Jobs


Take It Away – Research Brief

We’re looking for an independent researcher or research team to review, build on and contextualise the findings of a survey exploring the barriers disabled people face when accessing music-making opportunities.

We are specifically welcoming of applications from people with lived experience of disability.

The full brief can be seen on the Youth Music Network here: https://network.youthmusic.org.uk/TakeItAway


Chair of Trustees
Sound Connections

“Sound Connections develops, enables and empowers young Londoners through high quality music-making opportunities.”

Sound Connections is recruiting a new Chair of Trustees.

The new Chair will be passionate about the purpose and values of Sound Connections, be an advocate for its work, help build the charity’s profile and grow its fundraising base. They will also provide inspirational leadership ensuring high levels of performance across the Board of Trustees.

For full details of the job specification and how to apply please read all the documents below.

Job description, person specification and how to apply

Equal opportunities monitoring form

The deadline for application for this post is 12noon on Monday 6 January 2020 and applications should be emailed to Philip Flood, Director, at philip@sound-connections.org.uk and marked confidential. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview on Friday 17 January 2020.

www.sound-connections.org.uk


Sales Assistant at PMT Newcastle

The role

If you are a team player and you have the ability to work in a fast-paced retail environment, PMT Newcastle would love you to be part of their friendly, in-store sales team!

To be a great addition to our team, you must have retail and sales experience and a strong passion for music. Ideally, you’ll also be to demonstrate all of our drums, guitar and Hi-tech products.

You’ll need:

  • A strong customer service focus and excellent communication skills
  • Previous high-quality retail sales experience
  • The ability to work under pressure and to sales targets
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Be within travelling distance to PMT Newcastle.
  • A knowledge of drums would be preferred
  • A willingness to learn and innovate

Other information you’ll need

  • Full time permanent role
  • 40 hours per week, with a weekly rota provided. Store working hours are 9:30am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday, and 11am-5pm on Sundays.
  • Immediate start available
  • 20 days holiday per year plus bank holidays
  • PMT Newcastle address: 27-29 Dean Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PQ

 About PMT Online

Established in 1991, we sell the world’s biggest musical instrument and equipment brands with 16 award-winning music stores across the UK. It’s an exciting time to join the team and we need talented people onboard. We can offer a competitive salary, generous staff discount on all musical products, plus other great company benefits. If you are ambitious and would like a career where you can expect to be rewarded for hard work, please get in touch either through our website or Indeed!

Please apply through PMT’s website: careers-jobs


European Sales Representative
JHS

Salary: Base 22K OTE 26K

Based at our Garforth, Leeds Head Office, we are recruiting a European Sales Representative. The role involves driving sales in Germany and Austria via telemarketing and sales, suspect and prospect building, email campaigns, market visits etc.

Previous business to business experience is preferred with a knowledge of, or interest in musical instruments/equipment an advantage.

We’re looking for a person capable of increasing business through existing customers, seeking out new customers, but most importantly selling!

Key responsibilities:

  • To build strong relationships with new and existing clients on defined product groups.
  • To organise, in conjunction with the Export Sales Manager, sales strategies to achieve targets.
  • To seek out new customers and identify business opportunities.
  • To improve market knowledge and awareness.
  • To travel regularly to meet clients, support commercial agents and attend international events.
  • To participate in regular monthly meetings with the Export Sales Management team.

Main requirements:

  • Strong interest in developing a career in Sales & Business Development.
  • Previous sales and business development experience.
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills.
  • Confident, proactive, dynamic and highly organised.
  • IT literate.
  • Must be prepared to travel regularly to the given territories.
  • Fluency in German desirable but not essential.

www.jhs.co.uk/news/category/careers/


Technical Support Engineer

HHB Communications Ltd.

An exciting opportunity to join the UK’s leading supplier of professional audio technology to the world’s leading Broadcast, Recording, System Integrators, Post-Production companies and Education organisations.

Based in North West London, HHB Communications Ltd. are looking for a Technical Support Engineer to join a small team of specialised engineers responsible for building, testing, and supporting Digital Audio Workstations, Control Surfaces, and Dolby Systems for a wide range of clients.

Our ideal candidate will be highly organised with excellent timekeeping, as well as being proactive, self-motivated and a good team player.

