New Works and Catalogue Administrator 
Department: Performance Music
Contract and hours: Permanent, full time, Monday – Friday
Salary: dependent upon experience
Closing date: 26 March 2023
About the role
Faber Music, is recruiting a New Works and Catalogue Administrator to join its busy Performance Music Department. Working as a key member of our small and highly professional team, the successful candidate will be focussed on administering the creation and delivery of new works by our contemporary classical composers, as well as offering broader administrative support to the department. This varied role will bring you in contact with many of the world’s leading performers and arts organisations.
This full-time role would suit a highly organised and motivated music graduate with preferably at least two years administrative experience and a strong interest in contemporary classical music.
The successful candidate will thrive within a flexible, practical environment and will have a can-do attitude. They will be working alongside fellow music lovers, all of whom are dedicated to connecting our internationally celebrated composers with performers and programmers.
Core responsibilities
  • Administering and contracting commissions 
  • Incorporating new works into the catalogue and maintaining databases
  • Regular contact with composers and composer estates
  • liaising with third-party platforms (eg: nkoda, Alexander Street Press) to ensure the catalogue is properly represented and promoted
  • providing admin support to the Editorial Department 
  • responding to general enquiries from performers and programmers together with the Promotion Assistant
  • Representing Faber Music at rehearsals and performances 
  • A passion for a wide-range of contemporary and 20th-century classical music, together with an extensive knowledge of the broader classical music world.
  • Exemplary oral and written communications skills.
  • The ability to work well both independently and as part of a team
  • Attention to detail and a flair for organisation.
  • Experience in an administrative role
  • Proficiency in languages
  • Music/Arts degree and/or practical musical experience
  • Experience using design software such as InDesign 
  • You will be part of a small and highly professional team within a vibrant, creative office culture based in central London. Ideal start date as soon as possible. The role will be based in the company’s Central London office.
To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to: with ‘New Works and Catalogue Administrator’ in the subject line.
Faber Music was founded in 1965, as a sister company to the distinguished publisher Faber and Faber. More than fifty years on, the company is one of the leading independent British publishers of printed pop and educational music. Built upon repertory works by Arnold, Britten, Holst and Vaughan Williams, Faber Music’s performance catalogue comprises a distinguished list of composers that includes Thomas Adès, George Benjamin, Jonathan Harvey, Anders Hillborg and Oliver Knussen. Several generations of internationally recognised composers are featured: from Peter Sculthorpe and Nicholas Maw to Colin Matthews and David Matthews; from Julian Anderson and Tansy Davies to Francisco Coll, Tom Coult and Martin Suckling. Recent signings include Lisa Illean, Oliver Leith, and Cassandra Miller. 
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds. No agencies please. We will endeavour to respond to all applicants but if you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date then you will not have been successful.
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