Established in May 1999 by founder and director Laura Hassler, and registered as a charitable foundation in 2000, Musicians Without Borders is the world’s pioneer in using music for peacebuilding and social change.
Laura mobilized her network of socially conscious musicians to create an organization dedicated to using music to bridge divides, connect communities and heal the wounds of war. The organization’s first long term project, the Music Bus, brought music, dance and theater to children in Srebrenica and its neighboring towns and refugee camps.
Following the success of the Music Bus, Musicians Without Borders was invited to conferences and cultural events in Kosovo and in Palestine, which would later lead to two of its founding programs, the Mitrovica Rock School and Palestine Community Music. In the years that followed, Musicians Without Borders expanded to include programs in Central Eastern Africa, Central America and Europe.
Today, Musicians Without Borders engages with artists, social activists and communities worldwide. We share expertise as we work to enable musicians to be advocates, activists, teachers, and performers, with the message: War Divides, Music Connects.
We are musicians, artists, peacebuilders, pioneers, and changemakers. We believe in the power of music and its capability to bridge divides and connect communities. Through our community-based music projects, we support processes ofreconciliation, healing and community buildingin present and post-conflict regions. We have ongoing projects in the Balkans, the Middle East, Central Africa, Central America, and Europe.
Position: Communications & PR Manager
Start Date: TBC
Days: 3-4 days/ week; 24-32 hrs
MWB is looking for a Communications and PR Manager to consolidate and continue to scale MWB’s communications objectives in line with the MWB communications strategy.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
NB: in the first period, the employee will work in close collaboration with MWB’s current Head of Communications, Nehmi Klaassen, who will transfer responsibilities to the Communications Manager by the end of December 2019.
The successful candidate is:
Please send your application to:
Laura Hassler, Director
Email: [email protected]