MusicNSW is currently seeking a permanent part-time Education Officer to work alongside the MusicNSW team to develop existing and future programs to support and develop the NSW contemporary music industry.

Applications Close: 16 May 2011

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Location: Australia – New South Wales – Sydney
Position – Permanent part-time – 15 hours per week

Salary:  pro rata of $45,000 – $50,000 p.a. plus 9% superannuation contribution.


To apply for this position email your CV with a Cover Letter and a statement addressing the selection criteria on or before 16 May 2011 to:

Sarah Davie
Operations Manager
PO Box K497
Haymarket NSW 1240
Ph: 02 9281 1600


Reporting to the Executive Officer, this position’s primary responsibility is developing workshops and other educational tools to develop industry skills within the NSW contemporary music sector.

A new position for the organisation, the Education Officer will work with existing projects and create new initiatives to provide greater access to information for artists and industry across the state, specifically around developing skills on how to operate within the industry. This may include designing workshops, info sessions and materials in the areas of music industry 101, artist management, music export, music and the law, the business of music and more.


You will:

  • Identify the learning needs of specific groups within the industry (emerging and established artists, artist managers)
  • Design workshops and supporting learning materials, based on the identified needs of those groups within the industry
  • Facilitate workshops for emerging and / or established artists, venues, industry professionals
  • Source engaging and relevant presenters
  • Promote and coordinate workshops
  • Identify strategic partnerships with arts and cultural events and organisations
  • Evaluate the success of the workshops and supporting materials, through feedback surveys and ongoing conversations with participants

Selection Criteria


  • An understanding of and experience in the contemporary music industry.
  • Proven track record in designing and delivering workshops.
  • Facilitation skills.
  • Proven organisational skills.
  • High-level interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.


  • Demonstrated ability to attract, manage and execute grant funding.
  • Tertiary qualification in Arts Management, Education, Arts or Music.