Mixdown's top 5 jobs in the music industry (this week)

August 29 - September 4

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.

PIANO SPECIALIST - ROLAND AUSTRALIA (Sydney)

Roland Australia is currently seeking a part-time Piano Specialist to facilitate awareness of its products, create content, work with dealers and do other activities that ultimately lead to increased sales.The ideal applicant would have previous experience in sales and/or marketing, possibly having done a similar role in a different industry. 

 

Skills/Responsibilities Required:

  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of piano related products and their market segments
  • An ability to explain complex musical instrument technologies in simple terms and show their ‘real world’ applications
  • Comfortability and experience in live performance and the ability to present confidently
  • A good higher-level understanding of how to promote on social media, the back-end structures and the language appropriate for each channel
  • Appreciation of a customer-centric marketing approach
  • Reliable, proactive “whatever it takes” attitude that ensures deadlines and standards are met
  • Outstanding organisational and time management skills combined
  • The ability to take ownership and responsibility for projects - it is essential that you are self-motivated and can work unsupervised to meet strict deadlines

Tasks Include:

  • Work closely with established dealers, helping them produce and promote engaging content for their social media and website
  • Have a thorough understanding of different marketing channels (e.g. website, blog, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram) and how to use them
  • Provide product training for retail salespeople with hands-on, customer focused, real world examples
  • Be responsible for point of sale materials and merchandise
  • Monitor market conditions, competitive products and consumer sentiment, producing reports and making suggestions
  • A commercial understanding of the role, accompanied by a belief that providing application based ‘value’ marketing will lead to sales
  • Finding new market segments

 

Don't miss out on the opportunity to work for a company as coveted as Roland. Hit the link here to visit the jobs portal and apply today.

 

 

MUSIC PUBLICIST/DIGITAL MARKETER - HEAPSAFLASH (Brisbane)

 

​A boutique Brisbane-based music marketing agency with a diverse range of high-profile clients, Heapsaflash is on the hunt for a part-time Publicist and Marketer to join the team. A diverse and multi-skilled position, this role will see the successful applicant become a key member of staff, facilitating the marketing and publicity of diverse, interesting and exciting campaigns with ongoing learning and growth opportunities.  

 

 

Skills/Responsibilities Required:

  • Bachelor of Media & Communications/Bachelor of Business (Marketing, Public Relations)/Bachelor of Creative Industries (Media & Communications, or you’ve worked in PR for 2+ years and are just a gun at life in general
  • Proven experience in a fast-paced PR & marketing role  
  • A broad demonstrated understanding of the local and national music (and wider) media landscape 
  • High-level copywriting skills (a must, please include examples with your application) 
  • Experience running social media campaigns (advertising, data analysis and reporting) as well as an understanding of the back end architecture of the key social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)  
  • Advanced understanding of all Microsoft Office programs 
  • An extremely high level of proficiency in general admin + warp speed wpm  
  • Experience in EDM’s & Mailchimp inc database, data and list management  
  • Experience in SEO & digital marketing strategies and reporting (i.e., Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools)
  • High-level skills in document preparation and management (templates / briefs / inter-office and external documentation)
  • Proud attention to detail for application to briefs, and in preparing marketing materials for print, web and EDM 

Tasks Include:

  • Develop media plans and high quality collateral
  • Press release copy writing and communication strategy development
  • Implement PR & communications campaigns and manage activity to successfully promote clients including: securing feature albums, playlisting and organising exclusive online content placement including tour announcements, album reviews, competitions, giveaways
  • Co-ordinate and arrange interviews, email Q&A’s, photoshoots and press conferences with media and talent
  • Arrange online, print, radio, sync and TV coverage across national media outlets via multiple channels
  • Co-ordinate media planning and buying for events to support key publicity coverage.
  • Organise advertising schedules using a set budget to plan, quote, seek approval for and book campaigns including  delivering schedule, art specs and editorial assets  
  • Ongoing maintenance of internal client reporting templates with new results   
  • Consistently updating and maintaining internal media database 
  • Securing reviewers and photographers for shows, arranging of accreditation and filing guest lists
  • Manage digital content including website design, social media and ECRM.
  • Report on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter via insight analysis.
  • Customer relationship and campaign management. 
  • Client reporting and media tracking.

 

If you're a marketing whiz, don't sleep on this one. Email your resume, cover letter, and any examples of copywriting etc. to admin@heapsaflash.com.au

 

MUSIC ADMINISTRATOR - FOX SPORTS AUSTRALIA (Sydney)

Fox Sports Australia is currently accepting applications for the part-time contracted position of Music Administrator. 

