JOB OPPORTUNITY: Call for BFE Membership Administrator

Call for BFE Membership Administrator

Deadline for Expressions of Interest: Friday 7th June 2019

The British Forum for Ethnomusicology is seeking a part-time Membership Administrator. 

This role may suit someone who has administrative experience within academia and familiarity with the discipline of ethnomusicology (these are desirable but not essential). The successful applicant will work in conjunction with the current membership administrator (BFE Treasurer Ruard Absaroka) to become familiarized with the role.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate some prior understanding of what the job responsibilities will entail and how these could be developed. The candidate will also be confident with a range of IT applications and will be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills. 

Membership administration tasks include (but are not limited to): 

• maintaining the membership lists on the BFE website (in collaboration with the Web Administrator, Treasurer and Administrator), including monitoring and recording correct receipt of membership subs and periodically sending an updated list of current members to the publisher.

• communication: scheduling membership renewal reminders; providing occasional general support and advice on request for BFE members; helping manage other email correspondence between the committee and membership

• working on general membership administration and developing membership-related initiatives (in conjunction with the Treasurer, Administrator and BFE Committee)

The successful applicant will be expected to commence work in this role on 1st September 2019. The total amount of assistance to be contracted will initially average 2 hours per week, and the rate of pay is £14.00 per hour (c. £1,456 p.a.). This is a flexible arrangement on the understanding that some periods of the year and weeks will be more intensive than others. While most tasks are routine, there may be occasional urgent tasks where a rapid response is required. Following on-the-job training the role will eventually expand to approximately double this time commitment and remuneration.

Under the terms of a self-employed contract, persons providing these services are not entitled to sick pay, holiday pay or any form of employment protection, and will be responsible for paying their own tax and National Insurance.

All enquiries should be directed to the BFE Administrator Morgan Davies ( Applicants should email an expression of interest and a short CV (not more than 2 pages in length) to BFE Chair Simon McKerrell ( by Friday 7th June 2019.

Informal interviews will take place during the week commencing Monday 1st July 2019.

Simon McKerrell, BFE Chair