Music Co-ordinator (Jazz and Commercial)

Grade: 3 (£20,134)

Contract: Full time, fixed term

Hours: 35 Hours per week

Start Date: TBC, expected July/August 2023

Deadline: Tuesday 31st January, 11:59pm

Overview

This is an exciting one year opportunity for a recent graduate of Durham University. The post holder will work within the Student Enrichment Directorate to facilitate student jazz and commercial groups, as well as a cappella groups and tech teams at both college and pan-university level.

Working closely with colleagues and student leaders, the post holder will assist in the development of a thriving musical community at Durham; enhancing its profile to internal and external stakeholders whilst increasing participation and excellence across all levels.

The post-holder will receive continued professional development in arts management from Dr Nicola Candlish (Senior Manager of Performing Arts) and Lewis Wilkinson (Manager of Student Music), in order to pursue a career in the arts.

Roles and Duties

Society Development

  • Facilitate and develop the activities of student music groups that fit broadly within jazz and commercial genres.
  • Work with student music groups to provide activities and opportunities that meet the diverse needs and interests of students.
  • Support student groups in administrative tasks, including financial management, to facilitate rehearsals and performances.
  • Ensure student music upholds the highest possible standards of equality, diversity and inclusion to create a culture of participation, empowerment and personal development that is accessible to everyone.

Resource and Space Co-ordination

  • Help to ensure all practice rooms are maintained to a high standard to fulfil learning objectives for music students and create a positive student experience.
  • Monitor and report on the use of the set of 60 Steinway pianos situated across the university.
  • Monitor and report on the use of Music Durham’s technical equipment.

Marketing

  • Work with student organisations and individuals to promote concerts and events both internally and externally.
  • Work closely with the Advancement, Marketing and Communications Directorate to promote concerts and events as widely as possible.
  • Fulfil front of house duties such as box office and ushering where appropriate.

Community Programme

  • Co-ordinate and deliver community projects in conjunction with other areas of the Student Enrichment Directorate, including the Student Volunteering and Outreach unit.
  • Maintain excellent relationships with community partners, including charities, education institutions and arts organisations.

Essential Criteria

  • Recent graduate of Durham University.
  • Passion for music.

Desirable Criteria

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge and experience of facilitating jazz and/or commercial music making.
  • Knowledge of marketing.
  • Enthusiasm for increasing engagement, participation and excellence across a broad range of projects.

To apply, please email [email protected], attaching a CV and covering letter detailing your suitability and enthusiasm for the role. Applications without both attachments or received after the deadline will not be considered. Deadline: Tuesday 31st January, 11:59pm.

Music Co-ordinator (Traditional and Classical)

Grade: 3 (£20,134)

Contract: Full time, fixed term

Hours: 35 Hours per week

Start Date: TBC, expected July/August 2023

Deadline: Tuesday 31st January, 11:59pm

Overview

This is an exciting one year opportunity for a recent graduate of Durham University. The post holder will work within the Student Enrichment Directorate to facilitate student orchestras, choirs, chamber ensembles and world music groups at both college and pan-university level.

Working closely with colleagues and student leaders, the post holder will assist in the development of a thriving musical community at Durham; enhancing its profile to internal and external stakeholders whilst increasing participation and excellence across all levels.

The post-holder will receive continued professional development in arts management from Dr Nicola Candlish (Senior Manager of Performing Arts) and Lewis Wilkinson (Manager of Student Music), in order to pursue a career in the arts.

Roles and Duties

Society Development

  • Facilitate and develop the activities of student music groups that fit broadly within classical and traditional genres.
  • Work with student music groups to provide activities and opportunities that meet the diverse needs and interests of students.
  • Support student groups in administrative tasks, including financial management, to facilitate rehearsals and performances.
  • Ensure student music upholds the highest possible standards of equality, diversity and inclusion to create a culture of participation, empowerment and personal development that is accessible to everyone.

Resource and Space Co-ordination

  • Help to ensure all practice rooms are maintained to a high standard to fulfil learning objectives for music students and create a positive student experience.
  • Monitor and report on the use of the set of 60 Steinway pianos situated across the university.
  • Monitor and report on the use of Music Durham’s musical instruments.

Marketing

  • Work with student organisations and individuals to promote concerts and events both internally and externally.
  • Work closely with the Advancement, Marketing and Communications Directorate to promote concerts and events as widely as possible.
  • Fulfil front of house duties such as box office and ushering where appropriate.

Community Programme

  • Co-ordinate and deliver community projects in conjunction with other areas of the Student Enrichment Directorate, including the Student Volunteering and Outreach unit.
  • Maintain excellent relationships with community partners, including charities, education institutions and arts organisations.

Essential Criteria

  • Recent graduate of Durham University.
  • Passion for music.

Desirable Criteria

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge and experience of facilitating traditional and/or classical music making.
  • Knowledge of marketing.
  • Enthusiasm for increasing engagement, participation, and excellence across a broad range of projects.

To apply, please email [email protected] attaching a CV and Covering Letter detailing your suitability and enthusiasm for the role. Applications without both attachments or received after the deadline will not be considered. Deadline: Tuesday 31st January, 11:59pm.