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IELTS General Test – Passage 08: Barrington Music Service: Business and Development Manager reading with answers explanation, location and pdf. This reading paragraph has been taken from our huge collection of Academic & General Training (GT) Reading practice test PDF’s.

Barrington Music Service: Business and Development Manager

Barrington Music Service organises a wide range of music activities for children and young people resident in and around Barrington. It provides singing and specialist instrumental lessons in schools, and it owns a collection of instruments for use in schools, some of which are available for hire by the parents of children having lessons. The Service also arranges a number of music-related events, including festivals bringing together choirs and soloists from schools in both Barrington and other areas. The Music Service provides administrative and financial support for the Barrington Youth Orchestra, which takes part in workshops with professional artists and gives performances.

Barrington Music Service is seeking to recruit a Business and Development Manager to manage the administrative function and build on the success of the Service. We are looking for an individual with a passion for delivering the best possible music provision for the benefit of our children and young people.

As the Business and Development Manager, you will be responsible for managing the administrative and financial systems of the Music Service, ensuring it does not exceed its budget, which is currently around £1m a year. You will take the lead on marketing the Service and ensuring the generation of new income. The Music Service is involved in several partnerships with schools and with music and community organisations in the district, and you will be expected to increase the number and scope of these, as well as take the lead in fundraising. The Service recently embarked on a programme to broaden what is taught in school music lessons, to include instruments and musical styles from around the world, and you will be required to further develop this emphasis on diversity.

You will need to improve systems for ensuring that the records of the Service’s activities are accurate and maintain a database of all music teachers, students, and instruments belonging to the Service.

The person appointed will have experience of a supervisory role and the skills to motivate members of a team. You will have an understanding of accounting, at a non-specialist level, and of standard financial procedures. High-level IT skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. Although experience in music education is not crucial, good knowledge of the field, or of other areas of arts management, would be an advantage.

Questions 15-20

Complete the notes below.

Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the text on page 42 for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 15-20 on your answer sheet.

Barrington Music Service Activities

  • organises music lessons
  • enables the hire of instruments
  • Events such as 15 …………….. for local and visiting schools
  • supports Barrington Youth Orchestra

Post of Business and Development Manager

Person appointed will ..

  • manage the administration of the Service
  • be responsible for keeping to the 16 ……………..
  • build 17.……………. with other organisations
  • be proactive in fundraising
  • increase the focus on 18 …………….. in school music lessons (e.g., international styles)
  • make sure records and a 19 ……………. is kept up-to-date

Person appointed must have

  • ability to supervise and motivate others
  • basic knowledge of 20 ……………..
  • other relevant skills

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Answers with Explanation

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  1. FESTIVALS
  2. BUDGET
  3. PARTNERSHIPS
  4. DIVERSITY
  5. DATABASE
  6. ACCOUNTING

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