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We’re recruiting for a Communications & Events Officer to join our team based in Smithfield, EC1.
We are looking for someone educated to at least degree level with a real knowledge of and passion for classical music (and jazz, if possible), as well as a love of social media and experience in marketing and publicity. The post-holder will be involved in all aspects of the two-year CMF Artist Programme, specifically from the angle of marketing, publicity, PR and communications. You will be promoting the work of CMF itself, current CMF artists and alumni, events and recitals, developing networks and relationships – all of which also impacts on fundraising. You will work with the Director and Artist Manager on developing content for campaigns. In addition, the role includes managing logistics of CMF events, and organising and running the annual applications process.
Experience of and proven effectiveness with social media marketing, publicity and communications in the Arts sector is essential, as well as excellent research and writing skills. Computer skills are required, including Microsoft programmes and design software, plus experience of administrating websites and managing social media accounts and content. The successful candidate must be able to work independently, multi-tasking and prioritising the workload, but will also be part of a close-knit team on a daily basis. Communication is central to the role, face-to-face, by telephone and email, and the post-holder will need to be confident and effective in these skills. Attention to detail is a key requirement, to ensure accurate record keeping, invoices and budgets. We encourage all team members to attend artists’ concerts as much as possible and build networks within the industry, and this can result in long days.
Reports to: Dr Clare Taylor, City Music Foundation Managing Director
Full-time, permanent role (with 4-month probationary period + 8 weeks’ notice thereafter)
Salary £23,000 to £26,000 (negotiable depending on experience)
Pension: Workplace pension with Aviva, with employer contribution
Hours: 9.30am – 6pm Monday to Friday (with one hour for lunch, total 37.5 hours) with additional hours for which overtime is not payable
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Event Planning and Management
Website & Social Media
Managing annual applications
Support for other staff members
Support for CMF Artists
To apply please email a covering letter and an up-to-date CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications: CLOSED
Interviews on Friday 17th May (TBC). Start-date in w/c 15th July.
We’re delighted to announce that City Music Foundation is partnering with Barbican and Culture Mile for Sound Unbound, a free music festival taking place in the City of London Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 May 2019.
This weekend-long classical music festival will explore unexpected spaces across Culture Mile, which stretches from Farringdon to Moorgate in the north-west of the Square Mile, celebrating fantastic music alongside the history and heritage of the area.
Five City Music Foundation Artists, Lotte Betts-Dean (mezzo-soprano), Helen Charlston (mezzo-soprano), Tabea Debus (recorders), Bartosz Glowacki (accordion/bandoneon), and Andrey Lebedev (guitar), will be performing in venues including The Charterhouse, Piano Smithfield, and St Bartholomew the Less, which will be our base throughout the weekend. Our Artists will present 14 concerts in total with programmes including intimate duets for voice and lute, Brazilian bossa nova hits, and four world premieres.
The festival as a whole features over 100 short performances in a relaxed festival atmosphere where informality is key. To pick out some highlights: Britten Sinfonia and Thomas Adès perform one of Beethoven’s most popular works, the Eroica symphony in the Barbican Hall; sackbut ensemble Sacred Bones performs music from the 16th and 17th centuries in the churchyard of St Bartholomew the Great; and Stalin’s Piano, a multimedia project which combines music with video and audio recordings of eminent artists and political figures from the 20th-century, will be showing in Barbican Cinema 1.
We look forward to sharing full details of the festival in the coming weeks!
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