Music for All | Learn to Play Assistant 2023

Help give more people the opportunity to make music!

Are you an organised and confident communicator with experience of working in a team to deliver a project? Join us and provide administrative support to the Learn to Play ’23 project so we can continue to grow this highly successful celebration of music making.

Contract type: Freelance, fixed-term

Contract length: April – November 2023

Fee: Up to £3,600 (based on a day rate of £90). Travel expenses will be reimbursed if required

Location: This position is primarily home-based; you may be required to attend some in-person meetings and venue visits on 7/8 October 2023

Hours: Initially one day per week, increasing to two days per week in the lead-up to the event. (Flexibility to spread working hours across the week would be preferable)

Reports to: Projects Coordinator

About Learn to Play

Learn to Play is Music for All’s annual flagship event which engages venues such as music stores, community spaces, and studios across the UK to offer free taster music lessons to budding and lapsed music makers of all ages and abilities.

It provides opportunities for people to try out instruments and learn more about the music services and offers in their local area, alongside a chance for venues to engage new visitors and raise the profile of their business.

In 2022, hundreds of people participated across 63 UK venues. Our aim is to return to pre-pandemic levels of over 100 venues engaging several thousand participants.

Key Responsibilities

Encouraging Learn to Play venue registration; contacting venues across the UK via email and by phone. You will need to highlight the benefits of getting involved and guide them through the registration process.

Support the Learn to Play Coordinator with venue inquiries, providing information and advice in a timely manner.
Liaise with venues and our external printers, coordinating the distribution of the Learn to Play promo packs.

Write copy for social media, posting these once approved across Music for All’s platforms as directed by the Learn to Play Coordinator.
Support the feedback and evaluation process – following up with venues as required and recording feedback social media posts from venues and participants.

Complete ad-hoc administrative tasks as directed by the Learn to Play Coordinator in their absence.

Personal Specification

We encourage applications from individuals who would like to develop their skills in one or more of these areas.

A good communicator with a strong customer service ethic – you must enjoy talking to people and be comfortable holding conversations by phone.

Experience in project and/or event administration and using relevant software programmes.

A proficient understanding of social media platforms with experience in writing posts in a work capacity.
Highly organised with the ability to prioritise workloads and recognise when further guidance, support, or direction may be needed.

An interest and understanding of the community music/music education sector (both the benefits and challenges of the sector).
A willingness to learn more about the work of Music for All and understand our aims and core mission.

A sound knowledge of venues/contacts in a particular area/s of the UK.

About the Charity

Established for over 25 years, Music for All is dedicated to changing lives across the UK by improving access to music making. We are a passionate, focused and ambitious UK charity helping disadvantaged music makers experience the joys and far-reaching benefits of making music. To find out more, visit:

How to Apply!

Apply by filling in this form by: 9am, 27 March 2023.

If successful, interviews will take place online on: 5 April 2023.

Should you have questions about the role or the application process, please

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