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FReeZA Warrnambool MUSIC WEB Mentoring Program

Introduction

The Music Web mentoring program is a new program to support young musicians aged between 16 – 25 years living in Warrnambool to progress their interest and career with the support of an experienced mentor.

Why mentoring?

Mentoring is a powerful connection between two people which allows for accelerated learning and growth.  By working with an experienced individual who understands your aims and strengths, you’ll connect to information, resources and support you need to increase your chances of success and fulfilment from your music.

What’s involved?

Mentors and mentees will complete an expression of interest process, letting us know about their areas of interest and experience.  Once expressions of interest have been reviewed mentors and mentees will be selected. People selected as mentors will need to complete a Warrnambool City Council Volunteer Induction prior to the commencement of their role. Following this we will host an induction day.  At the induction day, you’ll learn more about the mentoring relationship, how to get the best out of your networks and connections, and be assigned a mentor or mentee based on your interests and goals.  Mentors and mentees will sign an individual mentoring agreement, which will guide your interaction over the course of the program.

Once the mentoring agreement is in place, mentors and mentees will keep in regular contact in the format of their choice. It might be zoom, or phone calls, or in some cases appropriate social distanced meetings might be appropriate.

The mentoring partnership will be in place from March 2021 to October 2021, during which time mentors and mentees will work together on achieving the goals of the mentee, and learning from one another about the skills and experience needed to thrive in the creative industries.  The learning and development goals will differ depending on the mentees interests.
In addition to the one-to-one mentoring relationship, Music Web will include a series of professional development opportunities which will be optional but will also amplify both mentor and mentees opportunities to learn more about the music industry.  These sessions may be presented online or face-to-face depending on restrictions and the locations of guest presenters.

Who can sign up?

Mentors – if you have experience in live performance, recording, technical or other related industry skills, we’d love to hear from you.  You don’t need any specific mentoring skills, but you do need a passion for supporting others. You also need to be over 18 years old. While you don’t need to be currently connected to the industry, previous experience is necessary. You will also need a current Working with Children Check. These are free for volunteers and can be applied for here: https://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/ You will also need to complete a Warrnambool City Council Volunteer Induction which involves a Fit for Work Police Check which is paid for by Council.

Complete and submit your Expression of Interest form by February 14th 2021. Access the form for mentors here:
 

Mentees – if you’re interested to progress your music industry connections, either as a hobby, a passion or a future career, a mentor is definitely for you!  Mentors can help you learn and grow, and provide specific feedback and advice for you, knowing your goals and your areas for improvement.

Complete and submit your Expression of Interest form by February 14th 2021. Access the form for mentees here:

Where do I learn more?   

For more information, contact Becky Nevin-Berger at Warrnambool City Council on

E: rnevinberger [at] warrnambool [dot] vic [dot] gov [dot] au
T: 5559 4478

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