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

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

Words by Eli Duxson

All the latest local gigs on offer.

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 is a tough place to crack into.

To help you on your journey, we’ve compiled a list of the best jobs in the industry this week in Australia by searching through Seek and leeching LinkedIn, with this week consisting of gigs from Muso, Spotify, Queenscliff Music Festival, Eastgate Music, TEG Live, and Universal Music Australia.

This week’s top jobs:

  • Product Manager – Muso (Melbourne)
  • Senior Marketing Manager – Spotify AUNZ (Sydney)
  • Operations & Production Manager – Queenscliff Music Festival (Queenscliff, VIC)
  • Senior Salesperson – Eastgate Music (Melbourne)
  • Marketing Executive – TEG Live (Sydney)
  • Media & Editorial Coordinator – Universal Music Australia (Sydney)

Catch up on all the latest industry news stories here.

Product Manager – Muso (Melbourne)

Live entertainment booking platform Muso are looking for a full-time product manager to help develop their artist management platform.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • 2+ years managing a product at a start-up or in a greenfield project
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver product features
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Confident, enthusiastic, and autonomous at heart
  • Be super customer focused and thrive on delivering results
  • Have a passion for the product development discipline

Task / Responsibilities Include:

  • Work closely with our customers to define features then partner with engineering to deliver exceptional customer experiences through our platform
  • Develop intuition and expertise in the entertainment management domain, quickly establishing yourself as a subject matter expert
  • Jump straight into an already running product unit and start contributing intentionally and confidently

Find out more on how to apply at LinkedIn

Senior Marketing Manager – Spotify AUNZ (Sydney)

Spotify’s consumer marketing team are searching for a senior marketing manager to drive brand and user growth in the region. Ideally, you would have at least 10 years of experience in consumer, digital media, brand, or entertainment marketing and collaborative leadership qualities.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Strong initiative and determination with 10+ years validated experience in consumer, digital media, brand or entertainment marketing
  • You are creative minded, strongly analytical and a confident communicator, all of which allows you to easily collaborate with partners and effectively work across functions
  • Highly customer driven and data literate. Able to interrogate market, competitor and customer data to build recommendations on market and consumer growth activations
  • You bring a positive outlook, passion for the Spotify brand and the ability to drive, inspire and provide leadership to the broader team
  • Experience in media planning and/or partnership marketing will be highly regarded
  • You thoroughly understand the fast-paced digital music landscape, prominent web, mobile and social platforms and their impact on popular culture
  • You have sound knowledge of the AUNZ digital advertising industry with a strong professional network of media, marketing and brand advertising professionals
  • You have pushed and facilitated the buying process of media, including online and offline channels, and have expertise in media negotiation and attribution.
  • You have led all aspects of the creative process including shoots, production and post-production and have a high degree of knowledge across the broader process
  • You can work efficiently in an unstructured environment and do well in fast paced, dynamic environments where critical thinking and innovation are important to achieve success
  • You have a track record of strong leadership, inspiring teams, and a collaborative growth mindset. You exhibit curiosity, proactively tackle problems and are always looking for opportunities to improve the way we work

Task / Responsibilities Include:

  • Help develop the consumer marketing strategy for the AUNZ market, ensuring all regional activity is linked directly to brand and user growth targets by optimising local segmentation
  • Interpret consumer trends/audience insights and translate these into relevant marketing initiatives based on a deep understanding of the market conditions
  • Lead the strategy and execution of tent-pole marketing programs, ensuring all activity feels local, personal and delivers measurable user growth and/or retention
  • Drive end-to-end campaign orchestration from establishing the strategy to brief development, agency management, creative and media execution and ultimately measurement, optimisation and reporting that demonstrates return on investment
  • Collaborate with key agency partners and internal stakeholders locally and globally
  • Develop effective growth-driving media strategies based on an extensive knowledge of marketing, advertising and media planning principles across digital and traditional media
  • Provide counsel to the team and cross-functional partners on the market landscape (media and societal trends, growth opportunities, competitive landscape)
  • Drive the AUNZ management of overall media, production and agency fee costs ensuring we are forecasting and actualising on target in partnership with finance
  • Lead and provide oversight to our local partnership strategies, ensuring our external partners are helping drive local growth for Spotify
  • Provide managerial oversight and mentorship to the marketing team across campaigns and marketing programs
  • Explore new avenues of user growth for the AUNZ business, including new media, partnership and retention activations

Apply now via LinkedIn

Operations & Production Manager – Queenscliff Music Festival (Queenscliff, VIC)

Not-for-profit community organisation Queenscliff Music Festival are on the hunt for an operations and production manager on a six-month contract, with the chance of renewal. The right candidate will be able to provide expertise in the development and implementation of all infrastructure, emergency/safety, logistics, and technical requirements associated with the Festival including the management of budgets, schedules and relevant staff, operator’s supplier & contractors.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Experience working as a professional festival and/or events Operations and/or Production Manager
  • Experience working in the arts, preferably around music and festivals
  • Experience scoping, managing, and reporting on event budgets
  • Quality written and verbal communication
  • Excellent time management including setting and meeting deadlines
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite or equivalent and experience delivering quality administrative outcomes
  • Knowledge and experience in Risk Management, Emergency Management, Safety and OH&S planning
  • Experience in effective staff and contractor management

