Volunteer at Fine Music
Join over 250 dedicated volunteers
Fine Music Sydney functions through the involvement of dedicated volunteers who generously contribute their time and talents across all aspects of the radio station. An interest in music is a good start to being a volunteer for Fine Music Sydney.
While we are largely a classical music station, we also have many volunteers who are devotees of jazz, world music, folk music and contemporary or alternative music.
New volunteers are always welcome with training and on-the-job support provided.
Can you provide some help behind the scenes? Or are you a ‘voice’ waiting to present fine music?
If you have skills or a strong interest in any area, please let us know as vacancies do occur on a regular basis.
Click below for more information or to express your interest.
The receptionist is considered to be one of the most important roles as it is the first point of contact for the public. It is also a role that gives you a thorough introduction to the station as many things pass across the Reception Desk.
The receptionist needs a good phone manner and enjoys dealing with people. Duties include:
attending to inquiries relating to volunteering, program content and program information dealing with subscriber enquiries and taking subscription payments over the phone taking messages for staff and volunteers Some computer skills are necessary – especially email usage.
The reception desk is manned 7 days a week and receptionists normally perform one 3-hour shift per week. Two training sessions of 3 hours each are provided before you do your first solo shift.
Librarians prepare the CDs and other recordings for all programs that are scheduled for broadcast, ready for the presenters to pick up and be played at the scheduled time. Librarians also catalogue and maintain the Station’s library of CDs, LPs and books about music. A reasonable knowledge of the classical repertoire and its artists is required. Librarians also need a careful and methodical approach to problem solving.
Experience in library or computer work is an advantage. The library is attended by at least two volunteers, every weekday morning. Each librarian works one morning a week or fortnight. Librarians start work early (between 7am and 8am) to prepare the programs for each day. This early start allows the library to be available for volunteer programmers to use in the afternoons and evenings.
Training will be provided in the library procedures