Vacancies in the Orchestra and Administration

Orchestra Vacancies

Principal Trumpet (one of two equal Principals)

Due to Covid 19 and the restrictions on travel, auditions will be via video submission. To replicate screened auditions, first rounds will be listened to as an audio-only recording.

Closing date: 18 April 2021

Please apply via Musical Chairs

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Principal Cello (one of two equal Principals)

Due to Covid 19 and the restrictions on travel the first round of auditions will be via video submission, the initial selection of candidates will be made using audio-only auditions to replicate first round screened auditions.

Closing date: 31 March 2021

Please apply via Musical Chairs 

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Administration Vacancies

No current vacancies.


Working with the LSO

The LSO has paid positions for staff working in a number of areas including concerts planning, backstage, education, event management, marketing, fundraising and finance, as well as in the Orchestra itself.

All vacancies are advertised here and all current vacancies are shown above, together with details of how to apply. If no vacancies are shown, we are not currently recruiting but do check back regularly as new positions may become available at any time.

Work Experience with the LSO

The LSO does not currently offer any work experience placements or internships. The LSO does occasionally offer placements to students who are required to complete such experience as part of a degree or other academic course. These placements are usually for periods of between 6 and 12 months and are advertised above when available. We regret that we are unable to offer any other placements at present.

Enquiries about Job Vacancies and Work Experience

Because of the volume of emails and letters that we receive about working with the LSO, we are unable to respond personally to enquiries about vacancies. We also regret that we are unable to review all CVs that we are sent, and instead we encourage those who are interested in working with the LSO to apply for specific positions.

If you have a query which is not covered above, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will endeavour to respond within 10 days.

Please note that, unless otherwise stated, we do not accept CVs. All applications for vacancies at the LSO must be made on the online application form, accessed via the link provided with the job advert.

The LSO is an equal opportunities organisation.

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