Please note: recruitment is now closed for these positions

We’re delighted to share details of three new roles with Paraorchestra; an exciting first step in our ambitious plan to grow our team and broaden our artistic output.

If you are meeting us for the first time, and don’t yet know too much about Paraorchestra; we create large scale inclusive orchestral music projects. At the heart of our work is our ensemble of disabled and non-disabled professional musicians, with whom we create work that embraces a wide scale of genres, artforms, technologies, and performance spaces. Please take a look at our projects, or you could watch this film that celebrates all that we do and aim to achieve. 

We’ve been on a rapid growth trajectory since 2018, with our ground-breaking projects increasing in scale and frequency. And we have an urgent desire for positive change in the music industry for disabled people. We want to step up our game as changemakers; leading by example, making more work that is relevant to more new and diverse audiences, whilst providing essential and relevant opportunities for musicians who identify as disabled.

This vision has been fully supported by our funders and has resulted in a series of multi-year awards including a four-fold increase in our grant from Arts Council England from April 2023 in recognition of our ability to deliver on their Let’s Create strategy. 

As such, our programme of work is expanding, and from April 2023 we will be able to grow our artistic programme so that it reaches more spaces and places across the UK and beyond. We will be launching a ground-breaking artist development programme that seeks to provide unique training, mentoring and creative opportunities for music-makers who identify as disabled D/deaf or neurodivergent. We will begin Paraorchestra’s creative education programme, exploring our role inspiring and engaging disabled musicians Under 18.

As such, we seek to expand our team of creative and passionate individuals to help us deliver our ambitious plans.

The roles

We are currently recruiting for three new roles, please click on the links below for more information, a job pack, and application details. 

Senior Producer (Projects)

Marketing Coordinator

Music and Artist Development Co-ordinator

Access

Our Job Packs are available in Word and PDF, standard and large print. If you require the Job Packs in any other format please get in touch.

We accept written, audio, or video applications and can provide support with your application should you need it.

We can also offer an informal discussion with you before applying if you would like to get to know a little more about our culture and what it’s like to work for Paraorchestra.   

Key Dates

The deadline for applications for all posts is Monday 20 March 10am 

Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 3 April 

Diversity and Equality 

We are a passionate and friendly team of people who are excited by the art we create and driven by the changes and opportunities we are initiating. We also recognise that the arts have not been a go-to employer for anyone who identifies as disabled. We want to act positively and change this and would like to hear particularly from those that identify as Deaf, disabled or neurodivergent under the Social Model of Disability or who have faced barriers to their career progressing due to access needs not being met.

If you are Deaf, disabled or neurodivergent and you meet the essential criteria for the role, we will guarantee you an interview.

What’s it like to work for us?

If you would like to read a bit more about what it’s like to work with us, please take a look at these two blogs from two of our most recently recruited team members, Caitlin Fairweather and Esther Poole.

Contact

For queries on any of the above, or with any questions about the application process in general, please refer to the individual job packs or email applications@paraorchestra.com