CiTR 101.9 FM is the broadcasting voice of the University of British Columbia, beginning as a student club in 1937, and gaining not-for-profit status and a place on the FM dial in 1982. CiTR offers students and community members a variety of services which include broadcast and multimedia training, promotional support, live on location coverage of events and much more. Since 1983 CiTR has also published Discorder Magazine, providing unparalleled monthly coverage of Vancouver’s music community, arts scene and local current affairs while providing a space for students and community members to be trained in written journalism, photography, illustration and other aspects of publishing.
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
A) Building an organization that engages and attracts students and volunteers.
● Facilitating a student-run organization that involves students and volunteers in decision-making
● Creating a positive, volunteer-friendly atmosphere at the station, and recruiting those with an interest in campus/community radio
● Facilitating the integration of new volunteers into the workings of CiTR and the music department
B) Managing the operation of CiTR’s Music Department. This includes:
● Working with CiTR Staff and volunteers to create, update and implement a vision for CiTR’s music department
● Leading teams of staff and volunteers to assist with the operations of the music department
● Ensuring a constant supply of music that supports CiTR’s mandate, with an emphasis on local, independent and niche artists
● Supporting CiTR’s music programmers, and identifying and implementing strategies to support Vancouver’s local music scene
● Communicating with all CiTR stakeholders with respect to the music department, and promoting music department initiatives to our listeners and volunteers
● Building and maintaining relationships with labels, promoters, distribution companies, music industry representatives and artists. This involves responding to tracking requests, coordinating interviews and managing CiTR’s music servicing
● Overseeing the maintenance, growth and ongoing improvement of CiTR’s physical and digital libraries
● Coordinate the planning and execution of CiTR events, particularly those involving local bands, including the Fundrive Finale, monthly music showcases, and Shindig, CiTR’s annual battle of the bands
● Representing CiTR’s music department on issues of policy, regulation, copyright, and all other issues that affect music at CiTR through organization and chairing of a music committee
● Strategic planning and evaluation within the music department, and working with others to plan and evaluate the station as a whole
● Strategizing what CiTR must do to stay relevant to society given the changing nature of broadcasting.
● Capacity to lead and motivate others
● Ability to manage staff and volunteers
● A commitment to high-quality service
● Friendly, engaging, approachable
● Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills (oral and written)
● Ability to manage conflict and interpersonal issues
● Knowledge of the music industry
● Familiarity with and enthusiasm for all types of music
● Understanding computer databases, digital music consumption and new
technologies and applications in the music industry
● Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
● Strong organizational and project management skills
● Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to take initiative
● Commitment to developing ongoing professional knowledge and skills
● Proficiency and experience with broadcasting and broadcast equipment
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT :
Hours: 28 hours/week
The Music Department Manager will be hired as an employee on a 1-year contract.
Please send a resume and a cover letter to Ana Rose Carrico at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due March 15, 2019. Only successful applicants will be contacted.