Recruitment and Pathway Initiatives
Programme Officer (maternity cover)
Open Up Music is an organisation with a simple but powerful mission: to open up music to young disabled musicians. We work alongside those young people to tackle musical inequality – inspiring new instruments and creating new musical forms for the 21st century. We are looking for a skilled and enthusiastic Programme Officer to join us at an exciting stage of development.
This academic year, we are providing accessible musical progression opportunities to over 600 of the most marginalised young musicians in the UK. We do this through our award-winning programmes, including Open Orchestras (the largest network of inclusive ensembles in the UK) and the National Open Youth Orchestra (the world’s first disabled-led national youth ensemble). The Clarion, our award-winning digital musical instrument designed for accessibility, will also be made commercially available in 2024, enabling musicians across the UK to access it.
As a Programme Officer, you will support the delivery of Open Up Music’s programmes, providing high-quality, effective and efficient administrative support and programme and event coordination.
Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of who we are. We take our responsibility to understand, challenge and dismantle barriers within music and our organisation extremely seriously. To that end, we are especially interested in receiving applications from disabled people.
We also recognise that systems of privilege, structural disadvantage and barriers to participation often intersect with one another. For this reason, we particularly welcome applications from people from other structurally disadvantaged backgrounds and underrepresented groups. This may include people from the Global Majority, migrants, refugees, non-binary people, people who identify as LGBTQIA+ and/or people from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.