MusicNSW Seeks an Intern! - MusicNSW

MusicNSW is seeking an intern to assist with the administration of the 2013 National SLAM Day shows in NSW.

On 23rd February 2012, SLAM (Save Live Australia’s Music) coordinated National SLAM Day with over 150 live music venues across Australia participating in live music events to celebrate our local musicians in our small venues. On Saturday 23rd February 2013, National SLAM Day returns with live music gigs across the country.

The successful applicant will perform basic administrative duties including:

  • Assisting live music venues in NSW with National SLAM Day gig registration on the SLAM website
  • Contacting venues via phone and email to inform them of National SLAM Day activities
  • Create and maintain a database of NSW venues
  • Oversee printing of posters/flyers and distribution to participating venues
  • Work with SLAM publicists on state media campaign
  • Updating the NSW page of the SLAM website
  • Assisting MusicNSW with social media and marketing

This role works under the direction of Music NSW, who provide day to day supervision of tasks to be undertaken. Volunteer roles at Music NSW are undertaken for no financial payment. However, agreed costs will be reimbursed.

This position is to start ASAP and continue until 8th March 2013. The time involved is 1 – 2 days a week from approximately 10am to 5pm (flexible hours) on a weekly basis, to be determined with Music NSW staff. This role is located at the Music NSW offices at Level 1, Suite 6a, 66 Oxford street Darlinghurst unless otherwise agreed with Music NSW staff.

About MusicNSW

MusicNSW is the Peak Body for Contemporary Music in NSW.
We are a not for profit Industry Association set up to represent, promote and develop the contemporary music industry in New South Wales, Australia, in addition to managing a number of Music Development projects.

MusicNSW exists to support the creative and economic expansion of the NSW contemporary Music Industry through advocacy, resource assistance, activating growth of industry infrastructure, delivery of tailored initiatives and provision of advice and referrals.

Our objectives are to:

  • To ensure that the interests of the NSW contemporary music industry are adequately addressed by the media, government and cultural bodies.
  • To empower communities around NSW to retain their musical identity and foster audiences for local material.
  • To provide the NSW contemporary music industry with advice and resources and have available systemised information that can be updated regularly and disseminated widely.
  • To increase industry professionalism and skills at all levels and sectors of the NSW contemporary music industry through education and training.
  • To develop regional, national and international recording and performance opportunities for NSW musicians.
  • To provide coordination services between musicians, grass roots music organisations, industry bodies and government bodies.

About SLAM

Save Live Australia’s Music (SLAM) is a collective of non-politically aligned, independent, local music-loving citizens. On 23rd February 2010, the SLAM rally saw 20,000 people march through Melbourne to the tune of AC/DC’s definitive ‘Long Way to the Top’, in protest against the Victorian Government’s misguided policy link between live music and violence. The SLAM rally was the largest cultural protest in Australia’s history.

If you are interested, please send your CV and a document addressing the required duties to by Monday 10th December 2012.