with Jazz North

ElecTrio at Gateshead International Jazz Festival

Chief Executive £40-47k pro rata (part-time 3/4 days per week)

If you’re interested in learning more about this role please download the information documents linked on this page. You’ll find out what we’re looking for, and how to apply. You should read the documents carefully and make sure that your application relates your experience and skills to the needs of the role. We are particularly excited to hear about your vision for the role. The deadline for receiving applications is midnight on Sunday 12th September. 

Debra King, Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees

About Jazz North
Jazz North was founded in 2012, and has developed a local, national and international reputation for creative activities and partnerships in support of Jazz in the North of England. We are now looking to appoint a visionary leader for the next phase of our development. The timing of this appointment aligns with our upcoming application to Arts Council England for investment over the next 4-5 years. We are very excited about the potential for a step-change in our strategy and ambition and want to appoint someone who shares our passion and commitment. Ideally, we would like to appoint someone with an established profile within the music sector to enhance our credibility and standing.

We have a genuine commitment to diversity and want to attract a diverse range of applicants for this post. Jazz is a Music of Black Origin, which provides a foundation for our work, even though the demographics and wide geography of the North do not offer the same critical mass and development possibilities as, say, London. We were one of the first organisations to partner with Black Lives in Music, with whom we work closely, including on this recruitment. We have developed a comprehensive Equity Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging strategy. We have also expanded our Board of Trustees so that we have a truly diverse Board, including professional Black Jazz musicians and educators.

Informal discussion
For an informal discussion about the role, or if you have any queries about the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Simon Ryder, Co-Chair of the Board, at SR@jazznorth.org using ‘Chief Executive’ as the subject header.