Patron Growth Manager: Applications Open!

9 March 2023

Deadline for applications: 09.00, Monday 17th April

Title of Post: Patron Growth Manager

Budget: £30,000 per annum (NB if you choose to become an employee this amount will need to include NI and employers pension contributions, i.e. gross pay of c.£26,400. If you are VAT registered, this amount will need to include VAT.)

Contract: We are happy to consider many different ways of working, e.g.

  • An employed position, full time (more junior) or part time (more senior)
  • A job share
  • Freelance position
  • Consultancy
  • An agency
  • Split into two roles: 1 more senior, 1 more junior

Key dates:

• Deadline for applications: 09.00, Monday 17th April
• Date for interviews:Weeks commencing 24th April and 1st May

Music Patron is an ambitious new online platform that aims to secure the future of music. It ensures composers can continue to create by inviting music lovers (patrons) to connect with and truly support them.

Ultimately, patron growth is fundamental to Music Patron’s success. This is an exciting and evolving opportunity for a curious, creative, entrepreneurial and data-driven person/people to set the direction and lead Music Patron’s digital growth and retention strategy. Success in the role will be based on hitting clear KPIs and ROI, including targets of web traffic, subscribers and conversion to patrons

We are open to how this role is delivered (e.g. as an employee, as a freelancer, by multiple people, an agency etc.) and we welcome expressions of interest / applications on this basis

We’re looking for someone/people who are excited  to join us on this start-up journey as we scale-up Music Patron from proof of concept to a place where thousands of patrons financially support hundreds of composers. We want you to help deliver on our goal of 5000 patrons by December 2025. You will be given autonomy in how you deliver this goal, but also all the support and training you need.

We are interested in applications / expressions of interest which can show a track record of growth using a user-centred (UX) approach, that may include experience in: SEO, SEM, PPC, CRM, LTV optimisation, acquisition marketing, user journeys, mobile web design, website optimisation.

You might have a background in a non-arts field (e.g. a membership organisation, gaming, tech, SMB or a distributer start-up or marketing agency) and are keen to bring your growth-hacking, innovative approach and creativity into a musical context. Or perhaps you already work in the arts, but want to use your audience-facing, marketing, technological and business skills in a digital start-up context. You may be early on in your career but ready for lots more responsibility, or maybe you’re more experienced and being in at the start of a new challenge like this excites you.

You will need to care deeply about understanding and engaging audiences. You will be able to grow lifetime value by changing patron (and composer) perceptions and behaviour. You will think strategically and implement step change (not just incremental) growth. We’re looking for a proven track record in crafting clear and compelling communications for varying audience segments, a strong awareness of best marketing practices, and an expertise in developing and implementing new insight capture and data analysis methodologies.

If you are interested, please email Sonia Stevenson, Head of Music Patron, to arrange an informal, 10min chat [email protected]

Download the full job description below:

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