The Sixteen ranks today amongst the world’s greatest ensembles comprising both choir and period-instrument orchestra. Founded by Harry Christophers in 1979, it has a distinctive clarity of sound and a reputation for bringing lesser-known works and under-represented composers to the public. It performs a wide range of choral-based music but it has a particular reputation for sacred works of the 16th to 18th centuries and the 20th century to today.
The Sixteen is recruiting three new trustees and has identified three areas in particular in addition to the normal skills, attributes and experience expected of trustees of a progressive charity, with individuals who have experience of one of the following:
• Making connections and introductions to corporates and/or high net-worth individuals, with a commitment to support and help lead the Charity’s efforts in sourcing and maintaining high-value individual and corporate donations
• PR/Media/Digital, with experience, ideas and/or connections to help steer The Sixteen to a wider reach beyond the niche classical sector
• Outreach/audience development in a larger arts organisation to help steer The Sixteen as it further develops this critical area of activity
The Board holds meetings four times per year, one of which includes the AGM. Importantly, trustees should be prepared to support the Charity at informal fundraising and other functions as part of their ambassadorial role. Trustees are also encouraged to attend events and concerts by The Sixteen.
Remuneration and Tenure
The position of trustee of The Sixteen is unremunerated. Reasonable expenses will be paid for any expenditure incurred on the Trust’s business, including travel to and from meetings.
The initial appointment will be for a term of three years, with potential for renewal for a further three years.
Interested individuals are asked to submit a CV with a covering letter to the Chair, Robin Barda, explaining why they wish to be a trustee and how they consider they might contribute to the work of The Sixteen Ltd, to Marie-Sophie Willis, Chief Executive, The Sixteen, 10 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1AU
or at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications 2 April 2020
Interviews will be held in London w/c 20 April 2020.
The Sixteen is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.