 

Skills/Responsibilities Required:

  • Advanced computer skills using the MS Office Suite
  • Basic knowledge of television music and music rights preferred
  • An understanding of music and media industry trends
  • Experience of working in high-volume data environments
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organisational, administration skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently but cooperatively as part of a small team
  • Ability to approach tasks creatively, laterally and analytically
  • Willing to familiarise self with new work, processes, procedures and issues as required, and to contribute ideas and show initiative
  • Ability to prioritise and work under pressure and manage competing demands.
  • Wide-ranging passion for music (and sport!).

Tasks Include:

  • Proactively manage APRA and ARIA music reporting by liaising with producers across Fox Sports, to ensure data is delivered on time and the information provided is accurate
  • Track and report monthly commercial music usage
  • Monitor cue sheets to ensure that all productions are meeting contractual obligations and music collection societies requirements
  • Deal with any queries relating to music reporting/cue sheets
  • Assist with any testing required with new FSA music systems
  • Register tracks and promote our commissioned music
  • Listen to new commercial and production music and assist with collating playlists for producers
  • Maintain the centralised music databases
  • Deal with music briefs from producers, when required and suggest the best possible music for their productions

 

To apply, hit the link here for Fox Sport's SEEK listing, and follow the prompts to get started.

 

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT VENUE MANAGER - CENTURY VENUES (Sydney)

Century Venues, the owners of iconic Sydney music hubs such as The Enmore, The Metro, The Factory and The Sydney Comedy Store, are on the hunt for a Venue Manager to take the reins and steer live music into a positive direction in the heart of NSW's capital city. 

 

Skills/Responsibilities Required:

  • Demonstrated ability to work to deadlines and able to problem-solve quickly and effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and supervise staff and provide a high level of customer services
  • Demonstrated computer literacy skills with Microsoft Office Suite of Applications
  • Demonstrated ability running bar operations 
  • A practical knowledge Liquor Licensing Laws and Workplace Health and Safety Requirements
  • Current NSW driver's licence

Tasks Include:

  • Effective and efficient delivery of event plans in accordance with Century Venues procedures, including box office operations, bar management, cash handling, client hospitality, crowd control, venue setups & turnarounds, cross event marketing, event staff & security briefings
  • Representing the Group through liaison with tour managers, promoters, artists and our clients at events
  • Recruiting, training, grading and managing all associated event staff, including food and beverage staff, ushers, box office, back of house, venue technicians and security suppliers
  • Researching and resourcing events effectively and efficiently in conjunction with event managers and senior management
  • Conducting and supervising regular venue maintenance, upkeep and presentation of the venue
  • RSA management, cash handling, stock control & ordering
  • Maintaining a safe working environment by conforming to all established safety policies and procedures
  • Updating, contributing and managing all compliance documentation
  • Reporting: end of event, security, incidents & financial

 

To apply for this position, send your cover letter and resume, as well as your date of birth, photo ID, current address and residential status to recruitment@century.com.au

 

LIVE AUDIO ENGINEER - BUMP PRODUCTIONS (Sydney)

 

Bump Productions, a high-profile event production company based in Sydney, is currently seeking applicants for both casual and full time roles as a Live Sound Engineer, with events ranging from sophisticated corporate functions to complex AV setups from internationally acclaimed artists. 

 

 

Skills/Responsibilities Required:

  • Knowledge of inventory management software preferred
  • Knowledge of digital processing and equipment
  • 4 years of relevant work experience
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Project management skills, act as a team leader on jobsites
  • Well-presented and spoken with excellent communication skills
  • Solid decision making skills
  • Tenacity and Ability to “think on your feet” in stressful situations and problem solve
  • Professional maturity, integrity, discipline and a positive attitude
  • Ability to manage a wide variety of projects/demands at one time with quality execution and on time delivery
  • Work to tight deadlines 

Tasks Include:

  • Ability to set up large scale sound systems (turnkey)
  • Operate a wide variety of high end digital mixing desks
  • Familiarity with flying and stacking speaker systems
  • Operation of Audio DSP/Processing systems such as Lake
  • Programing architectural software/processing, knowledge of digital and analog signal routing
  • Knowledge of all other facets of the AV industry
  • Extensive experience in similar role
  • Project manage and direct crew
  • Operation of all aspects of audio systems in a live environment
  • Provide high quality mixes for all types of events
  • Work with shop staff when needed to prep and pack gear for live events.

 

To apply, send a resume detailling your relevant experience to info@bump.com.au

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