Current volunteer vacancies

All volunteers are required to be a financial member of JOY and maintain the membership during the term of their volunteer status. Membership of JOY 94.9 is governed by the JOY Rules of Association and Constitution.

There are plenty of new volunteering opportunities at the station at the moment, including:

Operations

  • Assistant music librarian(s)

    Reports to
    Music librarian, under the general supervision of the Music director.
    Expectations of volunteer hours
    3 to 6 hours per week
    Term
    on-going

    The assistant music librarians are responsible for the digitisation of the existing CD library as well as the loading of new music to the Digital Playout library.

    Key responsibilities

    • Accurately ripping, classifying and verifying CDs. (ensuring correct metadata (artist, title, mix, year)  is contained in the file).
    • Managing the download, verification and classification of digitally serviced music.
    • Loading to the Digital Playout system.  Ensuring successful upload, managing duplicates appropriately.

    Skills required
    A moderate level of computer literacy.
    A small level of audio editing skills (Adobe audition) or willingness to learn.

    Application process
    To apply for this position, email Chris Jameson, md@joy.org.au with your skills and availability.

     
  • Multilingual Volunteer Opportunities

    The best thing about Melbourne is our multiculturalism and that comes from you!

    We are looking for volunteers who can fluently speak, read and write in languages other than English to participate in a national Multilingual Rainbow Community Service Announcement Project in the role of:

    • Announcement scriptwriter
    • Voiceover talent

    Australia’s largest LGBTIQ community organisation JOY 94.9 is producing a multilingual rainbow community service announcement (CSA) project. This will showcase LGBTIQ services and community groups that are based in each state and nationally. The announcements will provide vital LGBTIQ resources and community engagement information for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities around Australia.

    The announcements will be pre-recorded and pre-produced, then nationally distributed. The JOY 94.9 Multilingual Rainbow Community Service Announcements Project will reach community members who do not have access to information and may not feel safe to freely express themselves.

    JOY 94.9 is seeking representatives of many different languages, from every continent. All are welcome, including existing JOY volunteers. Training and support is available and no prior experience is required to participate.

    If you have the language skills and are willing to volunteer your time, please contact Special Project Coordinator Alice Berkeley via rainbowcsa@joy.org.au to express your interest and/or for more information.

     
  • Office Admin

    Office Admin is the front of house team at JOY and the role is critical to the smooth running of the station; this position is usually the first point of contact for members, listeners and the general public. The role assists the office staff and on-air broadcasters with a range of tasks including; answering the phones, processing memberships, handling listener queries, and greeting guests, looking up weird and wonderful information and hunting down music. Read the Office Admin role description to find out how diverse and interesting it can be.

    We have the following vacancies available in this role:

    • Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm
    • Fridays from 12pm to 4pm
    • Fridays from 7pm to 9pm
    • Saturdays from 7am to 9am
    • Sundays from 7am to 9am

    If you are interested in applying for one of these office admin roles, then contact bek via e-mail at OArecruitment@joy.org.au.

     
  • Tradies

    JOY is looking for qualified trades people with the following skills and who are willing to volunteer with some projects around our station:

    • Shopfitter/cabinet maker
    • Carpenter
    • Plasterer
    • Plumber
    • Air Conditioner Mechanic
    • Electronics Technician

    We appreciate the works may need to be spread over time and be done after-hours or weekends to fit in with existing commitments.

    For a brief of required works, please contact maintenance@joy.org.au.

     
  • Youth Audio Producer

    JOY 94.9 is looking for Schools OUT Loud graduates to become official volunteers and create original podcast content. You will be supported in developing your digital editing, storytelling and producing skills. JOY is eager to provide a platform for young people. The role will range from 5 – 15 hours per week.

    If you are interested in these opportunities, please contact the Special Projects Coordinator Alice at schoolsoutloud@joy.org.au.

     

Program Makers

There are several opportunities available for Taste of Radio graduates or those who have extensive experience and qualifications at another radio station. If you are interested in these opportunities, please email the Specialist Program Director.

  • Weekday presenters

    JOY 94.9 is looking for new weekday presenters to join the team of rotating hosts who bring you JOY’s uplifting music mix, Monday – Friday between 9am & 4pm in either 2 or 3 hour shifts, mornings or afternoons, depending on the day of the week.

    JOY’s weekday format is designed to attract and retain the widest audience possible and the music format is the glue that provides the consistency. The music is programmed by our Music Director and a playlist is provided to each presenter, prior to going to air. The weekday presenters all bring their own unique style and personality to our weekday format.

    Check out the on-air program team position description.

    Applicants will need to be able to complete our 8-week Taste of Radio presenter training – next course starts in August – and further mentoring for weekday specific presentation skills will occur with the program director.

    If you have availability during week days and think you’ve got what it takes to be part of our weekday team, please send your expressions of interest via email to our Weekday Program Director.