Role and Responsibility

  • Assist the sales team by considering all technical aspects and answering technical pre-sales queries.
  • Hardware build and software configuration of Mac and PC based DAW systems. These will predominantly be Avid Pro Tools systems, though could also include Nuendo, Logic, Media Composer, Dolby HE-RMU, Studer Consoles etc.
  • Maintain records of all system configurations in CRM, including critical information such as serial numbers, login, registration, and licence details.
  • Liaise internally with Logistics Manager and Warehouse Operatives to ensure that all required components for each particular build are delivered to the workshop, and, on completion of build, notify Sales team and dispatch.
  • Liaise externally with suppliers and manufacturers to resolve product and customer issues.
  • Provide on-site installation, commissioning and training as required. Travel within the UK will be part of the role.
  • Offer front line technical support via phone, remote desktop connection, and e-mail ticket service, attending customer premises when necessary.
  • Conduct onsite maintenance visits. These will be scheduled service visits where you will be required to perform annual system upgrades and health checks.
  • Set up and maintain demo equipment as required by sales team.
  • Create, process and track repairs with third parties
  • Use internal systems to drive work and accurately record stock movement including:
    • CRM Project Management
    • Support Ticketing System
    • Asset Tracking Systems
  • Move stock around by hand, using lifting equipment, such as pallet trucks or a forklift (if qualified and/or trained to do so).
  • Keep the workshop clean and tidy.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Educated to degree level – media or music related qualifications are a plus.
  • Highly experienced in DAW Software and Control Surfaces.
  • A strong working knowledge of networking.
  • Knowledge of Audio and Post-Production workflows will be a major benefit.
  • Experience of support ticketing and CRM systems would be an advantage.
  • Full, clean, manual driving licence.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy are essential skills that are required.
  • Understanding of health and safety protocols including appropriate use of PPE equipment.
  • Able to work to tight deadlines and as part of a team.
  • Manual handling experience will be an advantage.
  • Forklift qualifications desirable but not essential.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of electronics in general and pro-audio servicing.
  • Proven skills in technical analysis and resolution of hardware and software issues. Exceptional problem solving, fault-finding and testing skills.
  • Sound knowledge of electronic pro audio equipment, powered/active speakers, synthesisers, audio workflows, MIDI, sequencing, recording, DAW’s and live sound.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) to deal effectively with customers, suppliers, colleagues and other HHB departments, particularly when managing expectations.

Person Specification

  • Resourceful, with a can-do attitude.
  • A self-starter and an enthusiastic problem solver.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision and under own initiative.
  • Can effectively multi-task, prioritise workload and meet deadlines.
  • A natural disposition to help others, taking pride in being able to complete tasks.
  • Quick to adapt, with an ability to learn new products and technologies.
  • Able to remain calm under pressure, remain professional and supportive to customers.
  • Self-motivated and desire to acquire new skills.
  • Capable of following direction and working well within a team, but also independently.
  • Well organised and methodical.

In return you will receive a competitive salary and an attractive package of benefits including private healthcare, life assurance and company pension after a qualifying period.

HHB Communications Ltd is an equal opportunities employer.

To Apply:

Please forward your current CV along with a covering letter outlining why you feel you would be a good fit for the role to hrrecruitment@hhb.co.uk. Application data will be held on file for a period of one year.


Drums and Percussion Specialist

PMT Online

We are looking for a highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic Drums and Percussion Specialist to join the PMT Online team as a buyer.

Reporting to the Operations Director against strategic KPI’s, you will be responsible for continued performance and growth of category revenues and profits in your remit, throughout the Omni Channel business model.

Responsibilities

  • Management and continued development of supplier relationships
  • Negotiation and management of all pricing, terms and schedules
  • Budget management, forecasting, purchasing and inventory management
  • Profile selection and management across all retail and warehouse locations
  • Working closely with the operations team to devise and improve merchandising and marketing decisions
  • Identifying trends and gaps in the market to ensure a competitive and comprehensive range of products
  • In house brand product development within category both locally and internationally from design to manufacture

Desirable skills and experience 

  • A comprehensive knowledge of drums and percussion, including a good understanding of the market
  • Established track record within retail, ecommerce, purchasing and marketing within the MI industry
  • An inquisitive entrepreneurial mind-set with the capability to think of new innovative commercial ideas
  • Organised, excellent time management and prioritisation skills
  • A proactive approach who can deliver against multiple deadlines
  • Clear and efficient communication as you will frequently be liaising with multiple locations
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously
  • A very keen eye for detail

