JOB OPPORTUNITY: Call for BFE Membership Administrator

Deadline for Expressions of Interest: Friday 11 March 2022

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

This role may suit someone who has administrative experience within academia and familiarity with the discipline of ethnomusicology. The successful applicant will work in conjunction with BFE Committee members and the current Membership Administrator to become familiar with the role.

The successful candidate will be confident with a range of IT applications and have excellent interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team. Experience in website management, administration, and/or customer service will be considered a plus.

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

  • maintaining the membership lists on the BFE website, including monitoring and recording receipt of membership subscriptions (in collaboration with the Treasurer)
  • communicating with the publisher of the society’s journal (Ethnomusicology Forum), including sending dispatch queries and updated lists of members
  • communicating with BFE members, including scheduling membership renewal reminders and preparing email templates
  • providing general support and advice to BFE members (e.g., answering queries about membership or the online renewal form)
  • managing membership data and subscription campaigns via CiviCRM software (we will provide on-the-job training in using the software; tasks will be undertaken in collaboration with the Webmaster)
  • assisting in the administration of grants and membership concessions in collaboration with the Administrator, the Treasurer, and the BFE Committee
  • attending BFE Committee meetings, working on general membership administration, and developing membership-related initiatives (in conjunction with the Webmaster, Treasurer, Administrator and BFE Committee)
  • assisting in the development of new sections of the BFE website in collaboration with the Webmaster, Treasurer, Administrator and the BFE Committee.

The successful applicant will commence work on 25 March or earlier if possible. The total amount of assistance to be contracted will initially average 3 hours per week, and the starting rate of pay is £14.70. This is a flexible arrangement on the understanding that some periods of the year will be more intensive than others (e.g., workload typically decreases during the summer). While most tasks are routine, there may be occasional urgent tasks requiring a rapid response.

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.

Applicants are welcome to contact the current Membership Administrator ( with questions about the job, training, and so on. Applicants should email an expression of interest and a short CV (not more than 2 pages in length) to BFE Chair Byron Dueck (

) by 11 March 2022.

Interviews will take place as soon as possible following this deadline.