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The National Centre for Early Music - Recruitment of New Trustees

The NCEM is the flagship for early music in England.  It works 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, supported by a clearly focused learning and participation programme.  The NCEM also supports emerging early music artists as they step from conservatoire to stage across Europe. The NCEM has been operating from its base in the Grade One listed medieval church of St Margaret's York since 2000 and is a significant venue for music and creative learning, promoting high quality concerts across a wide range of musical genres.

The NCEM (administered by a registered charity The York Early Music Foundation) is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation which is supported by a variety of local authorities, trust funds, individuals and a thriving commercial operation.

To help advance our vision to be the national advocate for early music in England, we are seeking to appoint additional members to our small Board of Trustees.  We are looking for individuals who are appreciative of music and the arts, and to ensure the right balance of skills we are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas; Strategic Development; Equality and Diversity & The Creative Case; and Fundraising & Sponsorship.  Trustees are appointed for a maximum of eight years. The Board meets four times a year - 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, Mike Taylor and email it to support@ncem.co.uk by Monday 16th September 2019.