21 Dec 2021


Rural Fest 2022 - Open Call!

We are back! And looking forward to seeing what musical magic gets created 2022!

Are you 16 to 25 and interested in working in live music events?
Then this is the perfect project for you!

We have an exciting range of roles up for grabs as part of our production team for Rural Fest 2022.

Whether you want to take a leading role in coordinating or programming, experience the world of social media and marketing, take a behind the scenes look at crafting the perfect performance space through sound, light and tech or even by crafting journalistic mastery, there’s a space for you in Rural Fest!

As part of the NYMAZ Plugged In programme, join the team to produce the third Rural Fest in summer 2022.

Last year saw our super team stream a live concert from Harrogate Valley Gardens. We reached audiences across the world, with 1043 people tuning in online and over 150 people attending the event in person!
This year we want to see what our young team will come up with – and we would love you to be a part of it, no experience is necessary as we will be supporting you on this learning journey throughout to develop the skills of the trade you need.

Deadline for applications: Sunday 27 February, 2022 at 6pm

What’s it all about?


NYMAZ are looking for North Yorkshire’s young and aspiring events producers to take part in this exciting grant 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 through real-life experience and the creation of a Festival.

The Rural Fest Programme includes:

- A grant payment for your participation (this varies in relation to role, and time required throughout the project – reflecting roles within professional contexts)
- An induction meeting with the Rural Fest Team
- A four week mini- course as part of NYMAZ PODs (Professional Opportunity and Development programme)
- Teaming you up with a professional mentor to help guide and support you through this journey
- The opportunity to programme and deliver music activities as part of the international festival, Make Music Day!
- Support to gain an Arts Award qualification
- The opportunity to create music your way

Here’s what last year’s cohort had to say!

‘It was great to have such freedom to make this happen – and I feel proud of everything achieved!’ ‘So much fun!’
‘I learnt so much from my mentor and putting it into practice was great – this has led to applications in other jobs thank you!’
‘It was scary having so much choice and decision making to do – but I feel like I’ve grown up a bit and can really value everything I have learnt’

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How do I get involved?


Applications for Rural Fest 2022 are now OPEN!

What are the roles?


NYMAZ are recruiting candidates to work in the Production, Programming and Communications teams for Rural Fest 2022.
Gain hands-on experience of live music production, working with our vibrant and dynamic team alongside leading industry experts. We are hoping to deliver some elements of this festival in person – but we will also be looking at live-streaming and keeping an online element to support accessibility. So, if you want to give it a go, have something to offer, feel bursting with ideas, a love of music, and a desire to help make more happen – then we want to hear from you!

Rural Fest will take place in the summer of 2022, with an element of the festival happening on Make Music Day – June 21st 2022.
All planning and prep for the festival will take place between March - June across 16 weeks.
All roles require you to work closely with the NYMAZ team and all other members of the production team to ensure the successful outcome of Rural Fest 2022.
You can apply to be:

Programme Coordinator

Grant Payment £250

This role is for someone who wants to develop their skills and lead on the overall coordination of the festivals programme and its music activities across the county with NYMAZ support. You will be working closely with NYMAZ the Plugged In groups 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, and to inspire and empower young people to share their voices in creating their own version of Rural Fest.

Key Responsibilities:
- Develop a plan of activity alongside NYMAZ and the production team for Rural Fest 2022
- 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.
- Responsible for risk assessments
- Responsible for contacting venues
- Contribute to budget decisions and travel coordination with NYMAZ support.
- Attend all Rural Fest team meetings (two a month) either online or in person

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Communications Officers

Grant payment £250

This position is for those of you who want to develop skills in festival communications and coordination. You will work closely with NYMAZ and all other Rural Fest team members to raise the profile of Rural Fest and Make Music Day across the county of North Yorkshire with NYMAZ support. You will also support the Rural Fest Programme Coordinator to ensure the successful planning and implementation of Rural Fest.
We are wanting someone with strong communication and organisational skills. You must have a desire to explore and share creative ideas with your team, find new and upcoming musical talent, along with the ability to listen to others, and a drive to support young people in sharing their creative voices and signposting them to new opportunities.

