Head of UNESCO City of Music

Head of UNESCO City of Music

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 5.00pm

Liverpool City Council wish to recruit for a Head of UNESCO City of Music post to lead and deliver music development activities that support and promote the development of the music sector and economy.

This new post will work alongside the newly formed Liverpool City Region Music Board to lead on ‘Developing a Liverpool City of Music Strategy’ taking the city’s music offer to new heights and reinforcing the city’s position as a global music hub.

Key Accountabilities

  • Promote Liverpool as a UNESCO City of Music by implementing a range of strategic measures in support of the city’s objectives set out in the ‘Developing a Liverpool City of Music Strategy’ document.    
  • Support the development of a Liverpool City of Music Strategy, working alongside national and local stakeholders and partners in the development of a Liverpool City Region Music Board that is representative of city regional stakeholders involved in the music industry.
  • Act as point of contact and advisor to Music Sector, Industry, Venues and Organisations.
  • Investment services: a framework for offering advice on a chargeable basis will be developed. This will include charging commercial organisations for consultancy services, development of joint proposals for new events and festivals, and for proportional charges against any activity that will generate profits through the work of the Music Office.
  • To offer marketing advice and support to the providers of local facilities and services to encourage touring artists and productions to hire these services and promote the availability of this support throughout Liverpool City Region.
  • To take a strategic role in co-ordinating and complementing activities of other agencies/sector groups directly engaged in developing and supporting the Music Sector via the Liverpool City Region Music Board.
  • To liaise with appropriate organisations, such as UK Music, the Beatles Legacy Group, The City Region Music Board, COOL, LARC, Merseyside Music Hub Alliance and Festival Forum on matters relating to the Music Office and to attend appropriate meetings in order to further its work.
  • Act as Liverpool’s main representative to UNESCO, ensuring compliance with the conditions of the UNESCO award and engaging partners to support UNESCO City of Music aims.
  • Identify and bid for other funding to support and promote activities and events related to the promotion of Liverpool as a UNESCO World City of Music.
  • To develop a database of artists, supply chain companies, freelance crew, production companies identifying opportunities and support SMEs to sustain and grow.
  • To organise local and regional advocacy and networking to ensure public and private agencies are aware of the benefits of the industry.
  • To work with Marketing Liverpool, LCR Combined Authority and other agencies to fund, design, produce and ensure distribution of appropriate and strategy-led publicity and marketing materials to enhance the image of the City in tourism terms. This will include establishing a social media strategy and presence and providing regular updates and content consistent with the image and objectives of UNESCO World City of Music status.
  • Plan and attend promotional events, exhibitions, workshops and other events at other venues as required.
  • Monitor and report annually on local and pertinent external developments. Maintaining appropriate databases and input data, ensuring data is accurate, up to date and complies with the Data Protection Act.
  • To provide support and communication to staff and stakeholders and advise internally on policy decisions that will impact upon music.
  • To work with Liverpool Vision and the LEP to identify opportunities to secure external funds, and to generate commercial revenue, to support the work of the UNESCO World City of Music office in support of Liverpool’s music economy and heritage. 
  • To provide financial management of the Music Office’s budget, generating income by seeking external funding, development of joint promotions, ticketing and commercial activity, and within 2 years develop a financially sustainable, cost neutral model of operation.

See further information in the PDFs below. For full details, and to apply, visit Liverpool City Council’s recruitment page.


Published on 21 June 2018

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