Mixdown’s top jobs in the Australian music industry (this week)
04.08.2021

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 SAE Institute, Music Victoria, West One Music Group and 7NEWS.com.au. Have a look!

This week’s top jobs:

  • Lecturer of Music Production – SAE Institute (Byron Bay)
  • Venue Technician – Music Market – Music Victoria (Melbourne)
  • Senior Music and Licensing Manager – West One Music Group (Sydney)
  • Audio Producer – 7NEWS.com.au

Catch up on all the latest industry news stories here.

Lecturer of Music Production – SAE Institute (Byron Bay)

SAE is recognised for providing students with access to the best industry equipment and facilities, employing teaching staff with strong industry experience and delivering hands on teaching and learning in small class environments. The Institute engages with industry to develop curriculum that is relevant to local and global workforce needs. Work placements and internships are embedded in SAE programs are pathways to employment.

Located in idyllic Byron Bay and reporting operationally to the Campus Manager and functionally to the Academic Coordinator, you will deliver classes and workshops, engage in assessment and marking processes, and deliver student support and administration tasks.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Proven experience teaching songwriting and/or music production at a tertiary level
  • Hold an AQF Level 9 equivalency or higher, in a related discipline;
  • Possess superior interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Student-focused;
  • Teamwork;
  • Proficient in the use of industry specific software / hardware and processes;
  • Excellent understanding of transferable skills;
  • Cultural awareness;
  • Commitment to continuous improvement.

Want to teach sound production? Head to Seek to find out more.

Venue Technician – Music Market – Music Victoria (Melbourne)

The Victorian Music Development Office (VMDO) is hiring for a new position: Music Market Venue Technician. The Venue Technician is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Music Market to ensure its safe and optimal use as the headquarters for the Victorian music industry, subject to the terms of the operation agreement.

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Under the guidance of the Music Market Manager, manage the day-to-day operations of the venue and facilities to ensure the delivery of high-quality service and experiences for artists and hirers, enhancing the reputation of Music Market as a valuable and desirable venue
  • Provide excellent customer service support to all hirers, artists and patrons
  • Ensure potential presentations and events are assessed as feasible and appropriate for Music Market from a safety, technical and production perspective 
  • Liaise closely with Music Market Manager to understand total needs of hirers and to ensure needs are met safely and within cost parameters
  • Interpret pre-production information and ensure that event delivery meets hirers expectations in so far as is practicable
  • Respond flexibly and adaptably to changing requirements of the hirer 
  • Manage the engagement of specialist technical and production expertise and resources where required by presenters including additional technical staff
  • Oversee safe and efficient venue production set ups, event delivery and related processes
  • In consultation and under the direction of the Music Market Manager ensure compliance and advise artists, hirers and contractors about OHS, risk management and sustainability policy requirements and procedures
  • Co-ordinate safety inductions and emergency evacuation training as required and perform fire warden duties. 
  • Co-ordinate Collingwood Yards site access for hirers
  • Liaise with and induct security personnel as required
  • Ensure all equipment, venue and facilities are restored to standard post event
  • Ensure safe working order and maintenance of all technical equipment and perform general duties within the venue including, identification of maintenance needs, completion of maintenance tasks and co-ordinating repair
  • Oversee external crew’s usage of venue equipment and advise on best practise
  • Be onsite to supervise event delivery, serving as the primary point of contact for artists and hirers
  • Provide show report feedback to the Music Market Manager and recommend solutions for any issues identified
  • Contribute to Music Market reporting processes as required 
  • Other duties as required 

Want to work in the gorgeous new Collingwood Yards? Head to Linkedin to check it out.

Senior Music and Licensing Manager – West One Music Group (Sydney)

West One Music Group is a collaborative community of the brightest minds in music, dedicated to producing music for media. They bring together leading composers and artists to create soundtracks for the world’s most creative media encompassing TV, film, advertising, gaming, radio or online. Born in London in 2002, they now have offices and local production facilities across the globe.

Reporting to the Global CEO based in Los Angeles, the successful candidate will be responsible for generating music usage, creating relationships with music users and gaining deep knowledge of the broadcast industry and how music is used in these territories as well as managing the territory and sales team in Sydney.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Salesforce, Field Sales, Cold Calling, Account Management and 5 years of Sales experience in media preferably.
  • Skills: communication, administration, licensing, sales, relationship building, strategic planning, Salesforce.
  • A great communicator and relationship builder
  • A lover of accuracy, detail, and administration
  • Eager to learn and contribute to a growing business
  • Passionate about music and how it plays an integral role in the media landscape
  • A true team player
  • A motivated, people person with a strong desire to succeed and maintain high ambitions in sales and account management
  • Able to thrive independently and proactively while contributing to the overall growth strategy
  • Able to bring knowledge of licensing and media to the role

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Proactively promoting our music to all clients and prospects
  • Attending to all phases of the sales cycles with a goal of increasing quality of service to new and existing clients
  • Tracking customer behavior and entering data into our CRM to build and maintain an active client list
  • Responding to client briefs for music requests and ensuring clients have access to our music through all delivery mediums
  • Bringing excellent people management skills and being a proponent of WOMG’s culture

Want to work with an international music business? Head to Linkedin to check it out.

Audio Producer – 7NEWS.com.au

The Seven Network is part of Seven West Media, one of Australia’s most prominent media companies, with a market leading presence in content across broadcast television, online and in print. Comprising some of Australia’s most renowned media brands, SWM includes not just Seven Network and its affiliate channels 7two, 7mate, 7flix and BVOD offering 7plus, but also 7NEWS.com.au, The West Australian, The Sunday Times and more.

A new and exciting opportunity has opened for an Audio Producer to join the 7NEWS.com.au team.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Experience producing audio content
  • Highly developed creative and technical ability
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Ability to work autonomously in a high-pressure environment
  • Solid knowledge of broadcast rules and regulations
  • Understanding of audience metrics and analytics

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Identifying and clipping audio from broadcast news shows
  • Producing bespoke podcasts
  • Producing main media graphics to accompany audio clips and podcasts
  • Required to work weekends

Head to Seek to apply for this role.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Check out Seek for more jobs in the music biz.