Jazz South Manager, Turner Sims Southampton

  • 2nd July 2018
  • South East and South West regions
  • Full time
  • Paid (£25k-30k)
  • music
  • Ita Holmes


Managed by Turner Sims Southampton, one of the major music organisations in the South of England, and funded until March 2021 by Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence fund, Jazz South is an ambitious new 3-year programme to nurture artistic talent, build quality in jazz practice, and develop an economy for jazz communities in South East and South West England.

Turner Sims is now seeking an exceptional individual to manage all aspects of Jazz South.  The successful applicant will recruit and monitor freelance specialists and partner organisations; project manage key elements of work including budget management, fundraising, event management, and promotion.  They will also liaise and manage relationships with members of the jazz sector, project partners, artists, and advisory groups, organising and chairing meetings as required.  

You will have experience of working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders, a proven ability to plan and manage events of varying scales and complexity, and a practical working knowledge and experience of music and cultural/arts administration in general and the jazz sector in particular.  An understanding of and experience in successful fundraising from various sources is crucial as is a demonstrable ability to manage and balance your own workload and the workload of others.

The full-time fixed-term post requires work during ‘unsocial’ hours, attendance at concerts and events, and travel across the Jazz South regions and occasional travel elsewhere.  The role is likely to be home-based with access to desk space at Turner Sims as and when required.

Interviews are likely to take place on Thursday 19 July.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 1020718GR on all correspondence.