Mixdown's Top 3 Jobs In the Music Industry (This Week)

July 24 - 31

Whether you're fresh out of uni, looking for a major career break or simply wanting extra money in between gigs, the music industry is a competitive place. To make things a little easier, here's our list of some of the best jobs going around the country.

SESSIONAL TEACHER - LIVE TEACHER - COLLARTS (MELBOURNE)

Melbourne Polytechnic is a leading Australian education provider that delivers vocational training and degrees through innovative, practical programs designed to meet the challenges of the modern workplace. They're regarded as one of the best music business instituions in the country, and are currently seeking applicants for the position of a live teacher at their Melbourne campus. 

 

Skills/Responsibilities Required:

  • Industry experience relevant to the content area and academic level being taught and / or a relevant qualification.
  • Well-developed teaching skills, including the ability to select and use a range of teaching and assessment strategies as determined by student needs and competency standards.
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110 including TAEASS502 (Design and Develop Assessment Tools) and TAELLN411 (Address Adult language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) or TAE40116 are essential.
  • A sound knowledge of the relevant industry area.
  • Capacity to plan, schedule and meet agreed deadlines in the completion of teaching duties
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the commitment to Occupational Health and Safety, Anti-Discrimination, Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement.

 

Tasks Include:

  • Plan and conduct lessons (in line with agreed delivery plans and Training Package requirements) to ensure the successful delivery of Sound Production courses.
  • Communicate regularly with the Lead Teachers, Program Leaders and other staff within the Sound Production programs to establish a team environment and consistency in resourcing and delivery strategies.
  • In consultation with the Lead Teachers, Program Leaders and other teaching staff implement strategies to support and retain students who are experiencing difficulties with course content.
  • Assist in developing, maintaining and evaluating student learning programs and associated teaching materials relevant to teaching activity.
  • Contribute to the administration of the department and teaching programs by: continually maintaining class attendance rolls in compliance with the Institute quality guidelines; provide students academic results in a timely manner; identify resource requirements for units being taught and participate in ongoing preparation and correction relevant to the teaching activity.

 

Interested? Of course you are. Head over to the SEEK listing for more details on payment and other requirements, and to apply, send a CV and expression of interest statement outlining your skills and experience to Jesse Roberts at jesseroberts@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au

 

AUDIO SYSTEMS SPECIALIST - ABC (Sydney)

The ABC, Australia's premier public broadcast network, is currently accepting submissions for a talented Audio Systems Specialist to join their offices in Ultimo, Sydney. You'll be working with radio national to ensure things roll smoothly, audio is crispy and things work well. Nice.

 

Skills/Responsibilities Required: 

  • The ability to demonstrate advanced knowledge of Radio systems, audio applications, requirements and operations
  • A detailed knowledge of computer hardware and software design, development and implementation
  • Ability to investigate, analyse, diagnose and solve complex technical problems
  • Demonstrated understanding and skills in relationship management
  • Capacity to efficiently plan and manage projects to ensure achievement of specified goals

 

Tasks Include:

  • Overseeing and maintaining operations of Radio systems and associated online audio and other applications
  • Providing ongoing operational support to a wide range of radio systems
  • Ensuring system training and documentation is up to date
  • Representing Radio Networks and Audio/Radio Operations at Change Advisory Board meetings
  • Developing and maintaining positive and collaborative internal and external stakeholder relationships

 

To apply, head to the ABC's careers page and submit your resume and expression of interest today.
 

INTERNATIONAL PAYMENTS ADMINISTRATOR - APRA AMCOS (Sydney)

APRA AMCOS is a progressive membership organisation in the arts and cultural industry who work to ensure that composers, songwriters and publishers are rewarded whenever, and wherever, their musical works are played, performed or reproduced. They're currently on the hunt for a highly organised, results-driven individual to join our International Payments team, comprised of seven highly skilled and productive analysts, whose main purpose is to ensure Australian and New Zealand songwriters are paid for the use of their musical works overseas.

 

Skills/Responsibilities Required:

  • Effective communication and teamwork skills with a level of focus, efficiency and the ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Sound numeracy, analytical and problem-solving capabilities with a good eye for detail
  • A keen interest in contemporary and popular music (Australian & New Zealand artists, in particular) and broadcast film & TV programmes
  • Experience using a variety of Microsoft tools to manipulate and present data and a basic understanding of music copyright and publishing would be considered highly advantageous.

 

Tasks Include:

The role’s core responsibility is to process detailed transactional data, received from our affiliate societies around the world, to ensure the accurate and timely payment to APRA AMCOS membership. Seems straightforward enough!

 

This would be an awesome entry level gig for any punter looking to get their foot in the door of the music industry - head here to find out more and apply.

 

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