Online Event Producer

Organization Details
Organization Name: Make Music Matter
Address: Ottawa ON  K2A 4H5
Organizational Description: About Make Music Matter

Make Music Matter started with a song to sensitize youth in Rwanda about HIV/AIDS; and it became so much more. Through a partnership with the Panzi Hospital & Foundation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, founded by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege, the Healing in Harmony program was formed. The program uses local and culturally appropriate psychosocial models to address the anxiety, depression, and PTSD that result from experiencing trauma.

Working in tandem with a trained therapist and music producer, participants begin the healing process by writing, recording, and professionally producing songs about their emotions and experiences; simultaneously engaging in therapy and developing their own musical artistry. The result is that participants emerge as confident artists and advocates who are empowered to publicly disseminate their music through local radio, television broadcasts, online streaming, social media, community concerts, and CD distribution - thus reducing stigma about sexual violence, HIV/AIDS, addictions, poverty, mental illness, displacement and more. To see more -
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Make Music Matter is seeking an ONLINE EVENT PRODUCER (VOLUNTEER) who is motivated by working within a dynamic, global team to help make change through music.

In this position, you will be working closely with our Event & Publishing Manager on bringing to life new initiatives in the events realm (online / hybrid / in-person, as regulations allow) with the aim to raise funds for Make Music Matter whilst offering great content, building new audiences, and developing the foundation for a sustainable events and fundraising framework.

Since its creation in 2009, Make Music Matter has been run by a dedicated team of volunteers and consultants together with our CEO and founder, Darcy Ataman.

Specifically, the post will entail the following:

- Coordinating the logistics, setup, and broadcast of live online/hybrid events (via applicable 3rd party solutions), ensuring smooth execution
- Advising on best technical setup and solutions
- Implementing sales and donation solutions (3rd parties) in online/hybrid events
- Working collaboratively within a team with an opportunity to impact the end-result

About Make Music Matter

Make Music Matter uses the creative process as a therapeutic tool to help empower marginalized individuals and communities. Its innovative Healing in Harmony program employs a unique blend of cognitive behavior therapy and music therapy that brings together trauma survivors with a local, trained psychologist and local music producer to write, record, and professionally produce songs about their emotions and experiences. The process helps participants to develop the potential for transformative change while building self-esteem and re-establishing their sense of identity and agency.

Songs become tools for education and awareness, helping to combat stereotypes, stigma, and shame. Music is disseminated via local radio stations, community concerts, social media, and major streaming platforms through A4A Records, with distribution through Warner Music Canada.

Make Music Matter works in 8 countries - DRC, Rwanda, Turkey, Guinea, South Africa, Uganda, Peru, and Canada. Target groups include adult, youth, and child survivors of trauma, including survivors of sexual violence, people living in poverty and conflict, displaced persons, those with mental and physical illnesses and disabilities, their caregivers, and others.
Skills Required: The ideal candidate will have the following:

- Experience and/or training in Stage Management, Production Design & Technical Arts, Performance Production, Theatre Production, Event Management, or a related field
- Experience with online events broadcasting (online/hybrid)
- Extensive experience performing soundchecks and tech setup (in-person/online) for concerts including coordinating BOH, backline, etc.
- Experience successfully incorporating interactive elements into online events to drive engagement, such as sales and fundraising CTAs, polls, etc.
- Experience liaising with artists, emcees, audio/visual tech crews, venue coordinators, and other stakeholders
- Professional written and oral communication skills in English
- Excellent attention to detail, technically savvy, and highly organized
- Critical thinking skills with an innovator mindset
- Experience working remotely
- Experience working with a non-profit

Furthermore, it will be considered a plus if the candidate is:

- Based in or close to Toronto (for potential in-person events)

Terms of Work

Location: Remote
Availability: Intermittently during normal work hours
Duration: As agreed upon, minimum 6 months preferred
Compensation: Volunteer with approved administration expenses covered

If you are interested, please apply via Indeed
Skills Gained/Related Careers:
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
How to Apply: Online:
Closing Date: Apr 30, 2021