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Replacement for maternity leave of the Secretary General (August 2014 – May 2015, with a view to a subsequent extension)

In the period of maternity leave, the Office Manager is responsible for implementing EMCY´s working programme for 2014/2015, including the organisation of meetings, conferences, and concerts for young musicians. He/she is in charge of the administrative tasks, including human resource management, and oversees the financial management as well as undertakes and coordinates fundraising activities. This currently includes applying for, and managing EU grants. He/she is responsible for the public relations activities of the organisation and coordinates the implementation of the network’s internal and external communication. His/her tasks include updating the website and developing and maintaining contacts with members and partners.


The successful candidate will fulfil the following requirements:

• Fluent English and German (spoken and written). Other languages (particularly French and/or Russian) an advantage

• Excellent organisational and administrative skills (including human resource management)

• Strong communication skills and public relations experience

• Competence in bookkeeping and financial and budget management

• Successful track record of fundraising and working with sponsors

• Capacity to prioritise and work under pressure

• Willingness to travel and work flexible hours, including some weekends

• Strong commitment to and identification with young people and music education


Further assets would be:

• Good working knowledge of and experience with EU cultural, educational and youth policies and funding programmes

• Good knowledge of (classical) music


We offer an inspiring international working environment. The contract will be initially limited until May 2015 with a view to a subsequent extension for the successful candidate. It will be on a full or part time basis (40/20 hours per week) with a negotiable salary. The contract should start on 11th August 2014.

Interested candidates who fulfil the above criteria are invited to submit a curriculum vitae and motivation letter in English by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The application deadline is Monday 30st June 2014. Interviews will take place in the EMCY Office in Munich on Friday, 11th July.


EMCY is the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth: a network of music competitions covering nearly thirty countries. We promote the educational value of competitions and facilitate the sharing of our members’ educational, practical and musical knowledge and experience through meetings and exchanges. EMCY membership is a quality label for a competition and members profit from a range of concerts, tours and master classes organised by EMCY for their prize winners. EMCY stands for high musical quality, the promotion of youth and the European cooperation. We are a non-profit organisation, based and registered in Munich (Germany) and run by an international board and office. More information at


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