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JPN Communications Manager, Jazz Promotion Network

Description

The Jazz Promotion Network (JPN) was established in 2015 as a membership organisation to provide support for the jazz sector across the UK and Ireland. Membership is open to promoters, managers, agents, labels, journalists, educationalists and musicians. We currently have approximately 100 members (organisations and individuals) and hope to increase this by around 20 every year. We are a registered charity and our work is overseen by a Board, elected by the membership, including experienced jazz festival directors, educationalists, musicians, producers and consultants. 

Our core aims are as follows:

  • Create collaborations which will build audiences for jazz and related music 
  • Support the development of skills and opportunities for artists and promoters 
  • Encourage and enable partnerships and communications between members 
  • Facilitate and enable collaborations, partnerships and communications with other organisations in the UK & Ireland and internationally

  • Support and connect with education and participation activity in jazz at all levels
  • Contribute to advocacy and awareness of jazz music

  • Help foster growth and new thinking in the jazz ecology 

We already have a track record of delivering several successful annual conferences and a highly effective international partnership with Dutch Performing Arts called ‘Going Dutch’. With recent confirmation of project funding from Arts Council England we can now move ahead with a major programme of training and other activities across the UK and beyond from April 2020-June 2021, open both to JPN members and to others from the sector.  

The programme includes the appointment of two new part-time freelance staff- a Network Manager and a Communications Manager. For the recruitment pack for the Communications Manager- see https://jazzpromotionnetwork.org.uk/jpn-communications-manager-position/.

JPN is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to equality and diversity within our Board, membership and workforce. 

To apply please submit a CV, contact details for two referees, and covering letter (max 2 pages A4) describing why you feel you are suited to this role, to opportunities@jazzpromotionnetwork.org.uk  

Closing date for applications February 29, 2020.  Interviews will be held on Wednesday March 11 in London.