Published on November 8th, 2021 by gavin
New opportunities at Brass Bands England
Paid positions and volunteer opportunities at BBE
Brass Bands England are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to support a number of important banding events in 2022. Volunteers will gain the opportunity to attend and be a part of running significant occasions in the brass banding calendar, as well as benefit from practical event management experience and formal event training.
Volunteers will be asked to fulfil a range of duties such as acting as event runners, stage crew, and stewards. The volunteering programme offers a unique opportunity to gain insight into the running of complex, large-scale activities, as well as meet and network with banders from across the UK and Europe.
Initial volunteer positions are available to support Youth Champs 2022 in Corby (25 – 26 March 2022) and the European Brass Band Festival in Birmingham (29 Apr – 1 May 2022). Training days will be held in Barnsley and Leicester (volunteers can choose which one to attend) and reasonable travel expenses and accommodation can be provided. Applications should be submitted by 9am on Monday 15 November.
BBE’s current paid vacancy is its new Marketing and Communications Assistant role, which will support the organisation’s communications to its membership and with the wider banding community. The role can be fulfilled remotely or from the BBE offices in Barnsley. Applications are open until 22 November.
BBE also continues to welcome those interested in the Brass Band Archive to come and explore the collection whilst preparing it for its reopening in 2023. The archive team is currently part-way through cataloguing the collection and transporting it to its new home in the University of Huddersfield’s Heritage Quay, where it will be available to researchers and the general public. Archive volunteer roles can be carried out on-site in Barnsley or remotely.