EX CATHEDRA | Work and perform with us

Staff vacancies:

There are currently no staff vacancies.

Performer enquiries:

We’re always delighted to receive audition requests from prospective singers, both professional singers and professionally-trained volunteer singers. For more information about how we work and how to arrange an audition, please click here.

Prospective freelance instrumentalists are welcome send email Melissa Brown, Concerts Producer, with a copy of their CV.

For details of our Scholars and Student Scholars schemes, click here. If the Scholars scheme is not currently open to applicants you are welcome to contact Melissa with your details and ask them to be held on file so that we can keep you updated.

We also encourage you to complete our Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, and require all performers to satisfactorily complete a Safer Recruitment self-declaration form, which we will supply.

Trustee roles:

We are also always interested to hear from prospective trustees. At this time, Ex Cathedra is developing our co-creative practice, expanding our work with communities who do not traditionally engage with choral music, and securing financial resilience in light of post-pandemic changes and local authority funding cuts. We have also begun working on the phased retirement of founder and artistic director Jeffrey Skidmore. It is an exciting time to help steer Ex Cathedra through some of the challenges and opportunities we anticipate over the next few years.

We have one vacancy on the Board and welcome all expressions of interest, there is no deadline at this time. We are particularly interested to hear from you if can support our development in one or more of the following areas:

  • finance – trustee oversight and support for our skilled, experienced finance team
  • HR – recognising our diverse mix of employed and freelance staff, scholars, adult and young amateur singers and participants

You do not need experience in singing, music or the arts, but you must share our belief that everyone should have an equitable opportunity to experience the physical and wellbeing benefits of singing together and the power of inspirational choral music.

If you are interested, you are welcome to download and read our most recent Trustee Recruitment Pack. Some of the areas of particular interest listed have since been filled but the majority of the content remains relevant for all ongoing expressions of interest, and we would be pleased for you to tell us how you could help.

If you would like to explore the idea of being an Ex Cathedra trustee:
– we are happy to arrange an informal conversation with Peter Phillips, Chair of the Board
– this would usually be following by an invitation to send a formal letter of interest and CV, and an interview process.

We would also like to draw your attention to our Equality and Diversity statement below, and complete our Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form.

Equality and Diversity:

Ex Cathedra is committed to building an inclusive and diverse organisation that reflects our region and the communities with whom we work.

We recognise that diversity brings a wealth of benefits, and that there is a lack of diversity in the choral sector. We are looking for people who share these values and welcome applications from under-represented sectors of the community. If you have any access needs relevant to an application process, please get in touch with us directly to discuss them

To help us monitor our ability to reach a range of applicants, we encourage applicants to complete our Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, which is anonymous and not used as part of the selection process.