Development Assistant, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra


This is a great entry level job where you can be a part of the team at Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO).

BSO is now recognised as one of the most dynamic orchestras in the UK, with its distinguished history, commitment to high artistic ideals and trail-blazing work using the power of music to change lives for the better.

This is an opportunity for a bright and confident team player to take a first step into a successful fundraising team at a major arts organisation which is big on ambition, as well as being a creative and a great place to work.

You’ll be a central figure in the Development team supporting the varied work we undertake to develop relationships and inspire support for our work. As the ‘go to’ person for the team you’ll support a range of tasks giving you great exposure into the inner workings of a fundraising team. You’ll be the first point of contact for Members and responsible for a variety of work including event co-ordination, supporter communications, data analysis and marketing.

This is more than an assistant role; this is an opportunity to assume real responsibility in support of the expansion of the Orchestra’s Membership and Legacies scheme, building relationships and managing specific events with these supporters.

Experience in fundraising is not essential. What we’re really after is someone who loves music and what BSO does.  We need someone who is good with people, is willing to learn and understands the value organisational skills and attention to detail can add with to the experience BSO Members, Donors and Supporters enjoy.

An application form is available on the BSO website at which should be sent with your CV and a covering letter to Natalie Wright at