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Mixdown’s top jobs in the Australian music industry (this week)

Words by Will Brewster

January 6 – 12

Whether you’re looking for a casual job to keep the lights on between gigs or you’re on the hunt for a major career change, the music industry’s a tough place to crack into.

To help out, we’ve collated some of the best music jobs in Australia this week, with the inaugural column of 2021 spotlighting gigs from Hardware, CMI Music & Audio, Mega Music, Dream Music and Winston Music.

Artist and Tour Manager – Hardware Corporation (Melbourne)

Hardware, the legendary Melbourne promoters behind events like Festival X, Piknic Électronik, Pure and Stereosonic, are on the lookout for a savvy artist and touring manager to join their team and help pull off some of the best raves the city’s ever seen. Ideally, you’ll have previous experience in the Australian music industry as a high profile tour manager, with a large international network to boot.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Have 3 written and verifiable references from reputable agents/promoters (1 from Australia 2 from overseas)
  • Have minimum 5 years experience in tour management with high profile international and Australian artists (please provide list of 4-5 artists you have worked with)
  • Possess extensive knowledge in electronic music (techno, house, general electronic)
  • Have verifiable experience in working in large festivals and multi-city tours in the artist services/touring areas
  • Have artist contract experience
  • Be personable and have good negotiation skills
  • Be proficient in MacOs, Google Workplaces, Microsoft Office and preferred A-Boss software

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversee running of Hardwares’ “Music committee”, responsible for procuring and curating talent for the Hardware group of companies (Pure, Babylon, Hardware, Elrow, Mobile Disco, Piknic Electronik, Symbiotic, Festival X etc…).
  • Maintain market intelligence and awareness of emerging artists in the electronic music space including techno, house and true electronic music.
  • Oversee procurement and negotiations of deals – utilise company and your own personal contacts to pitch for artists for our shows and tours.
  • Oversee execution of deals – overseeing and sending offers, negotiating final points, contracting and executing deals in writing to standard.
  • Overseeing and deployment of resources to execute all touring artists deals including:
    • Procurement of Visa Sponsorships
    • Organising travel arrangements including hospitality requirements
    • Ground transport arrangements
    • Integrating Artists marketing team into Hardware’s marketing and publicity teams
    • Local delivery of Artists production and technical requirements
    • Welfare requirements including Health Insurance
    • Regulatory requirements (Including ATO requirements, Liability and cancellation insurances etc..))
  • Touring from time to time nationally with key bigger profile Artists protecting Hardware interests (must be prepared to travel for up to 10-18 days on the road) and sourcing/promoting overseas artists to tour with us to assist with Covid-19 recovery efforts to sustain our business to previous levels.

Don’t snooze on this one: head to Seek to apply today.

Imports Clerk – CMI Music & Audio

Best known as the local distributors of beloved brands like Korg, Blackstar, ESP, Native Instruments and Universal Audio, CMI Music & Audio are hiring a new team member to assist in the administration of their imported supply chain, helping to hook up Australian musicians with all the best gear on the market. Interested? Read on…

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Importing experience preferred
  • Stock ordering, receipting, tracking and administration
  • Liaising with freight forwarders and couriers
  • Experience with Custom entries
  • Stock return shipments and exports
  • Strong literacy and numeracy skills
  • Strong Microsoft Excel experience preferred
  • Outstanding data entry skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to work unsupervised & as part of a team
  • Be disciplined and committed
  • Have a positive & “can-do” attitude
  • MYOB experience preferred, but not essential

