Project Manager: The Melbourne Sessions

Applications close Friday 30 June, 2017

To develop the professional and artistic skills of its songwriter members, APRA AMCOS, in partnership with Creative Victoria, is seeking a Project Manager to assist with the creation of The Melbourne Sessions, a premier event for emerging and early career songwriters and composers.

Launching as a one-day event in July 2018, The Melbourne Sessions will begin with an overview of the bigger picture before scaling down to deliver insightful and engaging sessions that enhance the creative output of Victorian songwriters and composers. The role will ensure the successful delivery of the one day event in consultation with a local music industry advisory group.

APRA AMCOS is a key business partner to Australian music creators. We have more than 90,000 members who are songwriters, composers and music publishers. We license organisations to play, perform, copy or record our members’ music, and we distribute the royalties to our members.

The role's responsibilities will include:

  • Successful delivery of a series of panels and workshops for a one day event in July 2018 – The Melbourne Sessions
  • Supervise all Production and Registration elements of the event
  • Venue and speaker liaison – workshops and conference
  • Manage budget
  • Work closely with Communications department on branding, design, script writing and promotion
  • Manage WHS
  • Manage onsite staff
  • Work in conjunction with APRA AMCOS Event Manager to manage relationships with internal content committee and external Melbourne Advisory group
  • Assist the Event Manager in relation to other matters or projects related to this initiative as required


The ideal applicant must meet the following selection criteria:

  • Post Graduate study would be preferable but not essential
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Project or Event Management required at a mid-range level
  • Demonstrate strong planning, budgeting and people management skills
  • Proficient in planning and good eye for detail
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work efficiently within a team
  • Adaptability due to the changing nature of events
  • Strength in problem solving particularly in stressful situations
  • Strong financial management skills

All APRA AMCOS staff are expected to:

  • Conduct themselves in a way that is aligned with our stated Brand Purpose, Values and Personality
  • Comply with all company policies including the requirements of the Employee Code of Conduct and the Collecting Society Code of Conduct to which APRA AMCOS is a signator
  • Work with, develop positive relationships with, communicate with and coordinate activities with other employees and management
  • Present a professional image and be professional in all dealings with staff and external business contacts

This role will commence with an initial briefing in September 2017. The candidate will then be required for monthly planning meetings, with flexibility on full time start date. We envisage full time from April 2018 until post event delivery in August 2018.

Salary $55,000 + Superannuation

If your skills and abilities suit the role and you are interested in applying, please submit your cover letter outlining your experience in relation to the criteria and CV to Narelle Butterworth at awards@apra.com.au by close of business Friday 30 June, 2017.

Applications without a cover letter and resume or that are received after the closing date will not be considered.

APRA AMCOS is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We prioritise employee wellbeing, with regular seminars, an EAP, mental health training, onsite flu vaccinations and more. We offer flexible work arrangements, paid parental leave and purchased leave. We prioritise diversity and we value learning. We’ve gone green with numerous sustainability initiatives, and we give back by regularly supporting charities. 

2 x ACCOUNT MANAGER POSITIONS - MEDIA LICENSING

MEDIA LICENSING:

2 x ACCOUNT MANAGER POSITIONS

Applications close date Monday 26 June, 2017

APRA AMCOS is seeking 2 Account Managers to join the Media Licensing team effective immediately. This role is permanent Full Time and is responsible for acquiring a high volume of data from multiple external sources and will be focused on the development of positive working relationship with clients, ensuring the quality of data being received is on time, to the required specification and of the highest standard. The role will manage the end to end responsibility of acquiring and ingesting data from data providers.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Develop and maintain working relationships with a large and diverse client base. Analyse, edit and load incoming usage data into the APRA AMCOS database, ensuring ingested data meets specification
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders where applicable to ensure a smooth flow of quality data from providers, to support licensing and distribution functions.
  • Identify and resolve problems from both a technical or content integrity standpoint, co-coordinating any investigation in to large anomalies with Manager

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPEREIENCE:

  • Experience developing and maintaining positive working relationships with clients
  • Excellent analytical skills with bigger picture understanding of processes
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook skills to manipulate and present data
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including ability to translate technical terminology to plain English

Applicants are reminded that they will need to notify their Manager and Department Director if they wish to apply for this role.  In addition, as outlined in the current APRA AMCOS recruitment policy, an applicant must have been employed by APRA AMCOS for at least 12 months before they can apply for an internally advertised role.

If your skills and abilities suit the role, please submit your cover letter outlining your experience in relation to the criteria and CV to Kate Raue, kraue@apra.com.au by close of business Monday 26 June, 2017.

Applications without a cover letter and resume or that are received after the closing date will not be considered.

APRA AMCOS is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We prioritise employee wellbeing, with regular seminars, an EAP, mental health training, onsite flu vaccinations and more. We offer flexible work arrangements, paid parental leave and purchased leave. We prioritise diversity and we value learning. We’ve gone green with numerous sustainability initiatives, and we give back by regularly supporting charities. 

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