Monteverdi Arts Management Training Programme

Monteverdi Arts Management Training Programme
Flexible - Offered initially full-time for 3 months


The three Monteverdi ensembles – the Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique – are a leading force on the international music scene. World-class musicians and singers from many nationalities come together to share in the distinctive vision of our founder and music director, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, in ground-breaking projects that span eight centuries of musical masterpieces.

This is an exciting time to work alongside our busy team as we deliver prestigious international tours including Bach’s Mass in B minor, Berlioz’s monumental Les Troyens and a transatlantic tour of Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato. Additionally, our ensembles are enjoying an increased presence in London, at St Martin-in-the-Fields, and work continues to prepare for a variety of fitting projects to celebrate the Monteverdi Choir’s 60th anniversary in 2024.


The Monteverdi Arts Management Training Programme offers a bridge between university and the professional world for graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in arts administration. Previous trainees have gone on to secure positions with major organisations such as The Royal Opera House, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Sixteen, Dance UK, Sage Gateshead and most recently, the Monteverdi team.

Placements are tailored to each Trainee and offer the opportunity to acquire exposure to arts administration by exploring the different roles involved in producing classical music tours and concerts. We aim to schedule the 3-month placements to coincide with a period of activity that is most likely to give you the practical skills in your chosen area, and to help you move confidently towards your first job.

Reasonable expenses will be paid for travel and lunch. In some cases, additional financial support will be provided during the training.


We are looking for motivated and energetic graduates who are passionate about music and keen to embark on a career in concerts or events management. Key qualities we will look for in applicants are:

  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail
  • A keen interest in / knowledge of classical music
  • A pro-active and professional attitude to work
  • Professional telephone manner and demeanour
  • An excellent command of English (written/spoken)


  • Our placements offer the invaluable opportunity to work behind the scenes of an ambitious and fast-paced arts organisation directed by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, one of the most versatile and sought-after conductors of our time
  • The organisation is in the unique position of managing two period-instrument orchestras, whose members are world-renowned in their field, as well as the greatest professional choir in the world
  • Our Trainees build a solid foundation of experience within a positive and innovative environment
  • As well as offering you career advice, we can provide support in finding a permanent role in the industry at the end of your placement, offering guidance in writing CVs and job applications, and improving interview skills.


To apply, please email a CV, a covering letter outlining your suitability for our Training Programme, and our Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form (link below) to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Training Programme Application’. Please indicate when you would be available to start the Programme.

Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras is an equal opportunities employer.

Download our Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form here.