Association of British Orchestras

Project Manager

Music For Youth £27,000 Closing date 15 August 2021
Music for Youth has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and passionate Project Manager to join our team. This position is well suited to an individual looking to advance their career in an organisation whose mission is to transform young lives through music. As a national youth music charity, Music for Youth has a unique role in the music education sector. We work with c.40,000 young people each year through inspirational large-scale festivals and performances by, with, and for young people.

As a member of MFY's Programmes Team, you will play a key role in the delivery of our UK wide annual programme. This will encompass developing and delivering special events and projects, with an emphasis on engagement with the formal music education sector and inclusive practice. This role will be pivotal in ongoing programme development, including working closely with the Marketing Team and Digital Content Executive to source content for Music for Youth’s digital platform, CRM utilisation and website content collation. As part of the Programmes team, you will support the Head of Programmes in the delivery of a number of major regional and national events, both live and online across the year, including the renowned MFY Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall.


• You will have responsibility for special projects and music education facing projects in line with your areas of expertise.
• You will have responsibility for the delivery of a range of events and festivals.
• As a member of the Programmes Team, you will have defined responsibilities within our large scale annual programme, including showcase concerts, such as the MFY Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.
• You will support the development of project plans, ensuring that participants, production, creative contributors and delivery partners have the information they require to ensure successful delivery of the events/projects.



• Experience of working in a music education setting either within an arts organisation, educational institution or equivalent
• Experience of working with young people
• Demonstrable experience of managing events and projects

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


• Knowledge of, interest and enthusiasm for a wide range of music
• Knowledge of music education landscape and current arts scene
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work on several projects simultaneously
• Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
• Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills
• Excellent IT skills.


• Experience of dealing with schedules and budgets
• Knowledge of talent pipeline for the music industry

Personal Style and Behaviour

• Effective team player
• Enthusiastic and self-motivated
• Adaptable, with a 'can do' approach to challenges
• Diplomatic with positive approach to customer care
• Professionalism and tenacity
• Committed to delivering high quality work
• Commitment to equal opportunity and positive action to address disadvantage.

Reports to: Head of Programmes, Music for Youth

The deadline for applications is Sunday 15th August 2021 at 10:00 pm.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th August 2021.

© Music for Youth 2021,

Charity No. 285831

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