Open Up Music is an organisation with a simple but powerful mission: to open up music to young disabled musicians. We work alongside those young people to tackle musical inequality – inspiring new instruments and creating new musical forms for the 21st century.
We do this through our award-winning programmes, including Open Orchestras (the largest network of inclusive ensembles in the UK) and the National Open Youth Orchestra (the world’s first disabled-led national youth ensemble). Clarion, our award-winning digital musical instrument designed for accessibility, will also be made commercially available in 2024, enabling musicians across the UK to access it.
Join us as a Programme Officer to support the delivery of Open Up Music’s programmes, tackling musical inequality:
- Provide administrative and programme coordination support to the Programme teams
- Support with the planning, organisation, coordination and delivery of meetings, training sessions, webinars and events, including the Open Orchestras Summer Conference and the National Open Youth Orchestra residential and concerts
- Liaise with musicians, families, customers and partner organisations and build strong working relationships
Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of who we are. We take our responsibility to understand, challenge and dismantle barriers within music and our organisation very seriously. To that end, we are especially interested in receiving applications from disabled people.
We also recognise that systems of privilege, structural disadvantage and barriers to participation often intersect with one another. For this reason, we particularly welcome applications from people from other structurally disadvantaged backgrounds and underrepresented groups. This may include people from the Global Majority, migrants, refugees, non-binary people, people who identify as LGBTQIA+ and/or people from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
Please visit our website to download the Recruitment Pack for further information and to apply.
Submit your application by 10:00am on Tuesday 27 February 2024.