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 Head of Music, Manchester International Festival
Summary:Arts Admin
Deadline: 11 November 2019
Date Posted: 17 October 2019
Details: Closes: 11th November 2019
Location: North West
Type: Full time
Salary: Paid (£50k+)



Manchester International Festival (MIF) is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events, staged every two years in Manchester, UK. MIF launched in 2007 as an artist-led festival presenting new works from across the spectrum of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture.

MIF has commissioned, produced and presented world premieres by artists including Marina Abramović, Damon Albarn, Björk, Boris Charmatz, Jeremy Deller, Idris Elba and Kwame Kwei-Armah, Elbow, Philip Glass, Wayne McGregor, Steve McQueen, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Skepta, Yoko Ono, Thomas Ostermeier, Maxine Peake, Punchdrunk, The xx, Robert Wilson and Zaha Hadid Architects.

Music has always played a major part in Manchester’s story, and the back catalogue of MIF programmes features leading musicians and composers of our time, as well as continuing the creativity and originality of Manchester’s musical forefathers.

MIF is now looking ahead to expanding its reach beyond its biennial festival to its all-year round programme at The Factory and we are now seeking a Head of Music to grow MIF and The Factory’s reputation as a leader in the field of programming, production, promotion and co-promotion of all kinds of music.

This role is vital to The Factory’s future. Born out of the history of MIF, The Factory will be a new resource for artists to make and present work at scale, in collaboration, across genres in a uniquely flexible space supported by an internationally renowned team. The Head of Music will play a pivotal role In building relationships with artists, their management and record labels.

For more information and to apply for this role, please complete the online application form at

 Arizona State University : Assistant Professor of Composition
Summary:Lecturer in composition
Deadline: 15 November 2019
Date Posted: 10 October 2019
Details: Qualifications
Required Qualifications:
- PhD, DMA or MFA in composition or commensurate experience;
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching composition and/or theory at the collegiate level;
- Evidence of significant creative achievement as demonstrated through public performances, presentations, and/or publications;
- Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in creative activity and research, teaching and service

Desired Qualifications:
- Demonstrated excellence in developing and teaching undergraduate core theory classes;
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels;
- Ability to teach in an area of specialized interest, which might include but is not limited to: contemporary popular music, music for film/video/stage, 20th/21st-century music theory, music technology, sound art, digital culture, improvisation;
- Ability to contribute to and design courses on popular music, and/or music for film, video or stage;
- Ability to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds;
- Ability to mentor students in a wide range of styles and techniques;
- Research interests that complement existing department strengths;
- Interest in collaborating with faculty and students in other areas of the Herberger Institute (e.g. dance, film, animation, etc.) and across the university on creative, research, and potential external grant projects;
- The ability to work and collaborate across disciplines, outside the arts, across campus, and in the community;
- The ability to attract resources, including grants or other sources of support that advance the Herberger mission.

Application Instructions
Instructions to Apply:
Please submit the following materials:
- Letter of Interest addressing creative activity and research, teaching, and work experience;
- Curriculum vitae;
- A one-page teaching philosophy statement;
- A one-page statement addressing the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion;
- Three confidential letters of reference; and,
- Three examples of creative work along with corresponding audio and/or video recordings. One of these examples can be a scholarly writing, if desired. Candidates may include recordings of creative work examples by submitting a document with live hyperlinks to recordings. For detailed instructions on how to create a document with live hyperlinks, please click here.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is November 15, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.