Sound City are looking for a Learning & Engagement Manager to join their team.
WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR
As a result of the growth of the company in the last two years and our recent organisational development activity – which includes securing our first National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to run Sounds in the City, a music heritage project – we have identified the need for a Learning and Engagement Manager to join the Sound City team.
We’re looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic individual who is passionate about music and heritage, who is looking to work as part of a small, committed team who share that passion. The ideal candidate is a collaborative, creative and a natural problem-solver with an enthusiastic and engaging personality and experience of designing and delivering learning and engagement programmes with and for young people.
ABOUT SOUNDS IN THE CITY
Your main project at Sound City will be Sound in the City. The aim of the project is to engage young people aged 16-24 in the UK and beyond with the unique musical and cultural heritage of Liverpool and Merseyside through a training course both live and broadcast via our innovative digital streaming platform Guesthouse and a series of short documentaries.
Young people are under-represented in heritage and often don’t see it as being ‘for them’. Sounds in the City will be young person led, with our heritage experts and film crew supporting them to uncover and tell the stories that are relevant to their lives and interests.
We’ve already done some consultation with young people and themes of the project may include: the Black music scene of Merseyside; ‘Spaces of Music’, exploring venues, rehearsal spaces and studios; and dance music culture, from the 80s to the present day.
Project partners include the Institute of Popular Music at Liverpool University and Liverpool UNESCO City of Music. Sounds in the City and this role are generously supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Job Title: Learning & Engagement Manager (Music Heritage)
Contract: 3 days p/week, fixed term August 2022 to April 2023
Salary range: £25K-£30K pro rata (dependent on skills/experience)
Reports to: Rebecca Ayres: Managing Director, Sound City (Liverpool) Ltd.
– Objectives and Responsibilities
Develop, project manage and monitor the National Lottery Heritage Fund-supported project “Sounds in the City engaging 16-24 year olds with Merseyside’s lesser-known musical heritage through a youth-led digital programme”
Devise and implement an appropriately robust monitoring and evaluation framework for the project, including briefing and liaison with any external researchers and consultants as appointed by Sound City (Liverpool) Ltd
Work with the Sound City team to develop the organisation’s learning, participation and engagement programme with a particular focus on increasing activity and expertise in music/cultural heritage.
– Key Tasks and Duties
– recruitment and on-boarding of Sounds in the City participants
– run workshops and focus groups with young people as part of the development of the project content and approach
– management and supervision of participants, volunteers, freelancers and specialist speakers/contributors
– partner liaison, eg schools/colleges, Institute of Popular Music at Liverpool University
– develop appropriate participation strategies and policies for the Sounds in the City project
– collate relevant data and statistics on projects required by funders and partners
– monitor, evaluate and write relevant reports for Sounds in the City and related activity
– oversee the marketing and promotion of Sounds in the City, working closely with Sound City’s Marketing and Communications Manager
– manage the Sounds in the City project budget in consultation with the Managing Director
– develop effective partnerships with appropriate community and educational organisations to achieve the objectives of Sounds in the City and related activities
– ensure all work is carried out within required Health and Safety legislation and within Sound City Child Protection and – Vulnerable Adults Policies and that all external staff working on projects are DBS checked
– work closely with the Managing Director to develop new projects and support in the research and preparation of funding proposals for learning and music heritage activity
Skills and Experience
– Experience of designing and delivering learning, participation and engagement activity in a relevant organisation or sector, eg arts, heritage, music (essential)
– A strong interest and knowledge of music and music heritage (desirable)
– Demonstrable experience of working with young people aged 16-24, including devising and running participatory workshops (essential)
– Experience of film/digital projects (desirable)
– Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills (essential)
– Experience of managing project budgets (essential)
– Experience of evaluation and research (essential)
Qualities and Attributes
– Enthusiastic and engaging personality
– Passionate about music and heritage
– Collaborative, creative and a natural problem-solver
– Eager to develop, flexible and adaptable
The Learning and Engagement Manager (Music Heritage) post is envisaged to be a 2-3 day per week role on a fixed term contract of 10 months from the date of appointment. This role has no line management responsibilities.
The role is office-based but Sound City operates a flexible approach to working, with home-working encouraged where possible and productive. We offer a supportive and nurturing working environment, with coaching and training where required. This is a wide-ranging part-time role: support will be given by the Managing Director (line manager) and other relevant members of the Sound City team, e.g. administrator, project managers, finance and marketing/communications.
HOW TO APPLY
If you believe you could be Sound City’s new Learning and Engagement Manager (Music Heritage) please apply by sending:
A short covering letter setting out your skills, knowledge and experience relevant to this role
An Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form HERE
and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’d like an informal chat to discuss the role, please contact Becky Ayres at email@example.com
We want this process to be as accessible as possible, so we welcome video applications or voice notes to accompany your CV.
The Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form will be separated from your application
immediately on receipt. This form is only used to ensure our recruitment process is reaching
the widest possible audience.
Application deadline: 6pm, Friday 26th August 2022
For more information visit https://www.soundcity.uk.com/news/new-job-opening-learning-engagement-manager