Music Administrator

Music Administrator
Employer: Benslow Music Trust
Salary: From £17,000 per annum
Location: Hitchin


To assist the Head of Music in administering, preparing, publicising, recruiting and servicing the Trust’s musical
activities (courses, concerts and other events) as a key member of the Music Administration team.


Course Administration
- Take course bookings by telephone, post, email and online
- Deal with enquiries from course members, tutors and the general public
- Prepare course welcome packs and timetables
- Assist with the issuing of tutor contracts for teaching activities
- Ensure course repertoire is sourced and circulated to participants, in liaison with tutors
- Independently manage Reception on weekends when courses are in residence
- Liaise with the Lettings Administrator to ensure that sufficient accommodation and appropriate rehearsal
rooms are booked for courses

Concert Administration
- Monitor concert ticket sales and work with the Marketing Administrator and Head of Music to expand
- Complete PRS returns
- Assist in the compilation and production of concert programmes, in liaison with artists and their agents
- Act as Concert Manager for evening performances, ensuring stage management and front-of-house
requirements are delivered successfully

Marketing and Publicity
- Monitor course recruitment, working with the Marketing Administrator and Head of Music to devise
recruitment strategies, and keep course tutors updated on recruitment levels
- Assist the Marketing Administrator with publicity, producing engaging and persuasive copy for
publication, not least our monthly newsletter The Buzz and regular news items for the website
- Update social media networks, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
- Produce monthly e-newsletters to circulate to the Concert Club mailing list

Website and Database Management
- Maintain and update the database of course members
- Update the Trust’s website and liaise with the webmasters on development
- Ensure all booking spreadsheets and procedures are in place for new courses

- Engage directly and maintain good relations with clients, tutors and other visitors
- Undertake other administrative tasks as required by the Head of Music from time to time
- This is a full time post and will require regular evening and weekend work

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate real evidence of ability to fill the role effectively and is likely
to be a music graduate or have equivalent knowledge. We are looking to appoint someone who can offer a
balance of skills and attributes; the following criteria are all important.

You will have:
- Passion for music in its widest sense, with a thorough grounding of musical knowledge in repertoire and
instruments from the Renaissance to the present day, as well as enthusiasm for a range of music genres
- Strong organisational skills with the ability to manage a varied and busy workload, prioritising where
- The ability to create persuasive marketing copy
- A keen interest in people, a good sense of humour, the confidence to interact with others from a range
of backgrounds and ages and the willingness to work successfully as part of a team
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a high level of attention to detail
- Strong IT awareness and computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office applications, experience with
social networking and the ability to adapt to new software
- Flexibility to work during evenings and at weekends when necessary (time of in lieu is given to
- Most importantly, a real passion for the unique work of Benslow Music, be eager to further our cause,
acting as an Ambassador on occasions, and to play a full part in our ongoing development

You are likely also to have:
- Experience of running and publicising concerts and/or other musical events
- Experience in website management and IT systems
- Experience of updating social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Please send applications to Dr Christopher Roberts, Benslow Music, Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9RB
( – telephone: 01462 459446), who is happy to answer any queries. Candidates
should include a full CV, the names and contact details of at least two referees and a covering letter.

Closing Date: Friday 3 March 2017 (12 noon)

Interviews: Tuesday 14 March 2017

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