As a leading cultural organisation committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, we know that a Board which reflects our audiences and the communities we collaborate with is key to our future success. We want our organisation, at every level, to represent the multiplicity of perspectives and experiences present in Northern Ireland today.
If you are interested and would like an informal chat in the first instance with some of our current trustees, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange a suitable time.
WHO WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR
We are seeking to appoint up to three new Trustees as part of, and beyond, the regular rotation of the Board and succession planning, who will widen our diversity and strengthen the recovery and regeneration plans of the Lyric Theatre.
We are looking to add to the current Boards’ skills and experience in a number of areas including:
- digital strategy & development (new technology, theatre making & distribution),
- legal and governance,
- arts venue management including facilities and operations,
- arts and/or international leadership,
- hospitality industry, and
- programming and producing in the creative industries.
In addition to general Board responsibilities (see Board Member information pack), your role will particularly support and guide the future development of the theatre – contributing to organisational plans and strategies, identifying new and additional sources of funding, and helping to build long-term resilience.
We aim to increase the diversity of our Board so particularly welcome applications from females, People of The Global Majority, and those with a disability.
We are also open to applications from those with international experience and those based outside Northern Ireland.
You do not have to have previous Board experience to apply but an informed understanding and passion for theatre and the arts is essential.
The Lyric Theatre Board meets six times a year, generally in the late afternoon, offering a hybrid meeting environment, where trustees can attend in person or remotely. You will be expected to read papers prior to board meetings and contribute to the discussion and decision-making at each meeting.
You may be asked to commit additional time to support sub-committees, the Executive Producer, and the Senior Management Team. Attending productions and events is of course a very enjoyable responsibility of every Board member.
Being a trustee carries certain statutory responsibilities (Charity Commission of NI – Managing your Charity). New Board members will also be provided with a thorough induction to ensure familiarity with these, as well as offering insights into board processes, and the overall operations of the organisation.
We have put together a Board Member Information pack to give additional background information on the company and what's expected in the role. You can also find out more about our current Board members.
HOW TO APPLY
Application is by CV accompanied by a brief note (no more than 300 words) detailing why you are interested in joining the Lyric Theatre Board of Trustees to email@example.com.
The Lyric Theatre is committed to equality of opportunity for all applicants and will always consider making reasonable adjustments to allow candidates to participate fully in the application and selection process. Please let us know of any access requirements or if you wish to submit your Application in an alternative format please contact our HR team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of our commitment to tracking diversity of applicants, we would also ask you to complete an equal opportunity monitoring form. Completed forms will be kept securely and separate from your application. They will not be seen by the Nominations panel and do not form any part of the assessment of your application.
Deadline for applications: 5pm, Monday 6th June 2022
Interviews will be held during June 2022.
Applications will be shortlisted by our Board Recruitment Sub-Committee and potential members will then be invited to an interview.
Candidates who are offered a Trustee role will have an opportunity to observe a Board Meeting in August before making their commitment.
Where required, relevant training will be offered to new members, in addition to Board induction.
Please note, this open recruitment process is part of a strategic approach to developing the Lyric Theatre Board long-term, as it steers the organisation into its next exciting chapter. This strategy will see multiple opportunities arise for new Board membership over the next five years. If the timing of this opportunity is not right but you have a long-term interest, please still contact us.
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