***THIS JOB VACANCY HAS NOW CLOSED***
Responsible for: The artistic planning and delivery of all music and performance activity, and oversight of all marketing, PR and communications
Reporting to: Director
Contract: 12-month Maternity Leave Cover, 37.5 hours per week
Location: Working from home with regular office visits (at least weekly) and attendance at events; commutable to City of London office
Travel: UK travel and attendance at events and projects; may require occasional overnight stays
Salary: £35,000 per annum
Start Date: End of June 2021
With 72 choirs and nearly 2000 members in British military bases across the UK and overseas, the Military Wives Choirs is a charity that brings all women in the military community, not only wives, closer together and empowers them through singing.
Families of service personnel move around frequently, and it can often be tough to put down roots or make new friends, particularly when loved ones are away for long periods of time. Research shows that singing in a choir can help to alleviate stress and can contribute to an improvement in mental health. The Military Wives Choirs, therefore, has a vital role to play by bringing women in the military community together to sing.
This role has responsibility for both the charity’s primary objective, increasing wellbeing through music, and the Military Wives Choirs’ position as an established artist with a busy performance calendar. This combination, of musical inclusivity at a huge scale alongside a really exciting artistic proposition and well-loved brand, is unique in the sector.
The charity employs a small team, the Choirs Support Team (CST). The CST runs the operations of the charity and supports the network in its day-to-day life, through financial management and fundraising, music, performance and media opportunities, and administrative support.
As Artistic Planning & Engagement Manager, you will have a range of responsibilities and will deputise for the Director when required. You will report regularly to the Board of Trustees through the submission of Board papers to propose projects and report on activity, and membership of certain Board subcommittees.
To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role and your interest in the Military Wives Choirs to Julia Hudson, Artistic Planning & Engagement Manager JHudson@militarywiveschoirs.org
Closing Date: midnight Monday 31 May 2021
Interview dates: first interviews w/c 1 June 2021, second interviews w/c 7 June 2021
For an informal discussion, please email Julia at JHudson@militarywiveschoirs.org