Job Title: Trustee
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: York
Reference: TR
Contact Name: Cherry Fricker
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 20, 2021 11:54

Job Description

We are looking to recruit several new trustees to the NCEM board: individuals who are passionate about music and the arts, and who understand the role of culture and creativity in building and sustaining communities and people.  

We are committed to diversifying our board and are strongly encouraging applicants from a range of different backgrounds, ages, experiences and perspectives to reflect the communities we work with.  We are a collaborative and supportive Board (additional support will be given to first-time trustees) who are committed to helping the charity achieve its strategic goals.  Whilst one of the vacancies is specifically for an individual with financial and commercial experience, we are keen to hear from a wide range of applicants.

The NCEM is the flagship for early music in England, based in York since 2000.  We are a significant venue for music and creative learning, promoting high quality concerts across a wide range of music genres.  Specifically, we work to promote public understanding and enjoyment of early music through historically informed performances, annual festivals (The York Early Music Festival, Beverley and East Riding Early Music Festival and the York Early Music Christmas Festival) and digital technology, with a thriving worldwide online audience.  The NCEM also supports emerging early music artists.

Trustees are appointed for a maximum of eight years. The Board meets four times a year, with meetings normally held twice in London and twice in York. Trustees are not remunerated, but we can cover reasonable travel expenses.

If you would like to be involved in the NCEM and could bring valuable knowledge and expertise to the organisation, please email your CV and a covering letter explaining why the role appeals to you and what you could bring to NCEM. Please address your letter to our Chair, Paul Murphy and email it to by the deadline of Friday 30th April 2021.