Britten Pears Arts is a pioneering cultural charity based in Suffolk. It emerged from the determination of composer Benjamin Britten and his partner, singer Peter Pears, to ensure that everyone could enjoy and experience music. Britten Pears Arts aims to continue their legacy to develop talent, celebrate their heritage and engage with communities.

We use music to transform people’s lives, to bring diverse communities together and enhance daily life. We want the arts to effect powerful positive change in, and for, society; or, as Britten himself would have put it, making the arts “useful.”

The Artist Development team and opera programme works with established artists, young professionals and school-age musicians across a variety of opportunities, including Aldeburgh Young Musicians, the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme and the extended Residencies programme.

This role leads the delivery of Aldeburgh Young Musicians (AYM), a progressive artist development programme for talented musicians aged 10-18. Part of the national network of Centres for Advanced Training, Aldeburgh Young Musicians facilitates the musical development of around 30 young people, unlocking their potential through a range of inspirational and immersive residential courses and additional activities.

We are looking for an experienced professional who is passionate about developing East Anglia’s most promising young musicians. This role requires strategic thinking and detailed planning, enthusiasm about different styles of music and learning styles, knowledge of Young People’s music education and artist development, and the ability to build meaningful relationships with young people and adults alike.

We are an equal opportunities employer and believe that diversity strengthens and enriches us. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates of all ages and from all backgrounds, in particular from ethnic minority groups and disabled candidates who are currently under-represented at Britten Pears Arts.

To apply please send a covering letter and completed application to for the attention of Rebecca Whittaker, HR Assistant

Closing date: 0930 hrs Tuesday 11th April 2023