Communications Manager, National Youth Jazz Orchestra


The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) is seeking a dynamic and experienced communications professional to build on recent success and enhance NYJO’s position as one of the most respected and effective organisations in the arts and music education in the UK. This is a new role focussed on marketing efforts, plus contributing to more general organisational strategy and management.

NYJO has undergone a huge period of change in recent years with the development of artistic policy, expansion of its education work around the country, and increase in turnover from c. £150k to over £600k.  Until now the roles of Development and Communications have been joined but we are now expanding and looking to appoint an experienced and entrepreneurial communications professional.  They will work with the staff, Music Directors and Trustees to build on recent developments and help NYJO further increase its national impact. NYJO has ambitious plans for the future and the successful candidate will take a central role in shaping the organisation’s progress and development.

The ideal candidate will be a skilled communicator and networker; have demonstrable success developing and delivering communications strategies, and a self-motivated approach to work. An in-depth understanding of marketing for the arts, a passion for jazz, and substantial experience in a similar role are essential.

 The main purpose of this role is to lead NYJO’s communications. As part of NYJO’s management team, the role holder has responsibility for all communications and marketing functions, where there is significant scope for the role-holder to increase NYJO’s visibility and raise profile. The role also includes a significant element of general management tasks as the Executive Chair is not office-based. The role-holder will be proactive in creating beneficial partnerships and networks to support NYJO’s work and ensure NYJO has a strong voice within UK music education and the wider arts sector.

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