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Deputy Chief Executive

We are pleased to open applications for the role of Deputy Chief Executive at Drake Music. This is a fixed-term, part-time role, open to Disabled applicants only. The Deputy Chief Executive will support taking the organisation forward as a leader in the creation of accessible, innovative and inspiring music opportunities.

We are looking for a leader who cares about equality, creativity and social justice. If you are keen to get stuck in and make things happen in an inclusive and accessible way, then you could be our new Deputy Chief Executive.

This is an opportunity to join us for a 2-year period at a pivotal time while we review and develop our strategy, organisational structure and practice. The Deputy Chief Executive will be expected to make an impact on the operational development of the organisation, to achieve our mission of opening up access to music for all.

This role would suit someone with skills and experience in turning strategy into operational plans and delivery. The successful candidate will work closely with the friendly DM team, supporting good working practices and accessibility across the organisation. We are looking for someone with the credibility and experience to deputise for the Chief Executive and to take on the day-to-day management of our people and operations.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We welcome applicants from all parts of the community.

Application Pack

Our Application Pack is available in different formats, if you require something not listed below please get in touch.

Deadline for applications: Midnight, 1st August 2021


DM Artists in Residence (2021) – Applications now closed

We are pleased to open applications for 3 musicians to join the DM team as Artists in Residence.

These roles are open to more established musicians/artists (those who use sound and music within their professional practice) and who identify as Disabled. We are looking for artists who are comfortable in their creative practice and ready for more.

Our Application Pack is available in different formats, if you require something not listed below please get in touch.

Application Pack

Deadline for applications: 12pm – 21st April 2021

Explore more

To learn more about our Artist in Residence programme, explore the work and reflections created by our 2020 AiRs: Sonia Allori, Gareth Cutter and Elinor Rowlands:

General Recruitment

We are not recruiting for any other positions at this time.

Musicians/ Technologists

If you are a music leader or a music technologist, are experienced in inclusive practice, or instrument building, and would like to work with us then please find more info below.

We are not specifically recruiting any new roles at this time, but we are always interested to meet new music leaders. We are particularly keen to work with musicians who identify as Disabled and/or who are Black, Asian or from an Ethnic Minority background.