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 Will Brewster

November 18 - 24

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 compiled some of the best jobs going in the Australian music industry today, featuring opportunities from Music Tasmania, QMusic, MusicNT, 385 Studios and Moodagent.

Executive Officer – Music Tasmania (Hobart)

Looking for brighter horizons across the Bass Strait? This could be the gig for you: as part of a recent restructure, Music Tasmania are currently accepting applications for a new leader to join the team on a part-time basis.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Strong working knowledge of the Tasmanian music, events, and creative industries.
  • Excellent project management and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated self-motivation and the ability to work independently, establishing and implementing goals, deliverables, timelines, and budgets.
  • Experience with and understanding of grant programs and processes.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently, under the direction of a Board.
  • Highly developed communications, public speaking and negotiation skills, with the ability to foster positive stakeholder relationships.

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Build and maintain effective and sustainable relationships and partnerships, including with funding bodies at local, state, and national levels; philanthropic organisations; business; community organisations; and collaborators.
  • Strategically engage with local, state, and federal and governments.
  • Identify areas for revenue growth through new and innovative industry partnerships.
  • Represent the organisation in the media, on Boards and Panels, and proactively contribute to sector advocacy.
  • Prepare grant applications, budgets and acquittals to fulfil all reporting requirements for funding partners.
  • Oversee and manage Music Tasmania’s operations (e.g. financial; workplace health and safety), people (e.g. payments and reporting;), and governance (e.g. Board papers and Annual General Meeting).
  • Deliver operating budgets, negotiate fees and contracts with staff, musicians, and presenters, in accordance with approved budgets
  • Ensure the organisation fulfils all financial and compliance obligations, including statutory obligations, risk management, and COVID Safe Plan.
  • Organise the programming, administration, marketing, and delivery, of Music Tasmania’s annual industry development events program.

Keen to dip your toes in? Check out a full position description and apply for the job here. 

Marketing Manager – QMusic (Brisbane) 

QMusic, the legends responsible for BIGSOUND, Queensland Music Awards and more, are on the lookout for a cunning marketer to join their offices and assist in the core marketing strategy of the business. Ideally, you’ll have previously obtained senior leadership experience in the music industry, and have an expert understanding of how marketing and promotions works in the local music sector.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Demonstrated leadership experience and success at a senior level in delivering marketing, communications and digital strategies in a music, arts or creative industries context; and managing and growing online communities.
  • Experience in managing staff.
  • Highly developed social media skills.
  • Highly developed publicity and PR skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering data-driven and evidence-based strategies, and a strong understanding of stakeholder segmentation and the importance of critical evaluation and measurement.
  • Highly developed oral and written communications skills, an ability to adapt styles to suit audiences, and well-developed influencing and negotiating skills.
  • An understanding of, and enthusiasm for the music industry.
  • Proven track record in building and managing relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Positive attitude to working in a small team and an outcome focused approach.
  • The ability and drive to take initiative, think creatively and adapt to change.
  • Strong experience in event management is desirable.
  • Competency in financial forecasting and budget management.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to change.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification is desirable.

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Drive QMusic’s marketing and communication activities and deliver high impact, integrated campaigns to support the organisation’s vision and business plan.
  • Maintain and develop strategic media partnerships and sponsorship of QMusic events.
  • Develop and deliver trade and general marketing strategy and activities, including print and online, media buys, direct and video marketing plus all digital implementation.
  • Manage and produce content for all digital communications including websites – qmusic.com.au, bigsound.org.au and queenslandmusicawards.com.au, social media, native advertising and direct marketing pieces.
  • Lead and implement digital strategies and activities including earned, shared and paid media, creative design and development and evaluation.
  • Write media releases for QMusic programs and major events working with major Government, corporate and industry partners.
  • Design, write and collate all publicity and communications materials including eDMs and alerts as required.
  • Provide direction and leadership to the Marketing team to foster an open, collaborative, culture of ideas and ensure the implementation of smart, persuasive, integrated marketing campaigns to ensure targets are met for all core activities.

Don’t miss out on this one – get your application in via Seek today. 

Operations Manager – MusicNT (Darwin / Alice Springs)

If you’re keen to tackle a role unlike any other in the Australian music industry, this one could be up your alley: MusicNT are currently accepting applications for a new team member to assume responsibility for all administration and shared services of MusicNT.

If you’re keen to find out more about the position or apply, drop Mark Smith an email on [email protected]. Good luck!

Audio Engineer – 385 Studios (Perth) 

Now here’s a sweet gig! 385 Studios are recognised as one of the finest recording studios in Perth, with the studio boasting a legendary SSL 6K E Series desk and a plethora of other amazing analogue recording equipment. They’re currently seeking an experienced audio engineer to help out at the studio on a casual basis, helping to record bands, service equipment, help out with admin and more.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Bachelor of Audio
  • Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)
  • Must Have Previous Recording Studio Experience
  • Must have Extensive knowledge on Digital and Analog Recording Equipment
  • Must Have Extensive Knowledge with Protools HD

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Recording / Mixing / Editing Audio
  • Equipment service and maintenance
  • Working with Clients of all ages
  • Assembling / Dismantling Equipment
  • General Administration Tasks
  • Work with management for company growth
  • Promote company services and products

Find out more and apply for the job via Seek today. 

Musicologist – Moodagent (Sydney)

Ever wanted to work for an emerging streaming service and use your musical knowledge to assist their channel growth? This one could just be your dream gig: Moodagent, a newly minted streaming entity, is accepting applications for an in-house musicologist to join the team and employ an analytical approach to growing the service’s profile in Australia.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Partner with the global Music Data Team to communicate relevant music and data insights to optimize the app experience.
  • Identify content gaps, data biases and consumptions characteristics.
  • Optimize the Australian content experience by applying your music knowledge to data anomalies content filters and curation challenges.
  • Utilize analytics and data to inform curation and editorial decisions and provide algorithm recommendations.
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret a range of music, platform and consumption data sets.
  • Work cross- functionally, offering insights and expertise that may assist with marketing, product, or editorial decisions.

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Background in music programming, editorial, music journalism or relevant music data experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Extensive knowledge of music genres, pop culture and cultural trends with a focus on Australian repertoire.
  • You have an analytical mindset and keen problem-solving skills.
  • You are comfortable making inferences and communicating insights from a variety of quantitative and qualitative data sets.
  • Ability to visualize and communicate complex data in a simple, actionable way.
  • Familiarity with machine learning and AI is a bonus.
  • Ability to work independently and with a diverse range of functions and team members both locally and internationally.

Head on over to Moodagent’s LinkedIn to find out more and apply for the position today.

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