Job Title: Trustee
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: York
Salary: 0
Reference: TRUSTEES2018
Contact Name: Claire Irwin
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 11, 2018 15:27

Job Description

University of York Music Press is seeking new trustees.

UYMP is a registered charity dedicated to the publication and promotion of new classical music.  UYMP was founded in 1995 by David Blake, with Bill Colleran, to publish and promote new and established composers with a range of aesthetic backgrounds. Today one of our main charitable aims is to focus on our 'associate' composers, 'emerging' composers who are mostly young and at the start of their professional careers, as well as to maintain the archive and new publications of our more senior composers. Our ambition is to support younger composers as they establish themselves, through a range of opportunities and services. 

We work in partnership with a number of like-minded organisations. Recent projects have included collaborations with the University of Hull, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival's European Composers Professional Development Programme and 'Dark Inventions' chamber ensemble.  A small company, run by a slender administrative team, UYMP is generally deemed to 'punch above its weight'. 

UYMP's music is available for purchase from our distributor and to hire through contacting one of our international hire agents.

University of York Music Press is a charity and a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. 

We are seeking to recruit up to three trustees to be active and involved members of our Board.  They will assist with taking forward the strategic development of the Press and in particular its charitable purposes. We are looking for trustees from across England, but especially those based in the Yorkshire or Northern region.  Trustees will need an enthusiasm for classical music, especially contemporary classical, and belief in its potential and its future. We would particularly welcome applications from people with expertise in any or a combination of the following areas:

  • Publishing in the digital age
  • Income generation models and fund raising
  • Marketing and music promotion

Trustees meet three times a year; meetings usually take place in York on a weekday afternoon. We can enable trustees to join by Skype where necessary. The role is voluntary and unpaid.  The duration of the post is for a minimum of 3 years, with the potential to extend.

Please visit UYMP’s website to learn more about the company.

Please apply to us in writing (c/o or, telling us of your interest and enclosing a copy of your CV. Informal meetings with potential trustees are expected to take place in January/February 2019.