Additional competencies

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • A passion for drum and percussion products and a strong demonstrable understanding of the nuances that can make products distinctive
  • A willingness to learn and continue to innovate

Other information you’ll need

  • Competitive industry salary reflecting experience, to be discussed during interview
  • PMT Online address: 70-72 Evans Road, Speke, Liverpool, L24 9PB.
  • 20 days holiday per year plus bank holidays
  • Working hours: 40 hours per week from Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm
  • Ability to travel both nationally internationally when required for events and launches
  • Contract type: Full time, permanent

About PMT Online

 Established in 1991, we sell the world’s biggest musical instrument and equipment brands with 16 award-winning music stores across the UK.

It’s an exciting time to join the team and we need talented people onboard. We can offer a competitive salary, generous staff discount on all musical products, plus other great company benefits. If you are ambitious and would like a career where you can expect to be rewarded for hard work, please get in touch!

Apply here or, send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@pmtonline.co.uk


Guitar & Back Line Specialist
PMT Online

We are looking for a highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic Guitar & Back Line Specialist to join the PMT Online team as a buyer.

Reporting to the Operations Director against strategic KPI’s, you will be responsible for continued performance and growth of category revenues and profits in your remit, throughout the Omni Channel business model.

Responsibilities

  • Management and continued development of supplier relationships
  • Negotiation and management of all pricing, terms and schedules
  • Budget management, forecasting, purchasing and inventory management
  • Profile selection and management across all retail and warehouse locations
  • Working closely with the operations team to devise and improve merchandising and marketing decisions
  • Identifying trends and gaps in the market to ensure a competitive and comprehensive range of products
  • In house brand product development within category both locally and internationally from design to manufacture

Desirable skills and experience 

  • A comprehensive knowledge of Guitar and Back Line, including a good understanding of the market
  • Established track record within retail, ecommerce, purchasing and marketing within the MI industry
  • An inquisitive entrepreneurial mind-set with the capability to think of new innovative commercial ideas
  • Organised, excellent time management and prioritisation skills
  • A proactive approach who can deliver against multiple deadlines
  • Clear and efficient communication as you will frequently be liaising with multiple locations
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously
  • A very keen eye for detail

Additional competencies

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • A passion for Guitar and Back Line products and a strong demonstrable understanding of the nuances that can make products distinctive
  • A willingness to learn and continue to innovate

Other information you’ll need

  • Competitive industry salary reflecting experience, to be discussed during interview
  • PMT Online address: 70-72 Evans Road, Speke, Liverpool, L24 9PB.
  • 20 days holiday per year plus bank holidays
  • Working hours: 40 hours per week from Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm
  • Ability to travel both nationally internationally when required for events and launches
  • Contract type: Full time, permanent

About PMT Online

 Established in 1991, we sell the world’s biggest musical instrument and equipment brands with 16 award-winning music stores across the UK. It’s an exciting time to join the team and we need talented people onboard. We can offer a competitive salary, generous staff discount on all musical products, plus other great company benefits. If you are ambitious and would like a career where you can expect to be rewarded for hard work, please get in touch!

Apply here or, send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@pmtonline.co.uk


Marketing Manager

Modal Electronics 

Modal Electronics is an UK based technology driven company that makes cutting edge Music creation products for the modern musician.

Now in our tenth year, we recognise that to match our highly ambitious growth plans we require someone to assist us in achieving our goals, someone with talent, drive and above all, passion

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Developing strategies and tactics to boost both the company’s reputation and drive qualified traffic
  • Deploying successful marketing campaigns from creation to execution
  • Experimenting with various social media channels regularly publishing results
  • Work closely with our International business partners.
  • Trade show management
  • Artist management.

Job brief

If you live and breathe marketing, we need to talk. We’re looking for a flexible and versatile marketer who will be responsible for the growth of our inbound sales channels.

Marketing manager responsibilities include tracking and analysing the performance of advertising campaigns, managing the marketing budget and ensuring that all marketing material is in line with our brand identity. To be successful in this role, you should have hands-on experience with web analytics tools and be able to turn creative ideas into effective advertising projects.

Ultimately, you will help us build and maintain a strong and consistent brand through a wide range of online and offline marketing channels.

Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Vice president of Sales you will Develop strategies and tactics to get the word out about our company and drive qualified traffic to both our front door and our distribution/retail partners.
  • Distribute our assets and ensure they are used by both retailers, press and our International distribution partners.
  • Deploy successful marketing campaigns and own their implementation from concept, to creation to execution and analysis.
  • Liaise with press, opinion leaders with secure reviews, news pieces, blogs, vlogs and competitions. Report back success.
  • Occasional trade show /event management -including stand design, logistics, personnel and hotels.
  • Experiment with a variety of organic and paid acquisition channels like content creation, content curation, publicity, social media, lead generation campaigns, copywriting, performance analysis
  • Produce valuable and engaging content for our website and blog that attracts and converts our target groups
  • Build strategic relationships and partner with key industry players, agencies and vendors. This requires a sympathetic understanding that each market has nuances to be recognised but with our core value still sacrosanct.
  • Identify core opinion leaders and influencers and work with them for mutually beneficial ends. This could be Youtubers or artist.
  • Prepare and monitor the marketing budget on a quarterly and annual basis and allocate funds wisely
  • Oversee and approve marketing material, from website banners to social media adverts and advertorial.
  • Measure and report on the performance of marketing campaigns, gain insight and assess against goals
  • Analyse consumer behaviour and adjust email and advertising campaigns accordingly

Requirements

  • Demonstrable experience in marketing together with the potential and attitude required to learn
  • Proven experience in identifying target audiences and in creatively devising and leading across multi channels marketing campaigns that engage, educate and motivate
  • Solid knowledge of website analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics, NetInsight, Omniture, WebTrends)
  • Experience in setting up and optimizing Google Adwords campaigns if necessary
  • Numerically literate, comfortable working with numbers, making sense of metrics and processing figures with spreadsheets
  • A sense of aesthetics and a love for great copy and witty communication
  • Up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in online marketing and measurement
  • BSc/MSc degree in Marketing or related field preferable.
  • The ability to play a musical instrument and/or experience in music production would be a benefit.

Email your CV to Jon Bickle with a covering letter  – jon.bickle@modalelectronics.com


Rocksteady Music School 

Various Roles

There’s a wide range of jobs available with Rocksteady Music School, check them out here: boards.greenhouse.io/rocksteadymusicschool/


Senior Marketing Operations Manager

Fender

When most people think of Fender® guitars and amplifiers, they think of our rich history and legacy, after all the Spirit of Rock & Roll is our company motto. For us at Fender® it’s all about the future. We need to work hard today to MAKE HISTORY tomorrow.

As the world’s leading guitar manufacturer, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation “FMIC” has become synonymous with all things rock ‘n’ roll. Our iconic instruments such as the Telecaster, Stratocaster, Precision Bass & Jazz Bass guitars are known worldwide as the instruments that started the rock revolution and they continue to be highly prized by today.

It is our vision to continue championing THE SPIRIT OF ROCK-N-ROLL® throughout the world and our mission is to exceed the expectations of music enthusiasts worldwide.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BECOME PART OF OUR FUTURE LEGACY?

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly talented individual to join one of the world’s greatest music brands as a Senior Marketing Operations Manager based at our EMEA HQ in East Grinstead, UK.

In the role of Senior Marketing Operations Manager, you will be responsible for be responsible for defining and driving the strategic direction of Fender’s marketing operations in the EMEA region, including the retail marketing function and the full event programme. As the principal consumer touchpoints for Fender, retail and events are a critical part of Fender’s success so the Senior Marketing Operations Manager will be instrumental in building real-world consumer engagement and supporting an effective path to purchase for Fender products.

To be successful in this role you will be a Marketing professional with extensive experience within a trade marketing environment. You will have excellent communication skills with ideally experience in a role that covers the EMEA region.

