We created Conductive Music to design and deliver programmes of music-making and new technologies workshops for children from challenging backgrounds, and we are now approaching our 10th birthday!
In 2020/21, we partnered with 18 Music Education Hubs (MEH) to reach 9,000 students across 200 schools, doubling our targets annually. We learned how to create, develop and maintain uninterrupted education provision in our field through online learning models. Our Blended Learning Playground brings together in person, online & on demand learning to meet changes across the pandemic and the digital divide.
We reach out to children, to help them create their own digital instruments and find their own musical voice through composition, co-creation and performance in a supportive learning environment for all abilities. We also support teachers, through a dynamic Professional Development provision, to boost their confidence in working across Arts and Technologies – the STEAM approach.
Our programmes operate at the intersection of music, technology, & STEM subjects using our skilled team’s expertise, and the widest-reaching technologies to allow us to involve all students, anywhere, support their teachers, and amuse their parents. We craft positive experiences with the creative technology tools we use, such as Ableton or Bandlab for composition, Scratch for entry level coding, and MakeCode for musical video game creation.
We look forward to welcoming you to our dynamic team of creatives, friends, and passionate people, dedicated to showing all children that ‘I can do it too!’.
Please check our YouTube, Facebook and both websites (conductivemusic.uk & steamcorner.conductivemusic.uk) for much more info on our projects.
The core purpose of this role is to maintain existing partnership relationships through stakeholder management and communication, to ensure high quality project delivery, and to identify future partnership and income opportunities in collaboration with the Marketing office and Directors.
- Liaise with the Director in the development of existing and future programmes.
- Maintain existing partnerships with other Art Organisations and Funders through regular stakeholder communications.
- Expand and improve a portfolio of projects, including new opportunities for sustainable ticketing and income.
- Co-ordinate programme evaluation and feedback and develop processes including data collection, analysis, filing, written reports, project participant feedback, and collecting photo & media permissions.
- Prepare programme monitoring and evaluation reports for funders.
- Act as Health and Safety Manager by undertaking/overseeing Risk Assessment documentation for specific funders / community partners / projects, as appropriate, including carrying out risk assessments as required.
- Respond to enquiries about all programmes.
- Monitor project expenditure against budget.
- Maintain and update participant database, including any waiting lists and / or previous participants (complying with current GDPR legislation).
- Assist in the promotion of programmes, including liaising with external organisations and participants.
- Ensure that all facilitators and volunteers are adhering to relevant GDPR and safeguarding policies and procedures, including monitoring DBS checks as appropriate.
- Attend programme workshops as required.
- Check project partner agreements, packages, and schedules once drafted by the Marketing and Communications officer.
- Liaise with workshop leaders and artists once they have been booked for project days by the Marketing and Communications officer.
- Induct and oversee volunteers on projects.
- Overseeing the production of certificates, post-project material, eg booklets created by the whole team.
Essential Qualifications and Experience
- Based in the Midlands or with strong relationships with Midlands art and music networks.
- Educated to degree level.
- Industry recognised project management training and credentials such as PRINCE2.
- Significant levels of project management experience, ideally within the arts or charity sector.
- Demonstrable interest in/knowledge of the arts, music, and new technologies.
- Passion for the transformative power of the arts and music to change lives and empower those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable in society.
- Experience of and interest in working across a broad range of artforms and with a wide range of disadvantaged and vulnerable participant groups.
- Experience of developing relationships with a range of community sector/arts sector organisations. Desirable to have experience in developing relationships with corporate partners/CSR.
- Experience of monitoring and evaluation procedures.
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
- Commitment to Conductive Music, its activities and mission.
Skills and Abilities
- Exceptional organisational and interpersonal skills, including experience collaborating with a small, remote working team.
- Ability to work to strict deadlines and remain calm under pressure.
- Ability to multi-task, prioritise and work to disparate agendas.
- Ability to problem solve in a creative way.
- Ability to work under own initiative.
- Accuracy and meticulous attention to detail.
- Numeracy and research skills.
- A flexible attitude to work: some evening and weekend work may be required but this will be scheduled in collaboration with the post holder and not beyond contracted hours. The post may require occasional travel to other regions of the UK mainland, but this will be very seldom, and discussed in advance.
- An understanding of, and a commitment to, equal opportunities and diversity, safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, and GDPR legislation.
- Computer literacy including: GoogleSuite, CRM systems, word processors and spreadsheets (including formulas), Eventbrite, Zoom, Mailerlite/Mailchimp or similar mailing software. Basic knowledge of image, video and audio editing is a plus.