Gospel Music ‘Toolkit’ Manager Job description and person specification
DESCRIPTION: Freelance role, 1 day (7 hours) per week (more hours would be considered), £ negotiable
Minimum 6 month commitment with strong likelihood of extension.
Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir was founded 11 years ago and its mission is to share the joy, power and soulful groove of contemporary gospel music with those who would not normally get to experience it. The choir is rooted in the Catholic and Anglican churches; we sing regularly in services at Farm Street Catholic Church in Mayfair, and St James’s Anglican Church in Piccadilly. The choir also performs outside of church e.g. at weddings, sell-out shows at the Jazz Cafe, and performances of ambitious new works on BBC Radio 2 and Radio 4.
One year ago, we launched the pilot of our ‘Toolkit’ of contemporary gospel music resources, designed to enable (non—Pentecostal) churches to explore gospel singing for themselves, and to start their own home-grown gospel choirs. So far, a small number of churches have tested the toolkit, with significant success.
With the Toolkit now ready to move beyond its pilot phase, we are seeking an experienced person to take it to the ‘next level’ and significantly raise awareness of the Toolkit among UK churches.
THE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
- Working to dramatically raise awareness of the Soul Sanctuary Toolkit among non-Pentecostal churches in the UK, thereby increasing demand for the Toolkit
- Helping to shape the future direction of the Toolkit itself by suggesting, and sometimes project-managing the delivery of, new resources for the Toolkit.
- Working in partnership with our communications manager to devise a communications strategy for the Toolkit (as part of our wider communications strategy for Soul Sanctuary) and then helping to deliver it.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WOULD:
- Have a track record of experience and success in a similar role
- Be able to understand and explain why contemporary gospel music can be a powerful enhancement to liturgical worship and church life
- Understand, and can effectively plug into, church networks; able to ‘speak the language’ of priests, bishops, and congregation members
- Be comfortable in a front-facing role as the ‘face’ of the Toolkit
- Be a self-starter with the confidence to work alone and take day-to-day decisions
- Be strategically-minded, with a knack for seeing the big picture and keeping unwieldy projects on track
- Have excellent people skills
- Have experience of marketing, communications or PR work (desirable, not essential).
WHAT WE CAN OFFER:
- This is a very flexible role; the hours can be completed at times that suit the postholder
- The successful appointee will be working as part of a small, enthusiastic and supportive team, unofficially headed up by the choir’s founder, Miko Giedroyc
- The toolkit is supported by a ‘steering group’ of thoughtful, wise advisers which currently meets a few times a year.
HOW TO APPLY:
Send a cover letter, outlining your experience and why you are interested in the role, along with your CV, to Miko Giedroyc at email@example.com
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday 31st March 2017
For an informal chat about the role, contact Miko on 07982 441536.