Communications and Events Officer, City Music Foundation


City Music Foundation, a charity offering career development to emerging professional musicians (mostly classical, some jazz), is seeking a Communications and Events Officer.

We are looking for someone educated to at least degree level with a real knowledge of and passion for classical music (and jazz, if possible), as well as a love of social media and experience in marketing and publicity. The post-holder will be involved in all aspects of the two-year CMF Artist Programme, specifically from the angle of marketing, publicity, PR and communications. You will be promoting the work of CMF itself, current CMF artists and alumni, events and recitals, developing networks and relationships – all of which also impacts on fundraising. You will work with the Director and Artist Manager on developing content for campaigns. In addition, the role includes managing logistics of CMF events, and organising and running the annual applications process.

Experience of and proven effectiveness with social media marketing, publicity and communications in the Arts sector is essential, as well as excellent research and writing skills. Computer skills are required, including Microsoft programmes and design software, plus experience of administrating websites and managing social media accounts and content. The successful candidate must be able to work independently, multi-tasking and prioritising the workload, but will also be part of a close-knit team on a daily basis. Communication is central to the role, face-to-face, by telephone and email, and the post-holder will need to be confident and effective in these skills. Attention to detail is a key requirement, to ensure accurate record keeping, invoices and budgets. We encourage all team members to attend artists’ concerts as much as possible and build networks within the industry, and this can result in long days.

We are looking for someone to start as soon as is practical.

For more information got to:

To apply email with a CV and covering letter.