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Trustees

Drake Music Scotland is currently seeking new Trustees to join its Board with expertise in several areas including music education and the arts in Scotland, finance and accounting, HR and marketing.

Drake Music Scotland (DMS) is seeking new members to join its Board of Trustees. The Board is made up of a cross-section of people with expertise and skills in several areas relevant to the work of the organisation. The Board benefits from the input of trustees with knowledge of the voluntary sector, disability and equality research studies, further and higher music education, business and coaching, journalism, speech & language therapy and the special schools sector, and IT. Two of our current Board members have disabilities and we are keen to increase representation on the Board of suitably experienced disabled people. There are a number of areas of expertise it would like to strengthen including:
• Knowledge and experience of music education and the arts in Scotland
• Knowledge and experience of finance and accounting
• Knowledge and experience of HR and employment law
• Marketing and PR
• Direct personal experience of disability

Drake Music Scotland is the nation’s leading music and disability organisation, creating music-making opportunities for disabled people of all ages using innovative music technology and Figurenotes notation. The organisation gained charitable status in July 1997 (Scottish charity no. SC026908) and is a Limited Company (not-for-profit) (Company number SC177502). It is currently celebrating its 20th Anniversary culminating in a Symposium and Concert ‘Bringing Disabled Musicians Centre Stage’ 5th May 2018.
DMS has a core staff team of 7 including full time and part-time employees with regular financial, accounting and IT support from external providers. Members of our team of 25+ freelance Associate Musicians are contracted on the basis of fixed-term agreements to deliver projects in schools and other locations around Scotland.
Our artistic programme consists of collaborative projects with a number of key partners including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir James MacMillan’s Cumnock Tryst, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland. The responsibilities of Drake Music Scotland Board members include actively participating in:
• Overall governance including compliance with OSCR, Company Law and other legislation
• Upholding and reviewing the Aims and Objectives of Drake Music Scotland
• Strategic direction including reviewing and approving Business Plans/Artistic Programme
• Oversight of financial management

Deadline: 31 May 2018

Fundraising Event Volunteers

We are currently looking for volunteers to help with fundraising.  For example, helping with a bucket collection or distributing leaflets at a public event.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the Fundraising Volunteer Contact Form and email it to us

Musicspace Volunteers

Volunteers who are experienced musicians also assist our Musicspace tuition sessions which take place Monday to Fridays 10am-5pm in our Craigmillar Studio. We do not currently have any vacancies for these positions.