MIXDOWN'S TOP 4 JOBS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY (THIS WEEK)

May 1 - 8

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 are our list of some of the best jobs going around the country, good luck!

BROADSHEET – SOCIAL VIDEO DIRECTOR AND EDITOR (MELBOURNE)

 

Broadsheet are excited to be growing their already successful video team with a Social Video Director/Editor. What are they looking for? Someone who lives and breathes online video content. Someone who can concept, write, direct and edit all with a clear understanding of how to engage an audience primarily through social channels. Broadsheet produce new-generation video content – content that is made for online viewing, whether it’s on Facebook, Instagram, or on-site – and this role will be pivotal in creating great stories that engage their online audience. Broadsheet want someone who is excited by the challenge of creating entertaining, considered video content that doesn’t rely on big budgets and high production to be engaging.

 

Skills/Responsibilities:

  • Audience engagement: You will ask yourself why the audience should care about the story you’re telling, and have a clear idea of what value the video delivers. You need to think audience first – not just what will engage the audience but how you will engage them, knowing what will stop their thumbs when they’re mid scroll.
  • Storytelling: Similar to a show runner, you will be behind the narrative of a piece of video content from concept to editing. This includes having an understanding of how each piece of content will look on the platform you’re distributing it through.
  • Directing: You will have a clear idea of the narrative arch that you’re building and what you want to capture on shoots, directing the team and talent.
  • Editing: You will confidently edit footage, understanding what adds to the narrative you’re building and knowing what isn’t needed. You will need to make tough decisions knowing that you have to capture and hold the audience’s attention.  
  • Growth: Constantly adjusting your approach based on the feedback you’re getting from the audience and the viewing data.
  • A working knowledge of the latest industry codecs and formats is highly regarded.
  • Good technical knowledge of Sony camera equipment and basic lighting
  • Video editing (Premiere/After Effects/Adobe Creative Cloud)
  • Motion graphic experience in 2D Animation. (3D animation not essential but highly regarded)
  • Competent understanding of filing systems and structures for archiving and project productivity
  • Great understanding of social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, etc.

 

Experience Required:

  • You should have significant experience as a Director / Editor - maintaining standards, following a style guide, giving direction and feedback and making fast decisions
  • Experience working within film in advertorial and story sense
  • Fluid, natural communicator who has experience writing and editing copy for treatments and presenting to internal team and external clients
  • Experience in Directing (filming experience video is highly regarded)

 

While Broadsheet are an established market leader they still have a culture of a nimble start-up, and this is reflected in the type of people they bring on board. Their team is ambitious, passionate and talented, and it is particularly important that the successful applicant for this role shares these attributes.

 

If this sounds like you apply here.

 

UNIFIED – JUNIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER (MELBOURNE)

 

UNIFIED exists as an artist services company; giving choice and freedom back to their artists on how they manage their career and music. One such way they achieve this is by working closely with their artists in connecting them to their communities and sharing their creative content including merchandise with those that will enjoy and love their music. This position will be within UNIFIED’s Merchandise Services team and will work closely with artists and artist management in executing on artist vision and concepts. UNIFIED is the soundtrack of good people working together to achieve extraordinary results.

 

Skills/Responsibilities:

  • Creation of exceptional artwork, illustration and the general execution of artist visions for use on apparel and other related merchandise options for managed artists, prospective clients and 24hundred brands
  • Maintain and utilise your vision boards and stay in-touch with apparel and merchandise trends in the global and local marketplace to understand and execute nuances and direction in design between artists, genres and brands
  • Manage workflow and preparation of print-ready artwork for production teams and creation or collation of digital assets for use by Marketing Manager or Creative Content manager for use in the digital landscape.
  • An ability to communicate effectively via email, internal chat programs and in person, reliability and strong work ethic are essential and imperative to the job.
  • The applicant must also have an understanding of working within a team in a structured environment; that is you must understand deadlines, interpreting and understanding briefs, effective communication and understanding the outcome of your work.

