Royal High School Preservation Trust seeks Chair and Trustees for ambitious National Centre for Music project

RHSPT, Edinburgh. Photograph: Mike Wilkinson…27/11/23 Copyright: Mike Wilkinson. Mike Wilkinson. 07768 393673

The Royal High School Preservation Trust seeks a Chair and Trustees for the project, transforming Edinburgh’s Royal High School into a National Centre for Music.

THE Royal High School Preservation Trust is on the lookout for a Chair and Trustees to take the reins in the ambitious transformation of Edinburgh’s historic Royal High School into a National Centre for Music. This initiative aims not only to revive the architectural gem but also to create inspiring grounds and host diverse cultural activities, fostering accessibility to music for everyone. The Trust is particularly keen to bring on board individuals with expertise in project delivery, finance, audit, risk management, trading, retail, and PR.

The former Royal High School, designed by renowned architect Thomas Hamilton, holds a special place in Edinburgh’s cultural and architectural legacy. Although its doors closed in 1968, a forward-thinking plan from the RHSPT and a substantial £45 million grant from the Dunard Fund are set to breathe new life into the iconic structure.

Grant Mackenzie, Executive Director of the Royal High School Preservation Trust, emphasises the importance of engaged and enthusiastic individuals in driving and delivering the transformative project. He states, “The restoration of the Royal High School and the creation of the National Centre for Music is an internationally significant cultural project and will open up and secure the future of one of Edinburgh’s most important heritage sites.”

Applicants for these non-remunerated roles are invited to submit their applications by January 22, 2024, with interviews scheduled for February. If you’re passionate about music or built heritage, this presents an exciting and rewarding opportunity to be part of a culturally significant campaign. Further information and applications can be found here.

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