HMDT Music

Projects and Marketing Coordinator

Are you interested in contributing to a small team to bring arts education projects to life? Do you have excellent organisation skills with the ability to think laterally and work independently in a fast-paced environment? Do you enjoy developing projects and events and building and maintaining online presence?

This is an incredibly varied and exciting role that will enable the postholder to work across all the charity’s projects, coordinating a wide range of artists, educators, partners, and participants. No two days are the same in this role, one day you might be planning a social media campaign marketing our Saturday Programme and the next you could be visiting our arts-embedded curricula schools projects or one of our productions on tour. At the core of this work is working collaboratively with the other team members to ensure efficient and accurate day-to-day running of a busy charity with a wide portfolio of arts education projects.

About HMDT Music

“HMDT is one of the very few idealistic, altruistic organisations… which advocates the use of music in human development…. genuine heroes”
The Times

HMDT Music creates inspiring arts projects to enrich learning and transform lives. Dedicated to breaking down barriers to participation, we offer all young people and their communities, particularly those with the least engagement, sustained artistic programmes together with life-changing performance opportunities to increase skills, raise aspirations and discover the joys of creativity.

Working with world class artists and leading experts, HMDT Music, twice winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Education, and winner of the 2020 Excellence in Musical Theatre Award increases access to high quality musical experiences by commissioning new performance works, developing resources, creating enduring partnerships, and sustaining an extensive outreach programme to schools and the community in areas of significant disadvantage and deprivation. Its core areas of work are:

The Saturday Programme which runs weekly in Hackney offering The Music Box family learning programme, Fledglings Foundation Course, I Can Sing! Music Theatre School, CYMH Instrumental School, Music Treehouse SEN/D project and the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy;
In Schools commissions include Jina and the STEM Sisters touring musical puppet show about historical STEM women, Trench Brothers commemorating the achievements and contributions of ethnic minority forces in WW1, Shadowball jazz opera celebrating black Baseball players of the 1930s-40s and Hear Our Voice giving voice to words by children of the Holocaust.
In the Community, One Spirit, is a resettlement and mentoring programme using the music to support young offenders in custody and upon release.

In this role you will report to the Creative Director, where some of your duties and responsibilities (please see the recruitment pack for full details) will include:

– Assisting in coordinating the effective running, implementation and evaluation of in-school and community-based music-education projects;
– Assist in the creation of and provide support for events such as productions and performances;
– Contributing to the development of new projects;
– Creating engaging and informative content/copy to market HMDT Music’s activities
– Overseeing social media promoting activities and events and raising the Company’s profile;
– Working with schools, theatre partners and venues on recruiting participants and/or audiences;
– Helping to monitor and evaluate all education and community projects with participants, staff and partner organisations including ensuring projects are monitored, data is collected and agreed outcomes and targets are achieved;
– Collating project paperwork and participation statistics and assist with collection of data for funding reports.

To be suitable for this role, you must be/have:

– Minimum of 1 year’s relevant experience in an arts administration or arts education environment;
– Highly developed administrative, and organisational skills;
– A sound knowledge of the arts (ideally music), arts education and a passion for the role the arts can play in enhancing the lives of all members of the community;
– Self-motivated with the ability to think laterally, work independently, meet deadlines and prioritise a complex workload;
– Computer literate and able to use Word, and Excel (we operate on Mac) and the ability to learn how to use new software quickly and effectively.

This position is offered on a permanent basis either full or part time and will include occasional Saturdays at the Saturday Programme in Hackney, London and visits to other projects nationally. We are a remote charity so when not on site of a project you will be working from home and equipment can be provided if needed. As well as a salary of £22,00-£25,000 (pro-rata if applicable) we offer the following benefits:

– 28 days annual leave
– NEST pension scheme
– Staff training and development – this is truly a role that can adapt to your strengths and interests whilst offering the opportunity to learn key skills that are fundamental to working within the arts charity sector.

We want our workforce to be representative of all sections of society and welcome applications from everyone.

Application process:
Deadline for applications is 10:00, Tuesday 11th April 2023.
– First Stage interviews will take place 14th April.
– Second Stage interviews will take place w/c 17th April.

To apply:
Please visit and fill out the application form, including cover letter and CV.