and experience in developing a robust pipeline of funders. A passion for the arts and music is very important, as is the ability to work with a range of stakeholders across our charity.

Closing date: 9am, Monday 14th October 2019

For more information on both these roles, please get in touch with Simon Callaghan | 07702 678658 | simon@peridotpartners.co.uk

The Philharmonia Orchestra is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes the positive impact that difference has in our teams. We are working to achieve diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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Dear Applicant,

The Philharmonia is a world-class symphony orchestra for the 21st century. Led by its Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Philharmonia creates thrilling performances in the concert hall and reaches new listeners and participants through audience development projects, digital technology, and a learning and participation programme.

With the recent announcement of Santtu-Matias Rouvali as the Orchestra’s next Principal Conductor, to succeed Esa-Pekka Salonen with effect from the 2021-22 Season, the Orchestra enters a new and exciting phase in its 75-year history.

Our annual programme consists of around 150 performances, with concerts at our home at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in London and throughout the UK, including our residencies in Basingstoke, Bedford, Canterbury, Leicester, Garsington Opera and the Three Choirs Festival. We are proud of our role as a Global Cultural Ambassador and tour regularly to Europe, Asia and the USA. A large part of our activity is focused on engaging children and young people with orchestral music.

Such a comprehensive programme requires leadership and financial commitment. We are extremely grateful to Arts Council England for their generous support. However, in order for us to deliver our ambitious programme and to achieve our vision, we must raise an additional £2m per year at least, and this figure is growing. In order to achieve this, our Development Department has to continue to evolve, thrive and grow, and that is why the recruitment of a new Head of Individual Giving and Trusts & Foundations Manager is so important to us.

Working closely with me, the Head of Individual Giving will develop and manage our major donor strategy (£10K+) as well as diversifying the audience for our Conductor’s Circle and Chair Endowment schemes. Developing the legacy programme will also be a key part of the role. Finally, the Head of Individual Giving will be responsible for developing the strategy for our cultivation, prospecting and stewardship programme.

The Trusts & Foundations Manager will play a critical role in working strategically and interdepartmentally to secure funds.  The support we receive from Trusts and Foundations plays a vital role in realising the many important education and digital projects undertaken by the Orchestra that ensure we reach the widest possible audience, bringing classical music out of the concert hall to communities around the UK and beyond.

These are both critical roles which are responsible for securing a significant proportion of the Development income. Both roles are at the heart of the work of the Orchestra and will give the successful candidates the opportunity to strategically review and grow income from these areas with support from me, the Development Director.

Thank you for your interest in the Philharmonia and I look forward to meeting you during the interview process.

Jennifer Suggitt
Development Director

History and Artistic Leadership

The Philharmonia is one of the world’s great orchestras.  Founded in 1945 by EMI producer Walter Legge, it has featured collaborations with some of the most distinguished conductors of the 20th century: Toscanini, Strauss, Karajan, Giulini, Klemperer, Maazel, Muti, Dohnányi, Sanderling and Sinopoli.

Widely acknowledged as one of the UK’s foremost musical pioneers, and with an extraordinary recorded legacy, the Philharmonia leads the field for its quality of playing and for its innovative approach to audience development, residencies, music education and the use of new technologies in reaching a global audience.

Finnish Conductor and Composer, Esa-Pekka Salonen, has been Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor of the Orchestra since 2008.  Santtu Matias Rouvali (pictured) is Principal Conductor Designate, succeeding Salonen in 2021. Jakub Hrůša is Principal Guest Conductor; Christoph von Dohnányi is Honorary Conductor for Life and Vladimir Ashkenazy is Conductor Laureate. Composer Unsuk Chin is Artistic Director of the Music of Today series.

Concert Season

The Philharmonia’s home is Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall where the Orchestra has been resident since 1995 and performs around 50 concerts per year comprising orchestral programmes, Philharmonia at the Movies, Music of Today, the Philharmonia Chamber Players and Insights Programme.

During his tenure, Esa-Pekka Salonen (pictured) has garnered critical acclaim for a number of visionary projects distinctive for both their artistic scope and supporting live and digital content. City of Dreams: Vienna (1900-1935) in 2009 was followed by composer celebrations around Bartók and Lutoslawski; City of Light: Paris (1900-1948); Stravinsky:  Myths & Rituals and, this year, Weimar Berlin: Bittersweet Metropolis.

