Team Assistant - BBC Proms
The BBC Proms is the largest classical music festival in the world offering eight weeks of world-class music-making from a vast array of leading orchestras, conductors and soloists from the UK and around the world. The festival comprises more than 150 concerts, talks, workshops and events at the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall and other venues. Every concert is broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, many are televised and there is a strong online offering. In 2018, more than 300,000 people attended the Proms.
The BBC took over the running of the Proms in 1927 and the festival lies at the heart of the BBC’s commitment to live music and cultural programming. The driving factor of the Proms is to offer exceptional music-making at the lowest possible prices, continuing founder-conductor Henry Wood’s original ambition of bringing the best classical music to the widest possible audience.
The 2019 BBC Proms runs from Friday 17th July – Saturday 12th September 2020
Working to the Business Co-ordinator, BBC Proms you'll assist in the administration of external and internal complimentary and promoter ticket requirements, including orchestras, choirs, artists, publishers, agents and BBC Corporate requests.
Are you the right candidate?
It is essential that you have previous administration experience of working in a busy office environment, dealing with general office duties including diary management, etc. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the confidence to deal with people at all levels. You'll also have excellent forward planning and organisation skills, with an ability to work methodically, systematically and with accuracy and attention to detail, with sound experience of using Word, Excel and various software packages. You'll be able to demonstrate flexibility of approach and have the ability to work well on your own initiative as well as part of a team.
Proms work is highly intensive between June and August, therefore it would be helpful if candidates could declare any holiday plans in their application or at interview stage.
Contract type: 4-5 month FTC/attachment
Location: Broadcasting House, London
Interviews for this role will be held on Tuesday 10th March 2020
We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.
- Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
- Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
- Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
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