We are looking for new trustees


Orchestras Live

Full details at: https://www.orchestraslive.org.uk/opportunities/trustee-recruitment

Closing date for applications

Who we are

Orchestras Live has been evolving for more than 50 years. We believe that orchestras are for everyone and that live orchestral music has the power to inspire people for a lifetime. We are committed to engaging people of all ages and backgrounds, and particularly those in historically under-invested, non-metropolitan communities in England, in creating work that harnesses the transformative power of orchestral music to inspire, bring joy and support wellbeing.

We believe that our work stands the best chance of success when it is founded on a listening culture; designed through consultation and collaboration with the diverse individuals and communities with whom we engage. We want this to be reflected on our board and to hear voices of a diverse range of trustees.

As a thought leader in the orchestral sector, Orchestras Live is alive to innovations and their potential to drive positive change. We are prepared to break the mould and explore new ideas or practices – artistic, technological, societal, environmental, and organisational. Our response to COVID19 has been agile; adapting and developing new ways of working in the new context. Looking ahead we believe that the social and economic environment for communities and cultural activity will be permanently changed and that many of the innovations from this period will be adopted as key elements of our work.

We are looking forward to welcoming up to four new trustees over the next couple of years who will be active, enthusiastic and involved members of our dynamic and motivated team. 

The Board has made specific commitments to embed equity of access and opportunity across our delivery programme and organisational structure. To help us deliver these, we particularly welcome applications from people whose lived experience could contribute to our understanding in any of the following areas:

  • Disability and/or the D/deaf community
  • Neurodiversity
  • Racism
  • Socio-economic disadvantage
  • Non-urban or rural communities

In addition, we have reviewed the range of skills and expertise we will need to call on to deliver our long-term strategy. We wish to strengthen specialist knowledge on the Board in the following areas: 

  • Health & wellbeing with a focus on Social Prescribing
  • Strategic financial planning and monitoring, which may include a broad understanding of the funding context for culture
  • The music education sector, either the broad landscape or specific areas: Early Years or Higher Education/Conservatoire
  • Local Government / Place Based Development (Levelling Up agenda) / Public Sector Commissioning

Supporting documents

  • Trustee-recruitment-Orchestras-Live.pdf - Download
Closing date for applications

Our commitment to diversity & inclusion

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