If you are passionate about the opportunity to help leisure time music flourish we would love to hear from you.

Job vacancies

Manager, Northern Ireland

We are looking for a part-time Manager to support and represent our members in Northern Ireland.

Making Music is the UK association for leisure-time music, with a membership of 3,600 music groups, comprising around 200,000 hobby musicians. We support members with practical services to help them run their groups, and with artistic development opportunities; we run meetings and events for them; we celebrate their achievements and speak on their behalf to partners and policy makers.

The Manager, Northern Ireland, delivers this work in Northern Ireland, and we are looking for someone who is:

  • a good communicator, in person and in writing 
  • able to build and maintain good relationships with our 40 member groups in Northern Ireland (and grow that number) 
  • experienced at setting up and running meetings and events, including performances (e.g. for Make Music Day each 21 June)
  • comfortable representing Making Music to a range of stakeholders, and able to develop and sustain partnerships with relevant organisations (e.g. Voluntary Arts, Ulster Orchestra, Association of Irish Choirs, etc.)

This post is for 1 day a week (7 hrs); and can be worked flexibly, from home or a desk-sharing facility can be arranged. There will be travel involved, and some evening and weekend work. Salary £30k pro rata (=£6k a year for 1 day per week).

We warmly welcome applications from all sectors of the community and all kinds of individuals. Please let us know if you need this job information - or would like to apply for the job - in a different format.

Please apply with your CV and a letter to vacancies@makingmusic.org.uk by 9am on Monday 16 September 2019. Interviews will be on Friday 27 September in Belfast. We will let you know by 5pm on Friday 20 September if we would like to interview you.

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Volunteer vacancies

Our volunteering vacancies are open to people aged 18 and over. Find out more about vacancies below.

For more information, or to request an application form, please contact us.

Member Contact Volunteers

The Member Contact Volunteer (MCV) will undertake personal contact with Making Music member groups during a specified period of time. The purpose of the contact is to highlight events that are coming up, to carry out research and collect feedback and/or to signpost members to relevant online resources as they are made available. Initial contact is mainly made by telephone, with some follow up by email required.
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Online Health Check Volunteers

Our Online Health Check Volunteers are matched with Making Music member groups who have signed up for an Online Health Check. You will review their website and social media channels and make suggestions for how they might be able to improve these in order to help them to better reach out to new members and audiences.
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Translation Volunteer (Wales)

Our Translation Volunteers translate text from English into Welsh for us, allowing us to make our resources available to people in their native language.
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