Mixdown's top 7 jobs in the music industry (this week)

January 16-22

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.

BAR MANAGER - HOWLER BAR & THEATRE (Melbourne)

Howler Bar & Theatre, one of Brunswick's favourite venues, is currently seeking a full time experienced and motivated bar manager to join their team to provide exceptional customer service, drive and passion. 

 

Skills Required: 

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Demonstrated experience in a similar role or have extensive experience at a lower level
  • Have extensive knowledge of bartending and/or hospitality
  • Have excellent leadership skills, and a passion for leading by example
  • Have the ability to develop the team and improve their skill sets
  • Have exposure to cost management
  • Be able to discipline and control a team professionally
  • Have effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Have effective time management
  • RSA certification essential
  • Have an eye for detail and quality control
  • Have a genuine care for the venue and your staff
  • Be an Australian Citizen or permanent resident to apply

Tasks Include:

  • Recruitment, and training of all bartenders
  • Rostering and runsheets
  • Operational running of shifts
  • Liaising with our security team
  • Ordering and stock management
  • Beverage list creation and management
  • Stock Control
  • Some financial reporting
  • Ensuring front of house staff provide a consistently high level of service to customers
  • Meeting company targets within approved budget constraints
  • Providing support to the General Manager in administrative tasks.
  • Ensuring compliance with all relevant legal statutes, including but not limited to OH&S, liquor licensing, city council

 

If you feel like you can lead the charge at Howler, apply here with a resume and cover letter.

 

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, ARTIST AND SECTOR DEVELOPMENT - SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE (Sydney) 

Sydney's iconic Opera House is looking for an associate producer for their artist and sector development area.

 

Skills Required:

  • Deep previous experience in in the arts and entertainment fields, including managing artist logistics with extensive operational experience
  • 3-5 years’ experience in delivery of live events, developing projects, programs and financial arrangements
  • Demonstrable understanding of the Australian performing arts ecology with a particular focus on small to medium scale and/or independent companies and artists
  • Experience in developing and implementing business cases and project budgets including modelling revenue
  • Experience in managing multiple projects, often with competing priorities
  • Successful team work track record
  • Experience working with marketing and publicity staff
  • Experience negotiating and drafting contracts with artists and arts organisations
  • Strong relationship management and leadership skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Tasks Include:

  • Working to the direction of the Head of Programming
  • Research & develop and project manage programs through to successful completion
  • Generate budgets
  • Model revenue options
  • Identify and pursue funding opportunities
  • Identify and pursue partnerships with other institutions
  • Negotiate financial arrangements and contracts and liaise with an array of internal and external stakeholders

 

If you want to futher the legacy of this cultural institution, upload a resume of no more than five pages and a covering letter of no more than two pages here. The cover letter must address the following two targeted questions: a) Describe your experience working with independent and/or emerging artists and the small to medium arts sector, and b) What are the key challenges faced by independent and/or emerging artists in Sydney and Australia more generally?

 

CONTENT CREATOR - MUSHROOM GROUP (Melbourne)

Mushroom is Australia’s largest independent entertainment company, providing a range of services for artists all over Australia and the globe. They're looking for an in-house, music-loving content creator to join their Melbourne office.

 

Skills Required:

  • A minimum of 1-2 years working in a professional environment in a content creation role
  • Graphic design skills, including photo editing skills on Photoshop, for still, animation, and motion graphic content
  • Strong video editing skills with an understanding of Adobe Creative Cloud apps, such as Adobe Premier Pro, After Effects or equivalent
  • Knowledge of codecs, image types, frame rates, resolutions, and digital workflows
  • Strong understanding and interest in various social media platforms, and how specific content types work with each platform
  • Awareness and interest in social media video production trends across all digital platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Youtube
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to multitask and prioritise, working across multiple briefs, projects, and timelines
  • Ability to adapt to rapid changes in production plan/schedules
  • Ability to work independently within a team
  • Demonstrable experience of developing engaging content ideas
  • Great information and visual design skills, with a portfolio that demonstrates that
  • A flair for social platform copywriting is preferable
  • A passion for and knowledge of music
  • Experience editing music performance content, desired but not mandatory
  • A degree in Film, Communication or a related field is desired but not essential
  • Good at making jokes and/or listening to them

Tasks Include:

  • Create engaging content for use in mixed media communications across Mushroom brand assets and Mushroom artist (label and live) assets, including but not limited to interactive content, gifs, video, and images for social media, digital, and print platforms
  • Develop and produce engaging EDM communication, including but not limited to, video e-cards, visual engagement communications, and more
  • Develop, edit, and produce engaging imagery for use in artist campaigns to media and direct-to-consumer communications
  • Conceptualise and work with various Mushroom teams and artists to develop engaging proactive and reactive campaign plans and content
  • Working with live events, planning and capturing content to be utilised for supply and engagement of media and the public
  • Presenting concepts and reporting on performance to stakeholders

 

If you want to join the fun-loving team at Mushroom, upload a cover letter, CV and importantly a link to your portfolio (minimum three examples across various disciplines) by 5pm Thursday January 24 here.

 

AUDIO IMAGING AND CONTENT PRODUCER - iHEARTRADIO (Sydney)

ARN (Australian Radio Network) is one of the leading broadcasters in the country, with ownership or investments in 12 radio stations nationwide. They're on the hunt for an Audio Imaging and Content Producer to be responsible for creating and producing audio imaging, packaging, content and promos for the iHeartRadio platform.