 

Experience Required:

  • The applicant must have a proven track record managing diverse clients or can otherwise demonstrate variety in their offering as a designer.
  • You will need to be able to adapt a creative agenda when considering sales history, costs and production barriers.

 

Applications close Thursday May 18. Head here to apply.

 

ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE – CREATIVE PRODUCER (MELBOURNE)

 

Situated in the heart of Melbourne's cultural precinct, Arts Centre Melbourne presents world-class performing arts in a year round exciting program.  Experience Australia's best performing arts companies and exceptional international productions, alongside celebrations of comedy, cabaret and popular music.  

An opportunity has become available for a Creative Producer to join the Arts Centre Melbourne’s Programming team. With a focus on participation programs, they are looking for an experienced, passionate and community-minded Creative Producer to contribute to the conception and, creation of the program and to, scope, develop, facilitate, implement and deliver a range of inspiring, balanced and financially-viable program of theatrical presentations, projects and events for targeted and diverse communities which complement the wider arts program of Arts Centre Melbourne.

 

Skills/Responsibilities:

  • Strong understanding of event marketing, ticketing and technical requirements
  • Strong understanding of theatre and venue operations
  • Extensive contacts in the performing arts industry locally and internationally
  • A thorough understanding of the programming and presentation environment of Arts Centre Melbourne
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Experience in the use of an integrated venue management system desirable (EBMS & Tessitura preferred).
  • Exposure to or an understanding of Government requirements, policies and procedures is desirable
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong persistence
  • Excellent problem solving skills

 

Experience Required:

  • Relevant professional or tertiary qualification in arts, a specific art form, event management, or related disciplines and/or equivalent industry experience
  • Proven ability to develop and deliver large scale public participation programs
  • Significant experience in project management of complex arts projects from concept stage through to completion
  • Significant experience scoping and managing project budgets and resources
  • Significant experience in establishing networks and maintaining effective relationships with stakeholders, community and industry
  • Significant experience coordinating large or complex projects and in coordinating and interpreting event requirements
  • Significant experience in working closely with artists particularly during planning and presentation stages of projects
  • Significant administrative experience including intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience in the use of an integrated venue management system desirable (EBMS & Tessitura preferred).

 

Bring your enthusiasm and passion for the creative arts and community engagement to contribute to the excitement and magic of Australia's leading performing arts centre. Arts Centre Melbourne offers excellent working conditions, exclusive discounts, access to house seats, discounted car parking, learning & development opportunities, and a friendly, supportive team that you can rely on.

 

Applications close Wednesday May 10. To apply, please complete an online application form complete with a cover letter and CV here.

 

ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS – RECEPTIONIST/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (SYDNEY)

 

Take the lead and establish your career with a dedicated team of creative and passionate staff looking to develop the artists of tomorrow. AMPA is currently seeking a Receptionist/Administrative Assistants to support the daily activities of this unique institution. The main purpose of the role is to provide effective administration and reception support to the overall operation of AMPA. Candidates with a background or interest in music, dance, events and design will be looked upon favourably. 

Skills/Responsibilities: 

  • Administrative support to various departments within the school, liaison with students and staff
  • Support events coordination and marketing campaigns
  • Data entry
  • Reception
  • Handling email and phone enquiries
  • Project work
  • Academic administration (attendance, results, examinations, etc.)
  • Letter writing
  • Other tasks as directed by management.
  • High level organisation skills
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Articulate communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize duties to meet deadlines
  • Microsoft Office proficiency including Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint

 

Experience Required:

Knowledge or experience in the following areas but not limited to:

  • Video/Multimedia/Design
  • Database/Student Management Systems
  • Marketing
  • Photography, etc.

Salary is negotiable upon experience. 

 

Applications close Tuesday May 9. To apply, please email your CV to jobs@arceducationgroup.com.

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