Vacancies

This is where we advertise all of our upcoming vacancies and opportunities including paid and voluntary staffing opportunities at our annual events. 

Digital Communications Manager

Full time, permanent

Salary c.£26,000 depending on experience

Based at Music for Youth London office, Somerset House

 

Music for Youth (MFY) is an established and ambitious national youth music charity that works to provide young people across the UK with access to inspirational performance opportunities and experiences, reaching over 60,000 young musicians annually, in partnership with major arts venues and a network of UK-wide music education providers.

 

Music for Youth is seeking an experienced and talented individual to deliver its digital communications at an exciting time for the organisation in the lead up to its 50th anniversary in 2020. The Digital Communications Manager is a key member of the communications team and will be responsible for the digital communications for MFY’s UK wide festival series and events programme, with a focus on engaging young people making music outside of the formal sector to include the development of new partnerships.

 

The successful candidate will have knowledge and expertise in managing digital communications for an arts organisation and experience working with a Content Management System (CMS) and management of social media channels. Pivotal to this role is the leadership of strategic work to recruit audiences and young musicians for MFY’s live events whilst working with colleagues on integrated campaign planning.

 

To apply, please download and complete the application form below and return to lauren@mfy.org.uk

Closing date: 10am, Monday 18 February 2019  

Interviews will take place in Central London on Tuesday 26 February 2019

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a DBS Check. Music for Youth is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

REGISTERED CHARITY NO. 285831

 

Regional Festival Event Assistants - London & Birmingham

 

Regional Festival Event Assistant - London

We are looking for a keen and enthusiastic young person to join our team and assist us in running part of our Regional Festival Series, taking place at Rich Mix London on Wednesday 6 March 2019.

Music for Youth is a national youth arts charity working to provide young people aged 21 and under across the UK with free, life-changing performance and opportunities in music, regardless of background or musical style.

The MFY annual season starts with 50 Regional Festivals which take place in venues right across the UK between January and April. Over 40,000 young people take part in the Regional Festival series every year. Showcasing jazz bands, school choirs, steel pans, string orchestras, rock, pop, indie and so much more, Regional Festivals give young musicians the chance to feel part of something bigger, showcase their talent and receive valuable feedback from our Music Mentors. Groups who take part in our Regional Festival series are all invited to further opportunities throughout the Music for Youth year.

What we are looking for:

  • You must be aged 16-21
  • You must be able to commit to:
    • A phone interview on Friday 22 February
    • 2 hour briefing on Monday 4 March
    • Working 11.30am-9.30pm at Rich Mix London on Wednesday 6 March 2019
  • You must be interested in a career in the creative industries and putting on events
  • Passion for music is essential
  • Previous experience of working with music and/or events will be an advantage, but not necessary

What you will gain from this:

  • Paid experience working at a unique event that combines both live music and educational workshops
  • Be part of the MFY programmes team, having a key role in the smooth running of the day
  • The chance to work as an artist liaison, looking after groups and music mentors upon their arrival
  • The opportunity to assist our event producers, learning about schedules, timing and liaising with technical and venue staff
  • Learn about evaluation and help us collect feedback which will help us continue improve our events
  • An insight into organising events as part of a national youth arts organisation
  • Hear some of the local area’s best talent from schools and music hubs
  • Develop skills in event management
  • Receive references from experienced professionals
  • £7.70 per hour for the event and briefing

Apply Now

Applications close on Sunday 17 February

Regional Festival Event Assistant - Birmingham

We are looking for a keen and enthusiastic young person to join our team and assist us in running part of our Regional Festival Series, taking place at MAC Birmingham on Saturday 30 March 2019.

Music for Youth is a national youth arts charity working to provide young people aged 21 and under across the UK with free, life-changing performance and opportunities in music, regardless of background or musical style.

The MFY annual season starts with 50 Regional Festivals which take place in venues right across the UK between January and April. Over 40,000 young people take part in the Regional Festival series every year. Showcasing jazz bands, school choirs, steel pans, string orchestras, rock, pop, indie and so much more, Regional Festivals give young musicians the chance to feel part of something bigger, showcase their talent and receive valuable feedback from our Music Mentors. Groups who take part in our Regional Festival series are all invited to further opportunities throughout the Music for Youth year.