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Track all orders placed and shipment ETA dates
  • Ensure that all shipments & ETA’s are up to date in company stock system
  • Manage purchase orders into company stock system
  • Receipting of stock into company stock system
  • Liaise with International Suppliers to ensure production schedules are met and ensure appropriate documentation accompanies all shipments
  • Manage courier accounts and keep track of International Import rates with TNT, UPS, and DHL
  • Check all Customs entries sent from freight forwarders and couriers to make sure correct duty is being charged
  • Follow up on any duty discrepancies and duty refunds
  • Follow up on Credit Notes and Replacement stock owed from Suppliers for return shipments
  • Log all Import related local Invoices and Stock Purchases in MYOB
  • Reconcile NAB Settlements in MYOB
  • Monthly reconciliations as required
  • Keep track of all supplier rebates received and present this data to the accountant on a monthly basis
  • Assistant backup for the Supply Chain Co-ordinator
  • Ad hoc assistance to the finance department
  • Liaise with Freight Forwarder for all pending shipments and ensure all shipping documents are correct & supplied prior to vessel arrival
  • Liaise with Product and Warehouse Manager’s regarding shipment and products ETA dates and paperwork
  • Organise and track all return shipments and exports
  • International payments administration – Logging all International Invoices and due dates;
  • Processing International payments
  • Ad hoc project work as and when required

Keen? Apply through Seek today.

Pro Sound Sales Assistant – Mega Music (Perth)

One of Perth’s leading musical instrument and audio retailers, Mega Music are currently accepting applications for a sales assistant to specialise in the pro sound sector. Ideally, you’ll have a working knowledge of pro audio, prior experience in a sales role and expertise in dealing with a wide range of customers, from beginners to pros and everything else in between.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • You enjoy being part of a team and working with people in a great work culture.
  • You have comprehensive knowledge of live audio products, such as mixing desks, speakers, microphones, lighting, and more.
  • You are passionate about live audio and have a good working knowledge of live audio production
  • You are self-motivated and enthusiastic, willing to help out in any area of the store.
  • You have good attention to detail and are willing to go the extra mile in serving customers
  • You have retail sales experience and can relate and speak appropriately to customers from a range of age groups and backgrounds.
  • You have a great eye for visual merchandising
  • You have sound computer literacy skills

To apply, send your resume and cover letter addressing the role to hr@megamusic.net.au

Drum/Guitar/Keyboard/Hi-Tech EBay Sales Specialist – Drummers Dream / Dream Music (Sydney) 

Whether online as Dream Music or in their Sydney Drummers Dream store, there’s every chance you’ve come into contact with these guys while buying gear in Australia before. Now, you too can join the Dream Team, with the business accepting applications for a number of sales roles in the company.

Skills / Experience Required:

• Professional sales focused approach with a drive and passion to succeed
• A trustworthy and confident team player, helpful and cooperative
• Ability to build customer rapport quickly and easily both in person, over the phone and also via online mediums
• Be flexible with a willing and ‘can do’ attitude
• Maintain a positive and proactive outlook, be self motivated and results driven
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Exceptional time management and follow-up skills extremely important
• Possess great attention to detail
• Previous industry experience is preferred

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Answering telephone sales calls
  • Dealing with customer sales enquiries in a friendly & positive manner both in person and liaising with them via email with a sales focused approach
  • Following up sales leads
  • Liaising with suppliers and manufacturers
  • Placing and packing orders and products ready for dispatch, booking parcels etc.
  • Product database creation & maintenance via CSV file uploads to Magento Web Cart platform and Ebay listing software
  • Organisation and maintenance of internal systems, logs and processes for product content creation
  • Gathering and collating product data from various suppliers, manufacturers and online resources
  • Handling of social media accounts

Find out more via Dream’s Seek listing, or get in touch with Jimmy to apply.

Warehouse Assistant / Piano Delivery Team Member – Winston Music (Adelaide)

A family-owned bricks and mortar store serving South Australia, Winston Music is currently on the hunt for a fit young buck to join the team as a warehouse and piano delivery assistant.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Be physically able and willing to work
  • Able to work across a roster
  • Well-presented and courteous
  • MR Licence Preferred
  • Forklift Licence

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Undertaking the safe delivery of Pianos in a team to customers’ homes.
  • Providing a high level of customer service to our customers.
  • Operating our MR vehicle and maintaining this vehicle
  • Operating a forklift and maintaining
  • Supporting the receiving of containers into our stores
  • Store warehousing operations.
  • Maintaining our delivery logs

Keen? Apply here today.

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