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Apply: Marketing and Content Officer

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 new musical forms for the 21st century. We are looking for a Marketing and Content 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). Clarion, our award-winning digital musical instrument designed for accessibility, will also be made commercially available, enabling musicians across the UK to access it.


If you’re a marketing communications all-rounder - and particularly strong in film production - this role is for you. As our Marketing and Content Officer, you will help promote our programmes and deliver our audience development plans. You will make and distribute engaging content, some of which will be co-created with young musicians. You’ll write newsletters, marketing emails and social media posts. You’ll produce short and long-form films for our channels, which will involve communicating with young musicians, their teachers and families/guardians, and our partner organisations. You will lead on coordinating promotions for programme initiatives including concerts and events, monitoring the impact of marcomms, and using social media metrics insight to improve our results against Key Performance Indicators. We’ll also rely on you to update our websites, marketing communications materials and databases, carry out research, and work with the media, influencers and a wide range of suppliers.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of who we are. We take our responsibility to acknowledge, 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.

Please download the Recruitment Pack for further information and to apply. If you need any support to submit an application, want to discuss alternative ways of giving us the information we’re asking for, or want to find out more about the role, please contact our Head of Marketing and Communications Julia (she/her) at or call her on 07535 482886 for a chat.

Submit your application by 10:00 on Tuesday 14 November 2023.

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