The John Peel Centre is primarily run by volunteers, and we are always happy to have more help out. Check out our volunteering page for more information.

Live Music Manager 0.6 FTE

£24,000 pro-rata

Working from the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Stowmarket

We are looking for an experienced, energetic, confident, pro-active Live Music Manager to join the JPC team. The candidate will have demonstrable experience in pitching, negotiating, securing and booking artists – able to balance excellence in artistic programming, alongside commercial priorities.

You will be expected to:

Develop, implement and manage the busy JPC schedule; ensuring all gigs and events are staffed and managed effectively.

Act as the main contact for all artists, promoters and volunteer event crew.

Negotiate dates, terms and contracts with artists and promoters, to deliver a diverse and cutting-edge programme, whilst maximising revenue and adhering to the vision and mission of the JPC.

Build, maintain and grow an effective database of contacts and manage relationships with booking agents and artists alike.

Be responsible for the effective administration of all stages of artist booking and programming, including pre-event projections, through to post-event reporting, invoicing and analysis.

Seek to generate revenue by exploring new opportunities in JPC music and events programming, whilst managing and developing the existing programme.

Prepare an Agenda and Chair event meetings with the volunteer crew and Director of Events, to discuss and decide on future programming; monitoring progress and problem-solving to ensure efficiency and excellence in JPC programming;

Provide the JPC Venue Coordinator with relevant information required to make essential decisions on staging, equipment, and room set up, and to facilitate the effective management of freelance sound technicians.

Liaise with the JPC Marketing Manager to ensure all necessary media content is gathered for website listings and social media promotion.

Undertake the role of Duty Manager for events, on average once per week, which may involve evening or weekend working.

Person Specification

– Demonstrable experience working in a similar role.

– Excellent organisation, administration, communication and interpersonal skills.

– Experience managing budgets.

– A creative, flexible, and proactive approach to problem solving.

– Experience working with volunteers/and or working as a volunteer.

– Experience maintaining relationships within the music industry.

– A keen eye for detail and the commitment to reach for excellence in programming and delivery.


To apply for this role please send your C.V. and cover letter to – If you have any questions please call Iain on 01449 774678


Sound Engineers

We are looking to expand our team of experienced sound engineers for upcoming events at the JPC. Candidates must be competent in using mixing consoles, the setup of microphones, knowledge of PA equipment and have a genuine passion for music. Prior experience working within live sound is essential. You will be required to liaise with bands and work to their technical specifications. A full demo of our equipment at the centre will be given to successful applicants.

Mostly evening/weekend shifts, must be flexible.
Knowledge of PA equipment, microphones and mixing desks is essential.
Knowledge of operating lighting software preferable, although training will be given.
Knowledge/experience using video cameras and livestream software desirable.

Please apply with your CV to