Appointment of a new Director

Cherubim Music Trust wishes to appoint a Director from December 2022. We are inviting applications by 17th April.

Cherubim Music Trust is a national charity based in Tisbury Wiltshire that loans professional-calibre acoustic orchestral instruments for five year periods to advanced music students, aged 15-28, who cannot afford one that matches their ability. Now in its 20th year Cherubim owns or manages 36 instruments valued at nearly £400,000.

The Trustees are looking for someone who will take proactive responsibility for maintaining the instruments and our relationships with awardees as well as fund-raising and expanding Cherubim’s instrument bank, public profile and reach. The appointee will initially work in conjunction with the existing director to understand the Trust and take over donor relations. S/he will probably be a music graduate and optimally have experience of orchestral or arts management. Knowledge of running a small trust would be an advantage.

There is great creative potential in this role for an entrepreneur who is able to think imaginatively about combining the Trust’s cultural assets in order to fundraise and expand its footprint. The job is fairly open-ended, requiring ingenuity, flexibility and determination in equal measure. The Trustees will support well researched initiatives.

The director’s role is part time but requires someone to take full responsibility for the management of the Trust, including its financial well-being, deal effectively with situations that arise, and advance agreed projects in an organised manner. It would suit a performing musician or someone with good networking in professional music and a portfolio career who is able to prioritise their time. They will need to have skills that include writing, concert presentation, online comms, and be able to give direction to social media, video, website and print design.

Cherubim has two decades of collective expertise in balancing the needs of awardees and their instruments and the interests of donors. An incoming director will be supported in developing these relationships and social skills; but a good public speaking would be an advantage. 

The salary offered is £21,000 for a 0.5 post with NI and holiday. You will work from home but need to be prepared to travel as necessary. A personal location in London or within 150 miles to the southwest would be preferred.

Please download the PDF and reply to the present director Michael Maxwell Steer, mms@cherubimtrust.org