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Chief Executive, Academy of Ancient Music


Chief Executive
Academy of Ancient Music
Competitive Salary

The Academy of Ancient Music seeks a new Chief Executive following the appointment of Alexander Van Ingen to the position of Chief Executive of the Philharmonia Orchestra. The new post-holder will lead this globally renowned music institution through its next chapter of growth.

In the last few years the AAM has re-energised its commitment to bring musical scholarship to the concert platform. The AAM is committed to building its audiences by engaging them with the results of this work and it is therefore no surprise that the AAM is the most listened to orchestra of its kind online, nor that AAM's concerts routinely attract capacity audiences.

This is a pivotal role for the AAM and a unique opportunity for a creative and entrepreneurial individual with a proven track record in strategic leadership and operational management. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate vision, ambition and drive as well as a profound appreciation for the achievements of the AAM over the past five decades.

Reporting to the Board, and leading a dedicated team of seven, the CEO will be responsible for developing and implementing a strategy that continues the AAM’s extraordinary track record of inspired programming and outstanding live and recorded performances.

The successful candidate will currently be at a senior management level within the classical music industry. Ideally, they will have experience of artistic planning and creative programming; commercial experience, securing dates with venues and promoters, and leveraging financial support from co-production partners. They will have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, and above all a passion for the AAM’s mission.

This is a career-defining opportunity for a motivated, outgoing and entrepreneurial individual with a strong track record of success.

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