Music Programmer | EartH | London, UK

Position: Full time (42.5 hours/week)
Salary: Competitive
Start date: ASAP

THE ROLE
The Music Programmer is responsible for developing and delivering a programme of music events in line with EartH’s values and artistic policy (“broad, global, open and rooted in the highest quality artistic pursuit”). The successful candidate will be an experienced curator of music programmes and events. They will be aware of developments at the forefront of music, arts and culture internationally and excited by the opportunities and the challenges of developing a globally renowned music programme. They will be a team player, working alongside a wider programming team, with demonstrable negotiating and financial skills, collaborating with the rest of the organisation to strike the right balance between artistic and commercial priorities.

A bit about EartH – earthackney.co.uk
EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney) is a multi-arts space for the 21st Century. Programming is broad, global, open and rooted in the highest quality artistic pursuit. We bring together important talents in all fields, both leading and rising, under one roof to provide a vital new home for music and art in London, for people of different ages and backgrounds. At EartH, people from all walks of life can meet, listen, watch, dance and enjoy all that artistic endeavour and creativity has to offer. EartH programming prioritises artists, individuals and groups who innovate, collaborate and progress their craft to push creativity forwards. We strive to present a very carefully considered calendar of events so as to become a truly exciting, essential and dynamic new force force the arts in the UK. The schedule looks to be increasingly balanced, inclusive and reflective of the way in which great cities like London thrive on variation, integration and progressive-thinking. To this end, we are a signatory of Keychange and have pledged to work towards a 50/50 gender split in our programming by 2022. We are also signatories of Good Night Out and the Mayor of London’s Women Night Safety Charter, to ensure that anyone who attends our venue has the best time in the safest and most supportive environment that we can provide.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Day to day
● Sourcing music and associated events in line with EartH’s values.
● Negotiating deals for music events on behalf of EartH.
● Attending the weekly programming meeting with the wider programming and associated teams, to discuss progress, policy, strategy and other matters relating to EartH’s music programming.
● Working with the wider programming team to develop a rounded programme of music, arts, corporate and community content. Regular meetings and liaison to ensure this is done effectively.
● Keeping a database of contacts pertaining to EartH music programming that is accessible through the internal IT system.
● Hosting show rounds with new or established clients and partners for potential events.
● Main point of contact for all week-round music content event clients, and day-to-day contact for all arts events in the venue.
● Being responsible for timely management of week-round music content dates in the diary through EartH admin, including optioning, confirming, and releasing of dates.
● Providing the Production team with all equipment and staff booking needs within appropriate timeframes (duty manager/bar/cloak/security/data/box office). Where special equipment needs have been agreed with the client, relevant technical supplier and cost information to be provided to EartH admin prior to contracting.
● Supporting the Marketing team with securing media content for website home page and listings section as well as social media platforms. Reviewing material to ensure quality control and consistent tone of voice for EartH. Feeding content through to EartH staff for upload onto EartH website and associated SM platforms.
● Assessing clients level of satisfaction in their dealings with EartH, attending to any issues or complaints. Negotiating any extra requirements they may have with the rest of the team.
● Remaining abreast of ticket sales, working closely with the marketing team, especially if ticket sales are below projections and advising on timely solutions to protect event revenue.
● Ensuring financial data pertaining to music events is accurate and fed through to relevant staff, including any pre event projections and especially a P&L for each event.
● Point of contact for Keychange. Responsible for achieving our targets.
● Building relationships between EartH and agents, promoters, managers, labels and as far as possible artists themselves. Long term planning
● Co-developing artistic policy with the rest of the team, through surveys and workshops.
● Partnerships/sponsorship - working with commercial events team to deliver curated commercial events where required.
● Developing the programme and content strategy for EartH’s third space - EartH Kitchen.
● Working closely and collaboratively with marketing team to develop an in house programme.
● Alongside the wider programing team developing and driving forward special events, potential seasons of content and scope for in-house series, securing partners and/or funding.
● Acting as mentor for members of the team wanting to programme music events.

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS
● A minimum of 5 years working in a similar role(s).
● Experience of developing and implementing a coherent music programme for a similar organisation(s).
● A commitment to championing diversity and representation, with a knowledge of a diverse range of genres and cultures and demonstrable ability to work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
● Understanding of the demands and challenges faced during organisational change.
● Enthusiasm for and experience in training, mentoring or support of young people and emerging talents. |
● Outstanding interpersonal skills.
● Experience maintaining relationships with music industry clients.
● Experience of, and understanding of social media and event marketing tools.
● Organised, self-motivated, with the ability to work across a range of events simultaneously and work within tight deadlines.
● Excellent organisational, administration and communication skills.
● Ability to make continuous improvements to administrative processes.
● Accurate with a good eye for detail.

This list of tasks is not exhaustive and we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. To apply, please send a cover letter explaining why you are an ideal candidate for the role and your CV to amelie@villageunderground.co.uk by 5PM on 18 October. Subject line: EartH Music Programmer. We will not be in touch until after 18 October. [mentioning shesaidso in your application]

Applications close 18th October.