Education Manager, Urban Development Music Foundation


We're looking for an ambitious, experienced and passionate Music Education professional at an exciting time for the organisation.


UD’s vision is to be THE talent development centre and national youth music organisation for commercial and urban music - recognised by the public sector for the social and cultural impact of our work and respected and rewarded by the commercial sector for the value we add to the music industry. 

Combining business acumen with an understanding of youth culture, our work stands at the crossroads where the creativity of new music meets the industry. We offer a one-stop-shop for talent development led by artists, songwriters, producers and industry professionals with a proven track record of commercial success. Through sustained education, business /  employment support programmes and showcase events, we help young emerging artists/professionals to access, and progress within, the highly competitive music industry.

Since 2000, we have produced transformational personal, social and creative outcomes for participants (14 – 25 year olds, 70% BAME and many from disadvantaged communities). Artists we’ve worked with in their early careers are now commercial household names. Young emerging artists we’ve supported now work at respected music institutions.

We're now positioned to ‘fast forward’ our organisational development, sector impact, and growth trajectory – to scale up. In September 2021, in partnership with East London Dance, we will launch the UK’s first ‘Talent Development House for Urban Culture’ in Stratford, inspired by the need to ensure that our young artists benefit from a cultural legacy from the 2012 Olympic Games. For the future we have a vision to become a new National Youth Music Organisation (NYMO), a progression pathway rooted in east London with satellite regional projects, to mirror that of the existing (predominantly Western classical) music education sector. 

Main purpose:

To manage the education and outreach programme effectively ensuring that deliverables are completed on time, on budget and to agreed quality standards and be responsible for data capture, analysis and reporting to funders and stakeholders.

Full JD available on request.

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