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Sage Gateshead

Young Musicians Programme Coordinator

Working hours: 28.8 hours per week, will include some evening and weekend work
Salary: SCP 22 – 26, £21,985 – £24,892 per annum pro rata

About Sage Gateshead

We are an international music centre based on the banks of the River Tyne. We are a unique venue where artists from across the world perform and audiences from a wide range of backgrounds come to hear, make, and enjoy all types of music.

We support local people to be creative, to develop a passion for music and put music at the heart of communities. Our artist development programme provides local artists with the opportunities they need to develop a career in music. We support young people to make music in our building and in the wider community through programmes such as In Harmony Newcastle Gateshead.

We believe our work makes life better for people in the North East. We’re building a creative, diverse, and passionate team and that’s where you come in…

About you

Are you self-motivated, happy working in a team environment and flexible enough to adapt to a changing environment? If this sounds like you, here are some specific types of experience that will help you hit the ground running.

You must have proven experience of:

  • Planning and coordinating events and / or educational programmes

Knowledge and skills:

  • Safeguarding in education contexts
  • Good organisational skills and ability to manage own workload
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Skills and confidence in communicating with people from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines and within budgets
  • Able to remain calm and clear thinking under pressure
  • Good level of IT skills – including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Access

The following qualities:

  • An interest in music and education
  • Responsive, flexible, ‘can-do’ working style
  • Excellent initiative, resourcefulness
  • Commitment to teamwork and collaboration

It also helps if you have:

  • Experience of working in an arts setting
  • Experience of using Artifax, Tessitura and Exchequer software systems
  • Experience of marketing, including online and social media
  • Experience of processing child licensing applications and/or performance regulations

If you’re not a perfect match for the job description and criteria, we encourage you to apply anyway. We are more interested in your determination, positivity, and willingness to get stuck in.

Young People’s Programme

Children and Young People are a top focus for Sage Gateshead across our programmes. We support musical progression from beginner to professional, creating pathways to advanced music learning in a broad range of classical and contemporary musical genres.

Opportunities are open to all, and everything is done to nurture children and young people and support them to fulfill their potential. To increase musical inclusion, we aim to understand and remove the barriers that children and young people experience.

Our Young People’s Programme focuses on young people developing their skills as musicians, producers, and leaders and includes three strands:

  • Young Musicians – our programme for young people aged 0 – 25 to develop skills as musicians, including our Centre for Advanced Training, Song Writing and Music Production, programmes for care experienced children and young people with additional needs
  • In Harmony Newcastle Gateshead, based in the West End of Newcastle
  • Schools, Further Education, Arts Award and Artsmark, supporting schools to actively engage with Arts Award and the Cultural Education Challenge and Level 2 and 3 Music courses in partnership with Gateshead College

We work in collaboration with Sage Gateshead’s Young Programmers Group, Music Education Hubs, Culture Bridge North East, and other partners to develop young artists and increase musical, personal, and social outcomes for children and young people.

Young Musicians Programme

Young Musicians Programme is a leading musical training programme for young people aged between 4 and 19. It supports young musicians to develop the skills and confidence to reach their musical potential through world class specialist training, tuition, and inspirational opportunities to work with international visiting artists. We encourage applicants from the most diverse range of backgrounds, making sure that everyone has the chance to study with us. We have specialist skills in working with children and young people experiencing challenging circumstances. Financial support is available through grants and bursaries.

About the role of Young Musicians Programme Coordinator at Sage Gateshead:

This role will work closely with Sage Gateshead teams to coordinate all aspects of our Ensembles including Young Sinfonia, Jambone and Quay Voices. The role will be focussed on planning and coordination of a wide range of activities associated with these ensembles, including residencies and performances. It will also involve coordination of partnership events with young people.

This role will also be responsible for the coordination of the Foundation and Step Up Programmes, including Foundation and Step Up Singing, planning and coordinating timetables for regular lessons, and performances.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 28th November 2022, please note this role may close before the deadline so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Interview date: Thursday 1st December