Menuhin Competition Trust Coordinator

Menuhin Competition Trust Coordinator
Employer: The Menuhin Competition Trust
Salary: £22,000 - £25,000 p.a. pro rata, negotiable according to experience
Location: London

Founded by Yehudi Menuhin in 1983, the Menuhin Competition is the world’s leading international competition for young violinists under the age of 22. It has consistently attracted some of the greatest young talents from all over the world and previous prizewinners include Tasmin Little, Nikolaj Znaider, Ilya Gringolts, Julia Fischer and more recently Chad Hoopes, Ray Chen and Callum Smart.

Going beyond the boundaries of traditional music competitions, the Menuhin Competition is a feast for music and violin fans from all over the world. Each Competition becomes an eleven-day festival of concerts, masterclasses, talks and outreach activities with world-class performers.

Held every two years, recent Competitions were held in London (2004), Boulogne (2006), Cardiff (2008), Oslo (2010), Beijing (2012), Austin, Texas (2014), London (2016) in celebration of Yehudi Menuhin’s centenary and, most recently, Geneva from 12-22 April 2018.

The next edition of the Competition will be held in Richmond, Virginia (USA) from 14-24 May 2020. The Competition is run by the Menuhin Competition Trust, a UK registered charity, in partnership with a Host City Team made up of a consortium of partners in Richmond, Virginia, led by the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, to plan and deliver the event in co-operation with local partners.

The Menuhin Competition Trust is seeking a full-time Coordinator to join the London-based team from March/April 2019 and predominantly work from our Waterloo-based office in London until being based in Richmond, Virginia (USA) during May 2020 for the Competition.

The Menuhin Competition Trust Coordinator will work closely with the General Manager, Project Director and Artistic Director in London as well as the Host City Team in Richmond.

The Menuhin Competition Trust Coordinator will be responsible for the applicants and competitors, from coordinating the application and pre-selection process to administration and welfare in the lead-up to and during the Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020, including the jury process during the event itself. The role involves specific responsibility for operating the Trust’s marketing and communications including social media and the website. The Menuhin Competition Trust Coordinator will also support the General Manager with all of the Trust’s activities, both those relating to the 2020 Competition and separate initiatives and events, and the running of the London office. This will include, but not be limited to, competitor and jury administration, prizewinner performance opportunities, London-based events, fundraising events, donor management, preparation of Board Meeting materials and general administrative duties.

We are looking for a proactive individual with a strong understanding of the music scene, including experience of successfully administering events and building and upholding relationships with artists within both local and international environments. In particular the successful candidate will need the ability to correspond clearly yet warmly with young people and their families (many of whom are internationally based with English not being their first language), have demonstrable marketing and communications experience, and have outstanding attention to detail.

For full details please visit the Application Brief here Applications including a covering letter, CV and the names of two referees must be received by 22nd January 2019 by email to

Candidates must be available for interview in London on 28th/29th January 2019.

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