The primary responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Be the voice of trade marketing for the EMEA region in the Fender global organisation, ensuring that EMEA market needs are clearly communicated to the planning & asset teams.
  • Work with the global marketing team based in the US to understand the Fender global retail vision, and the EMEA retail team to establish how it can be translated into a strategy that works for local markets.
  • Take the lead in the development and execution of Fender’s in-store & online retail support & visual merchandising strategy in the EMEA region.
  • Work with key retailers to develop co-operative marketing plans that support and complement Fender’s owned campaigns and initiatives both online and offline
  • Partner with the Fender sales team to take a strategic account management approach with Fender’s top retail partners and drive the Exceptional Presentation programme, ensuring that the Sales Development Fund is deployed in support of Fender’s marketing priorities and strategic objectives.
  • Oversee the roll-out of Fender Fixture Programme (shop-in-shop) installations across EMEA, taking full accountability for impact measurement and evaluation of the programme.
  • Prioritise new product launches and work with internal and external stakeholder to ensure that these are executed flawlessly across EMEA retail & event activations.
  • Execute global promotions and activations in the EMEA region in partnership with relevant functional groups within the wider marketing team.
  • Work with the Event Manager to develop and execute the strategy for consumer, retail & internal Fender events for the EMEA region and ensure that they are resourced, delivered and reported appropriately.
  • Management of the annual retail marketing & event budgets, including full accountability for all reporting and ROI analysis.
  • Take full responsibility for the sample management programme for the EMEA region, including the procurement of new product samples ahead of their launch and the artist
  • Supervision of the Event Manager, Retail Marketing Specialist & Retail Marketing Coordinator, ensure that they are motivated and engaged, and delivering against the key objectives of the Marketing Operations function.
  • Work closely with the other marketing functions (PR, Media, Artist Relations and Creative) to ensure that the trade marketing strategy supports – and is supported by – the wider Fender marketing plan.
  • This role will require regular travel throughout EMEA and occasional travel to the USA.

This is an indication of the main responsibilities of the role and the Company reserve the right to amend the content of the role at its discretion.

Essential Skills/Experience

  • Proven experience driving strategy within a trade marketing environment (10+ years)
  • Degree educated (or equivalent)
  • Good understanding of the EMEA retail market (experience of the MI market a plus)
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills (written & verbal)
  • Good organisation and ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Strong IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Good leadership skills and team management experience
  • Excellent budget management & negotiation skills
  • Flexible and proactive approach
  • Deadline-driven & results focused
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective, positive working relationships internally and externally
  • Self motivated with a can-do attitude and positive outlook

Desirable Skills/ Experience

  • Experience of shopper marketing
  • An understanding of the EMEA Music Industry
  • An understanding of the EMEA Musical Instrument Industry
  • Knowledge of Fender brands

Apply here: https://boards.greenhouse.io/fender/jobs/


Sales Consultant – Piano Floor (Full time)

Yamaha Music London

Yamaha Music London is Europe’s flagship store for Yamaha Musical Instruments, selling the largest collection of Yamaha instruments and equipment within the UK.

You will be based on the Piano Floor of our 11,500 sq. ft. store in Central London, which offers the entire Yamaha, Bösendorfer and Kemble Piano range including all acoustic, Silent, Disklavier and TransAcoustic models.

You will be part of a leading sales team, working in a fast-paced environment, for one of the most famous brands in music. We are seeking someone who possesses excellent communication skills, has a hunger and drive for sales, can work as part of a team and has a positive ‘can-do’ attitude.

Your responsibilities will include being part of a team that achieves its targets and provides the best customer experience possible. You will need to generate your own sales opportunities in the store, on the phone, using email and via all social media channels. You will also need to develop and expand a strong knowledge of all products including their connectivity potential and be able to demonstrate all pianos across the range to potential consumers, from entry level upright pianos to premium concert grands.

To be considered, you will have proven sales experience, be highly motivated, flexible, target-focused and be passionate about pianos. You must be confident and have the ability to quickly build a strong rapport with people as well as delivering a friendly, positive outlook with a courteous approach.

In return, we offer sales development training, a competitive salary, a performance-related bonus (upon achievement of sales and profit targets) and a great environment in which to work and develop your music business career prospects.

If you think that you’re the right person for this role then please submit your CV with a covering letter describing the main reasons you believe you’re the best choice for the role and what you would bring to our company.

Send to: recruitment@yamahamusiclondon.com

 


 

Focusrite has a number of openings in High Wycombe

To see these please go to focusrite.workable.com


Opportunities at Millers Music, Cambridge 

Millers Music in Cambridge are advertising for a number of roles including a Sales Manager in our guitar team and a Sales Assistant in our Orchestral team.

We believe our people are the key to our success, Please see the website www.millersmusic.co.uk/careers/ or email careers@millersmusic.co.uk  for further details.