Music Department Administrator

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Bradford Cathedral is a centre of excellence for traditional church music and musical education within the Church of England Diocese of Leeds.

We seek to bring people to the Christian faith through worship and high quality music. The Music Department Administrator is an integral member of the music department, who enables the department to run smoothly and efficiently.

This role is suited to someone who has a particular interest in working within the Church of England, and who has some liturgical knowledge. We expect our applicants to be hard-working and enthusiastic team-players, and to be fully part of the life of Bradford Cathedral.

*Please find the Job Description for this post attached below.

For an informal conversation, please contact: Alex Berry, Director of Music via email

Title: Music Department Administrator

Hours per week: 25 hours

Salary: £12,387

Post: Permanent post

Pension: Employer 5% contribution

Offer of the position will be subject to the completion of an ‘Enhanced’ DBS disclosure

Shortlisting date: Successful candidates will be notified on Thursday 6th January 2022 and invited to interviews

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 18th January 2022.

The Music Department Administrator will assist the Precentor, Director of Music and Assistant Director of Music in all aspects of departmental administration as follows:

  • Assist with administrative task for all choral services, concerts and events including social media output.
  • Help the Assistant Director of Music with any music library tasks and the preparation of the Organ Recital and Coffee Concert booklets.
  • Produce posters to advertise the choir and musical events and liaise with the Cathedral’s Communications and Events Officer to ensure adequate publicity for music department events.
  • Liaise with singing teachers to produce lesson timetables, and submit entries for ABRSM, Trinity and RSCM exams.
  • Liaise with parents to ensure full details of lessons and exam entries are sent out clearly and in good time.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Music to organise choir tours, and prepare relevant tour documentation.
  • Manage safer recruitment of choir volunteers and deputies.
  • Record transactions in the department nominal codes spreadsheet, and liaise with the finance department.
  • Attend the weekly diary meeting, and the weekly music department meeting, for which they will take minutes.
  • Assist with any other appropriate music department administration.

The ideal candidate will be a highly organised and capable person with a genuine interest in music and the liturgy. They will be a hard-working and enthusiastic team-player, who is keen to play a full part in the life of Bradford Cathedral.