NYJO Assistant

Grace Bailey

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If you love music, are keen to develop a career working within the arts and are looking to take on your first full-time role within the sector, then we would love to hear from you. This is an entry level arts administration role, and it is not necessary to currently have a degree in order to apply for this position.

NYJO (National Youth Jazz Orchestra) want to support someone to take on their first full-time role within the arts/music industry. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop skills in:
• project administration
• event management
• evaluation
• working for a small but established organisation

You will work with some fantastic young musicians (aged 14-25), a team of inspiring Educators and Music Directors, and at amazing jazz venues and festivals across the UK.

We are keen to provide equality of opportunity to a wide range of prospective candidates as we expand the diversity of our staff and musicians. Whilst we hope to attract candidates with the experience outlined, we encourage applications from those who do not necessarily fulfil all stated criteria. We are looking for someone with:
• A love of music and an active interest in working for a music education charity.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate with people from all walks of life.
• A positive, welcoming attitude and a willingness to learn.
• Experience working with Microsoft Office suite and a good general IT literacy.
• Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise.
• Good attention to detail and the ability to work to tight deadlines.
• A flexible, adaptable, and enthusiastic approach.
• A strong work ethic, with the ability to work well in a team, and a proactive approach with the willingness to ask questions.

To apply, please email (with the subject line ‘NYJO Assistant’) your CV and covering letter to Beth Ismay, Learning Programmes Manager: recruitment@nyjo.org.uk. In your covering letter, please answer the following questions. You can use some bullet points if you’d prefer:
1. Tell us why now is an exciting time is to work in UK music, and what particularly
excites you (500 – 700 words).
2. Tell us why you would like to work in a small charity that supports the career of young musicians (500 – 700 words).
3. We work with people from all backgrounds and people from communities who have faced barriers to accessing the arts. Please tell us why you think that is important and what you can bring to this (500 – 700 words).

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