Young DaDa Ensemble Project Coordinator, DaDaFest

Deadline: 5pm on Wednesday 19 August 2015. Paid

We are looking to appoint a project coordinator for our Young DaDa Ensemble Project, on a fixed term freelance basis.  The coordinator will have experience of working with young people in a music environment and be willing to work together with them to motivate and develop their skills.

It will involve preparing and supporting workshop delivery, arranging access support, travel logistics, evaluation, monitoring and supervision of staff and volunteers.

The position will require regular evening work.

Position: Project Coordinator – Young DaDa Ensemble
Dates and Times: The Equivalent of 154 days, 7.5 hours per day from September 2015 to Autumn 2017

Approx. 57 days workshop/performance supervision, coordination and evaluation per year:

  • October 2015 to end of July 2017: Mondays & Wednesdays (3pm to 6:30pm) during term time to supervise, monitor and evaluate approximately 110 workshops (55 each year) to be held at Resonate Liverpool’s Music Hub – Coordination of workshops including preparation and planning to be arranged around these times
  • July 2016 and July 2017 Supervision and coordination of performances by young musicians (two per year) – dates to be confirmed

20 days administration, collating report, coordinating and attending training sessions and seminar per year

  • 9th September 2015 & September 2016 (1 training day per year) / July 2016 & July 2017 (1 evaluation day per year) / Autumn 2017 (1 seminar)
  • Termly de-brief meetings and report collating times to be arranged

Pay: £18,480 fixed fee (£120 per day), inclusive of all standard travel and expenses (to be paid monthly on receipt of invoice)

A separate access budget will be agreed if required

Responsible to: Arts Manager – Young People, DaDaFest

Employment: on receipt of suitable references and on the post holder being authorised by DaDaFest for work with children under its Safeguarding Policy and Procedures which includes a full Disclosure & Barring Service check.

About the project:
Young DaDa Ensemble is the expansion of a successful pilot scheme to deliver accessible music-based activities to 70 young people in Liverpool over a period of two years. It will present progression routes for aspiring musicians, provide musical role models and help affect organisational change.

The project has two strands, each relating to different levels of musical proficiency for young people who are disabled or D/ deaf aged 11-20 from Merseyside.

Explore: weekly workshops led by professional musicians for a group of up to 10 young people on Wednesdays from 4pm to 6pm at Resonate Liverpool’s Music Hub, including taster sessions, visits to performances, culminating in a peer performance.

Evolve: weekly workshops to form of a music-making group who will meet on Mondays from 4pm to 6pm at Resonate Liverpool’s Music Hub, the young people will decide on the genre and style of music, advised and guided by professional music-leaders, working towards Arts Awards and a celebratory performance.

Access support and transport will be provided for young people to attend and take part in the workshops.

The project is being delivered with specialist partners (DaDaFest, Drake Music, Live Music Now and Resonate Liverpool’s Music Hub) with funding from Youth Music. The project will develop disabled young people’s musical skills, increase self-confidence and future prospects. It will also produce original research into the barriers faced by young disabled musicians to access music provision and influence the accessibility of music provision across the region.

We will only accept applications using our application form.

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Wednesday 19th August 2015

Interviews to be held: Wednesday 2nd September 2015

DaDaFest is a safeguarding organisation, an equal opportunities employer and positive about disability. If you require any further information please contact Sam Wade, Arts Manager – Young People on 0151 707 1733 or

For application forms, please contact Sam or download the files from the website: