Education Manager, Urban Development Music Foundation

Urban Development Music Foundation are looking for an ambitious, experienced and passionate Music Education professional at an exciting time for the organisation.

Deadline: 8th March 2021

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 their work and respected and rewarded by the commercial sector for the value they add to the music industry. 


Combining business acumen with an understanding of youth culture, their work stands at the crossroads where the creativity of new music meets the industry. They 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, they help young emerging artists/professionals to access, and progress within, the highly competitive music industry.

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

They're now positioned to ‘fast forward’ their organisational development, sector impact, and growth trajectory – to scale up. In September 2021, in partnership with East London Dance, they will launch the UK’s first ‘Talent Development House for Urban Culture’ in Stratford, inspired by the need to ensure that young artists benefit from a cultural legacy from the 2012 Olympic Games. For the future they 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 from Hazel Durrant contact@urbandevelopment.co.uk

Date: 
01/03/2021 - 08/03/2021
Contact Name: 
Hazel Durrant