14 Feb 2018


Rural Fest 2020!

16-25 and interested in working in Live Music Events?

Apply to be on our Production team for Rural Fest 2020 as part of the NYMAZ Ambassadors programme.
Join the team to produce the first ever Rural Fest as part of the international festival Make Music Day!

Deadline for applications:

Friday 28 February, 2020 at 6pm

What’s it all about?

NYMAZ are looking for North Yorkhire’s young and aspiring events producers to take part in this exciting free programme…Rural Fest!
NYMAZ are offering motivated young people aged 16 to 25 the opportunity to kick start their professional network, develop their careers and gain experience of working within the music, charity and events sectors.

The Rural Fest Programme includes:

- An induction meeting with the Rural Fest Team
- A 4 week mini course as part of the NYMAZ PODs (Professional Opportunity and Development programme)
- Teaming you up with a professional mentor
- The opportunity to programme and deliver music activities as part of the international festival, Make Music Day!
- Support to gain an Arts Award qualification

How do I get involved?

Applications for Rural Fest 2020 are now OPEN!

What are the roles?

NYMAZ are recruiting candidates to work in the Production, Programming and Communications teams for Rural Fest 2020.
Gain hands-on experience of live music production, working with our vibrant and dynamic team alongside leading industry experts.

You can apply to be:

Programme Coordinator

This role is for someone who wants to develop their skills and lead on the overall coordination of the festivals program and its music activities across the county with NYMAZ support.
You will be working closely with NYMAZ Music Ambassadors and the rest of the production team to design and implement a series of musical events.

We are wanting someone with good communication and organisational skills. You must have a desire to discuss and share creative ideas with your team, be able to listen to others, inspire and empower young people to share their voices in creating the first ever Rural Fest.

You will need to work closely with the NYMAZ team and all other members of the production team to ensure the successful outcome of Rural Fest 2020.

Key Responsibilities:

- Develop a plan of activity alongside NYMAZ and the production team for Rural Fest 2020
- Help build positive relations within the team and external parties
- Keep all members of the team up-to-date with relevant project information
- Work alongside the Communications Coordinator to schedule and organise meetings/events and maintain agendas
- Work alongside the Marketing Coordinator and NYMAZ to develop a communications strategy plan for Rural Fest.
- Contribute to budget decisions and travel coordination with NYMAZ support.
- Attend all Rural Fest team meetings (one a month) either online or in person


Communications Officer

This role is for someone who wants to develop their skills in festival coordination. Working closely with NYMAZ and all other Rural Fest team members to raise the profile of the Rural Fest and Make Music Day across the county of North Yorkshire with NYMAZ support.

You will be working closely with NYMAZ and supporting the Rural Fest Programme Coordinator to ensure the successful planning and implementation of the first ever Rural Fest!
We are wanting someone with good communication skills and excellent organisational skills. You must have a desire to explore and share creative ideas with your team, along with the ability to listen to others. You will have drive to support young people in sharing their creative voices and signposting them to new opportunities.

You will need to work closely with the NYMAZ team, and all other members of the production team to ensure the successful outcome of Rural Fest 2020.

Key Responsibilities:

• Communicate with the Project Coordinator and other team members to ensure maximum efficiency
• Schedule and organise meetings/events and maintain agenda
• Take minutes at all meetings
• To develop blog content for the NYMAZ website with NYMAZ support
• Communications with outside organisations to develop the profile of Rural Fest with NYMAZ support
• Attend all team meetings (one a month) either online or in person


Marketing Coordinator

This role is for someone who wants to develop their skills and take a lead on marketing, social media and comms throughout the duration of Rural Fest programme and raise the profile of Rural Fest and Make Music Day across the county of North Yorkshire with NYMAZ support.

You will be working closely with NYMAZ Music Ambassadors and the rest of the production team to create and implement a social and comms strategy plan for this exciting new festival.
We are wanting someone with good communication and organisational skills. You must have a desire to explore and share creative ideas with your team to extend the reach of Rural Fest, be able to listen to others, and want to help young people to share their voices through the creation of the first ever Rural Fest.

You will need to work closely with the NYMAZ team, and all other members of the production team to ensure the successful outcome of Rural Fest 2020.

Key Responsibilities:

• Manage communications through media relations, and social media platforms
• Work alongside NYMAZ and Rural Fest Project Coordinator to develop a communications strategy plan for Rural Fest
• Implement the communications strategy plan effectively
• Work alongside the Communications Officer to develop blog content for the NYMAZ website with NYMAZ support
• Help extend NYMAZ Ambassadors reach and interaction with young people with support from NYMAZ
• Attend all Rural Fest team meetings (one a month) either online or in person



Music Leader

This role is for someone who wants to take a lead on the practical music-making for Rural Fest with NYMAZ support.

You will be working closely with NYMAZ, NYMAZ Music Leaders, the NYMAZ Ambassadors and the rest of the production team to create and implement a range of exciting musical activities for young people.

We are wanting someone with good communication skills. You must have a desire to explore, challenge and share creative ideas with NYMAZ Music Leaders and NYMAZ Ambassadors to develop a musical activity for the NYMAZ Ambassadors project during Rural Fest. You must be able to listen well to others and have a desire to develop your skills as a music leader while helping inspire and support young people to create their music.

You will need to work closely with the NYMAZ team and all other members of the production team to ensure the successful outcome of Rural Fest 2020.

Key Responsibilities:

• Work closely with NYMAZ Ambassadors and NYMAZ Music Leaders to support and develop music activity/performance for Rural Fest
• Work alongside Ambassadors and NYMAZ Music Leaders to plan music sessions for the NYMAZ Ambassadors groups
• Attend at least one NYMAZ Ambassador cohort group weekly
• Work alongside NYMAZ and NYMAZ Music Leaders to develop own music leadership skills during ambassador sessions
• With support from NYMAZ help build the profile of NYMAZ Ambassadors
• Attend all Rural Fest team meetings (one a month) either online or in person

How do I get involved?

Applications for Rural Fest 2020 are now OPEN!

To apply for one of the positions above please send in either a letter of interest or a short video (max 2 mins) application explaining:

- Why you want to be part of Rural Fest
- Why you think you would be suited for the role
- Describe any experience you have to date that you feel is relevant to the post

Please send Applications to: grace@nymaz.org.uk
or by post to: Grace McNeill, NYMAZ, Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York YO23 1BW

Remember to include the following:

Your name, e-mail and a contact number!

If you have any queries about the programme, please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing grace@nymaz.org.uk or calling 01904 543382

 



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