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

Job vacancies


Making Music is a disability confident employer: we encourage applicants with disabilities to apply for vacancies with the assurance that those who meet the minimum criteria for the post will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at interview stage.

Marketing and Communications Director

We are looking for a part-time Marketing and Communications Director to develop and lead on our marketing, communications, media and income-generating strategies.

Making Music is the UK membership organisation for leisure-time music groups, with 3,400 member groups, comprising approximately 180,000 individuals. We support members with practical services to help them run their groups, and with artistic development opportunities; we facilitate meetings and events for members; we also celebrate and showcase their achievements and speak on their behalf to a range of partners, potential collaborators and policy makers.

This new role forms part of the senior management team, and we’re hoping to find someone who can help us support, stand up for and celebrate groups of people making and presenting music together in their leisure time across the UK, and make sure that Making Music grows and cements its financial sustainability in order to deliver that work. Making Music is a charity with 10 full-time equivalent staff and a turnover of approximately £600k.

We are looking for someone for 3 days a week (21 hours); these can be worked flexibly, by negotiation with the rest of the Marketing and Communications team and line manager. Salary £33k pro rata (=£19.8k a year for 3dpw). The postholder would manage and oversee the work of the Communications & Marketing Manager (full-time role) and the Marketing & Communications Officer (3 days per week).

We warmly welcome applications from all sectors of the community and all kinds of individuals, including from disabled candidates. 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 by 9am on Monday 16 July 2018. Interviews will be on Friday 20 July in our office in London.

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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.

Advertising co-ordinator - Selected Artists Panel (only open to members of member groups)

The Advertising Co-ordinator liaises with existing and potential advertisers and with Making Music staff in relation to advertising space in the annual Selected Artists Brochure. They follow up on emails sent by the Making Music office to potential advertisers with details for submission of adverts, receive applications from advertisers and pass copy and payment information to the relevant MM staff. They also assist in proof-reading the brochure. As this is a role in the Making Music Artists Panel, please only apply if you are a member of a Making Music member group.

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Applications co-ordinator - Selected Artists Panel (only open to members of member groups)

The Applications Co-ordinator receives applications from artists wishing to appear in the guide, and uploads these into dropbox. They liaise with Making Music staff to publicise the scheme and the application deadline. They contact the chosen artists to ensure that the correct information is submitted for the guide, and they also assist in proof-reading the brochure. As this is a role in the Making Music Artists Panel, please only apply if you are a member of a Making Music member group.

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Youth Engagement Consultant (England)

The Youth Engagement Consultant volunteer will be matched with at least one Making Music member group, in order to carry out a ‘Youth Health Check’. This will involve you making contact with your matched group(s) and arranging to visit either a rehearsal or a performance, to provide observational feedback on what the group is doing well from a youth perspective, and suggestions for how the group might be abl e to improve. Contact will be partly in person (attendance at rehearsals and/or concerts) and partly online.
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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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Funding Research Volunteer (UK-wide)
The Funding Research Volunteer will be an invaluable support for Making Music member groups across the UK. By researching and disseminating information on funding opportunities, the Funding Volunteer will help to provide the tools for our members to achieve financial stability and sustainability.