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National Centre for Early Music

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). 

THE NCEM

The NCEM is the flagship for early music in England, based in a medieval converted church in the heart of York since 2000. We are a significant venue for music and creative learning, providing experiences and opportunities of the highest quality to an ever widening and diversified community. As the national advocate of 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, with a thriving worldwide online audience. The NCEM has partnerships with festivals and conservatoires across Europe designed to support emerging early music ensembles and boasts two major competitions which encourage talented young composers and gifted early music specialists - the NCEM Young Composers Award and the York Early Music International Young Artists Competition. These major events attract national and international interest and are supported by BBC Radio 3 and some of the finest musicians in the world.  The NCEM has created a significant number of Learning & Participation projects since its opening in 2000 and has an excellent reputation for supporting young people to access, explore and develop skills in music, built on strong partnerships which enable meaningful support for young people at all levels of the progression spectrum, with inclusivity at its core. 

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 

APPLICATION:

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 cherry.fricker@ncem.co.uk