Applications have now been re-opened for the role of Music Development Coordinator 2019-20.


Grade: 1.4 (£16,035)

Contract: Full time, fixed term

Hours: 35 per week

This is an exciting one-year opportunity for a recent Durham graduate to get more involved with music at Durham. The successful candidate will work within Experience Durham to support Music Durham and the development of student music university-wide. More information about the role can be found below.

If you have any questions about the role and what it entails, you are more than welcome to email the current Music Coordinator, Lydia Heald, at [email protected] or to arrange a time to meet.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 8th March. Applications should be submitted by email to [email protected].

Best of luck!

The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 8th March 2019.

Applications should be submitted, by email, to [email protected].

Any questions or queries about the role can be sent to [email protected].

Applications should include an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a covering letter of no more than 500 words explaining why you would like to be offered the post and what skills and experience you possess to allow you to succeed in the role.

Society Development

  • To support and encourage the on-going development of existing and new music groups and activities.
  • To work with student music groups to research and provide activities and opportunities that meet the diverse needs and interests of students.
  • To support student groups and societies in the administration, organisation and development of their activities, events and structures.
  • To work to ensure a culture of participation, empowerment and personal development within student music groups and societies.
  • To provide administrative support to societies and groups on budget, income and expenditure, student group plans and the end of year report.
  • To ensure the successful implementation of policies and procedures for student music groups and societies.

Undergraduate V.C Scholars

  • To support the development and engagement of V.C music scholars and report on their achievements.
  • To ensure that all V.C Music scholars are fully engaged in Durham student music.
  • To work with scholars to ensure that they understand and fulfil their responsibilities.
  • To establish a mentor programme for incoming scholars

Marketing and Promotion

  • To work with the Partners and individual student organisations to increase the profile of student music and enhance the promotion of individual productions within the University.
  • To work within existing marketing and publicity frameworks to increase the profile if opportunities designed to increase levels of student participation.
  • To work with Partners to improve the publicity and promotion of music events within the University.

Community Programme

  • To coordinate the development and delivery of community projects in conjunction with SCA.
  • To signpost volunteer students towards SCA projects, encouraging them to work in local schools and to support teachers in the delivery of school music.
  • To work with SCA to target local schools to help expand and develop their curriculum time.

Extra-curricular Programmes

  • To work alongside SCA to ensure volunteering projects are running to safe and professional standards, DBS checks are completed and all volunteering hours are recorded accurately on the volunteer data base.

Desirable Criteria

  • Knowledge of marketing
  • Experience of broadening engagement and participation
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including use of Microsoft Office