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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

Concerts and Box Office Co-ordinator 

After 42 years of worldwide performance and recording, The Sixteen is recognised as one of the world’s greatest ensembles, comprising both choir and period-instrument orchestra. At home in the UK, The Sixteen are ‘The Voices of Classic FM’ and Associate Artists of Kings Place, London as well as having an ongoing Artist Residency at Wigmore Hall. The group promotes the Choral Pilgrimage, an annual tour of the UK’s finest cathedrals, which aims to bring music back to the buildings for which it was written. The Sixteen featured in the highly successful BBC television series, Sacred Music, presented by actor Simon Russell Beale. For more information on The Sixteen, Harry Christophers and our record label CORO, please thesixteen.com.

The Role
The Concerts and Box office Co-ordinator manages The Sixteen’s in-house box office system and is responsible for assisting the Concerts & Artistic Planning Manager with all artistic and logistical arrangements for The Sixteen’s concerts, tours and recordings, including concert management.

The Sixteen performs concerts all over the UK and internationally each year. The successful candidate will support the Concerts & Artistic Planning Manager to plan, instigate, lead and review the administration of concerts and recordings. They will also maintain and co-ordinate The Sixteen’s music library & send out music in advance when required. The role requires an understanding of The Sixteen’s revenue streams and to operate within agreed budgets.

The Sixteen promotes approximately 30 own-promoted concerts a season for which it manages the booking process internally. The role includes overseeing and delivering the sales and ticketing operation with the highest level of customer service possible to all those that interact with or visit the organisation.

It is anticipated this role will be split approximately 80% Concerts Co-ordinator and 20% Box Office Co-ordinator.

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Applications
To apply for this role, please email or post a CV and one-page covering letter to Isabel Crawley – info@thesixteen.com – by 12pm, Tuesday 10 August. Interviews will be held during the week of 16 August.

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:
Rochester
Blackburn
Carlisle
Chichester
Derby
Croydon
Durham
Edinburgh
Exeter
Lancaster
Liverpool
Llandaff
Oxford
Peterborough
Southwell
St Albans
Tewkesbury
Truro
Wells

To apply
Please send an email to Oliver Doyle at oliver@thesixteen.com 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 emily@thesixteen.com 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 emily@thesixteen.com along with a covering email.

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