Creative Learning Manager (Part-Time) 

The NCEM is seeking an experienced Creative Learning Manager to lead our Learning and Participation programme. We are looking for candidates with a passion for improving access to music for young people, and who have a clear understanding of the value of early music/historically informed performance practice to young people and to wider society. The role is on a part-time basis (3 days per week).

Key Responsibilities of the role:

  • To develop the NCEM’s Learning & Participation strategy, aligned to the NCEM’s organisational strategy
  • To lead the planning & delivery of the Learning & Participation projects
  • To deliver the annual NCEM Young Composers Award and its associated development opportunities
  • To support projects that improve access and remove barriers to music making, eg the NCEM’s I Can Play programme
  • To deliver and develop the NCEM’s cultural wellbeing activities
  • To work in partnership locally and regionally to build and support partners with similar aims and objectives
  • To be engaged with national initiatives designed to support music education
  • To be the NCEM’s safeguarding officer

We welcome applications from those who are under-represented in the sector, including but not limited to those from lower socio-economic backgrounds, people with disabilities and candidates from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse communities.

If you would like to discuss the NCEM, the requirements of the role, or have any questions regarding a potential application, please contact Cherry Fricker at 

Salary: £26,000-£28,000 per annum (pro-rata)

Application Process: Please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to Cherry Fricker, Director of Finance & Operations either by post to St Margaret’s Church,  Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL or via email to

Deadline for applications: 5pm on 4th January 2022
First interviews will be held on Friday 21st January 2022
Second interviews will be held on Wednesday 26th January 2022

Events Assistants (Casual) 

The NCEM is looking for dynamic and professional individuals to join our team of casual events staff working at weddings, conferences, concerts and other events that we run at the NCEM in York. The role is ideal for students and those seeking fun and flexible work.

Roles and Responsibilities include some or all of the following:

Bar work for weddings, parties and concerts includes:

  • Serving customers at the bar (including cash/card handling)
  • Pouring & serving reception drinks amongst guests
  • Collecting and cleaning glasses during events
  • Restocking shelves and fridges
  • Setting up and clearing away before and after an events.

Conference/meeting work includes:

  • Serving tea/coffee refreshments
  • Greeting delegates
  • Assisting in the setup of technical facilities as required

Setting up for events includes:

  • 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
  • Smart appearance and presentation
  • Hands-on and pro-active attitude
  • Confident communicator
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Over the age of 18 with the right to live and work in the UK

Desirable Qualities

  • Previous experience working in a customer facing role
  • Availability during university holidays

Rate:  Hourly Rate of £8.91 (and will increase in line with national minimum wage)

Hours: This is a zero hours contract. Shifts are a combination of midweek shifts for conferences (daytime) and concerts (usually evenings) and weekends for wedding receptions and parties. Shifts are allocated based on your availability.

Training: The NCEM will provide appropriate training, which is paid at the hourly rate of £8.91.

For more information or to register your interest, please contact Emily Lynn, Events Co-ordinator at and attach a CV including details of a referee.

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