Mixdown’s top jobs in the Australian music industry (this week)
20.01.2021

Mixdown’s top jobs in the Australian music industry (this week)

Words by Will Brewster

Explore the latest gigs in the music industry kicking off from January 20.

Whether you’re looking for a casual job to keep the lights on between gigs or you’re on the hunt for a major career change, the music industry’s a tough place to crack into.

To help out, we’ve collated some of the best music jobs in Australia this week, with this week’s cream of the crop including opportunities from Australian Radio Network, Yamaha Music Australia, Dale Cleeves Music and The Music Place.

This week’s hot gigs

  • Music Director and Programmer – Australian Radio Network (Sydney)
  • Internal Sales Support – Yamaha Music Australia (Melbourne)
  • Store Manager – Dale Cleeves Music (Mt. Gambier)
  • General Manager – The Music Place (Melbourne)

Don’t miss out on all the latest Australian music industry news – keep your eyes peeled on our Industry News page to stay updated. 

Music Director and Programmer – Australian Radio Network (Sydney)

From KIIS and Pure gold through to iHeartRadio and The Edge, Australian Radio Network are one of the nation’s leading broadcasters today. They’re on the lookout for a savvy music guru to join their ranks as Music Director and Programmer and assist in the day-to-day delivery of music programming for iHeartRadio.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Suitable radio, media, audio-visual qualifications from AFTRS, WAAPA or equivalent highly desirable
  • Attention to detail and strong ability to prioritise in a deadline driven environment
  • The ability to be able to competently manage Music Scheduling system, audio editing, audio downloads, Nexgen player (or similar)
  • Produce great logs specific for a wide variety of stations, genres and formats using the latest scheduling techniques for a wide range of target audiences
  • Excellent communication skills

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsible for the delivery of compelling and impeccable music and content logs across all iHeartRadio specialty stations, meeting each station criteria and target audience requirements.
  • Responsible for the curation and overall sound of the iHeartRadio platform.
  • Assisting with downloading weekly radio shows, editing in ID’s and carting to Nexgen, basic show promo production and imaging for iHeartRadio stations and basic editing if audio content e.g. interviews
  • Regular reporting including records of all specialty station playlists for reporting to APRA/PPCA
  • Be constantly up to date with the latest releases and trends for music relating to iHeartRadio formats.
  • Liaise with Record Company Reps to ensure a good working relationship, organise interviews, content opportunities, radio specials and iHeartRadio Lives.
  • Maintaining iHeartRadio Cross Promos & FM iHR promos
  • Other ad hoc duties relating to music directing and audio production.
  • Contribute to idea generation for creative content opportunities
  • Contribute to the overall growth of the iHeartRadio platform for ARN and listeners

Get your application in via Seek today.

Internal Sales Support – Yamaha Music Australia (Melbourne)

Be it their flagship Yamaha brand or the likes of Ampeg, Vox, Steinberg or EarthQuaker Devices, Yamaha Music Australia are heavyweights within Australia’s music retail community. They’re currently hiring for a part time Internal Sales Support role in their Music Products Division, with the ideal candidate working each Thursday and Friday to assist their dealer network with sales inquiries and other related issues.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Sales and customer service experience
  • Strong and accurate data entry skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficient PC skills are essential with a sound knowledge of MS Excel and Word
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to work methodically
  • Highly energetic, enthusiastic and self motivated
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with internal and external customers
  • Be a team player with a flexible, mature outlook
  • Knowledge of, and/or the ability to play a musical instrument and/or a background in Professional Audio

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Directing dealer telephone sales and communications, processing orders, stock allocations and goods returns
  • Handling dealers’ and consumers’ general inquiries
  • Outbound sales calls to existing dealer network
  • Providing Sales Managers with timely stock, sales and back-order information
  • Support the activities of Sales/Product Managers and ensure geographical territory budgets are met
  • Providing market information, competitor activity and general dealer feedback to Sales Managers, Marketing team and Management
  • Attend dealer conferences and internal sales meetings, promotions and shows
  • Communicating with all relevant corporate departments (shipping, credit, service) to expedite positive outcomes for dealers, consumers and Sales Managers
  • Generate workflows for goods returns, credits, price movements

Don’t sleep on this one – shoot off your application through Seek today. 

Store Manager – Dale Cleeves Music (Mount Gambier)

Looking to advance your career in music retail? The team at Dale Cleeves Music are looking for a Store Manager to assume control of their store in the South Australian town of Mount Gambier.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Previous management experience
  • Strong musical instrument product knowledge
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Well presented

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Management of our Retail Sales Team
  • Merchandising of stock
  • Providing a high level of customer service to our customers.
  • Stock ordering and receiving
  • Rostering and supporting our staff

Keen? Get your resume in CV in today – submit it here.

General Manager – The Music Place (Melbourne)

The Music Place is a family-owned and operated retailer based in South Melbourne, specialising in brass and woodwind sales, repairs and rentals. They’re looking for someone to assume the role of General Manager to help run the store and facilitate the growth of the business.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Experience in profit loss reporting, managing sales and expense budgets
  • Proven ability to work in a team to achieve sales targets & KPI’s
  • Managing and optimisation of inventory
  • Experience in leadership / management of team
  • Ability to manage competing priorities, tasks and overall expectations

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversee smooth daily running of retail premise including; managing retail staff, merchandising, sales, client management, and achieving retail targets.
  • Conduct staff inductions and ongoing training on areas including products, policy, and sales techniques.
  • Development, planning and implementation of marketing strategies and promotions in line with goals and culture of the business, including online marketing.
  • Stock control and inventory management.
  • Lead by example, modelling the culture, values and expectations of The Music Place to all staff.

Send your application with a resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria to support@themusicplace.com.au by 5pm, Friday January 29.

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