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Marketing Assistant

We are singing the praises of this leading orchestra that has a brilliant opportunity for a talented marketeer with an interest in the arts…

The Philharmonia is a world-class symphony orchestra for the 21st century. Led by its Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Philharmonia creates thrilling performances in the concert hall and reaches new listeners and participants through audience development projects, digital technology, and a learning and participation programme.

The Philharmonia’s busy Marketing team is responsible for communicating the Orchestra’s programme to an international audience. At the core of the Department’s work is the creation and delivery of marketing and communications campaigns for the Orchestra’s UK residencies: over 35 concerts a season at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, and concert series in Leicester, Bedford, Canterbury, Basingstoke and at the Three Choirs Festival. The team also manages the Orchestra’s press and publicity, brand and social media; produces concert programmes; promotes the Philharmonia’s recording releases on Signum Records and is closely involved in the Philharmonia’s award-winning audience development projects.

This is a great opportunity to provide vital support to the Marketing Managers in delivering marketing campaigns and audience development projects across the Philharmonia Orchestra’s programme.


Marketing campaigns

  • Support series and concert-by-concert marketing campaigns
  • Work on brochure production, direct mail and distribution, copywriting and email marketing, and sourcing artist and promotional images
  • Liaise with Southbank Centre’s marketing team to ensure accuracy and maximise coverage for Philharmonia Orchestra concerts within the residency venues’ websites, audience communications, marketing materials and on-site
  • Work on the implementation of the Philharmonia’s offline advertising strategy
  • To lead on the marketing of the Philharmonia Chamber Players series

UK and international programme

  • To supply promotional materials to promoters for the Philharmonia’s UK and international programme
  • To compile and distribute weekly sales reports
  • To support on the marketing for audience development initiatives throughout the UK


  • To work on the content management of the Philharmonia website, taking responsibility for updating time-sensitive sections, including but not limited to the homepage, concert pages, news and blog
  • To develop social media audiences and engagement for the Orchestra, and keep abreast of the latest developments in social media

Concert programmes

  • To support the production of concert programmes for the Philharmonia’s London, Bedford and Leicester Seasons, including compiling materials, proofreading, circulating proofs and collating corrections
  • To compile and send programme materials to venue teams in Canterbury and Basingstoke
  • To lead on the creation of event freesheets for concerts and free performances


  • A strong interest in arts marketing and classical music
  • A proven ability to write creative targeted sales copy for online and offline use
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • An eye for design and willingness to learn to use design software packages
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Ability to work fast and efficiently within a highly pressurised environment, involving multi-tasking and multiple deadlines
  • Willingness to travel within the UK as required
  • Flexible approach, and willingness to work unsociable hours during evenings and weekends


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