Mixdown's Top Jobs In The Music Industry (This Week)

July 31 - August 6

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.

HEAD OF MUSIC AUSTRALIA - DICE (Sydney) 

Dice are looking for the right person to join their mission and help bring DICE to live music fans in Australia. The right candidate will have an extensive network of long standing relationships with venue owners, promoters, artists, managers and agents, built & developed throughout their career in live music. Armed with a deep understanding of the national landscape, it will be up to you to define & deliver the strategic vision for DICE in Australia. 

 

Skills/Responsibilities Required:

  • Strong leadership qualities. You’ve inspired a dynamic team before.
  • Strong experience in the music industry. You have a powerful network and will already know the first 20 people you’re going to meet.
  • Skilled negotiator with experience navigating complex relationships.
  • You’re ready to un-learn. We’re re-thinking how the live music industry works and that inspires you.
  • Can adapt quickly to change. We\’re careful when making decisions but they\’re made quickly and implemented quicker. If you’ve always worked in the music industry, the way we work is probably going to be very different from what you’re used to, and that’s exciting.
  • Passionate about building exceptional and long-lasting partner relationships (artist, manager, agent, promoter etc).
  • You will lead the team acquiring new business, so winning deals is something that gets you up in the morning.
  • A strong communicator who enjoys presenting, and doesn\’t get intimidated by a room full of strangers. You have experience in public speaking and negotiation.

 

Tasks Include: 

  • Leading the team to aquire new business 
  • Identifying the right venues, promoters and artists for DICE to partner with on a national scale
  • Support regional Music Leads in delivering the partnerships they've indentified in their cities. 

 

For more info about this expanding company and to submit an application, head over here.

 

MUSIC LEAD - DICE (Sydney) 

Dice is looking for the right person to join their mission and help bring DICE to live music fans in Sydney. The right candidate will live and breathe the local scene; have an established network of contacts from years of experience in live music and a deep understanding of the Sydney landscape. They will be an authority on what’s on and where, and are always out.

 

Skills/Responsibilities Required:

  • Strong experience in the music industry. You have a powerful network and will already know the first 20 people you’re going to meet.
  • You’re ready to un-learn. We’re re-thinking how the live music industry works and that inspires you.
  • Can adapt quickly to change. We’re careful when making decisions but they’re made quickly and implemented quicker. If you’ve always worked in the music industry, the way we work is probably going to be very different from what you’re used to, and that’s exciting.
  • Passionate about building exceptional and long-lasting partner relationships (artist, manager, agent, promoter etc).
  • Extensive experience acquiring new business – winning deals is something that gets you up in the morning.
  • A strong communicator who enjoys presenting, and doesn’t get intimidated by a room full of strangers. You have experience in public speaking and negotiation.

 

Tasks Include:

  • Identify, sign and manage partnerships with venues and promoters
  • Develop relationships with established artists
  • Work with managers, agents & labels on artist campaigns

 

Click here to submit an application!

 

DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST - THE NIGHT CAT (Melbourne) 

The Night Cat is after a keen marketing person with good background knowledge of the music industry. Must be able to work in a team, mostly liaising with bookers to co-ordinate best marketing practice and application for the venue, two days a week. 

 

Tasks Include:

  • Email marketing (MailChimp campaigns)
  • Social media content 
  • Social media campaigns 
  • Google AdWords 
  • Pixel integration for re-targeting 
  • Traditional street advertising logistics 
  • Radio and traditional media campaigns 

 

Head over here to submit an application!

 

MUSIC PUBLICIST - POSITIVE FEEDBACK (Sydney or Melbourne) 

With offices in Melbourne and Sydney, Positive Feedback is a boutique PR, communications and creative agency specialising in music and culture. Positive Feedback is looking for an experienced Sydney or Melbourne based publicist to work across a range of clients including globally recognised musicians, developing artists, record labels, brands and creative projects. This is a unique opportunity for an exceptional, loyal, organised, detail-driven and ambitious individual looking for a challenging, fulfilling, creative role.

 

Skills/Responsibilites Required:

  •  Have at least 12 months music PR and/or radio plugging experience 
  • Gets along with the team and embodies a culture of wellness, fun, hard work, celebration, good people, inspiration, creativity, thinking outside the box, success, sustainability and growth
  • Understand the value of hard work and professionalism and is able to transition seamlessly from attending industry and client events, shows and festivals to office-based tasks.
  • Full of integrity and highly ethical, kind, loyal and driven by the manifesto of making good things happen for good people.
  • Organised, balanced and calm under pressure, fun and has a sense of humour.
  • Highly creative and emotionally intelligent, able to capitalise on clients’ unique passion points in order to create strategic promotional plans and long-term vision for clients and the business.
  • Productive, efficient and processes driven with high attention to detail.
  • Has an international vision with expansive, big ideas.
  • Has strong relationships with media and industry and able to utilise their networks as well as creative promo plans and carefully considered strategy to achieve exceptional results for our client base. 
  • Is passionate about Positive Feedback’s ethos.
  • They will need to have a keen interest in the global media landscape, have strong industry relationships and be passionate about the changing possibilities of the industry.  Digital marketing experience would be looked at favourably.

