National Centre for Early Music

The National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) is an educational music charity based in St Margaret's, a medieval converted church in the heart of York. The organisation is the national advocate of early music in England, providing experiences and opportunities of the highest quality to an ever widening and diversified community, running an ambitious national programme including the prestigious York Early Music Festival, the Beverley and East Riding Early Music Festival and the York Early Music Christmas Festival.


The NCEM has partnerships with festivals and conservatoires across Europe designed to support emerging early music ensembles and boasts two major competitions, which encourage talented young composers and gifted early music specialists - the NCEM Composers Award and the York Early Music International Young Artists Competition. These major events attract national and international interest and are supported by BBC Radio 3 and some of the finest musicians in the world.


The NCEM promotes St Margaret's as a significant venue for music and creative learning, embracing over 100 folk, jazz, world and contemporary music concerts per year. The NCEM offers the venue for hire for conferences, meetings, wedding receptions and parties. As wedding and conference venue, the NCEM has won several local tourism awards. Most recently, the venue has been ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Conference Venue of the Year’ category at the York Tourism Awards in 2017, and a finalist in the ‘Wedding Venue of the Year’ category at the same awards in 2018.

£20,000 - £22,000 yearly
National Centre for Early Music The National Centre for Early Music, St Margarets Church, Percy's Lane, York, UK
May 07, 2019
Part time
The National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) is offering a superb opportunity for an experienced finance clerk who would like to enjoy their professional career within an arts organisation.  We are creating the part-time role of Finance Assistant reporting directly to the Director of Finance and Operations. The successful applicant will fill a key role contributing to the day to day smooth financial management of the NCEM and be a key part of the delivery of our broad range of activities.  You will be involved in a wide range of the NCEM’s operations including corporate hire, wedding receptions, music events and education projects. The role will also involve supporting the Box Office Manager with the operation of the Box Office system, for which we will offer full training.   The role is part-time, 20 hours per week, and we invite applicants to propose their preferred working pattern.  The salary is in the range of £20,000 to £22,000 per annum dependent upon experience (pro-rata for 20 hours is  £10,667pa - £11,733pa). Please read more about the NCEM, the full job description and application process at