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Accountant Trustee, Brixton Chamber Orchestra

Description

The Brixton Chamber Orchestra provides fantastic live orchestral experiences for wide-ranging audiences in Brixton and beyond. One aim is to popularise the live performance of classical music and present it to new and varied audiences, often in unexpected venues. We also enjoy working on innovative collaborations with all sorts of artists from a variety of musical traditions which have included Grime, Gospel, Rock, Folk, Jazz & R’n’B. We are Brixton’s own orchestra: a product of local talent and the unique blend of creative energy and cultural diversity which characterises the area.

We strive to maintain the highest quality of music performance, with our young principals trained at the UK’s top conservatoires. This works in combination with our auditioned volunteer musician base, who contribute great spirit and ethos to the orchestra. Engagement with our local community is central to our philosophy, as shown through our many outreach and public events. This has gained us publicity and airtime on national television and coverage in national press. With a diverse mixture of musicians, we are at the forefront of Brixton’s home-grown music-making.

Accountant Trustee

We are looking for a trustee who is a chartered accountant. We need a trustee to help look after our book-keeping, involving roughly five hours of hands-on help each month. Trustees attend quarterly board meetings and receive invitations to all performances.

BCO was founded in July 2018 and became a registered charity the following December. In 2019 we began paying a Music Director, Projects Manager and Orchestral Manager. In 2020 we want to increase to 5 part-time staff and begin paying Musicians’ Union rates to performers. We are at the point where we need to implement professional accounting systems to ensure long-term sustainability and compliance.

Trustees attend quarterly board meetings and receive invitations to all performances. We are looking for someone who has contacts in the arts sector and would be willing to facilitate networking opportunities. 

If you would like to be considered, please tell us why you think you're suitable for this role.