Join the Jazz North team!

Programme Manager – Artist Development

Full Time

Salary £22k – £23.5k

Jazz North is looking for a dynamic, organised and collaborative arts manager to join the team. This is an amazing opportunity to help shape and deliver our artist support programmes for jazz musicians across the north of England as the live music sector emerges from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Working as part of a small, home-based team, you will be responsible for co-creating and managing a programme of support and development activities that meet the needs of musicians and contribute to our ambition to establish the north as a leading talent hub for jazz in the UK.

We’re looking for self-starter who is a great communicator, with experience of running artist development activities and producing arts events, ideally within the music sector. Someone who is enthusiastic, engaged and adaptable, who can manage budgets and who will be comfortable working in a non-conventional and exciting environment. More than anything you should have a love for music (in all of its forms), be passionate about the transformational power of music and be able to advocate for this both in person and through digital channels.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at Jazz North. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community, including applications from people of colour, Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, people with disabilities, people who identify as being LGBTQIA+ and others who demonstrate the ability to contribute to our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.


Freelance Evaluator

£2.5k Fixed Fee 

Jazz North is seeking an external consultant to undertake an evaluation of the Jazz North Education Conference programme. Jazz North has been running the annual one day education conference since 2013 and we now want to develop the event and with this in mind, measure the impact of the conferences so far, and be presented with an in depth evaluation for this strand of our work to date.   

The purpose of the conferences are to bring together educators and artists to discover inspiring examples of work from the UK and beyond of teaching and learning using improvisation and jazz and that can be shared with and inspire Jazz North’s stakeholders across the north of England.