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Chief Executive

Career stage: Senior

Location: The role is based at Woolwich Works, The Fireworks Factory, London, SE18 6HD. Hybrid working is available subject to the practical leadership demands of the role, and the need to maintain both visibility and communication with a tight-knit team.

NYJO is a vibrant organisation committed to increasing opportunities for young people across the UK to participate in and enjoy jazz. We work with emerging professional jazz musicians to bridge the gap between formal education and the music profession, we coach aspiring teenagers to develop their musicianship and musical understanding, and we work in partnership with schools and Music Education Hubs to widen access to the arts; introducing new communities to jazz.

For our young people and for the communities we support, our impact is game-changing. Our significant musical, artistic and cultural contribution is complemented by an increasingly important role in social justice, as we actively widen access to participatory arts. As we continue to grow, our vision for the future is bright: we want to serve an increasingly large number of young people, and for this to be across a far broader demographic. We have a strong and well-functioning team, an outstanding Board and a compelling set of priorities now in place that will help us do just that.

We are now seeking a new Chief Executive, creating an exciting opportunity for a talented and bold leader to take our vision forward, with individual achievement and inclusion truly at the heart of everything we do. You will be outward-looking, and a fantastic champion for NYJO who appreciates the opportunities and challenges of leading a modern arts organisation in competitive times. A gifted strategist with vision and entrepreneurial flair, you will bring a successful track record of engaging donors and wider stakeholders’ heart and soul in our mission. Crucially, your emotional intelligence means you are someone well-known for getting the best from a growing team, and who inspires confidence and loyalty from the get-go.

National Youth Jazz Orchestera

Community, Development, Management, Orchestra, Outreach
circa £70,000 p.a
Apply by
Mon 24 Jun, 2024

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