Dunedin Consort is an internationally recognised Baroque ensemble driven by a commitment to producing exceptional music, both in performances and recordings. From festivals and concert halls across Scotland, the rest of the UK and internationally, Dunedin Consort is renowned for its historically informed performances, visionary programming, and musician-first mentality. It holds a central place on the global stage. Matching our performance programme in scale and ambition, our highly regarded learning and participation schemes offer a range of engagement from primary school, university or conservatoire, and early career through to retirement. It is an exciting time to join Dunedin Consort, with ambitious plans for the future, a strong financial position, a highly dedicated and knowledgeable team and an ethos rooted in community, collaboration, and a strong commitment to excellence in classical music.
The Board of Trustees is now seeking a new Chief Executive to provide dynamic, thoughtful leadership as the organisation enters the next stage of its journey. The Chief Executive will be responsible for strategic delivery across the organisation, including maintaining and developing strong artistic partnerships to produce excellent and innovative artistic programmes each year. They will be commercially astute and recognise opportunities for audience development, income growth and diversification of income streams. The Chief Executive will also act as an ambassador and champion for Dunedin Consort, elevating the organisation’s profile and reputation globally and developing relationships with key stakeholders and partners.
The Chief Executive will need to have a deep passion for and knowledge of classical music and be able to develop and deliver an exceptional programme in collaboration with the Music Director and Associate Music Director. The ideal candidate will be an experienced and people-focused leader who is a strong communicator and a confident relationship builder. The ideal candidate will inspire staff and foster a creative and entrepreneurial work environment. They will also share the values and mission of Dunedin Consort, elevating accessibility, inclusivity, and close engagement with the organisation’s worldwide audience.
Dunedin Consort is committed to equity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all individuals regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, LGBT+, and black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds in keeping with Dunedin Consort’s strategic plan and workforce diversity policies.
If you are motivated to help us achieve our vision, you can apply or download further details, including the job description and person specification, at https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 6705. The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 30th July.