Full-Time Competitor Coordinator
Employer: The Menuhin Competition Trust
Location: London, with March-April 2018 in Geneva
Salary: £22,000 – £25,000 p.a. pro rata, negotiable according to experience
Closing Date: 11th June 2017
Contract: fixed-term (9 months); from early September 2017 until end of May 2018
Founded by Yehudi Menuhin in 1983, the Menuhin Competition is the world’s leading international competition for young violinists under the age of 22. It has consistently attracted some of the greatest young talents from all over the world and previous prize winners include Tasmin Little, Nikolaj Znaider, Ilya Gringolts, Julia Fischer and more recently Chad Hoopes and Ray Chen and Callum Smart.
Going beyond the boundaries of traditional music competitions, the Menuhin Competition is a feast for music and violin fans from all over the world. Each Competition becomes an eleven-day festival of concerts, masterclasses, talks and outreach activities with world-class performers.
Held every two years, recent Competitions were held in London (2004), Boulogne (2006), Cardiff (2008), Oslo (2010), Beijing (2012), Austin, Texas (2014) and most recently in London from 7-17 April 2016 in celebration of Yehudi Menuhin’s centenary.
The next edition of the Competition will be held in Geneva from 12-22 April 2018. The Competition is run by the Menuhin Competition Trust, a UK registered charity, in partnership with the Fondation Concours Menuhin in Geneva through which the 2018 event in Geneva is planned and delivered in co-operation with our local partners.
About the job
The Competitor Coordinator will work closely with the General Manager and Artistic Director in London and the Project Team in Geneva.
The Competitor Coordinator will be specifically responsible for competitors, from coordinating the application and pre-selection process to administration and welfare in the lead-up to and during the Menuhin Competition Geneva 2018, including the jury process during the event itself. The Competitor Coordinator will also assist with all of the Trust’s non-Geneva-based activities and running of the London office.
This role requires outstanding verbal and written communication skills in English and ideally also in French. The role will be based in London from September 2017-March 2018, in Geneva from March 2018-April 2018 and thereafter in London until the end of May 2018.
Key Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
– Outstanding verbal and written communication skills in English
– Strong understanding of the music scene, including experience of successfully administering events and building and upholding relationships with artists
– Good working knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
– Ability to correspond clearly yet warmly with young people and their families, many of whom are internationally based with English not being their first language
– Good verbal and written communication skills in French
– Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Arts and Event Administration
– Experience in the classical music industry
– Experience of working in an international environment and with high profile artists and individuals
– Experience of working in an international environment with young people and their parents
– Experience in innovative marketing and communications and handling social media
– High level personal, communication and organisational skills
– Proactive with a capacity for logical thought
– Outstanding attention to detail
– Enthusiastic interest in classical music and youth
– Energetic, self-directed and a positive team player
– Comfortable within both local and international environments
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