MusicNSW Hiring: Indigenous Music Manager - MusicNSW

MusicNSW is currently looking for an Indigenous Music Manager to deliver the Whichway program alongside the MusicNSW team.

One of the key projects of MusicNSW is Whichway, a career development program for Indigenous musicians and the Indigenous music industry. We are currently seeking a part-time Indigenous Music Manager to lead Whichway through its next stage of growth and development.

Applications Close: 22 August 2011
Location: Australia – New South Wales – Sydney
Position – Permanent part-time – 22.5 hours per week
Salary: pro rata of $50,000 p.a. plus a 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 22 August 2011 to:

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

The Indigenous Music Manager is responsible for the successful delivery of the Whichway project – a program designed to assist in the development of the Indigenous contemporary music industry in NSW. This role involves, broadly, the delivery of the Whichway strategic plan, including:

  • Development and delivery of multi-staged workshop programs: introductory, advanced, and genre-specific.
  • Development and delivery of new initiatives to support the growth of the Indigenous contemporary music industry in NSW.
  • Assisting NSW Indigenous musicians and industry in their own career development including opportunities to release EPs and support for publicity to promote an EP release.
  • Liaison with, and support of, other key projects of MusicNSW.
  • Effective administration of the project to support the delivery of the project’s objectives.


You will be responsible for:

Program Development and Planning
• Deliver ongoing strategies as outlined in Whichway’s strategic plan.
• Establish a Whichway Advisory Group, and coordinate their meetings and activities.
• Ongoing identification of the needs of the Indigenous music community.
• Review Whichway’s strategic plan and revise annually the strategies that address needs.

Financial Planning and Budgeting
• Establish accurate budgets for the implementation of Whichway’s annual program
• Securing funding to undertake the annual program, through the development of high quality proposals / applications for funding.

Program Implementation
• Devise schedules and time frames to ensure the delivery of projects.
• Engage and coordinate appropriate personnel required for the delivery of the project e.g. workshop presenters, producers etc
• Deliver projects within agreed timeframes.
• Develop high quality project reports for the Management Committee of MusicNSW, and acquittal documents as required by various funding bodies.

Industry Development
• Identify and create greater opportunities for Indigenous artists and music to receive exposure.
• Ensure adequate, appropriate and representative Indigenous input to MusicNSW policy and program advice and development.
• Develop and maintain partnerships, projects and liaison between MusicNSW and the Indigenous music sector.
• Promote MusicNSW’s role as the peak contemporary music industry body to the Indigenous music sector.

Artist Support
• Develop a flexible support structure, which provides appropriate artists with advice and referral to relevant industry.
• Develop marketing, promotional and touring opportunities for NSW Indigenous artists at state and national levels.

Selection Criteria

  • Aboriginality
  • Knowledge of the contemporary Indigenous music Industry and the wider Australian contemporary music industry, including demonstrated experience with working one on one with artists.
  • General knowledge of all music genres
  • Working knowledge of funding bodies (both state and federal), funding applications and report writing.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with Indigenous communities, protocols and issues.
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects and project budgets.

Please provide a statement addressing each of the selection criteria above with your application. Applications that do not include this will not be considered.

Job Notes: Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.