Mixdown’s top jobs in the Australian music industry (this week)
21.07.2021

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 Beat Magazine, Sony Music, WAAPA/ECU and AVPartners. Have a look!

This week’s top jobs:

  • Editor – Beat Magazine (Melbourne)
  • Account Manager – Sony Music (Sydney)
  • Music Theatre Lecturer – WAAPA/ECU (Perth)
  • Senior Audio Engineer – AVPartners

Catch up on all the latest industry news stories here.

Editor – Beat Magazine (Melbourne)

Beat Magazine – beat.com.au – Melbourne’s favourite destination for all things music, gigs, art and culture, is seeking an experienced website editor for its Melbourne-based team to administer content across its web and social platforms.

Beat is a part of Furst Media, an Australian independent publisher in the music, fashion and lifestyle areas.

Furst Media pride themselves on being an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an inclusive working environment that embraces and respects diversity in gender, identity, race or disability.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • At least two years’ experience in a professional copywriting or media environment.
  • A tertiary qualification in journalism, media, communications, professional writing or a related area is desirable.
  • Exceptionally strong writing and editing skills.
  • An understanding of the interrelationships been various music and arts industry stakeholders; PR, labels, touring businesses, venues, agencies etc.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience using a web based CMS like WordPress or Drupal.
  • Experience using all major social media platforms.
  • An understanding of, and passion for Melbourne’s cultural and entertainment sectors across music, arts, food, festivals, clubs etc.

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Writing, sourcing and publishing written content about a broad range of topics of interest to cultural enthusiasts living in Melbourne and Victoria.
  • Application of Beat’s SEO strategy to all website content.
  • Coordinating Beat’s social media channels and spearheading strategies to encourage audience engagement and growth.
  • Creating and sending e-newsletters to subscribers and driving subscription numbers through initiatives such as competitions and giveaways.
  • Closely working with Beat’s advertising and content sales team and assisting in identifying commercial opportunities, engaging with advertisers/partners and conceiving commercial content ideas.
  • Managing the rollout of commercial and branded content across Beat’s digital platforms.

Want to work for our sister site? Head to Fashion Journal Careers to apply.

Account Manager – Sony Music (Sydney)

You will be working within the EMI Production Music division of Sony Music Publishing, the largest music publisher in the world.

Located at our Surry Hills office, they’re excited to be on the lookout for a confident, energetic and creative Account Manager/Creative Synch Exec with knowledge in a wide range of musical genres to join their team.

As part of a small team, you will be focused on promoting our production music catalogue to a large number of high profile clients in the TV, Film, Radio, Advertising and Digital media sectors. The role is extremely varied, requiring both versatility and a willingness to exercise initiative.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Computer literacy (MS Word & Excel essential)
  • Client services experience within a music or media business preferred
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Passionate about Music
  • Proactive and shows initiative
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • High levels of integrity and honesty
  • Team player – able to work well and manage relationships with others

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Increasing revenue from client-base as well as researching potential new music users.
  • Maintaining contact with existing clients and establishing new relationships by telephone, email and in person visits.
  • Analysing user data to identify opportunities to increase sales and focus marketing activity more effectively.
  • Music supervision and performing music searches for clients.
  • Participating in the planning, coordinating and execution of client events.
  • Providing feedback on the catalog and ideas for the development of new releases based on production trends and client requests

Sound like you? Head to Seek to apply.

Music Theatre Lecturer – WAAPA/ECU (Perth)

The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts is a vibrant conservatoire-style school within Edith Cowan University. It’s a place dedicated to the vital role the arts play in society, where you can share your knowledge and experience with students, collaborate with other enthusiastic and committed people, and continue to develop your practice in a supportive, stimulating and creative environment.

As Lecturer and Course Coordinator for the Diploma of Musical Theatre, you will be responsible for the leadership and administration of the course, ensuring alignment with Government VET regulations and WAAPA ECU quality and values in delivering contemporary performing arts training.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications, ideally a minimum of Masters level or equivalent professional industry experience.
  • Excellent skills in their specific discipline area;
  • A track record of relevant professional experience in their discipline;
  • Strong administrative skills;
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry and Personal Excellence.

Want to work for one of the top music institutions in the country? Head to Seek to apply.

Senior Audio Engineer – AVPartners

AVPartners is Australia’s most innovative audiovisual event staging company, employing some of Australia’s most experienced events industry professionals.

Based at Crown Perth with the ability to work at our other Perth venues, AVPartners is offering exciting opportunities for highly experienced Audiovisual Technicians seeking a full-time position commencing within the month of preferably September to October.

Working with the Event Management team, our Audiovisual Technicians ensure the technical quality of our events is of the highest possible standard and will set up, operate and dismantle all events.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Experience in the corporate audiovisual events industry ( 5 years Min 10 years Preferred )
  • Significant knowledge of Midas Pro series, Yamaha CL and QL and Soundcraft SI and Ui Consoles
  • Significant knowledge of L-Acoustics Soundvision, L-Net software, Shure and Sennheiser RF Systems
  • Basic knowledge of Vision and Lighting equipment
  • Good work ethic, positive attitude and be willing to work flexible hours including weekends and nights
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Desire to work in a team environment
  • Preferably hold a current EWP license
  • Preferably hold a Doggers & Basic Riggers Ticket (Preferably Intermediate Riggers Ticket)
  • Must be able to get a Clear Police clearance valid with the last 4 months

Sound like you? Apply via Seek now.

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