What we are looking for:

  • You must be aged 16-21
  • You must be able to commit to:
    • A phone interview on Wednesday 20 March
    • A production meeting & briefing over the phone on Wednesday 20 March
    • Working 09.30am-3.30pm at MAC Birmingham on Saturday 30 March 2019
  • You must be interested in a career in the creative industries and putting on events
  • Passion for music is essential
  • Previous experience of working with music and/or events will be an advantage, but not necessary

What you will gain from this:

  • Paid experience working at a unique event that combines both live music and educational workshops
  • Be part of the MFY programmes team, having a key role in the smooth running of the day
  • The chance to work as an artist liaison, looking after groups and music mentors upon their arrival
  • The opportunity to assist our event producers, learning about schedules, timing and liaising with technical and venue staff
  • Learn about evaluation and help us collect feedback which will help us continue improve our events
  • An insight into organising events as part of a national youth arts organisation
  • Hear some of the local area’s best talent from schools and music hubs
  • Develop skills in event management
  • Receive references from experienced professionals
  • £7.70 per hour for the event and briefing

Apply Now

Applications close on Thursday 14 March

 

Frequencies London - Event Assistant & Digital Marketing Assistant

 

Event Assistant - Frequencies London

Music for Youth is looking for a keen and enthusiastic young person to join our team and gain hands-on experience assisting us in producing our Frequencies London event at the CLF Art Café (Bussey Building) on Sunday 7 April 2019.

Music for Youth is a national youth arts charity working to provide young people aged 21 and under across the UK with free, life-changing performance and opportunities in music, regardless of background or musical style.

Frequencies is a day-long event which travels across the UK and is designed for young people and emerging artists looking to develop a career in the music industry. Attendees can try out new sounds, apply to perform live on stage, get 1:1 feedback, and collaborate with professionals and other upcoming artists as well as learning from industry experts. There are sessions during the day, and then a showcase gig of up to 8 local emerging artists in the evening which is open to the public.

Frequencies events are held at different venues across the UK – last year we went to The Station in Bristol, Sage Gateshead and the CLF Art Café in Peckham. This year we’re back at the CLF Art Café on Sunday 7 April and heading to Liverpool and Bristol later in the year.

What we are looking for:

  • You must be aged 16-21
  • You must be able to commit to:
    • A telephone interview on Thursday 14 March 2019
    • Half a day training on Monday 18 March 2019
    • Working 10am-10pm on Sunday 7 April 2019
  • You must be interested in a career in the creative industries and putting on events
  • Passion for music and supporting live music-making of all kinds is essential
  • Previous experience of working with music and/or events will be an advantage, but not necessary

What you will gain from this:

  • Paid experience working at a unique event that combines both live music and educational workshops
  • Be part of the MFY programmes team, having a key role in the smooth running of the day
  • The chance to work as an artist liaison, looking after groups and music mentors upon their arrival
  • The opportunity to assist our event producers, learning about schedules, timing and liaising with technical and venue staff
  • Learn about evaluation and help us collect feedback which will help us improve our events
  • An insight into organising events as part of a national youth arts organisation
  • Develop skills in event management
  • Receive references from experienced professionals
  • £7.70 per hour for the event and training days

Apply Now

Applications close on Sunday 10 March

Digital Marketing Assistant - Frequencies London

Music for Youth is looking for a keen and enthusiastic young person to join our team and gain hands-on experience assisting us in producing our Frequencies London event at the CLF Art Café (Bussey Building) on Sunday 7 April 2019.

Music for Youth is a national youth arts charity working to provide young people aged 21 and under across the UK with free, life-changing performance and opportunities in music, regardless of background or musical style.

Frequencies is a day-long event which travels across the UK and is designed for young people and emerging artists looking to develop a career in the music industry. Attendees can try out new sounds, apply to perform live on stage, get 1:1 feedback, and collaborate with professionals and other upcoming artists as well as learning from industry experts. There are sessions during the day, and then a showcase gig of up to 8 local emerging artists in the evening which is open to the public.

Frequencies events are held at different venues across the UK – last year we went to The Station in Bristol, Sage Gateshead and the CLF Art Café in Peckham. This year we’re back at the CLF Art Café on Sunday 7 April and heading to Liverpool and Bristol later in the year.

What we are looking for:

  • You must be aged 16-21
  • You must be able to commit to:
    • A telephone interview on Thursday 14 March 2019
    • Half a day training on Monday 18 March 2019
    • Working 10am-10pm on Sunday 7 April 2019
  • You must be interested in a career in the creative industries and promoting events
  • Passion for music and supporting live music-making of all kinds is essential
  • Previous experience of working with music and/or marketing will be an advantage, but not necessary

What you will gain from this:

  • Paid experience promoting a unique event that combines both live music and educational workshops
  • Work with our marketing team to take over our social media channels, capturing content from the day
  • Speak to participants one on one, collecting vox pops of the day (videos of people answering questions)
  • The opportunity to assist our event producers, learning about schedules, timing and liaising with technical and venue staff
  • Learn about evaluation and help us collect feedback which will help us continue to improve our events
  • An insight into organising events as part of a national youth arts organisation
  • Develop skills in live event marketing
  • Receive references from experienced professionals
  • £7.70 per hour for the event and training days

 Apply Now

Applications close on Sunday 10 March