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Youth Music Freelance Assessors

Job description

We are building our team of freelance assessors. Assessors play a key support role in Youth Music’s grant-making. They provide an objective assessment about the funding applications we receive, which helps us make decisions.

Youth Music is in the process of diversifying our staff and freelance team and a focus for 2021 is to bring more lived experience into our assessment and decision-making processes. We want to engage people who have experience planning, delivering or taking part in projects like the ones that Youth Music funds; or who have first-hand experience of working in the music industries.

You may not have done any assessing before, but that doesn’t matter if you have the right skills and attributes. Assessors need to be comfortable analysing information against set criteria and bringing together information from a range of sources to draw conclusions. The ability to write concisely and in plain English is also important.

We value all kinds of experience and want to engage people from a variety of backgrounds. We are keen to diversify our team and are currently underrepresented by Disabled and neurodivergent people, people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. We also have a low number of male assessors.

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