Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Fwd: The Musical Brain is looking for a new Director

The Musical Brain is looking for a new Director.

Hilary Bartlett, Trust Secretary and Director of The Musical Brain since its foundation in 2010, has announced her retirement, with effect from September 2017.  Working in a voluntary capacity she has had responsibility for the assembly and delivery of events as approved by the trustees, financial control, and initiating and programming conferences, working together with a salaried part time Administrator.  In addition, she has provided office space in her home and acted as financial guarantor as and when necessary. 

As you can imagine, we will be extremely sorry to lose Hilary.  One of the founders of The Musical Brain, she has been at the very heart of the organisation throughout its life and has led and managed its activities with great purpose, charm and good humour, as all who have had dealings with us will know.  It will be difficult to find someone to cover all Hilary's roles, and we are open to proposals that may involve changes to our management structure.

The Musical Brain is unique in the way it combines live performance of the highest standard with cutting-edge scientific debate, involving lecturers and performers in the whole of each event, joining in discussion, interacting with the audience and taking part in panel sessions.  We are proud of the ground the Trust has covered, its following and its record to date.  Click here for programme archive.
We have no financial reserves; activities are supported by ticket sales, grants and donations.  This approach has worked successfully so far.
This is a fascinating opportunity for someone with a passionate interest in the arts and sciences, relevant experience and vision.  If you are interested as an individual, or as a member of an organisation with an interest in collaborating, please email me: 
Greg Harradine, The Musical Brain Administrator: is available to answer any questions.
As there will be an interregnum until the new director / new organisational structure is in place, the next two Why Sing? conferences: The Power of Singing: Religion, Revolution and Tribalism, originally scheduled for 24 November 2017, and the final two-day conference, Singing Together: Wellbeing and Learning, will now take place at future dates to be advised. Walking with Elgar will take place on 15/16 September as scheduled.
 Michael Pugh