Director of Music and Director of the Blyth Centre

Job summary

Are you an experienced orchestral conductor, a passionate advocate for music and the visual arts with the ability to identify and manage musical and visual arts-related activities at a world-leading university? If so, this could be the career opportunity for you. Imperial College London is looking for a successor to Richard Dickins to lead its outstanding Centre for Music and Visual Arts. Named after an Imperial member of staff Neville Blyth,...

Job listing information

  • Reference PRO00037
  • Date posted 15 January 2018
  • Closing date 23 February 2018

Job description

Job summary

Are you an experienced orchestral conductor, a passionate advocate for music and the visual arts with the ability to identify and manage musical and visual arts-related activities at a world-leading university? If so, this could be the career opportunity for you.

Imperial College London is looking for a successor to Richard Dickins to lead its outstanding Centre for Music and Visual Arts. Named after an Imperial member of staff Neville Blyth, the Blyth Centre provides members of the College with purpose-built music practice facilities as well as an art gallery.

Duties and responsibilities

As Director of Music and Director of the Blyth Centre you will be responsible for: musical direction; fostering musicianship and musical and visual art activity; raising philanthropic support; public engagement, outreach and communications; administration and people management.

Essential requirements

You will have substantial experience as a professional orchestral conductor with knowledge of the classical repertoire and with a strong interest in new music and innovative programming. You will have a keen interest in working closely with students, experience of best practice in relation to both performance and rehearsals, along with evidence of successful management of an arts-related administrative unit/Centre.

You will be proficient in developing creative and imaginative musical programmes and visual arts events. With the ability to motivate, educate, mentor and elicit the best possible from musicians, you will produce an overall experience for the audience that is of the highest quality.

Further information

An enhanced DBS check will be required.

For further details about this exceptional career opportunity, please contact: Kim Everitt, Deputy Director of HR, k.everitt@imperial.ac.uk

Applications close: 17.00 Friday 23 February 2018

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.