Make Music Day UK Director
Freelance role, 2-3 days/week equivalent
Make Music Day (MMD) is a global DIY grassroots celebration of music on 21 June. Make Music Day UK (MMD UK) supports and facilitates thousands of events and activities on 21 June across the UK. 2021 was the fifth nationally coordinated MMD in the UK. Participation has grown exponentially since it started in the UK, growing from 180 performances in 2017 to 1,700 online and in-person performances in 2020 (2021 stats are currently being finalised).
MMD UK is currently seeking a Director to lead and develop MMD UK, initiating and managing strategic and creative partnerships, overseeing stakeholder relationships, securing and managing funding, appointing and managing other personnel as required to support the vision. MMD is a DIY festival of music, and the role of Director is to support and facilitate others (event organisers, musicians, participants) to find ways to get involved as relevant to them.
As MMD UK moves into its next stage of development, this is an exciting time to join the organisation. This role would suit an entrepreneurial arts manager, a collaborative individual who enjoys working with partners and stakeholders, has some knowledge of music and the music sector (any aspect/genre), and who has a passion for participation and inclusion. The role has a degree of flexibility, and the successful individual will have the opportunity to make it their own.
Application deadline: Wednesday 28 July, 6pm
Interviews: Wednesday 4 August (online)
Start date: autumn 2021