Job vacancy - Learning and Engagement Director

The Leeds International Piano Competition was founded in 1961 and has taken place on a triennial basis since 1963. The next Competition will be in September 2018. ‘The Leeds’, as it is known, has discovered many of the great pianists of our time and has a strong brand, a renowned history and reputation, as well as loyal support in the local community. It is also highly respected by professional musicians and promoters across the world.

An all-year programme of educational work at a local, national and international level is an essential part of the new vision for the future of The Leeds to be based around the theme of ‘The Piano’. The qualities sought in a Learning and Engagement Director include:


  1. A knowledge and love of the piano, with the ability to design and develop projects that promote the learning and enjoyment of piano playing among people of all ages, especially the young.

  2. The energy and drive to develop projects around ‘The Piano’ from conception, through funding and organisation, to full realisation.

  3. A vision for digital engagement that would embrace both local projects and national and international activities in an innovative and creative way.

  4. The ability and credibility to engage with artists of the highest calibre in this area of our work.


The role will be permanent, full-time and annual salary will be in the range £32,000 to £38,000 depending on experience. Holiday entitlement is four weeks a year. There will be a six month probationary period. The Learning and Engagement Director will report to the Artistic Directors.


Applicants for the role of Learning and Engagement Director can obtain further information about The Leeds from the CEO, Mark Wingate, who can be contacted at


Letters of application and a curriculum vitae demonstrating relevant performance of the essential competencies should be submitted to The closing date for applications is Monday 23rd January 2017.   


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