Would you like to be part of shaping how new music is supported and championed in Scotland? Are you passionate about new music?
New Music Scotland (NMS) is seeking to recruit a new Co-Chair to help shape the direction of the organisation. As a relatively small organisation with big ambitions, we are looking for an individual to work with our existing Co-Chair who will compliment and strengthen our Board of Trustees.
New Music Scotland is a network of artists, ensembles, orchestras, composers, creators, music educators, sound artists, musicians, producers, promoters and anyone who believes in the importance and value of creating new music in Scotland. We exist to connect, enable and support makers of innovative and experimental new music and our members help drive how we do that.
We believe that new music comes from many different cultural traditions and musical practices; what brings us all together is our passion for and belief in the intrinsic value of new music creation for individuals and society as a whole.
NMS was set up to help generate a vibrant and thriving new music sector, which will contribute to making Scotland an international leader in contemporary creative music practice. It exists to connect, enable and support makers of innovative and experimental new music: musicians, sound artists, composers, promoters and producers in Scotland. NMS will create and maintain a supportive environment for innovation.
Its aims are as follows:
Co-Chair Duties and Attributes
As New Music Scotland has recently become a registered charity (SCIO) this is an exciting time to join us and contribute to shaping a bold and inclusive new strategy to support new music makers, performers and promoters to thrive and prosper. The person we are looking for will:
Duties of the Co-Chair
The role of the Co-Chair is to act in the interests of the organisation and its members and to ensure that the organisation acts in a manner which is in accordance with its purposes.
The duties are:
The personal attributes are:
In addition to the above statutory duties the Co-Chair should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have, to help the board of trustees make sound decisions.
The ability to apply the principles and practice of corporate governance and an understanding of the role of non-executive directors is also essential.
This role is unremunerated. There are four Board meetings per year plus one development day and a minimum commitment of eight days per annum is required. Meetings usually take place within the central belt or online. In addition to Board meetings other contact by email or telephone is necessary.
Please register your interest by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 1 August 2021 at 12:00.
NMS is an equal opportunities organisation. We are committed to ensuring that all roles and opportunities reflect the society we live in and therefore encourage applications from all diverse backgrounds and communities.
Especially welcoming applicants from individuals who are currently under-represented within the arts/music industry, including People from minority ethnic groups / BIPOC+ , Disabled and D/deaf people, the LGBTQI+ community, and those who have faced socio-economic barriers.