 

Tasks Include: 

  • Assist in developing the international PR arm of the business.
  • Assist in developing and expanding the domestic media database.
  • Manage publicity projects for single, EP and album releases as well as national and international touring artists and culture-focused campaigns.
  • Be passionate about organisation, processes and communication with a strong attention to detail managing workflow across the board. 
  • Be an exceptional communicator and have excellent people management skills – whether this be at creating collateral, reporting to clients, communicating with the Director or delegating to staff.
  • Use their own initiative and be creative – it is important that this person is independent but also actively collaborative.
  • Be committed, loyal and excited about the possibility of working hard to grow and nurture an agency with an international vision.
  • Be confident about being part of a small but growing posse of passionate, unique, hard working humans.
  • Be as comfortable doing small admin jobs as creating global PR strategies for the roster.  As a small agency, this person can’t be afraid to get their hands dirty and do whatever needs to be done to see the efficient running of the business.
  • Have a strong knowledge and interest of media outlets both locally and internationally.
  • International PR experience, digital marketing, domestic commercial radio and an artist management background will be looked upon favourably.

 

Keen? Click here to apply

 

LIBRARY/ MUSIC RESOURCES OFFICER - AUSTRALIAN MUSIC CENTRE (Sydney) 

The Australian Music Centre (AMC) is the national service organisation dedicated to the promotion and support of art music in Australia. They are seeking a Library / Music Resources Officer to play a key role as part of the Music Resources team. The team covers both library and sales services, with staff working across both areas. While the Library / Music Resources Officer is required to do some work relating to the sale of resources, their role is a blend of documentation/cataloguing and client services/reference. Most of their work is related to providing access to, and documentation of, the collection (which is in both physical and digital formats), including circulations, acquisitions, reference enquiries, and high-level cataloguing of resources.

 

Skills/Responsibilities Required: 

  • Qualification in Librarianship or Information Management and demonstrated experience working in library environments
  • Demonstrated musical literacy and familiarity with contemporary art music
  • Strong computer literacy, and familiarity with databases and Microsoft Office
  • Confidence in cataloguing / documentation
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work well in a team environment as well as work independently
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated commitment to providing customer service of a high standard

 

Tasks Include: 

  • Information services, including handling reference and circulation enquiries
  • Documentation/cataloguing of music resources (print music and recordings)
  • Assisting Library users with searching the online catalogue (by phone and email)
  • Assistance with hires of sets of orchestral parts
  • Assistance with collection management and maintenance
  • Handling Interlibrary Loans
  • Assisting with processing of memberships
  • Other administrative duties as required

 

For more information about this unique opportunity and to submit an application, click here

 

WRITER SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE - APRA AMCOS (Melbourne) 

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. They help Australian & New Zealand music customers get access to the world's musical repertoire. The VIC Writer Service Representative is an integral part of the national team. This part time 3 day week 12 month fixed term contract position offers the successful candidate an opportunity to really make an impact in particular with members and the wider music industry in Victoria both in the metropolitan and regional areas.

 

Skills/Responsibilities Required: 

  • Music Business experience
  • Strong organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Outstanding presentation skills with the confidence to communicate to large groups
  • Effective project management skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Customer service focus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Time management skills

 

 Tasks Include: 

  • Provide high quality APRA AMCOS membership service to existing and potential members and their representatives
  • Deliver presentations to music industry colleges, TAFE and tertiary institutions as part of the APRA AMCOS educational outreach program
  • Actively promote and establish music industry relationships with APRA AMCOS
  • Co-ordinate, budget, facilitate and evaluate Victorian events as required.

 

Interested? Head over here to apply!

 

ECOMMERCE ASSISTANT - SKY MUSIC (Melbourne) 

Based in Clayton, Sky Music has grown over the past decade to be one of the biggest musical instrument retailers in Australia with a particular focus on piano, guitar and drum products. They are now looking for hardworking, bright and enthusiastic individuals to join their newly forming online team! their focus will be to create the best user experience for customers shopping for guitars and musical instruments online. As a newly formed division, you will be working in a fast-paced, "start-up" environment.

 

Skills/Responsibilities Required: 

  • Basic Photoshop Skills
  • Copywriting
  • Experience using Shopify
  • Product knowledge in any of the following: Guitars, Drums, Pianos. Any product knowledge in Pro Audio, Keys/ Synths, Band/ Orchestral and Home Recording is a plus!
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Is motivated and has a self-driven attitude to achieve results
  • A cooperative and helpful team player
  • Ability to effectively manage time, multi-task, meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Willingness to proactively learn and improve product knowledge
  • And a determination to continuously grow and improve the business.

 

Tasks Include: 

  • Online Merchandising - Uploading and maintaining products listings online
  • Dispatch - Processing, packing and sending online orders
  • Customer Service - Online Queries and order tracking
  • Contribute to the implementation of new services and features to enrich user experience
  • Take part in copywriting and content creation
  • Contribute to marketing via social media networks

 

Click here to submit an application!

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