 

Skills Required:

  • Production experience – ability and experience using audio production software and equipment for editing interviews, audio grabs, producing show promos and required audio for both on air and review purposes
  • A minimum of two-years’ experience using Pro Tools (or equivalent)
  • Ability to record, mix, edit, (carting, basic nexgen skills – at a multitrack level) and enhance audio in a timely and prompt manner
  • Creative writing skills for contributing to, or complete unsupervised, show or station promos, imaging, and/or related integrated client commitments
  • Experience with working on both station and client-integrated campaigns in the capacity of writing creative copy and brief sheets for talent
  • Suitable radio, media, audio-visual qualifications from AFTRS, WAAPA or equivalent highly desirable
  • Flexibility and ability to work autonomously

Tasks Include:

  • Meeting all assigned and agreed production deadlines to iHeartRadio’s established high standards of creativity and quality
  • Timely response to topical imaging opportunities (seize the day imaging)
  • Responsible for the production and distribution of the weekly iHeartRadio Countdown for KIIS and syndication partners
  • Editing of interviews, show segments, vignettes or other weekly content requirements
  • Oversee the editing and selection of award entries across the year
  • APRA reporting for all iHeartRadio in association
  • Support the Music Director with production related support such as carting of music, long form shows and promos

 

If you want help the iHeartradio team on the air, upload your cover letter and resume by close of business Thursday January 31 here.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA & CONTENT CO-ORDINATOR - BOLSTER (Melbourne)

Bolster is a digital strategy, creative and product agency specialising in music, events and entertainment. Their Melbourne team is on the hunt for someone to join their social media team, and help create, manage and grow clients’ social media channels along with their internal projects.

 

Skills Required:

  • Minimum 1 year of working in social media, marketing, advertising, events or music
  • Proven history of managing and building rapport with multiple clients
  • Ability to multitask, prioritise and manage your time across campaigns and clients
  • Excellent copywriting and editing skills, with perfect grammar and spelling
  • Ability to differentiate tone of voice across multiple brands and platforms
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to understand online metrics and analytics
  • Strong base knowledge of online marketing, and awareness of new trends and technology in social media and our clients’ verticals
  • A love for music, comedy and entertainment

Tasks Include:

  • Work with client and internal Bolster strategist team to devise and implement best practice social & content plans for clients’ channels, which might include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat, Pinterest, blog posts and EDMs
  • Client account management, including day-to-day communication and regular reporting
  • Plan and maintain content schedules for multiple clients
  • Work with internal and external teams to create and source content
  • Closely monitor and foster community engagement via social media channels
  • Responsive crisis management for clients when needed
  • Report on engagement and audience growth across different channels, with the ability to pull out insights
  • Occasionally work on-ground at our clients events to provide real-time social media updates
  • Proactive ideation for new initiatives
  • Attendance of WIPs, briefings and presentations

 

If you want to be part of the fun, apply on Indeed with your resume and cover letter.

 

DIGITAL CONTENT PRODUCER - AUSTRALIAN RADIO NETWORK (Melbourne)

ARN (Australian Radio Network) is searching for a Digital Content Producer, who will be an integral part of the Digital team for The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show whilst extending brands into the digital world, and creating engaging and entertaining content.

 

Skills Required:

  • Experience in producing content for either radio, television or online
  • Strong proficiency and ability in video/photo shooting and editing within quick turnarounds
  • An ability to work autonomously and can prioritise and organise resources while maintaining quality and attention to detail
  • An energy, hunger and passion for digital and be a leader in the digital space
  • A creative ability to produce, write, edit and post produce multimedia content
  • A good knowledge of online design standards and the design constraints/capabilities on the internet
  • Skilled in social media platforms and the ability to create social media strategies
  • Proficient Adobe Creative Cloud Skills including Photoshop & video editing with Adobe Premiere

Tasks Include:

  • Developing/sourcing, creating and publishing day to day content for our websites with particular focus on Shareable Network Content (e.g. Entertainment, New, Events etc.), social media creation/management & commercial content integration
  • Responsible for producing commercial content to create exciting multi-platform campaigns
  • Generate innovative ideas that will attract new audiences through unique multimedia content, integrated with client campaigns
  • Create entertaining daily content extending from our shows, presenters and station priorities
  • Design promotional material for our brands and our clients for online and social use
  • Film and edit videos for our shows and presenters to a high quality on a tight turn around
  • Be a social media champion responsible for interaction, growth and assisting our team’s use of social media best practice

 

Want to join the team? Apply here with a resume and a cover letter by COB Friday January 25. 

 

ACADEMIC LECTURER, GUITAR SPECIALIST - AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF MUSIC (Melbourne)

The Australian Institute of Music is currently seeking an experienced Academic Lecturer with a guitar specialisation to prepare, deliver and assess practical classes.

 

Skills Required: 

  • Demonstrated previous experience in a similar role
  • Hold current, relevant qualifications for the role
  • Hold a current Working with Children Check clearance
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Thorough understanding of the challenges and needs facing students
  • Strong individual and team-based collaboration in the achievement of goals
  • Able to work under tight deadlines with multiple stakeholders and competing priorities

Tasks Include: 

  • Prepare, review and update course materials
  • Delivery of course materials to students
  • Draft, review and update assessment materials
  • Assess and determine student results with reference to the course criteria
  • Provide individual guidance and support for students
  • Monitor student performance, attendance and participation
  • Drive student engagement with the subject matter
  • Retain industry knowledge and currency in the field
  • Support the Institute through an array of changes

 

Keen to impart your guitar wisdom? Apply via Seek with a resume and cover letter.

 

Image via João Silas.

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