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversee all Production Services including those provided by third party Contractors, and the management of the delivery and operation for all Festival Production elements (Sound, Lighting, Staging, Video etc. and associated labour)
  • On Site Production management for the Festival itself working with production crew, operators & contractors
  • Site & Event Infrastructure and logistic services including the management of the delivery and operation for all Festival Site Infrastructure elements (Venues, Tents, Toilets, Fencing, Lighting, Signage, Site Offices, Stalls, Furniture, Decorations, and associated labour)
  • On Site Operations management for the Festival itself, working with site crew, operators & contractors. Includes QMF off-site Campground and off-site venues
  • Develop and populate Festival Management Plans and provide drafts to local Council within timeframes provided. This includes, emergency management plans, site plans, temporary structures, production and event schedules, technical requirements, communications, waste management and traffic management
  • Be key liaison with local Council and ensure all legislative requirements are met, including planning permits, occupancy permits, POPE permits, food service permits, liquor licences, local laws permits & exemptions, road closures etc
  • Be key liaison with venues during planning and throughout Festival weekend on all logistical aspects in relation to the venue and site use including confirmation & contracting, technical requirements, audience capacities and disability access
  • Develop, manage, and implement, QMF Noise Management Plan. Work with production suppliers, artists, and local residents, to achieve best possible noise emissions outcomes throughout festival weekend
  • Develop and maintain COVIDSafe policies and procedures
  • Collaborate on festival budget planning while obtaining quotes and reporting back
  • Recruit and manage all site & production staff, operators & crew

Email applications to [email protected] with QMF Operations & Production Manager Application as the subject.

Senior Salesperson – Eastgate Music (Melbourne)

Instrument and music equipment retailers Eastgate Music are seeking guitarists to assist with floor sales in their Kew store on a full-time contract.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Previous sales experience
  • Proven guitar abilities
  • Knowledge of other instruments and/or audio products ideal
  • Motivated and upbeat personality
  • Exceptional organisational and people skills

Apply now via Seek

Marketing Executive – TEG Live (Sydney)

The TEG Live team are seeking applicants for their marketing executive position to work with band and artist management and touring managers to assist with the promotion of live shows.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Min. 4 years marketing experience
  • Relevant degree and/or business qualification preferred
  • Experience within the music industry (i.e. promoter, live events, record label)
  • Strong well-rounded experience managing and executing marketing campaigns across a variety of channels
  • Highly organised & self-motivated with the ability to develop and follow-up on plans
  • Have strong negotiation skills
  • Be commercially-minded with an understanding of business needs and financial performance drivers for TEG Live

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop and execute tailored and comprehensive marketing strategies for MJR Presents & TEG Live music tours to meet commercial objectives
  • Analyse ticket sales trends and apply insights to ensure marketing plan continues to maximise sales
  • Oversee the appointment of publicists and the development and implementation of PR strategy with various freelancers/agencies as required, ensuring the seamless integration of publicity and promotional schedules from launch through to show dates
  • Share marketing plans with TEG Team and external stakeholders 
  • Be the key point of contact for Artist Management, seeking direction, assets & approvals as required
  • Localise tour assets to support marketing, PR and hospitality sales
  • Optimise digital campaigns and ensure content is maximised across own channels
  • Highly organised & self-motivated with the ability to develop and follow-up on plans
  • Have strong negotiation skills
  • Commercially-minded with an understanding of business needs and financial performance drivers for TEG Live

Apply now via Seek

Media & Editorial Coordinator – Universal Music Australia (Sydney)

The Australian branch of the Universal Music Group are searching for a media and editorial coordinator who will work with their music catalogue to maximise artist presence and profile across all media and digital business partners.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Media, marketing, or equivalent professional experience
  • Knowledge of Adobe Editing suites (most notably Photoshop and Premiere Pro)
  • An understanding of online media and the digital landscape 
  • High level of creativity, innovation and enthusiasm; and the ability to drive business priorities to business partners
  • Excellent time management skills, planning and organisation skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Support for and coordination of all Media and DSP activity as directed
  • Responsible for coordination of artist presence and profile across Media and Digital Service Partners (DSPs) to achieve agreed KPI’s
  • Integrate fan-centric campaigns into marketing & promotional opportunities in order to build direct access fan databases
  • Foster artist and management relationships to gain insights in order to build unique and innovative artist content
  • Work with the account leads to deliver assets including but not limited to; priority sheets, photoshop assets, video assets and artist show reels
  • Collaborate with artist development teams ensure timely delivery of all assets and timelines 
  • Liaise & coordinate with o/s labels and International artist campaigns
  • Strategy & Monetisation of content
  • Actively encourage use of Universal data and analytics throughout all activities

To learn more and apply, click here.

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