ABOUT GLOBAL SOUNDTRACKS: INTERNATIONAL SEASON
A Sheffield destination for the best in world, roots, and folk music… Global Soundtracks is a place where cultures collide and adventures in musical discovery begin, with inspirational music from far-flung corners of the globe.
- Provides a platform for unique and diverse international talent
- Explores how music is imagined and made across cultures and societies from around the globe
- Champions traditional music closer to home offering the finest folk music of these isles
Global Soundtracks concerts in the 2016 – 2017 concert year include:
18 Oct Kathryn Tickell (UK)
25 Oct Kefeya and Elaha Soroor, Giuliano Modarelli and John Ball (Fusion - India/Afghanistan)
05 Nov Karine Polwart (UK)
10 Nov Chango Spasiuk (Argentina)
18 Nov Sarah Jarosz (USA)
13 Dec Martin Simpson (UK)
08 Feb Paolo Angeli and Derek Gripper (Sardinia/South Africa)
24 Feb Shake the Chains (UK)
29 Mar Sklamberg and the Shepherds (US/UK/Russia)
21 April John Ball and Yogesh Samsi (India)
Supporting these performances, a number of special projects will take place alongside this activity. This includes schools outreach projects involving Japanese drumming, Indian composition, and South Yorkshire folksong, and a weekend of Chinese music.
The Associate Artist for Global Soundtracks for 2016 – 2018 is John Ball (tabla). Our Associate Artists are key to fulfilling our artistic vision. They curate and programme a series of innovative concerts, cultivate ambition and talent by working with our students, support us in taking our music making out into the community, and be ambassadors for our work nationally and internationally.
ABOUT THE ROLE:
The Global Soundtracks Officer will be a champion of University of Sheffield Concerts’ mission and outputs, adding value to our work through connecting with our artists and audiences. The Global Soundtracks Ambassador will work with the diverse Concerts Team to promote the Global Soundtracks brand, organise special projects, and be passionate about world, roots, and folk music to develop new audiences and build new communities to support our work.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Support the Concerts Officer with Global Soundtracks planning and administration, specifically special projects and outreach work.
- Generate content for Global Soundtracks. This includes writing blog articles, interviewing artists, and sourcing/creating video, photography, and social media ideas to develop the Global Soundtracks brand.
- Support the Marketing Officer and Concerts Officer to ensure box office targets are met for Global Soundtracks concerts.
- Support the whole Concerts Team to develop Global Soundtracks audiences by supporting marketing activity and audience development and loyalty schemes.
- Support the Concerts Producer to develop networks in the city to advocate Global Soundtracks activity.
- Be the public face of Global Soundtracks at performances, engage with audiences, provide information on forthcoming concerts, obtain feedback, and provide additional support to the Concerts Team as a deputy event manager at performances.
- Any other duties delegated by the Concerts Producer and Concerts Officer to support the continuing operation of University of Sheffield Concerts and Global Soundtracks.
- Demonstrable knowledge of and passion towards world, roots and folk music
- Proven communication skills, both written and verbal to deal effectively with artists, staff external partners, and customers
- Good proofing skills and attention to detail. Ability to write and generate ideas for engaging content including blogs, digital media, and other features
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate and build relationships with people at all levels, engaging with public audiences and key contacts
- Excellent organisational skills with a flexible and can-do attitude and approach to work
- Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
Job Title: Concerts Officer: Global Soundtracks
Reports to: Concerts Producer
Appointment: 2016 – 2017 Academic Year (with a review after semester 1)
Based in: Department of Music, Jessop Building
Hours: A minimum of 50 hours, with the potential to be extended. Flexible working although you will be expected to attend Global Soundtracks concerts and regular meetings with members of the Concerts Team.
Pay Rate: £8.78 per hour
Please send an up-to-date CV and detailed covering letter outlining your suitability for this position to: email@example.com no later than Friday 09 September. Interviews will be held week beginning Monday 19 September.