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Promotion/Marketing/Retail vacancy - some musical experience required

by Administrator 25. March 2015 15:48

John Packer Ltd currently has a vacancy in our Promotion and Marketing department to cover maternity leave (possibly until March 2016), but with good potential for long term employment beyond that.

John Packer Ltd is a long established and successful business at the forefront of musical instrument supply both in the UK and with a growing export division. We are looking for a resourceful and musical person capable of assisting in our busy Marketing/Promotion team and also performing a retail role.

The varied and stimulating job includes maintaining a schedule of activities including design of artwork, mailshots, website maintenance/update, running promotions as well as helping our specialists in the shop etc. The ideal candidate will play a woodwind or brass instrument to a good standard and have some artistic flair. Some retail and/or design experience is preferred, but is not essential as full training will be given if required.

We are a hard working team in a friendly and informal environment and the successful candidate will have a musical background (woodwind or brass), an artistic appreciation and be intelligent, diligent, articulate and versatile. This is a full time, 5 days a week, position and will require some Saturday working within a rota.

Rates of pay are subject to experience, but competitive within the industry. Holiday allowances are above average.

Apply by email in the first instance with accompanying CV to jon@johnpacker.co.uk.

Closing date for applications: April 10th, 2015

Two Top Professionals in a John Packer Brass Band Workshop

by Administrator 20. February 2012 15:07

Play with two of the best players in the Brass Band World for a Brass Music Funday in Taunton on April 14th!

David Thornton (Euphonium withThe Brighouse & Rastrick Band), and Richard Poole (from Foden's Band Soprano) are the star attractions at a day of brass workshops hosted by John Packer Ltd at Queen's College.

Following registration from 9am, musicians will start the day at 10am with a mass warm up led by David. Followed by expert tutoring from David and Richard on specially selected pieces. This dynamic duo are very familiar with large concert venues and international competitions so will have many tips to share! They will give demonstrations during the day and will answer any musical quandaries...

The day will culminate in a performance of pieces learned during the day, featuring solos by the esteemed guests including 'La Virgin De La Macarena', which Richard has just recorded on the latest Fodens CD!

All ages welcome, however, there is a minimum standard requirement of Grade 3. Bring your instrument / music stand and a packed lunch and enjoy the day.

Tickets for this funday are only £5! For more information, or tickets, please call Steve on 01823 282386 or email steve@johnpacker.co.uk