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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

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:

To apply
Please send an email to Jessica Tomkins at outlining your interest in the role by Thursday 29 March.

Education Manager

We are seeking an individual (we are open to full-time or part-time applicants) with creative flair and a passion for music education who will lead and manage The Sixteen’s educational activity and strategy. The Education Manager will also have finely tuned organisational skills and will have at least three years’ relevant experience.

Key responsibilities currently include managing and administrating: The Sixteen’s young artist programme, Genesis Sixteen; the Choral Pilgrimage annual workshop and chorister masterclass series; a series of Schools’ Matinee Concerts; and general outreach activities. The Education Manager will help shape the future direction of The Sixteen’s education work and will have the opportunity to devise future education projects around The Sixteen’s core artistic plans as well as developing community engagement through the arts.

For a job description, and to apply for this role, please email or post a CV and covering letter (no longer than two pages), to Amy Donaldson by 12pm, Friday 16 March. Interviews will be held during the week of 19 March.

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. CV (including photo) with covering email should be sent to

Applications for auditions in 2018 are now closed. 2019 audition dates will be added to the website in Spring 2018.

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 (including photo) for consideration to along with a covering email.


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