The music hubs that form the South West Coast Music Hub Alliance are looking to recruit Youth Voice Engagement Workers to help make our music hubs more inclusive, by engaging, listening to, and responding to the voices of under-represented young people: helping them shape, and lead, the music-making opportunities available to them.
We have roles available in:
- Isle of Wight
- Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Through developing and delivering Action Research projects, Youth Voice Engagement workers will recruit and work with young people who are excluded from music hub opportunities, supporting them to take part in, and lead, music-making opportunities which represent their individual and collective voices. The learning from this Action Research will help develop the wider hub offer, and be shared nationally.
You should be able to support young people on their musical, personal, and collective development. This will include your own experiences of learning and making music (either formally, or informally) but there are no restrictions on the styles, genres and approaches this may include. Training and support will be given to help build the skills needed to engage, listen to, and respond to the voices of young people from all backgrounds.
We welcome, and encourage, applications from individuals who have lived experience of being part of an under-represented group.
This role is a fixed term contract, running from April 2021–July 2022, for up to 50 half days (3–4 hours), paid at £60 per half day.
The role will include a mixture of remote working — including virtual meetings and sessions — as well as face-to-face workshops, events and office-based working. As you will be working with children and young people, the role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
This work is kindly supported by Youth Music, using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.