Mixdown's top 4 jobs in the music industry (this week)

January 23-29

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.

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR FOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT - YAMAHA MUSIC AUSTRALIA (Melbourne)

An opportunity exists to join the world’s biggest manufacturer of audio products and musical instruments. A successful applicant will be part of a dynamic and tight-knit Marketing Team that creates digital marketing strategies for the home audio product range including Home Theatre Systems, Sound Bars and Lifestyle Audio.

 

Skills Required:

  • Excellent copywriting, graphic design and videography skills
  • Collaboration with the marketing team to develop new content ideas
  • Contribute to the coordination of all PR activities and events
  • Understanding of professional standards and best-practice for marketing
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage media relationships
  • Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability in a range of other programs including Adobe Creative Suite

Tasks Include:

  • Assist the team with content production
  • Manage relevant marketing communication channels
  • Maintain and archive production elements
  • Build an internal archive library
  • Sustain media relationships and online community management.

 

If you want to be part of the Yamaha global brand, submit a resume and cover letter with your application here before Sunday February 17.

 

EVENT ASSISTANT - QUEENSCLIFF MUSIC FESTIVAL (Queenscliff, Victoria)

The Queenscliff Music Festival is a not-for-profit community based organisation. QMF Inc. annually presents the Queenscliff Music Festival on the last weekend in November, as well as producing smaller events throughout the year. 

 

Skills Required: 

  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite
  • Excellent time management including proven ability to set, and meet, deadlines
  • Ability to lead, motivate and train team members, particularly volunteers
  • Experience in staff/volunteer supervision, and the capacity to contribute to building a team focused on high quality customer service
  • Ability to communicate and engage effectively, respectfully and confidently, particularly with Volunteers and young people
  • Experience working in events and festivals (particularly involving young people)
  • Practical working knowledge and understanding of Youth Work principles and practice
  • Experience successfully engaging and communicating with a diverse range of young people of all abilities in a variety of program settings
  • A current Victorian driver's license is essential, together with a requirement that a Working With Children Check will be completed. The successful applicant will also be required to obtain a First Aid Certificate (Level 1 or above), if not already obtained, as part of their probation period

Tasks Include: 

  • Recruitment and on-boarding of Festival Volunteers
  • Recruit and work with QMF Team Leaders to coordinate volunteer requirements and rosters
  • Assistance in rostering of all volunteer teams
  • Communication with all volunteers regarding shifts, requirements, check-in procedures, induction program, OH&S
  • Promoting and recruiting of new Volunteers, as well as maintaining relationships with our key, returning volunteers
  • Develop and maintain position descriptions for all volunteer roles, including Team Leader roles
  • Develop and maintain QMF Volunteer Management documentation
  • Participate as a member of the Festival's HR Committee with respect to effective management of our volunteer crew
  • Artist Administration & Coordination
  • Work with Festival Director to develop artist documentation including, contracts, advance documents, registration forms, accreditation lists
  • Work with the Operations & Production Manage to distribute all production advance information including stage specs, as well as collating all artists production requirements and requests
  • Be the key point of contact for all Festival artists prior to, and post event
  • Keep clear records of all artist information and documentation
  • Work with QMF publicity, merchandising and other contractors to provide artist contact information, and assist with communication to artists
  • Coordinate artist accommodations including accomm bookings, and allocations, working with artists to understand individual artist requirements/requests
  • Coordinate any artist transport requirements including flight/ground transport bookings, working with artists to understand individual artist requirements/requests
  • Collate required documentation from artists including invoices, Public Liability Insurance Certificates, APRA performance statements
  • Provide administrative support to the Festivals Emerging Artist Grant
  • Implement and evaluate QMF's FReeZA FOOT-in-the-DOOR program as per our grant funding agreement
  • Develop, implement and identify opportunities and pathways for young people across the municipality into the music, creative arts and event management industries
  • Develop and implement Event documentation for individual FReeZA events
  • Maintain allocated program budget, and assist in the preparation of reports for QMF Board, and funding submissions as required
  • Coordinate & implement all aspects of delivering FReeZA youth events, including the FReeZA program and venue that runs over the Festival weekend
  • Manage the QMF FOOT-in-the-DOOR Youth committee, including recruitment, communication, rostering, event delivery, debriefs
  • Complete all FReeZA reporting requirements
  • Work with external contractors to deliver FReeZA events including production, security, first aid, venues etc.
  • Festival weekend Front of House Customer Service area management, overseeing Ticketing, Wristbanding, Information & Volunteers
  • Provide customer service for any ticketing related enquiries, including phone & internet sales
  • Work collaboratively with all members of the QMF team, ensure effective communication and all attend all staff and relevant meetings
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with all volunteers, artists, organisations, suppliers, contractors, staff, and other key stakeholders
  • Provide professional and relevant advice to the QMF team when required
  • Maintain up-to-date records of all relevant QMF documents in shared Dropbox folder
  • Manage volunteer & artist admin requirements for other key QMF events, launches, function etc. outside the key Festival period, including the new Low Light Festival
  • Other reasonable duties as directed by the Festival Director

 

If you want to be part of Queenscliff Music Festival's event, email applications to andrew@qmf.net.au with QMF Event Assistant Application as the subject by 5pm Friday  February 15. Respond specifically to the Position Description and Selection Criteria and include your most recent CV with contact details of three referees.

 

INTERNATIONAL PAYMENTS ADMINISTRATOR - APRA AMCOS (Sydney)

APRA AMCOS is a progressive membership organisation in the arts and cultural industry with a passion for promoting the value music brings to business and to life. With over 100,000 members,they work to ensure that composers, songwriters and publishers are rewarded whenever, and wherever, their musical works are played, performed or reproduced. 

 

Skills Required:

  • An effective communicator and team player, who is focused, efficient, and able to adapt to changing priorities
  • Sound numeracy, analytical and problem-solving capabilities and good eye for detail
  • 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:

  • Process detailed transactional data, received from affiliate societies around the world, to ensure the accurate and timely payment to APRA AMCOS membership

 

If you're keen to help pay Australia and New Zealand's songwriters the dollars they deserve, apply via Seek by 5pm, Friday January 25. Include a cover letter (1-2 pages) outlining your relevant experience along with an up-to-date resume. 

 

ADVERTISING AND CONTENT SALES - BEAT MAGAZINE (Melbourne) 

Beat Magazine is a leading Australian music, arts and youth culture magazine based in Brunswick East. They're looking for a star salesperson with a go-getter attitude to join the team. A retainer and uncapped incentives are offered. Bonus: You'll be sharing an office with your favourite Mixdown team.

 

Skills Required

  • Must have minimum 1.5-2 years experience in sales
  • A genuine passion for all things music, arts, culture and lifestyle
  • A strong knowledge of Melbourne’s cultural scene. Including venues, bars, clubs, pubs, music, the arts, eateries and entertainment
  • Highly driven and self-motivated
  • Outbound sales experience and/or an existing contact base preferred
  • Willingness to work outside of the normal 9-5 to reach sales targets
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced atmosphere
  • Drive and own a car

Tasks Include: 

  • Working on Beat Magazine (print and digital) along with other Furst Media magazines
  • Generating, prospecting and canvassing new leads for potential advertisers
  • Building and maintaining client relationships in order to gain repeated business and referrals
  • Actively pitch native content ideas and campaigns
  • Content and editorial coordination and budgeting

 

If you want to join our sister publication Beat, apply with a cover letter and resume addressed to Patrick at patrick@furstmedia.com.au

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