The Shakespeare North Playhouse is a unique new arts venue, opening in the summer of 2022. It will present a vibrant, contemporary, cultural, and learning programme featuring home, co-produced and visiting performances, as well as comedy, music, community work, a range of education and training activities, and an excellent hospitality and events programme.
The Shakespeare North Trust (SNT) is the operator of the new Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot, Knowsley (a borough within Liverpool City Region).
They are now seeking Board Members to strengthen and widen the membership of our board. They wish to appoint up to four Board Trustees to further enhance and strengthen their Board effectiveness through the provision of independent advice and assistance. Each should have significant experience in one of the following areas:
- Practising Artist
- Visitor Attraction and/or Cultural Venue Operations
- Community and Engagement
- Commercial Trading and Enterprise
- Digital Expertise
Being a Trustee is a voluntary role, but one with an organisation that delivers truly worthwhile projects and change for the better – a role which would, in turn, enhance the experience and profile of anyone taking it on.
All positions require around 15 days of time a year. It is anticipated that you will also sit on at least one Board of Trustees sub-committee. In addition, there will be performances, outreach, fundraising, and cultural events to attend, which are optional however they would be looking for you to commit to attending at least three per year. Candidates applying must understand the importance of allowing enough time for reading and evaluating meeting papers and attending and contributing to Board meetings.
The ideal candidate will be a proven leader, specialist, or force for good in their field of expertise with a mix of experience, enthusiasm, confidence, and gravitas to contribute towards achieving the strategic vision of Shakespeare North Playhouse. You may not have all these qualities yet, but they welcome applications from those who can demonstrate some of the above and a desire to learn more about the other areas.
Shakespeare, for his time, pushed social values with a common theme in his works of diversity, inclusion, and the voices of those less heard in society. At Shakespeare North Trust we firmly believe that Shakespeare, and access to a place with people and culture at its heart, is for everyone.
They are pro-equality and are keen to ensure diversity of experience, thought and ideas around their board table. By creating a supportive, open culture where all Board Members can contribute equally and bring different perspectives, they will better support their mission.
How to apply and the recruitment process
Download the Trustee Recruitment Pack here.
To apply for one of these roles please email your expression of interest, clearly outlining how you meet the demonstrable requirements of this role to: [email protected]
The closing date for expressions of interest is Monday 17 January 2022 at 17:00.
Following that date, the Shakespeare North Playhouse will draw up a short list of potential candidates for consideration by the Chair. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Monday 7 February 2022, with an aim to finalising appointments shortly thereafter.