ABOUT THE ROLE:
As part of the Concerts and Arts Administration Development Scheme (CAADS) University of Sheffield Concerts (UOSC) is currently leading on a project to join up music education work across the city. Sheffield is proud to boast a range of music educational organisations across the city, impacting thousands of young children on an annual basis. Organisations include the local authority Music Hub, a chamber music promoter Music in the Round, an advanced training centre for young musicians The Sheffield Music Academy, and work of the University Department of Music.
UOSC has has created a new project to explore ways these partners can work together to improve the scale, scope and efficiency of our work, and develop plans for ambitious creative music making projects over the next year. The Music Education Partners Assistant will work with the University Concerts Director to understand the current landscape in which our education work operates, build consensus amongst partner organisations involved in the project to develop a collective vision in identifying opportunities for the future, and articulate outputs from the project into a plan for music education work in the city.
The Music Education Partners Assistant placement will make a critical contribution to this project. This offers fascinating and practical insight and skill development for a student interested in music, the arts, education, and/or business and management studies. It is a unique opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the information, systems and processes and ‘messiness’ that music organisations face when they analyse and make choices in support of their long-term aspirations. Critically it offers students an opportunity to engage with a small number of diverse musical organisations - add enormous potential for skill development and CV points.
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Creating and updating a database and map of current and prospective education projects and plans across the city
- Planning and organising meetings, consultations, forums, and stakeholder events
- Documenting communications and interactions, and writing up ideas, plans, minutes
- Overseeing project communications and publicity
- Supporting the evaluation of specific projects, developing case studies on the impact on our projects on young people in the city, supporting the electronic registration and recruitment for projects, developing a Sheffield music education online guide
- A good knowledge of, and enthusiasm towards classical music making
- Effective communication skills, both written and verbal to deal effectively with key stakeholders and partners
- Ability to manage workload and meet deadlines while maintaining a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
- 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
- Confident and professional manner
- Computer literacy, ability to use Office and Google Apps to collate and present information and findings
- Interest and/or experience in arts administration, music management, music education
£100 hours at £10 per hour.
This placement is being offered as part of the On CampUS Placements Programme, offering undergraduate and taught postgraduate students a 100 hour project based placement within the University. If you are successful in gaining a placement through this scheme you are required to complete a end of placement poster and commit to specific reviews with the department.
Please send a CV and covering letter to addressed to Stewart Campbell: Concerts Director via firstname.lastname@example.org with the email subject 'On CampUS Placements - Music Education Partners Assistant'. You are expected to tailor your application, matching yourself to the job description as well as making sure you proofread it.
17:00 on FRIDAY 02 MARCH