UK Programme

At the heart of the Philharmonia’s national presence are long-term residencies at Bedford, Leicester, Canterbury and Basingstoke complemented by a vital education programme that engages people across these communities with world class symphonic music.

The Orchestra makes regular visits to the premier festivals in Britain including the BBC Proms and Edinburgh International Festival and is resident at Garsington Opera and the Three Choirs Festival.

Global Reach

The Philharmonia has an active touring schedule across Europe (including at the Ravello Festival, Italy, pictured), Asia and the USA. With Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Orchestra has recently visited China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and the USA (including performances at New York’s Lincoln Center and CAL Performances in Berkeley, California).

This past summer, the Orchestra was resident at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. A highlight of the 2017-18 Season was a five-concert European tour, including the Orchestra’s debut at the new Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, with Salonen and the Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto.

Digital Technology/Rite Digital Ltd/Recording and Broadcasting

The Philharmonia Orchestra is recognised as a global pioneer in the use of technology to reach new audiences beyond the concert hall. The Philharmonia launched its in-house digital department over a decade ago as an interdisciplinary team covering video, audio, web and interactive installations. The digital team has seen dramatic growth in audiences online, coupled with increasing commercial income for its widening portfolio of content including over 500 films.

Beyond core video and web content, the Philharmonia has pushed the boundaries with a series of award-winning creative projects. 2012 saw the release of the iPad app The Orchestra which was promoted internationally in partnership with Apple. It has sold close to 100,000 copies.

Since launching its ground-breaking large-scale immersive exhibition Re-Rite in 2010 and its successor Universe of Sound in 2012, the Orchestra has toured a range of interactive installations reaching 500,000 people.  In 2015, The Orchestra made its first VR film The Virtual Orchestra followed by Beethoven’s Fifth which premiered at SXSW and is a winner of a Raindance Film Festival Award for ‘Best Music VR Experience’. The Orchestra’s latest installation, the VR Sound Stage is now touring internationally.

Pushing the boundaries even further, the Orchestra is moving into Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) as part of a consortium including the Royal Shakespeare Company, Punchdrunk, Intel, Magic Leap and others.  Funding for this new initiative comes from the R&D Fund of Innovate UK.

The Philharmonia’s increased revenue from the commercialisation of its digital content is channelled through the Orchestra’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Rite Digital Ltd.

The Philharmonia records on Signum Records and their YouTube channel has 60,000 subscribers.  The Orchestra is Classic FM’s ‘Orchestra on Tour’ and broadcasts extensively on BBC Radio 3.

Education

The Philharmonia’s distinctive Education programme is at the core of the organisation’s artistic mission and values.  The department’s work is divided into four segments:  Schools and Young People; Communities and Family; Orchestral Experience and Insights. Alongside, the Philharmonia’s Emerging Artists Programme nurtures and showcases the next generation of artistic talent through the Composers’ Academy, Philharmonia MMSF Instrumental Fellowships and the Negaunee Conducting Program led by Esa-Pekka Salonen. The latter scheme was announced in 2018, in a new partnership with Los Angeles’ Colburn School, developing a course of study for a select group of aspiring young conductors.

Education is an essential component of the Orchestra’s UK residencies, which involve key partnerships with higher educational institutions such as De Montfort University in Leicester. Its flagship Orchestra Unwrapped project for schools encompasses concerts, in-school workshops and teacher training, delivered in partnership with Music Hubs; intergenerational creative music-making community project Hear and Now brings together people living with dementia and their carers with young musicians; and urban-classical project Symphonize engages vulnerable teenagers.

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For more information please contact Simon Callaghan | 07702 678658 | simon@peridotpartners.co.uk

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Timetable(s)

Head of Individual Giving

Closing date: 9am, Monday 21st October
Shortlisting: Friday 25th October
Preliminary interviews: Wednesday 30th October
Final interviews: Wednesday 6th November

Trusts & Foundations Manager

Closing date: 9am, Monday 14th October
Shortlisting: Tuesday 15th October
Preliminary interviews: Friday 18th October
Final interviews: Wednesday 30th October

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