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

December 12-18

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.

TOURING ASSISTANT - FRONTIER TOURING (Sydney)

Frontier TourING are looking for a Tour Assistant to provide administrative support and stay across the day-to-day running of every tour. This includes supporting the Tour Director and working closely with the Frontier team.

 

Skills Required:

  •  Exceptional administration skills combined with knowledge of the live entertainment and concert touring industry
  • Experience in an administration role that is gained in a fast paced and dynamic industry (preferably the music industry)
  • Knowledge of ticketing processes and principles deployed in major venues
  • Conscientious, and the kind of person who will never let something slide or leave a stone unturned.
  • Being able to work both autonomously and collaboratively with the Frontier team to deliver exceptionally well organised tours

Tasks Include:

  • Assisting in all aspects of tour administration and setup
  • Assist with event sales reports
  • Compiling all relevant tour documentation
  • Conduct research for potential tours on previous tour performance and record sales and chart positions
  • Assist with the coordination, procurement and distribution of tour gifts
  • Working across tour correspondence and communications, scheduling meetings and calls, managing tour schedules, coordinating travel arrangements
  • Ensuring all pre and post tour documentation and reports are compiled and provided to all key stakeholders.

 

If you think you're up to the challenge, apply via Mushroom Group's website with a cover letter and resume before Thursday January 10.

 

PROGRAM MANAGER - MONA (Hobart)

The team behind Dark Mofo (DarkLab) is opening a new live music venue in the centre of Hobart and are on the lookout for a Program Manager to coordinate a live music program. 

 

Skills Required: 

  • Considerable experience obtained in a similar role, with the ability to demonstrate your strong networking skills within the industry
  • A demonstrated ability to develop a music program that covers a diverse range of genres
  • Being an exceptional communicator that can apply these skills in contract negotiation, liaising with techs and coordinating events
  • A  value for teamwork and will look for opportunities to collaborate with your peers in the DarkLab team and the Venue Manager
  • Organised and can implement strong administrative processes to keep track of budgets and the event calendar

Tasks Include: 

  • Be able to develop and deliver a music program for a new inner-city live music venue in Hobart, covering a diverse range of music genres
  • Develop foundation for the future to take a lead in developing a model that can deliver a sustainable and commercially successful live music program
  • Identifying and attracting local and national bands, music artists and DJs to perform at the venue, within the budget parameters identified
  • This includes negotiating, preparing and finalising artist and band contracts
  • Attend gigs to support bands and artists. This includes communicating tech riders and sounds checks with venue technicians and the venue manager
  • Developing strong administrative processes will be crucial. In collaboration with the venue manager you'll need to develop and maintain a bookings calendar and keep a track of program expenditure to ensure its aligned with the approved budget
  • Work with the DarkLab marketing team to support promotional tasks for booked events

 

If you want to be part of the MONA madness, submit your application (specifically addressing why you're a great fit for this role) at the gallery's website by Friday December 21.

 

ADMINISTRATION & CREATIVE COORDINATOR - WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC AUSTRALIA (Melbourne)

Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, is seeking a full-time Administration & Creative Coordinator for their office in Collingwood, Melbourne. 

 

Skills Required:

  • Previous experience in an administrative role, or a business-focussed music course
  • A broad knowledge of music, and a general knowledge of what music publishers do
  • Strong communication skills
  • A high level of self-motivation in completing tasks and meeting deadlines
  • Good organisation and time-management skills
  • The ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion is essential

Tasks Include:

  • Report to the Managing Director
  • Copyright maintenance of our extensive catalogue of musical works
  • Liaison with our international affiliates, clients, and APRA AMCOS and the broader music industry.
  • General office and administrative duties
  • Providing assistance to the Managing Director and providing advice to the Licensing Department on copyright queries 
  • The handling of social media accounts and copyright sampling queries.

 

If you want to join the historic company, apply here.

 

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR/TEAM ASSISTANT - ARTIST NETWORK (Sydney)

​Artist Network are looking for the services of an Office Administrator to work alongside their close knit team based in the inner west of Sydney. This role will be suitable to someone looking to progress into a role as a Booking Agent in the entertainment industry.

 

Skills Required: 

  • Keen interest in the music/entertainment business
  • Minimum typing speed of 50wpm
  • Intermediate to High level computer skills
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office
  • Strong attention to detail and a high level of self motivation;
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Knowledge or background in sales will be looked upon favourably

Tasks Include: 

  • Booking Sheet and Worksheets administration
  • General ad hoc duties and correspondence including email and reception duties
  • Liaising with artist management, record companies, venues and media.
  • Database management and physical/digital filing
  • Organisation of incoming and outgoing mail
  • Management of office facilities such as water, kitchen supplies and stationery
  • Gathering information on venue availability, pricing, ticketing, publicity and promotion
  • Ad hoc project work as required by the Management team
  • Volume of work can vary depending on the season

 

If you're keen to join the team, apply here or send your resume and cover letter to kim@artistnetwork.com.au.

 

 

VOLUNTEER MUSICIAN FOR JAM SESSION - HAMMOND CARE (Melbourne)

 

HammondCare Caufield want you to share your passion for music by having a weekly jam session with an elderly resident who plays the drums at HammondCare Caulfield.

 

Skills Required:

  • Be available for at least one hour per week or fortnight for 12 months or longer
  • Your own guitar, keyboard or other instrument
  • A national police check which HammondCare will organise and pay for

Tasks Include:​

  • Jammin'
  • A passion for music and helping others

 

If you want to share your passion in a charitable way, apply here and let them know why you're interested in volunteering.

 

Image via Maxime Bhm.

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