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Senior Programme Manager, Music for Youth

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  • Job title Senior Programme Manager
  • Salary & benefits Salary: circa £27,000 depending on experience, with an annual salary review.
    Pension: Non-contributory stakeholder scheme
    Probationary period: Six months, with one month’s notice and thereafter the notice period will be three months
    Holidays: 20 days, plus statutory Bank Holidays, increasing to 25 days after 3 years
  • Full time/part time Full time
  • Contract type Permanent
  • Job location Somerset House, Strand, London, United Kingdom

About the employer

  • Profile MFY is an ambitious national youth music organisation with an established reputation for presenting some of the most prestigious performance events in the music education calendar, notably the spectacular MFY Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, featuring 3,000 talented young musicians from all over the UK. Each year, over 60,000 young musicians take part in our annual events programme of concerts and festivals at major arts venues across the country.
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Job description & requirements

  • Job description As a senior member of a small team, you will play a crucial part in the delivery of our UK wide festival series and events programme for young musicians. You will work closely with the Head of Programmes to ensure the successful planning, delivery, development and evaluation of all MFY’s events and projects, with specific areas of responsibility across the season. You will support two other producers, and work in close collaboration with colleagues from the wider MFY team, as would be expected within a small organisation.
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  • Required skills Skills and Abilities
    • Educated to degree level or equivalent with excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to work under pressure with strong organisational skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, delivering them on time and to budget
    • Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise a complex range of tasks
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including ability to be both diplomatic and assertive, and to maintain an exemplary standard of customer care
    • Excellent IT skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Required experience Essential Experience
    • Significant experience of education project management within a music or performing arts organisation, including designing, implementing and evaluating music education projects.
    • Experience of managing freelancers eg backstage and technical staff, project managers
    • Experience of working with young people and their teachers / leaders.
    • A good knowledge of, and interest in, a wide range of music
    • Experience and knowledge of current arts education thinking and practice, in the formal and non-formal sectors.
    • Up to date knowledge of the education system and infrastructure, such as it affects music education - including the National Curriculum, the National Plan for Music Education and Music Education Hubs as well as the wider music education landscape.
    • Experience of cross sector partnership working in the arts.
    • Experience of managing professional musicians and other artists
  • Additional information Personal Style and Behaviour
    • Effective team player, able to lead or be directed, as required
    • Motivated, flexible, and a creative thinker
    • Committed to delivering high quality work
    • Professional outlook, confident decision maker
    • Adaptable, able to embrace change
  • Posted on November 22, 2016


  • How to apply To apply, please complete an application form and return via email to Alexander Tucker, Operations & Finance manager -
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  • Application deadline December 1, 2016
  • Interviews Interviews will take place in Central London on the 7 or 9 December 2016