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The Jazz Centre seeks new Trustee with legal expertise

The Jazz Centre seeks new Trustee with legal expertise

Closing Date
5 December 2021
Southend / online
Time Commitment
4 meetings a year

The Jazz Centre UK is looking for up to three passionate and enthusiastic people to join our Board of Trustees. This is an exciting and important time in The Jazz Centre UK’s journey as we aim to build resilience, grow and look for new opportunities for the future.

The Jazz Centre UK’s mission is to preserve, promote and celebrate jazz music in all its forms – supporting emerging artists, reflecting diversity and bringing new and heritage jazz music to wider audiences. We aim to become the UK’s ‘go to’ cultural centre that educates, demonstrates, facilitates and continuously regenerates the arts and culture of jazz. We endeavour to showcase, encourage, research and support all aspects of  jazz heritage, live and recorded music, art, education and dance.

The Jazz Centre UK is a wholly volunteer run Charitable Incorporated Organisation and a registered charity (1167421) based at The Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex and is led by CEO Mark Kass and a Board of Trustees led by Gareth Evans.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for people who enjoy working as part of a supportive team who are passionate about jazz music in all its diverse forms. We’re seeking up to three people to complement the skills and experience of the current board of seven trustees. Previous trustee experience is not essential.

We strongly recognise that our Board has some way to go to better represent the diversity of modern Britain and we are therefore proactively seeking expressions of interest from:

  • Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse people
  • People with a lived experience of disability
  • People from the LGBTQIA+ community
  • People between 18–45 years of age

We are also seeking expertise in specific areas including:

  • Income generation/fundraising
  • Music industry e.g. record labels and publishing working in any genre of music
  • Underrepresented or underserved communities
  • Legal
  • Accountancy

Please click here to find out more.