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Music for Canberra is a not-for-profit Key Arts Organisation supported by ArtsACT and the Snow Foundation. Our small yet professional administrative team are committed to supporting our music teaching staff and over 600 students and members.

Music for Canberra provides excellence and accessibility in music to a broad range of clients including young children from 18 months, those living with disability, young children and youth, through to adults and active seniors. Our program of musical groups, lessons & workshops include “standard of excellence” ensembles, the Canberra Youth Orchestra and the Canberra Children’s Choir.

Music For Canberra believes in the importance of music in enriching the lives of all Canberrans, in improving feelings of social inclusion, self-confidence, meeting like-minded new friends, and broadening cognitive capacity through learning new skills – as well as giving back to the community via workshops and public performance.


GENERAL MANAGER

Organisation : Music for Canberra
Location : Canberra
Work type : Permanent Full-time or Part-time (flexible hours)
Profession : CEO & Senior Management
Sector : Arts and culture, Community music, music education, children, disability, not for profit sector
Salary type : Annual Package

Salary: $75,000 per annum (pro rata if part-time)

Skilled General Manager and leader to deliver high quality, inspiring, innovative and diverse musical experiences for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds

About the role

As General Manager for Music for Canberra you will lead a not-for-profit organisation with a community focus that encourages people of all ages (starting as early as 18 months old in our ‘Music Play’ groups), all abilities (including ‘Mixed Ability’ music & drumming groups for people living with a disability) and all backgrounds to experience the benefits music can offer by taking up an instrument or singing.

You will be accountable to the Board for achieving the organisation’s vision, mission and goals and leading business development. With responsibility for managing overall operations, governance and budget, you will secure grants and sponsorship and establish strategic partnerships. This is a vital leadership position with a diverse team in your care that includes musical tutors, conductors, orchestra managers, office staff and volunteers. You will work closely with the Artistic Director to develop and deliver diverse programs to benefit our members and community.

Sound strategic thinking and strong business development acumen are essential, along with strong leadership, communication and stakeholder engagement skills.

About the organisation

Music For Canberra believes in the positive social and personal benefits to be gained from learning music. We offer Canberra’s largest program of instrumental, choir, ensemble & orchestral tuition, musical experiences and workshops, and performance opportunities.

Opportunities are available for our members to perform at concerts and other community events including at the National Multicultural Festival, Floriade, the National Eisteddfod, and many other local festivals and events in Canberra and the surrounding regions.

We are an ACT Government Key Arts Organisation and registered charity.

How to apply for this role

Job Description available here.

Full-time or part-time applicants welcomed. Flexible working hours will be available for the right candidate, so long as operational and strategic needs are met.

MfC is committed to equity and inclusion.

If you have the professional skills and personal drive to lead Music for Canberra and deliver the vision set by the Board, send your application (maximum 2 pages), CV and referee contact details to board@musicforcanberra.org.au

If you have any questions, please contact: harvey@asianfinancegroup.com or call David Harvey on 0431 665 373 for a confidential discussion.

Closing date: 29 October 2019



ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Organisation : Music for Canberra
Location : Canberra
Work type : Permanent Part-time (hours negotiable, up to 20 hours per week)
Profession : Artistic Director
Sector : Arts and culture, Community music, music education, children, disability, not for profit sector
Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $70,000 per annum pro rata

Artistic Director to develop high quality, inspiring, innovative and diverse musical experiences for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds

About the role

As Artistic Director for Music for Canberra you will provide artistic leadership for a not-for-profit organisation with a community focus. MfC encourages people of all ages (starting as early as 18 months old in our ‘Music Play’ groups), all abilities (including ‘Mixed Ability’ music & drumming groups for people living with a disability) and all backgrounds to experience the benefits music can offer by taking up an instrument or singing.

You will work closely with the General Manager to support achievement of the organisation’s vision, mission and goals through developing and delivering appropriate programs. MfC programs comprise diverse streams, each with a clear purpose and target membership group. Each existing program and any new programs must be well designed for the target membership group, enriching for participants and delivered to high quality to benefit our members and community. You will play an active role in assisting the General Manager with sponsorship, business development and fundraising. You will prepare budgets, project plans and reports for the artistic programs. Artistic programs must be submitted for approval by the General Manager.

It is important that our Artist Director values relationships, has excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, and works well in small team environments. Tertiary qualifications in music are required along with practical experience with orchestras and/or choirs and understanding of music education, including for children and young adults. You will need to be up to date on current thinking and developments in the arts sector and more broadly.

About the organisation

Music For Canberra believes in the positive social and personal benefits to be gained from learning music.

MfC offers Canberra’s largest program of instrumental, choir, ensemble & orchestral tuition, musical experiences and workshops, and performance opportunities. Current programs range from the Canberra Youth Orchestra, to Seasoned Voices choir, Mixed Abilities Program, Music Play, individual and group tuition, rock band tuition programs for youth and adults, and a range of other ensembles.

Opportunities are available for our members to perform at concerts and other community events including at the National Multicultural Festival, Floriade, the National Eisteddfod, and many other local festivals and events in Canberra and the surrounding regions.

We are an ACT Government Key Arts Organisation and registered charity.

How to apply for this role

Job Description available here.

This role is part-time, hours negotiable up to 20 hours per week. Flexible working hours will be available for the right candidate, so long as operational and strategic needs are met.

MfC is committed to equity and inclusion.

If you have the professional skills and personal drive to lead Music for Canberra and deliver the vision set by the Board, send your application (maximum 2 pages), CV and referee contact details to board@musicforcanberra.org.au

If you have any questions, please contact: harvey@asianfinancegroup.com or call David Harvey on 0431 665 373 for a confidential discussion.

Closing date: 29 October 2019


Seeking Additional Board Members

Music for Canberra is seeking 1-2 additional board members, preferably with experience in the disability sector management and/or finance. The regular time commitment is one evening meeting per month and 2-3 hours per month to consider out-of-session times.

We need people with the appropriate skills and expertise to oversee the success of our programs, and to ensure that Music for Canberra’s central aims are upheld in all that we do. Board Members have a range of skills that assist with strategic planning for the business, fundraising and offering regular formal and informal support to the CEO & Artistic Director.

Those interested should send a current CV to board@musicforcanberra.org.au


Ongoing: Music Tutors

Tutors for various instruments are required at different times for employment at Music for Canberra, and we encourage musical educators to contact us with a current CV at any time, irrespective of whether we are currently advertising for your particular instrument/s.

Music for Canberra tutors are responsible for planning the program of learning and development for their individual and/or group students, and are expected to contribute to the performance program (as appropriate) by preparing participants for concerts and other events. Tutors are in turn fully supported by the MFC administrative team, who manage student & room bookings, student invoices, staff wages & superannuation payments, and other associated back-ground administrative duties. Musical tutors are employed on a casual basis.

Please send your Expression of Interest outlining your skills & experience relevant to the position, and current CV to info@musicforcanberra.org.au.


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