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Sage Gateshead

Archived: CoMusica Inclusion Training Producer

Department & Team: Young People’s Programme (Creative Learning)

Location: North East Region, includes some regional and national travel

Working Hours: 28.8 hours per week (4 days)

Salary: £29,426-£31,147 per annum pro rata (SCP 32-34)

Duration of contract: Maternity cover fixed term until December 2020

Introduction to Sage Gateshead
Sage Gateshead is an international music development centre – a new kind of cultural organisation for the 21st century.

From our iconic Foster + Partners building on the banks of the Tyne which opened in 2004, we work across the whole of the North of England. We are home to the UK’s leading chamber orchestra Royal Northern Sinfonia, a multi-genre programme of events & festivals featuring musicians from across the world, a junior conservatoire training the next generation of musicians, an extensive programme of music for social impact, evening and day-time classes for people of all ages and a multi-genre artist development programme.

At Sage Gateshead all genres of music have equal status and we believe passionately in international level excellence and the imperative of inclusion. Some of the musicians we have worked with recently are Kamasi Washington, KT Tunstall, LA Master Chorale, Terry Riley, John Grant, Nightmares on Wax, Maarju Nuut and St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.

We present around 400 events and festivals each year for a live audience of 350,000, 6 million people hear our work via stream or broadcast and 500,000 visit our building, often national and international visitors. Each year we support over 100 musicians through our artist development programme and we work with 30,000 children and young people and 20,000 adults in our creative learning programme. We provide employment for over 500 people, lead on Creative Apprentices for the North East and focus our work placements young people and young adults who are NEET. In our first decade, our economic impact was £283 million.

We are for audiences, for artists, for the North and for the long-term. Everything we do is guided by our values: Creative, Diverse, Focused, Leading, Responsible.

The coming five years will be a new era for Sage Gateshead. We have just secured the planning and completed fundraising to undertake capital work within our largest auditorium and on our concourse, with the aim of reaching a wider audience, working with a wider range of musicians and making our building an even better place to spend time. We are also partners in a major development of the site next to our building, which will lead to the creation of a unique cultural, entertainment, business and leisure campus, turning the whole of Gateshead Quays into a high profile destination. Building on 15 years of success, this promises to be a new era for Sage Gateshead.

Overall purpose of the role
Sage Gateshead’s CoMusica develops the workforce, brokers connections and establishes strong networks to enable young people experiencing challenging circumstances to progress musically, personally and socially through high quality musical activities.

CoMusica Inclusion Training aims to increase specialist skills and understanding of musically inclusive practice in individuals and organisations region-wide and includes:

  • Certificate for Music Educators (CME): a flexible Level 4 training programme designed for Music Leaders who work with children and young people;
  • CoMusica Exchange: development opportunity for emerging Music Leaders to gain invaluable skills, knowledge and experience;
  • MC2 – multifaceted learning opportunity for Music Leaders, emerging Music Leaders, teachers and project workers consisting of a keynote, two workshops and a roundtable session;
  • Placement programme for NEET (Not in Education, employment or training) young people and/or young people/adults with additional needs;
  • Training In Response to Need: CoMusica Music Leaders work alongside Music Education Hub staff to deliver a series of regional music sessions for children and young people.

The main purpose of this role is to work alongside colleagues to lead and deliver CoMusica Inclusion Training, ensuring it is aligned to Creative Learning objectives alongside Sage Gateshead strategy and business plans.

The CoMusica Inclusion Training Producer will produce a region-wide training programme that meets the needs of Music Leaders, emerging Music Leaders, youth organisations, Music Education Hubs and their staff.

The postholder will be responsible for ongoing programme design and development, delivery and quality assurance. They will work alongside the CoMusica team in the marketing, recruitment, scheduling and evaluation of CoMusica Inclusion Training.

For a full job description and to apply, please visit the website.

Terms and Conditions

We believe Sage Gateshead is a great place to work – an innovative and friendly environment, where no two days are ever the same.

The holiday entitlement for this post is 33 days pa pro rata (including statutory holidays).

The salary for this post is £29,426-£31,147 per annum pro rata (SCP 32-34).

We also offer subsidised parking for staff members, as well as a discount in our café, and access to a voluntary health cash plan, bike to work scheme, travel ticket scheme and auto-enrol pension.

How to Apply
Applications must be made on a North Music Trust online application form.

We regret that CV’s cannot be accepted. If you have any queries about your application please contact 0191 443 4624 or 0191 443 4586.

Completed applications should be returned no later than 9am on Friday 7th February 2020. var ClickMeter_pixel_url = ‘//’;