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JMI offers young people international opportunities to grow and develop in the world of music.

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  • Join the international team that makes a difference through music.


    Ethno is JM International’s programme for folk, world and traditional music. Founded in 1990, it is aimed at young musicians (ages 13­-30) with a mission to revive and keep alive global cultural heritage. Present today in over 20 countries, Ethno engages young people through a series of annual international music camps as well as workshops, concerts and tours, working together with schools, conservatories and other groups of youth to promote peace, tolerance and understanding.

    At the core of Ethno is its democratic, peer­ to ­peer learning approach whereby young people teach each other the music from their countries and cultures. It is a non­-formal pedagogy that has been refined over the past 30 years, embracing the principles of intercultural dialogue and understanding. Ethno provides a unique opportunity for young people from across the globe to come together and engage through music in a manner that is characterized by respect, generosity and openness.

    JM International

    JM International (JMI is the world's largest youth-music non-profit organization with members in over 60 countries worldwide. JMI's network of 40,000+ annual musical activities reach out to over 8 million young people, using the power of music for social change.

    JMI was established in Brussels, Belgium, in 1945 with the goal to enable young people to develop through music across all boundaries and borders. We look for a colleague to join us who can stand for this powerful mission, lending their unique strengths and abilities to build on 70+ years of youth empowerment through music.

    JMI otters a dynamic, creative, and challenging work environment where young professionals are able to engage themselves fully in meaningful work, together with passionate colleagues and a vibrant international network of music institutions.

    Folk Alliance International

    Folk Alliance International (FAI wwvot, g) is the world's largest member organization for the folk music industry and community. Founded in 1989, FAI's mission is to serve, strengthen, and engage the global folk music community through preservation, presentation, and promotion.

    FAI produces an annual conference, the International Folk Music Awards, the Louis Jay Meyers Music Camp, an ExChange market development series, and an Artist-In-Residence program.

    FAI is an equal-opportunity organisation communed to diversity, inclusion, and cultural equity in all of its activities and programs.

    FAI represents the broadest international iteration of the folk genre, including Appalachian, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Cajun, Francophone, Global Roots, Hip-hop, Indigenous, Latin, Old-Time, Traditional, Singer-Songwriter, Spoken Word, and every imaginable fusion.

    The Position

    JMI and FAI am looking for a highly skilled, "all-round" Ethno USA Project Coordinator to join the Ethno team, working at Folk Alliance International, based out of Kansas City.

    This is a multifaceted role and we seek for a candidate with a wide range of expertise to take on all Ethno USA-related project tasks with a high degree of competence.

    The Ethno USA Project Coordinator will be tasked with working toward organizing and managing Ethno USA, the first Ethno in North America. The position is part of the FAI team, but reports directly to JM International's Ethno Global Coordinator in Brussels. The Ethno USA Project Coordinator will also work in close cooperation with the Ethno Project Assistant, the JMI Communications Manager, the JMI Programs Director, and the JMI Executive Director.

    The right candidate lives in or around (or is willing to move to) Kansas City and is able to travel domestically and intemationally for work.


    • Apply via this online form:
    • Applications are open until 15 October 2019.
    • If you do not receive news from us 2 weeks after you apply, please assume that you have not been selected
    • The selected candidate must be willing and able to start immediately.

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