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
• Communicate with outside organisations to develop the profile of Rural Fest with NYMAZ support
• Communicate with musicians and artists to help coordinate the running of the festival
• Attend all team meetings (two a month) either online or in person




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Marketing Coordinators

Grants payment £150

We have two positions for this role, to develop 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 Plugged In members and the rest of the production team to create and implement a social and comms strategy plan for this exciting 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 Rural Fest.

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 Plugged In programmes reach and interaction with young people with support from NYMAZ
• Attend all Rural Fest team meetings (two a month) either online or in person




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Music Leader – for in person or online delivery

Grants payment £150

There are three opportunities available, as we are wanting several young music leaders to help us build the Rural Fest programme this year! 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 Plugged In group 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 be keen to explore, challenge and share creative ideas with NYMAZ Music Leaders and NYMAZ Plugged In team to develop a musical activity for the NYMAZ Plugged In ‘Learn’ pathway 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.

Key Responsibilities:
• Work closely with NYMAZ Plugged in cohort and NYMAZ Music Leaders to support and develop music activity/performance for Rural Fest
• Work alongside Plugged In and NYMAZ Music Leaders to plan music sessions for the NYMAZ Plugged In - Learn groups
• Work alongside NYMAZ and NYMAZ Music Leaders to develop your own music leadership skills during Plugged In sessions
• Deliver a workshop or session online or in person for Make Music Day – Rural Fest!
• Help build the profile of NYMAZ Plugged In with support from NYMAZ
• Attend all Rural Fest team meetings (two a month) either online or in person

Music Journalist

Grant payment £150

There are two opportunities available, as we are wanting several young leaders to develop the written and interview content for Rural Fest this year. This role is for someone who wants to try their hand at music journalism, and stretch their interview, review and blogging skills throughout Rural Fest with NYMAZ support. You will be working closely with NYMAZ, Rural Fest Musicians and Artists, the NYMAZ Plugged In team and the rest of the production team to create and implement a range of exciting musical journalistic content – this can range from live interviews, vlogs, podcasts, quick fire interviews and more!
If you have a love of music and a desire to explore, challenge and share music in a journalistic format then this is for you! You must be able to listen well to others and be willing to develop your skills as a music journalist while helping inspire and support those people whose music you are sharing.


Key Responsibilities
:
• Work closely with NYMAZ Plugged In members and NYMAZ Music Leaders to support and develop music journalism content
• Work alongside the Marketing Coordinator to plan a schedule of journalistic material to help promote musicians taking part in Rural Fest 2022
• Deliver several interviews/reviews online or in person for Make Music Day – Rural Fest!
• Help build the profile of NYMAZ Plugged In with support from NYMAZ
• Attend all Rural Fest team meetings (two a month) either online or in person

*Lighting and Sound Technicians

Grant Payments £150

*This role will be taking place within either pre-recorded or live sets, and only if safe to do so with COVID-19 restrictions in place in 2022.
There are two opportunities available, as we are wanting several young leaders to develop their skills with sound and lighting for Rural Fest this year. This role is for someone who wants to try their hand at the technical background of any live music event, and stretch their skills throughout Rural Fest with NYMAZ support.
You will be working closely with NYMAZ, Rural Fest Musicians and Artists, the NYMAZ Plugged In cohort and the rest of the production team to create and implement a range of exciting musical content to a high standard – this can range from live interviews, performances, pre-recorded concerts and live-streamed events.
If you have a love of music and a desire to be part of something creative behind the scenes, then this is for you! You must be able to listen well to others and have a desire to develop your skills within sound and lighting techniques. We will be looking for someone who is organised and a problem solver!

Key Responsibilities:
• Work closely with NYMAZ Plugged in cohort and NYMAZ Music Leaders to support and deliver live or pre-recorded content
• Work alongside the Programme Coordinator and Marketing Coordinator to plan a safe and smooth running of any logistical elements for Rural Fest 2022
• Be available to support and provide tech sound and lighting for Rural Fest events
• Help build the profile of NYMAZ Plugged In with support from NYMAZ
• Attend all Rural Fest team meetings (two per month) either online or in person

Applications for Rural Fest 2022 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

The NYMAZ team is happy for you to contact us with queries or for an informal chat before you apply, via email or on 07761525709.Please contact us or send applications to: grace@nymaz.org.uk
Rural Fest takes place in the summer of 2022 (date to be decided!) with all planning and prep taking place between March - June across 16 weeks.

Remember to include the following:


Your name, e-mail and a contact number!

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