Job Title:Sound Foundation Education and Industry Leader, Kampala
Closing Date: Saturday, 10 November 2012
Sound Foundation Volunteer Project: Education and Industry Leader
Sound Foundation is offering an exciting opportunity to become part of a diverse and dynamic team working in music industry and education.
Sound Foundation is an innovative social enterprise working in music education and industry, whose core value is a belief in the power of music to change lives. Sound Foundation has two principal objectives: firstly to enhance the provision of music education where it benefits most, and secondly to create a platform for talented and aspiring young artists to pursue a career in music.
Sound Foundation set down its roots in Kampala, Uganda in January 2011, and is now delivering music education to over 300 children, teaching recorder, percussion, adungu (a local stringed instrument), voice and composition across 3 schools. Alongside this, Sound Foundation has been working with a number of aspiring artists to promote their music through increased performance and recording opportunities. One of our artists, the exceptionally talented kora player Joel Sebunjo, played in concert with Ismael Lo earlier this year. Sound Foundation is supporting the set up of a music co-operative in Uganda to enable artists to create their own performance platform and collaborative projects. It also promotes collaboration between the industry and education projects through workshops and joint recordings.
As we move towards our third year of operation, Sound Foundation is seeking motivated, ambitious and creative interns to join our team.
Start date: Variable (from end of October)
Project duration: 3-6 months (with possible extension)
Sound Foundation is seeking a highly confident and self-motivated individual with leadership experience to take charge of the education and industry programmes currently running in Kampala. As Education and Industry Leader you will be in charge of the following:
Overseeing the day-to-day running of Sound Foundation's education programme: we currently employ 3 teachers and are operating in 3 schools across Kampala.
Implementing Monitoring and Evaluation to measure the social and cognitive benefits of music education: you will be following our M&E strategies to monitor the attendance, engagement and efficacy of the education programme across the schools.
Leading the expansion of our programme into a 4th school for the start of the new academic year January 2013.
Organising performance opportunities for Sound Foundation's artists, to include one fundraising concert.
Promoting collaborative opportunities between the artists and the schools through the organisation of a series of one-off workshops.
Pursuing at least one recording project to involve a small number of artists: this could take the form of a music video or EP.
This is a great opportunity to build your skills and gain exposure to working at grassroots level in an energetic and fast-paced organisation at a crucial stage of development. While pursuing your love of music and the arts you will have the chance to explore an exciting and vibrant city in the heart of Africa. Sound Foundation will provide you with accommodation for the duration of the project.
How to apply:
Who should apply?
We would like to hear from imaginative and adventurous individuals with excellent communication skills and a strong interest in working in the not-for-profit sector. You will have exceptional organisational and analytical skills, demonstrate an ability to lead a project independently, and be able to think both creatively and strategically. A passion for music is essential.
To apply, please send your CV (no more than 2 sides) and a 1 minute video presentation outlining why you should be chosen to Iso (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information, and to download an exclusive track from Joel Sebunjo, visit our website: www.soundfoundation.org
We look forward to hearing from you!
The Sound Foundation Team
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Deadline: 10th Nov 2012