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The Night With… is seeking to recruit two new board members with the capacity and skills to oversee the development of the charity. We are particularly interested in hearing from people with legal and/or HR skills, experience of international touring and record labels; and from those with a strong interest in contemporary classical music. The Night With… actively encourages applications from people who identify as female, LGTBQIA+, working-class, people with disabilities and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. We’re also interested in hearing from people who work outside Scotland. We are keen to hear from people with all levels of experience. If you have not acted as a trustee before and would like to find out more about what the role would entail, please contact The Night With…’s Chair Carol Main on carol.main@livemusicnow.org.uk. Board members are expected to attend four board meetings per year, and to participate in the life of the organisation between board meetings, attending performances, advising staff members and acting as an ambassador for The Night With… The roles are unpaid voluntary positions. Travel expenses can be arranged. Most meetings will take place in Glasgow or Edinburgh.

About The Night With…

Begun in 2016 by composer Matthew Whiteside, The Night With… is a salon style series based in Glasgow presenting interesting contemporary classical music in intimate, informal venues away from traditional concert halls.

Since 2016 there has been 18 concerts with 14 world premières in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen with 624 audience members attending in total. Performers have included performers drawn from Scotland and further afield including Red Note Ensemble, Juice Vocal Trio, James Turnbull, Wooden Elephant, Joanna Nicholson, Frances Cooper and Carla Rees. Premièred composers have included Claire McCue, George Stevenson, Diana Salazar, Emily Doolittle, Timothy Cooper, Matthew Whiteside and Samuel Beagles.

2017 was the first The Night With… Call for Scores for self-defined emerging composers with no age limit. The scores were submitted and judged under a pseudonym, to prevent any bias, with five being selected for workshop and one being selected for première in the concerts. In 2017 the call for scores was for the Aurea Quartet (string quartet) and received 61 entries from 9 countries and Juice Vocal Ensemble (female vocal trio) received 42 entries from 15 counties.

In October 2018 The Night With… was founded as a Scottish Incorporated Organisation with a board consisting of Carol Main (chair), Andy Saunders (secretary), Matthew Whiteside (CEO & Artistic Director) and Nicholas Bone. We are in the process of launching the 2019 season.

About the Role

We recognise that different candidates will bring different skills and experience to the board, and would encourage anyone to apply who meets some of the criteria below.

  • General Commitment to supporting the mission and objectives of The Night With…
  • Willingness to act as an ambassador for The Night With…
  • Genuine passion and interest in the work The Night With… undertakes

Skills & Experience

  • Knowledge of charitable governance structures
  • Ability to review and interrogate financial reports
  • Strategic planning skills
  • Risk management skills
  • Passion and knowledge about classical music
  • Experience working within the arts

How to Apply

Please send an short cover letter outlining your interest in the position and a CV to our CEO & Artistic Director, Matthew Whiteside, matthew@thenightwith.com. Please send expressions of interest by 20th May 

Find out more about The Night With… www.thenightwith.com