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Help Wanted: Future Of Music Coalition Seeks Project Manager

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Job Title:
Project Manager
Start Date: August 15, 2007
End Date: April 15, 2008 (position may be renewed at that time to end of
2008)
Reports to: Communications Director
Supervises: Intern
Salary: half-time temporary position, $2,000/month
Location: Washington, DC
Position Description: FMC seeks a creative, resourceful, and self-directed campaign manager to oversee and implement outreach to musicians and visibility among their fans for our Rock the Net project. (continued…)

· Outreach.  Working through existing networks such as independent
record labels and associations of musicians to reach out to artists to encourage them to join the campaign.  Crafting and delivering letters to constituency, following up, cold calling.  Encouraging artists to reach out to their fans about the issue.
· Visibility at Member Events.  Raising public visibility of RTN at
events by member musicians.  Working with concert promoters, musicians, tour managers to place campaign related images and branding during the show, setting up tables to distribute information, encouraging artists to speak from stage.  (May require travel)
· Maintaining Website Presence. Overseeing/maintaining website assets
on our FMC site as well as our myspace account.  Ensuring accurate transfer of artists who join from myspace to the FMC website.  Loading in concerts by member artists to the FMC website.
· Event Management.  As necessary, coordinating with local partners to
organize and publicize shows and tours branded as part of Rock the Net.

Qualifications:  Excellent communication, writing, organizational skills and attention to detail. Familiarity and high comfort level working with independent music communities ­ artists, labels, tour mangers etc.  Working understanding of net neutrality.  Experience and/or contacts in hip hop, jazz, electronic music, experimental and/or classical music communities a plus.  Database maintenance experience and familiarity with web-based social networks such as myspace.  Event organization and publicity background preferred.

Software: Fluency with Microsoft Word, Excel.  Familiarity with database programs and web-based social networks highly preferred.  Familiarity with Dreamweaver and HTML coding very helpful.  We are a mac office.  You will need your own computer.

How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, brief writing sample (ideally similar to the type of writing on www.futureofmusic.org) to jobs@futureofmusic.org.  Please include all hardware and software proficiencies in your cover letter.  The position is open until filled.

About FMC: The Future of Music Coalition is a not-for-profit collaboration between members of the music, technology, public policy and intellectual property law communities. FMC seeks to educate the media, policymakers, and the public about music / technology issues, while also bringing together diverse voices in an effort to come up with creative solutions to some of the challenges in this space. FMC also aims to identify and promote innovative business models that will help musicians and citizens to benefit from new technologies.

Rock the Net
is a campaign to raise awareness about Net Neutrality in the music community.  Musicians are encouraged to support the principle of Net Neutrality by joining the Rock the Net coalition through the FMC website (www.futureofmusic.org/rockthenet/) and myspace page and by raising awareness of the issue on tour at their shows.

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