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We advertise positions within both the ensemble and the administrative team here, with full details of how to apply.

Administration Vacancies

Trustee Recruitment

The Sixteen ranks today amongst the world’s greatest ensembles comprising both choir and period-instrument orchestra. Founded by Harry Christophers in 1979, it has a distinctive clarity of sound and a reputation for bringing lesser-known works and under-represented composers to the public. It performs a wide range of choral-based music but it has a particular reputation for sacred works of the 16th to 18th centuries and the 20th century to today.

The Sixteen is recruiting three new trustees and has identified three areas in particular in addition to the normal skills, attributes and experience expected of trustees of a progressive charity, with individuals who have experience of one of the following:

• Making connections and introductions to corporates and/or high net-worth individuals, with a commitment to support and help lead the Charity’s efforts in sourcing and maintaining high-value individual and corporate donations
• PR/Media/Digital, with experience, ideas and/or connections to help steer The Sixteen to a wider reach beyond the niche classical sector
• Outreach/audience development in a larger arts organisation to help steer The Sixteen as it further develops this critical area of activityThe Board holds meetings four times per year, one of which includes the AGM. Importantly, trustees should be prepared to support the Charity at informal fundraising and other functions as part of their ambassadorial role. Trustees are also encouraged to attend events and concerts by The Sixteen.

Remuneration and Tenure

The position of trustee of The Sixteen is unremunerated.  Reasonable expenses will be paid for any expenditure incurred on the Trust’s business, including travel to and from meetings.
The initial appointment will be for a term of three years, with potential for renewal for a further three years.

Recruitment Process

Interested individuals are asked to submit a CV with a covering letter to the Chair, Robin Barda, explaining why they wish to be a trustee and how they consider they might contribute to the work of The Sixteen Ltd, to Marie-Sophie Willis, Chief Executive, The Sixteen, 10 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1AU or at:

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Closing date for applications 16 April 2020
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation interviews will no longer be held in London w/c 20 April 2020. Shortlisted applicants will be kept informed of the interview process.

The Sixteen is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.


Community Volunteer

The Sixteen is recruiting for committed people, full of creativity and initiative, to act as community volunteer for us, helping to promote our events both in person and via social media, and helping us to reach deeper into local communities.
As a community volunteer you will spread the word about our upcoming concert to your networks and throughout your local community, and have the opportunity to offer your own ideas for improving our marketing and offers.

Although this is an unpaid position, being a volunteer for The Sixteen comes with many excellent perks, including free access to the concert, backstage opportunities and free CDs and downloads. If you would like to work with one of the world’s finest choirs and become part of The Sixteen family, then this is for you.

Role description
– To distribute posters/flyers
– To promote The Sixteen’s concert and exclusive offers on different social media platforms
– To promote The Sixteen’s concert and exclusive offers through word-of-mouth
– To come up with new exciting marketing schemes

What we are looking for
– Confident, articulate people, willing to take on new challenges, who are skilled at working in a team and on their own initiative
– Enthusiasm for music and the work of The Sixteen
– Potential interest in learning more about marketing and promotion

There is no age limit on this position, and we are happy to be flexible to fit in around your commitments elsewhere.

What’s in it for you?
– Unique work experience, working directly with The Sixteen’s marketing team.
– The opportunity to learn more about marketing, develop your creativity in this area, and put your ideas into practice
– Free concert tickets
– Opportunities to meet our conductor and singers
– Free CDs and downloads
– Signed merchandise

We are currently looking for volunteers in each of the following areas:
St Albans

To apply
Please send an email to Oliver Doyle at outlining your interest in the role.

Singer vacancies

We hold auditions for The Sixteen’s deputy list once a year (usually in January/February).

Applicants will only be considered if they are singing professionally or intend on embarking on a professional singing career (i.e. are in their final year at university or music college).

Applicants must also be resident in the UK and hold a UK or EU passport.

The next auditions will take place in January 2022. Singers wishing to join The Sixteen’s deputy list should send their CV for consideration to along with a covering email.

Orchestral vacancies

Please note that we do not hold regular orchestral auditions.

Applicants for our orchestral deputy list will only be considered if they are pursuing a career as a professional period instrument player or intend on entering the profession (i.e. are in their final year at university or music college).

Successful applicants will be required to play to the leader/concert master or the relevant principal. Applicants must also be resident in the UK and hold a UK or EU passport.

Orchestral musicians wishing to join The Sixteen’s deputy list should send their CV for consideration to along with a covering email.


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