Artistic Director – Freelance
Music for Everyone is seeking an experienced and inspirational Artistic Director to lead the artistic vision of the organisation and engage creatively with its artistic staff and participants, both professional and community-based.
They will have substantial professional experience and expertise in the world of classical music performance and be passionate about the power of music to make a difference to people’s lives. A fee of £8000 is offered for a programme of 45 days work (flexible) over a year, plus additional fees for conducting one major concert, and potentially other artistic delivery. The start date is from 1 September 2023.
For full details please download the Artistic Director Job Pack.
How to Apply
Please send your CV with a covering letter saying why you are applying for the role and how you meet the person specification. We would also like you to address these specific points:
- How do MfE’s artistic values align with your own artistic practice?
- What experience do you have of mentoring or developing other musicians?
- In what other ways do you meet the person specification?
- How would you envisage delivering the programme of work around your other commitments?
Please include the names and contact details of two referees plus any testimonials, press releases and feedback received about your artistic leadership/conducting.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and reference ‘MfE Artistic Director’ or post to: Su Evans, General Manager, Music for Everyone, 10 Goose Gate, Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1FF
The closing date for applications is Monday 17th April 2023 at 12 noon.
Interviews will be held over Wednesday 17th (including evening) and Thursday 18th May and candidates will need to attend on both days. There will be opportunities to meet staff and trustees and also visit some MfE groups in rehearsals.
Music for Everyone is an Equal Opportunities employer and believes that diversity is the key to a strong, safe and effective workplace. Please ensure you have completed this Equal Opportunities form in order to validate your application. We are committed to ensuring that no applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of racial origin, physical disability, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, political or religious belief. All of our candidates, employees, and participants are selected, promoted and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.
Project Co-ordinator (Six-month contract)
- £23,407 p.a. pro-rata
- 1 day per week
- Six-month fixed term contract (ideally April to September 2023).
Key priorities for the role:
Thanks to support from Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants, Music for Everyone (MfE) is organising a 40th Anniversary season of activities to celebrate inclusion in music. In particular, we are celebrating and raising awareness of female leadership and achievements in classical music and widening our programme to include new music genre. The Project Co-ordinator role will deliver specific tasks relating to the season.
Roles and responsibilities:
To support the MfE team in the co-ordination of music events, courses and regularly rehearsing groups, taking specific responsibility for organising some elements of the 40th Anniversary programme. This involves:
- Assisting the MfE team to deliver set targets as outlined in the Arts Council application for the 40th anniversary season
- Attending meetings and taking minutes for the 40th task force
- Working with a smaller group to help organise an exhibition exploring MfE over the past four decades, arrange for large images to be printed and source exhibition stands, monitors, etc.
- Supporting the team at large events such as the 40th anniversary celebration weekend at the Albert Hall on 1st and 2nd July
- Helping to establish three new weekly sessions (steel pan, drumming and Open Voices), including marketing and promotion in liaison with the marketing officer
- Arranging end of term performance opportunities for the three new groups, including liaising with venues and session leaders, sourcing music and props if needed, in liaison with the General Manager, Adult Music and Youth Music Co-ordinators
- Organising a fundraising campaign “40 things for 40 years”, create sponsorship forms and packs for local groups to do their own fundraising activities
- Engaging a film maker to create a short collage of groups who cannot attend the Celebration weekend, so that there is inclusion of some video footage (subject to additional funding)
- Organising evaluation of events as necessary: Devising questionnaires and analysing findings, gathering feedback / quotes, images and press footage for input to the final Arts Council report, in collaboration with MfE Director and General Manager.
- Ensuring we ‘go the extra mile’ so that all events run smoothly, and all participants/audience enjoy a totally professional and artistically rewarding experience
- Managing volunteers effectively (office & event-based)
- Delivering daily office tasks, email, post, phone, stationery ordering etc, to support the other Co-ordinators in the team
- Represent MfE at relevant events and meetings as required and attend residential courses/concerts, as necessary
- Build relationships and collaborations with third parties
- Carry out, by agreement, any other duties consistent with the role of Project Co-ordinator, as deemed appropriate by the General Manager and Director
- Understanding of the benefits of music making and singing in a community setting
- Experience of working in an organisation where music has been a key focus
- Experience of co-ordinating projects, workshops or events (in the arts or voluntary sector)
- Experience of contracting musicians or other artists
- Strong co-ordinating skills
- Good administrative skills
- Able to use IT / Word / Excel / Microsoft office tools (or willingness to be trained)
- Good communication skills
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Ability to read music
- Educated to Degree level or equivalent
- Experience of working with charities or community groups in an arts capacity
- Qualifications in project management in relation to music co-ordination
- Some experience in organising or curating exhibitions
How to Apply
Please e-mail a CV and covering letter (no more than 2 pages) explaining why you feel you are suitable for this role to: email@example.com
Music for Everyone is an Equal Opportunities employer and believes that diversity is the key to a strong, safe and effective workplace. Please ensure you have completed the Equal Opportunities form via this link in order to validate your application. We are committed to ensuring that no applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of racial origin, physical disability, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, political or religious belief. All of our candidates, employees, and participants are selected, promoted and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.
- Contact name: Su Evans
- Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Monday 3rd April 2023 at 12 noon