Remote Music Rangers Program
For many years MusicNT has supported remote musicians and communities through targeted and ongoing programs including Sista Sounds, RAMP and Bush Bands. We are now expanding this important work to include community based, Indigenous identified workers in a range of NT communities as Remote Music Rangers. These positions support local musicians and help get more music happening in communities. For example, this could include putting on concerts in community, helping bands apply for Bush Bands or Festivals, training others in production or playing instruments, supporting visiting mentors, recording band or music oral histories or approved cultural songs, etc.
The Music Rangers are:
- Supported remotely by Coordinators based in both our Darwin and Alice Springs offices.
- Given opportunities to gain valuable guidance at the Rangers Training camp, held annually.
- Given on the job training in community by coordinators and mentors who visit regularly.
"For our people to understand the ways of music because music has been here since our old people - they used the same music but in a different way, sending messages through music"
- Remote Music Ranger, Jack Gumbula from Galiwin'ku on the importance of being a Music Ranger
Our vision over time is that music becomes recognised as the essential vehicle it is for the continuation of culture and in bringing communities together in strong and healing ways. Through the Remote Music Ranger Program, we will endeavour to partner with other organisations like RIMOs, Aboriginal Corporations and Regional Councils to establish these as “caring for music” in a similar way to the “caring for country” roles that Rangers play within Land Councils.
MusicNT is currently recruiting for Remote Rangers across the NT, with a total of 12 casual positions available. If you are interested, please fill in the EOI form.