WORK PLACEMENT: OFF THE RECORD


To celebrate the ‘Year of Young People,’ Born To Be Wide CIC is offering a nine month paid Project Coordinator position to oversee the delivery of two Off The Record days in Autumn/Winter 2018.

The events are supported by the Scottish Government’s Youth Music Initiative, which is administered by Creative Scotland, and we would like to hear from you if you are aged 18-26 and seeking to develop your career in event management or the music industry.

Reporting to the the Born To Be Wide CIC directors,  the role will involve liaising with host venues, booking speakers and showcase acts, coordinating a promotional campaign, recruiting attendees and communicating with event partners. In addition you will also coordinate and consult with an advisory board from the  target audience (anyone aged 16-26 interested in a career as a musician or in the music industry).

You should have experience of working on events and will preferably have attended a previous Off The Record or similar initiative (eg Exchange, Soma Skool). In addition to a passion for new music you should be reliable, well-organised, be motivated to learn new skills and have plenty of initiative to feel comfortable working unsupervised. However, mentoring will be provided by directors and the Born To Be Wide CIC team.

Preference will be given to self-starting individuals able to demonstrate practical experience over academic qualifications and/or work undertaken solely for the purpose of a course.

The role will be paid at the Living Wage of £8.75 per hour and will begin on 18 June, with interviews taking place in Edinburgh on the week beginning 4 June. It is expected to require two working days per week rising to four days during October and November. Most activity will be based in the Born To Be Wide CIC office but some travel to take part in outreach activity and meetings will be required.

To apply, please send a relevant CV and cover letter detailing your experience, why you think you would be suitable for the role and what you hope to achieve from it  to hello@widedays.com by 5pm on Friday 25th May.

For those ineligible, or who do not feel the role is suitable, there will be opportunities to participate as event staff, volunteers and as advisory board members. Details of which will be announced in the coming months.


ADVICE AND TIPS

EmuBands
Scotland's leading digital music distribution service EmuBands have created a series of blogs to guide you through the process of distributing your music online, as well as advice on the wider music industry. More

CC Skills - Creative Choices
Creative & Cultural Skills Creative Choices is a resource for anyone that wants to work in a creative career, offering advice while also pointing you towards jobs and training opportunities. More

Song By Toad - Guide To Releasing An Album
Edinburgh label Song, By Toad Records have put together a very handy guide to releasing an album. Highly recommended if you're planning to put out a record yourself. More

Big Music Project
If you’re 14-24 and want to get your career on the right track, the Big Music Project website features info about the various roles within the industry. More
 

Sentric Music
Sentric Music is an independent publisher home to songwriters at all stages of their careers. They also have an extensive music blog with advice for emerging artists and musicians. More

Don't Make a Scene: A Field Guide To Putting On DIY Gigs
DIY promoters, musicians, labels, tour managers, bookers, engineers and gig-goers  offer advice in the form of articles, interviews, illustrations and photographs. More


OPPORTUNITIES

Creative Scotland
Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland. Check out their opportunities page for jobs, and internships. More

Adopt an Intern
Adopt an Intern has helped graduates find placements in a wide variety of companies and organisations. Their opportunities aren’t strictly related to music, but  keep an eye on their website for suitable opportunities. More
 

Off Axis
A touring network enabling artists to play shows, to guaranteed audiences all across the UK. The system connects artists allowing them to host one another at gigs in their respective hometowns. More

     

 

 


Scottish Music Centre
Visitors can use computers with latest music software and read a variety of specialist music publications relevant to all genres. You can also  access to their electronic database resources and team of experts. More

EVENTS HOSTED BY OFF THE RECORD ORGANISERS


Born To Be Wide

Born To Be Wide is a Community Interest Company which stages music business seminars and showcases events. Since 2008 it has hosted regular social evenings with discussion panels featuring key figures from the music industry. More


Wide Days
Wide Days is Scotland’s only music-business convention and has attracted key players from the music industry from the UK, US, Norway, Iceland and the Netherlands. Its showcases have led to several acts being signed, including Honeyblood, PAWS and Fatherson. More

 

NATIONAL PROJECTS

Hit The Road
A touring project for 14-19 year old aspiring performers at an early stage in their music making. Hit the Road is run by the Scottish Music Centre and will present five tours of Scotland, themed by music genre. More

Music+
Mentoring scheme run by the Scottish Music Centre. It offers 14-19 year olds one-to-one sessions with music industry professionals who will  provide guidance across a range of roles. More