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Sound Connections Programme Coordinator Vacancy (Maternity Cover)
Job title: Programme Coordinator (maternity cover)
Working hours: Part time (3 days / 21.6 hours per week)
Salary: £22-24,000 (pro rata)
Holiday entitlement: 25 days + statutory holidays (pro rata)
Contract type: Fixed term, 13 months – 1 November 2016-30 November 2017
Sound Connections is seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to help support us across our music programmes. The post holder will be responsible for coordinating Wired4Music and associated youth participation programmes, and will be expected to provide ongoing support to the Programme Manager, including fundraising and partnership building.
The successful candidate will also work alongside our Programme Manager to plan, deliver and report on youth voice consultancy, and will contribute to Sound Connections’ development and the achievement of it’s mission, aims and objectives.
As Coordinator of Wired4Music, the post holder will be expected to facilitate and run quarterly network meet-ups and monthly drop-in sessions. They will also support the delivery of the Wired4Music Leadership Programme including holding one-to-one mentoring sessions with young leaders and monitoring programme activity. In addition to this, the post holder will also oversee and promote opportunities for the Wired4Music Member-led programme strand, lead on recruiting and inducting new Wired members, and provide pastoral support to members at events, meetings and during projects.
The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the smooth-running of project finances, including day-t0-day management of the Wired4Music budget. Other responsibilities include supporting the Programme Manager on consultancy projects, supporting Sound Connections’ communications strategy and keeping up to date on the latest news and developments in music education, participation and youth culture.
The successful candidate will have substantial experience of coordinating arts or cultural programmes for young people and must have previous experience of working directly with young people, including one-to-one and facilitating or leading groups. They will have the ability and confidence to communicate effectively with a wide range of people, including young people, colleagues, partners, funders and policy-makers. Excellent written communication skills with the ability to write compelling and engaging copy and reports is essential, as is the ability to collect and analyse data using surveys, monitoring and evaluation. A strong interest in and flair for using social media and collaborative online platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, WordPress, and Mailchimp is also key.
The deadline for applications is Monday 22 August 2016 at 5.00pm.
Interviews will be taking place at Rich Mix on Tuesday 6 September 2016, with the possibility of second interviews at a later date.
If you would like a brief conversation about the role, please contact us on 020 7729 7220 or email email@example.com.
Music Excellence London: Webinar - 'A practical guide to composing and arranging music for the KS3 classroom and school ensemble'
Thursday 27 April 2017
4.30pm - 5.30pm
Music Excellence London: TeachMeet - 'Building a department from the bottom-up: a musical vision'
Thursday 4 May 2017
5.00pm - 7.00pm
Samba Drumming and Body Percussion
Wednesday 24 May 2017
2.00pm - 5.00pm
What’s That Noise? - Encouraging child-initiated musicality with John Webb
Wednesday 21 June 2017
9.15am - 3.30pm
- Did you see the @SConnections newsletter this week? Exciting #Innovate2017 + workshop announcements. Read it here: https://t.co/JqrOJ77mAm,
- Experience hands on child-initiated music making with John Webb @KintorewayNS on 21 June #LEYMN #earlyyears… https://t.co/z1dLeVpoIZ,
- Next @MusicExLondon TeachMeet, May 4 'Building a dept from the bottom up: A musical vision' thanks @listermusicdept… https://t.co/66RHCEPzrn,
- Uniqueness of three orgs coming together on one project. @Seriouslive @lsostlukes Discovery and @hackneymusic Shari… https://t.co/Vo3riyQGEC,
- Chris Mackin from Ickburgh School - working w @hmdtmusic @lsostlukes @hackneymusic - just finished project for… https://t.co/amvFPJi8e5,
- "Take the risk to put young people in driving seat - they will always surprise you & create brilliant projects" #YouthVoice @hackneymusic,
- Great #YouthVoice presentation from Kenia, Takiyah, Caitlin @hackneymusic #YouthMusicForum. Young people must have… https://t.co/Qwc4oUbV0r,
- "Collaboration is vital defence to reduction of our provision as music educators. Think about schools,… https://t.co/s71tsbVMum,
- Great to be at this @hackneymusic event this evening. A brilliant network doing fantastic partnership work with sch… https://t.co/oGEqGvW3Eb,
- MT @sfhannan Gr8 to hear from a music coord @hackneymusic event that theirHT sees music key to curriculum & focus not just on maths/literacy,