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Musicians Without Borders – Trainer

Musicians Without Borders – Trainer

Musicians Without Borders is an internationally operating organization based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We work in present and post-conflict regions, using community-based music projects to support processes of reconciliation, healing and community building.

Musicians Without Borders develops and implements targeted projects and programs, offers trainings in community music leadership skills, provides expertise and contributes to international conferences and expert meetings. We have ongoing projects in the Balkans, the Middle East, Central Africa, Central America, and Europe.

We are looking for experienced trainers to join our team to work in our programs for up to several weeks throughout the year on a freelance basis.

Requirements:

  1. Professional musician
  2. Experience in facilitating community music workshops
  3. Experience as a trainer
  4. Familiarity and affinity with MWB’s core values and principles
  5. Basic knowledge of nonviolence and peace activism
  6. Advanced command of English
  7. Availability to travel

1. Professional Musician

Any person with an extensive musical background, not necessarily with a degree in music. You must have excellent command of the voice and of rhythm. Experience with creativity in music, for example: songwriting, arranging, composing, improvising.

2. Experience in facilitating community music workshops

– Has an understanding of community music, and able to express the benefits of community music in terms of community building, personal development, empathy, and nonviolence.

– Actively leading workshops in community music with diverse groups on an ongoing basis. Has the ability to create new community music activities. Comfortable with using body percussion, movement/dance, drum circle facilitation, singing, improvisation, songwriting.

3. Experience as a trainer

Has experience in training others as teachers/facilitators to work with groups using music. Able to follow and adapt a curriculum, facilitate discussions, and lead feedback and reflection processes.

4. Familiarity and affinity with MWB’s core values and principles. 

Please see: https://www.musicianswithoutborders.org/programs/methodology/guiding-principles/

5. Basic knowledge of nonviolence and peace activism

Knowledge of key events and figures in the history of nonviolence and peace activism. Strong affinity with peacebuilding and social activism.

6. Advanced command of English

Able to lead workshops and facilitate discussions in English.

7. Availability to travel

Can be flexible throughout the year for training opportunities around the world.

Following the review of your application and CV, successful applicants will be invited for a Skype interview, and a trial session. Prospective trainers will also be asked for two professional references and to undergo a background check in accordance with MWB’s safeguarding policy.

Fill out our application form here.

Musicians Without Borders – Fundraiser

Musicians Without Borders – Fundraiser

Musicians Without Borders is an internationally operating organization based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We work in present and post-conflict regions, using community-based music projects to support processes of reconciliation, healing and community building.

Musicians Without Borders develops and implements targeted projects and programs, offers trainings in community music leadership skills, provides expertise and contributes to international conferences and expert meetings. We have ongoing projects in the Balkans, the Middle East, Central Africa, Central America, and Europe.

We are looking for an individual with a minimum of 4 years experience in fundraising, proposal development and grant management across major donors, large private funds, individual giving, trust and legacy fundraising.

Primary responsibilities:

– Develop a long-term fundraising strategy to consolidate and scale MWB’s fundraising objectives.

– Research, identify and develop tools and process to support proposal development and donor relationships for the main projects.

– Help to maintain strong working relationships to ensure ongoing partnership support.

– Provide expert guidance in identifying and connecting to new donors.

– Lead grant-writing for projects and general fundraising.

– Coordinate with communications team on events, on-line and direct mail fundraising.

Required qualifications and desired skills:

  •  Team player and ability to work independently.
  •  Dynamic interpersonal skills and ability to interact with all levels of management.
  •  Experience in/ knowledge of the global international development cooperation and philanthropic sector.
  •  A result-oriented and pragmatic approach.
  •  Minimum of 4 years’ experience in proposal development and grant writing
  •  Excellent work ethic, excellent oral and written communication skills.
  •  Excellent language skills (native speaker or equivalent) in English; Dutch is an asset.

Conditions:

Availability: November-December 2018, 2-3 days/week, applications open until October 15

Duty station: Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with a willingness to travel and work on location

Contract: Subject to agreement

Prospect: Longer-term assignment or employment contingent on results

Please send your CV and letter of motivation to Laura Hassler, Director at info@musicianswithoutborders.org