City of Huntsville Hires “Music Director” with Salary Up to $ 89,211
Think you have what it takes to help Huntsville become a “must-see music town”?
The City of Huntsville has a vacancy that may be of interest to you.
The city is now accepting applications for a full-time “Music Officer in Huntsville” position, which is billed as the first of its kind in the United States. The salary is between $ 52,603 and $ 89,211.
The job description describes the position as “the primary advocate connecting the city of Huntsville and the music ecosystem.” The main goal of the Huntsville Music Officer is to increase economic opportunities for the music industry in Huntsville by promoting the local music industry and being a resource for local stakeholders.
A musical ecosystem involves not only musicians, places and festivals, but also facets like music education, municipal bylaws, rehearsal spaces, lighting and sound, recording studios, etc.
The requirements listed in the Music Officer job description include “a bachelor’s degree in music, communications, marketing, public relations or a related field.” Extensive knowledge of the theories and practices of the music industry to expand its presence in and beyond the City of Huntsville.
You can read the full Music Officer job description and apply for the job at governmentjobs.com.
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Although Huntsville has never produced a famous group, there is no shortage of talented musicians from this region, some of whom have toured internationally, produced / written music for superstar bands and / or been part of greats. groups of labels. Huntsville is also home to a number of successful industry professionals behind the scenes, including roadies and guitar technicians for famous artists. There are also aspiring singers / songwriters, rappers and groups from Huntsville worthy of a shot to the next level.
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So there is definitely a lot to build here. And potentially accumulate. With the addition in 2020 of the glittering Mars Music Hall at the Von Braun Center and the Huntsville Amphitheater set to debut in 2022, the city’s concert hall portfolio is poised to become the largest in the world. he never was.
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City council approved 2019 musical audit carried out by a UK based company Healthy diplomacy recommended the position of Music Officer and Music Advisory Board, the last of which was established in 2020. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle has made the development of the Huntsville music scene a priority in recent years. In addition to enriching the quality of life, vibrant local music helps make a city more attractive to young professionals and the businesses that employ them.
“Music is essential not only to our quality of life, but also to our local economy,” Battle said in a statement announcing the opening of the music officer. “No matter who you are or what your background is, music is a universal language that unites us all. There is no reason why Huntsville should not be a destination of choice for musicians and music lovers, and we believe the Music Officer will help us reach that level.
The city of Huntsville paid Sound Diplomacy $ 165,000 to conduct the music audit, which began in April 2018. For context, the Huntsville corridor studies cost between $ 75,000 and $ 150,000, officials said. city, and the Western Growth Plan, involving Polaris, Toyota / Mazda and GE Aviation development projects, cost $ 650,000.
In a statement, Huntsville City and Long-Range Planning Director Dennis Madsen said, “The music audit has offered a roadmap, but the music manager will need to work closely with the music board to perform. adjustments and guide implementation. “
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