Mixdown’s top jobs in the Australian music industry (this week)
07.07.2021

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

See what's on offer from the music industry this week.

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, including gigs with RTRFM, Universal Music Australia, MusicNSW and The Sydney String Centre. Have a look!

This week’s top jobs:

  • Music Director – RTRFM (Perth)
  • Media and Promo Manager – Universal Music Australia (Melbourne)
  • First Nations Development Coordinator – MusicNSW (Sydney)
  • Music Sales Consultant – The Sydney String Centre (Sydney)

Catch up on all the latest industry news stories here.

Music Director – RTRFM (Perth)

RTRFM is an independent community-owned media company presenting a diverse range of music and talks programs with a heavy emphasis on supporting Western Australian cultural creativity. The company has a strong focus on local arts and music, and offers an alternative to mainstream media organisations.

We’re looking for a new Music Director to help define the ‘sound’ of ‘The Sound Alternative’. The successful applicant will be responsible for the addition of new music to our library, as well as championing local artists and releases, and guiding volunteer presenters as they seek to program their shows.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Vast awareness and appreciation of all kinds of music, with an ability to articulate and recognise music and artists that ‘fit’ RTRFM’s sound.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills; ability to meet deadlines in fast-paced working environment.
  • Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Google Suite.
  • Ability to work in a team and independently.
  • Extensive knowledge of community radio, and in particular RTRFM.
  • Experience working in a volunteer or community organisation, managing a team or related activities.

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Liaise with record distribution companies, management and artists to ensure RTRFM is receiving the latest music across all genres relevant to RTRFM programming; develop relationships to keep RTRFM top of mind for releases.
  • Ensure 25% local content and a further 10% Australian content is aired on RTRFM, and 100 hours of local & Australian content for use and distribution by RTRFM per year.
  • Liaise and support Breakfast & Talks team in coordination of music-based interviews and live-performances on Breakfast and other shows as required.
  • Coordinate transfer of relevant new music into the physical music library and the digital music database, and ensure digital music listings are up to date.
  • Work with volunteers to ensure digital music database and listings are up to date.
  • Make weekly music recommendations to all Peak music programs (Breakfast – Drivetime) and overnight specialist music programs.
  • Select and coordinate all feature albums and The Sound Selection across the station, including giveaways.
  • Support the music programming of RTRFM’s morning talks program and other talks programs as required.
  • Report to the General Manager with any member issues that occur either on-air or off-air.
  • Ensure security, integrity and confidentiality of data.
  • Participate in administrative tasks shared by all RTRFM staff (answering phones, welcoming guests, processing at POS).

Sound like you? Head here to apply.

Media and Promo Manager – Universal Music Australia (Melbourne)

Universal Music Australia (UMA) are the world’s leading music company. They own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audio-visual content in more than 60 countries.

The newly minted Virgin Music Australia (formerly Caroline) is the Label Services Arm of Universal Music. Virgin Music Australia is looking to appoint a Media and Promotions Manager (Melbourne office) to promote Virgin artists and releases through the design and execution of creative and effective promotional campaigns.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Preferable 1-2 years experience in a similar role or a role with relevant promotions experience in the music/entertainment industry
  • Demonstrated relationship-building skills
  • Knowledge or practical understanding of the digital music market and digitally focused marketing campaigns
  • A broad music knowledge including Virgin repertoire is vital
  • Proven organisational, co-ordination and time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (including creative writing, proposal writing)
  • Excellent persuasive skills

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Promoting Virgin artists to AUS media, with a focus on community radio and online
  • Working closely with wider Virgin AU team to create and implement national campaigns – pitching widespread artist promo and coverage, as well as overseeing all VIC on-ground opportunities
  • Applying a professional, personable and “can do” attitude to artist, management and label requests.
  • Campaign briefing, debriefing and weekly reporting
  • Database maintenance and press release management
  • Dealing with sensitive and confidential information
  • Develop and maintain relationships with a wide variety of National radio, press, TV and online contacts to ensure maximum exposure for Virgin Artists.
  • Responsible for servicing these media contacts by physical visits, phone, Zoom and email correspondence, via regular distribution of product, press releases, videos, etc.
  • Responsible for ensuring all said media enquiries are followed up thoroughly and in a timely manner.
  • Act as a central co-ordination point for all artists you represent with said media contacts, and pitch and co-ordinate activities, interviews, competitions, live performances, etc.
  • Ensure that key promotional contacts attend our artist launch events and gigs.

Keen? Head to Linkedin to apply now.

First Nations Development Coordinator – MusicNSW (Sydney)

MusicNSW are looking for someone to oversee the research and development of MusicNSW’s First Nations music programs, projects and initiatives, and contribute to the organisation’s sector advocacy across NSW.

This is an identified position, within the meaning of special measures under subsection 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Existing First Nations music industry relationships and connections
  • Familiarity and understanding of current best-practice cultural protocols and processes
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the contemporary music industry
  • Program development experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Highly efficient with a diligent work ethic
  • Experience working with First Nations communities
  • An understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and
  • An ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Developing and delivering projects and initiatives to drive First Nations music development
  • Building networks with First Nations contemporary music industry professionals, organisations and artists in Sydney, Western Sydney and Regional NSW
  • Researching and creating a First Nations musicians and industry directory
  • Identifying key areas of focus for MusicNSW and participating in general project development
  • Input into MusicNSW marketing and communications

To apply, head to Pedestrian now.

Music Sales Consultant – The Sydney String Centre (Sydney)

The Sydney String Centre is Sydney’s leading specialist in orchestral stringed instruments; namely violins, violas, cellos and double basses. They are a family-owned business that has been operating for over 25 years. Their focus is on music education and our principal aim is to support musicians by providing them with quality musical instruments and accessories both in-store and online at www.violins.com.au.

They are searching for a musician (violinist, violist, cellist, or double bassist) to join our sales team. This team member will be based at our store in Chatswood and will help to run the day-to-day activities in the showroom.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • The ability to play an orchestral string instrument (violin, viola, cello, or double bass).
  • A friendly & positive nature.
  • A willingness to learn.
  • Exceptional communication skills, written and spoken.
  • Good computing skills.
  • Outstanding work ethic.
  • Ability to work autonomously, show initiative & self-motivation.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Permission to work in Australia.

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Working with customers to find solutions.
  • Demonstrating products (specifically demonstrating violins).
  • Training newer staff members & providing supervision for junior & casual employees.
  • Processing sales & rentals.
  • Manage customer appointments.
  • Answering customer emails.
  • Taking phone calls.
  • Maintaining stock levels and store presentation.
  • Developing and fostering relationships with customers and music teachers.
  • Learning relevant product knowledge.

Want to work with strings full time? Apply here.

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