Association of British Orchestras

Chair of the Council

London Sinfonietta Voluntary position Closing date 18 December 2020
The London Sinfonietta seeks a new Chair of the Council (the board of trustees) to succeed Paul Zisman who rotates off after 10 years of service.

The London Sinfonietta is one of the world’s leading contemporary music organisations having shaped the art-form and inspired new practice. It commissions and champions music by living composers to new audiences; provides music projects for schools and communities; and supports young performing and composing talent.

The Chair plays a crucial role in providing leadership and direction to the Council and ensuring good governance. It is a non-executive role and works on setting the overall strategic objectives for the organisation in consultation with the other members of the Council and with the Chief Executive and senior management staff. The Chair helps to promote the organisation to key stakeholders; current and future funders; and by attending concerts and events as often as possible.

Artistic & operational leadership of the organisation is delegated to the Chief Executive & Artistic Director (Andrew Burke) and his management team. The Chair will need to develop strong working relationships with the Chief Executive & Artistic Director, other senior management staff and the ensemble’s 18 Principal Players.

The essential requirement of any applicant is a commitment both to the contemporary arts and to sustaining the breadth of work and reputation of the ensemble across the UK and abroad. The London Sinfonietta particularly welcomes interest from people currently under-represented within Board positions. These include, but are not limited to, women, those from the LGBT+ community, people with disabilities, and those from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background.

More information and a role outline can be found on the London Sinfonietta website via the link below.

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