Work here

Opportunities to work and develop a career at Snape Maltings are amongst the most varied that you will find.

Whether you are just stepping on to the career ladder, looking for a new challenge or a better work-life balance, or you want weekend or casual work, there are roles in arts administration, retail management, fundraising, and much more here.

Current Vacancies

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Chief Financial Officer (whole organisation)


Senior Assistant – Craft Shop

Part-time Cleaning Assistant



Head of Major Giving

Administrator; Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme

Producer; Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme



Chief Financial Officer

The Britten-Pears Foundation and Snape Maltings have announced that they will be merging their organisations to create a single foundation. The foundation will support the development of new musical talent while also taking care of the heritage of composer Benjamin Britten and his personal and professional partner, Peter Pears. The merger is set to be completed by April 2020.

The new Foundation is looking to build on the success of both organisations and harness the exciting opportunities this merger presents. With over half of current revenue coming from non-box office trading activities (including retail) and significant capital development on the horizon, the CFO will play a central role in defining the Foundation’s future strategy and ensuring its ambitions are achieved.

For more information visit the Odgers Berndston website.

Retail Vacancies

Senior Assistant – Craft Shop, 4 days per week

The Craft Shop is a stand-alone shop on the quay selling a range of handmade pottery, locally made toiletries, ethical textiles, jewellery and gifts.

This role requires lone-working, although you are still part of the Snape team, you must be able to communicate well with people and have the confidence to oversee the shop, assist the visual merchandising team and buyers if necessary.  We are looking for someone who is interested in developing a career and who is enthusiastic about our product ranges and being part of the rich culture of Snape Maltings.

Excellent customer service skills are essential.

About the role:

  • Part time – 4 days per week, including weekends on a rota
  • Hours – 0940hrs – 1740hrs (1640hrs on Sundays)
  • Based in the Craft Shop, but also flexible to work in other areas of the store if needed.

We offer:

  • Up to 25% discount after 3 months
  • Life Assurance after 3 months
  • Auto-enrolment pension, subject to eligibility
  • Paid holiday
  • Training

To apply, download the application from here. Return the completed form, along with your CV, to Helen Fletcher (

Part-time Cleaning Assistant – 4 days, including alternate weekends (7am – 10am each day)

Working as part of our cleaning team you will help clean all public areas before the shops and cafes open.  Duties will include sweeping and mopping – we do not use any heavy equipment such as buffing machines. You must also be flexible and able to do extra hours to cover holidays and peak periods.

To apply please send your CV and a completed application form to Rachel MacPhail at

Music Vacancies

Head of Major Giving
East of England or London
Competitive Salary and Benefits

Snape Maltings is a place of energy and inspiration – one of the world’s leading centres of music and a visitor destination of outstanding natural beauty.

We are searching for a talented Head of Major Giving who with the flexibility to be based in either East of England or London with regular travel to Snape, Suffolk. You will join the team at a step-change moment in our organisation’s history, with ambitions to embark on a large-scale capital campaign to develop the site significantly and, in turn, its activity.

This is a new role which has been created to underpin our ambitious growth. Working closely with the Director of Development, you will lead on the strategy development for Major Giving to build an ambitious, sustainable future for individual support for Snape Maltings, across both revenue and capital income.

Your fundraising experience will include a strong track record in raising major gifts at the five and six figure level and above. You will have a collaborative and motivational leadership style, and enjoy developing a successful team. Sophisticated communication skills will be required to work effectively with varied stakeholders, many with a high-level knowledge of music, and also with an exceptional Board.
Whether you are an experienced Head of Major Giving, or someone looking to take the next step in their career, you will bring a genuine passion for music and the Arts and a commitment to our work.

If you are interested in playing a key role in the future growth and success of our unique organisation, please contact our recruitment partners, Richmond Associates.

To view the information pack for this role please visit–2 or to have a confidential discussion with the consulting team contact Drew Lamph, Senior Consultant on or +44 (0)20 3617 9240.

Applications will be considered upon arrival 

Producer, Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme
Permanent, full time, salary £27-30k

The Producer, BPYAP, is responsible for the delivery of all projects run within the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme and leads on its annual audition process. They support the Head, BPYAP in strategic planning and budget management.

This role will suit an experienced arts administrator with an understanding of the needs of emerging professional artists as well as top-level professionals.

We are an equal opportunities employer and believe that diversity strengthens and enriches us. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates of all ages and from all backgrounds, and in particular from BAME and disabled candidates who are currently under-represented at Snape Maltings.

If you do not live or work in Suffolk, Snape Maltings will contribute to travel expenses incurred in attending interviews only if agreed in advance.  In some circumstances initial interviews can also be conducted by telephone or Skype.

Full Job Description
Application Form
Equality and Diversity Form

To apply please send a covering letter, completed application and CV to Helen Fletcher (

Closing date: 9.30am, Friday 19 July 2019
First round interviews will take place on Tuesday 23 July 2019

£90/night (£140/night in the unusual event of agreeing to stay up overnight)

We believe that the safeguarding and social wellbeing of the Aldeburgh Young Musicians (AYMs) is just as important as their musical development and so we require a team of trustworthy chaperones that enjoy working with young people to ensure they are safeguarded during residential courses. All successful applicants will be required to comply with Snape Maltings’ Enhanced DBS check regulations.

The chaperones will stay overnight in the accommodation (usually in Aldeburgh) with the Aldeburgh Young Musicians and accompany them to and from Snape Maltings (or other venue) before and after each night. The chaperones are there in case of emergency and to provide holistic support to the AYMs when required, however we try to treat them like young artists and therefore ask that the chaperones expect the AYMs to clear up after themselves. An awareness of overall wellbeing is important and Safeguarding and First Aid training will be provided.

Chaperones will not usually be asked to stay up all night (except by special arrangement with the AYM team) and will be provided with their own bedroom. Communal living, cooking, dining and outdoor spaces are to be shared with AYMs.

There will always be a minimum of 3 chaperones, looking after between 10 and 40 AYMs

To apply please send a covering letter, completed application and CV to Helen Fletcher:

Job Description
Application Form
Equality and Diversity Form

Closing date: 9.30am, Friday 26 July 2019.

Work Experience

We would love to hear from students who are interested in gaining work experience with us. We have a limited number of placements, mostly of one or two weeks duration, which can be music or retail based and are unpaid.

Depending on the time of year we may also be able to offer a more tailored programme to suit a particular need or interest, eg: buying, arts admin. If you would like more information please contact our HR Manager, Helen Fletcher:

Graduate Placements and Internships

We do not offer a graduate or internship programme, however, we may be able to offer work experience opportunities so please get in touch with us. You may also be interested in becoming a Hesse Student.


To help with the running of exhibitions and concerts at Snape Maltings Concert Hall and other venues we have a wonderful team of volunteer Ushers and Invigilators. Invigilators provide a presence at exhibitions and ushers check tickets, sell programmes and show people to their seats, attending the concert for free in return. We also have qualified volunteer first aiders who attend concerts.

Recruitment and training takes place early in the year and we have a waiting list at other times. For more details about becoming an usher, please call 01728 687100 or email