Recruitment of New Trustee (The Creative Case for Diversity)

We are looking to recruit an individual to support the NCEM towards achieving our ambition to be making an outstanding contribution to the Arts Council’s Creative Case for Diversity.

The NCEM is the flagship for early music in England.  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, 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 is administered by a registered charity The York Early Music Foundation and 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. 

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 


Events Staff

We are looking for dynamic and professional individuals to join our bank of events staff working at weddings, conferences and other events. 

The role is ideal for students and those seeking fun, flexible term time and holiday work. 

Place of work would be:
The National Centre for Early Music
St Margaret's Church

Roles and Responsibilities include some or all of the following:

Bar work for weddings and parties:
Serving drinks
Cash handling
Restocking shelves and fridges
Pouring and serving reception drinks
Setting up and clearing away before and after an event
Conference/meeting work to include:
Serving tea/coffee refreshments
Greeting delegates
Assisting in the setup of technical facilities as required 

Setting up for events:
Setting out seating/tables
Assembling/disassembling staging
General housekeeping, tidying and preparing the venue for events

Essential Qualities
Punctual, reliable, hard-working
Able to work well alongside others
Positive work ethic and genuine enthusiasm for providing excellent customer service
Excellent appearance and presentation
Hands-on attitude
Confidence and initiative
Over the age of 18 with the right to live and work in the UK

Previous experience working in events or hospitality
Availability during university holidays

Hourly Rate: £8.21ph

The work is mainly on Saturdays for weddings and parties and also midweek for conferences. Shifts are allocated on an ad hoc first come first served basis. 

For more information or to register your interest, please contact Hannah Witcomb, Operations and Events Manager at and attach a cover letter and CV including details of a referee.

The NCEM is available to hire for anniversaries, birthday parties, wedding receptions, conferences, dinners and musical events.