Head of Communications (Chetham’s)

Full time, 35 hours per week

Holiday Allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays 

Salary: Dependent on experience  

Responsible to: The Principal, Chetham’s School of Music 

Closing date:  15 July 2019 

Interviews: 31 July or 1 August 2019 

Chetham’s is seeking a dynamic, experienced and creative Head of Communications to lead a small multi-disciplinary team in delivering a strong communications strategy for Chetham’s School of Music, The Stoller Hall and Chetham’s Library. 

About Chetham’s 

Chetham’s is a unique site in the centre of Manchester, combining the country’s largest specialist music school with an historic Library and a world-class concert hall. The organisation is approaching a key moment in its communications journey, when these three discrete public faces will be drawn together into one communications and development strategy, whilst maintaining their individual character, programming and identity. 

Chetham’s School of Music offers an unparalleled music and academic education to over 300 of the finest young musicians from the UK and across the world,  

Chetham’s Library is the oldest public library in the English speaking world, based in buildings dating to 1421 – the oldest surviving site in Manchester – and still open to readers and visitors, with a growing events programme celebrating the collections and historic connections with Marx, Engels and other notable visitors. 

The Stoller Hall is an intimate and impressive venue for live music and performance, opened in 2017 to provide an outstanding space for concerts by both the students of the school, and an exceptional programme of chamber, folk and contemporary performers. 

Enquiries to the Principal, Alun Jones, via

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About The Stoller Hall

On 21 April 2017, The Stoller Hall opened its doors for its first public concert. The £8.7m concert hall, built within Chetham’s School of Music in the centre of Manchester, boasts a 482-seat auditorium with a state-of-the-art acoustic, perfect for artists and ensembles across a variety of genres. The Stoller Hall welcomes chamber orchestras, choirs, chamber music and recitals plus an adventurous programme of jazz, folk, pop, comedy and spoken word. Stoller also regularly hosts a range of conferences and events.


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