Burnley Youth Theatre are looking for new Trustees to join us as we enter an ambitious new phase for our organisation. Trustees will be expected to support us to thrive and grow in this new, exciting and ever changing world.

About Burnley Youth Theatre

Burnley Youth Theatre is a registered charity and Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation looking to expand and further diversify our Board of Trustees. We are a unique, thriving arts organisation in Burnley, Lancashire, with our own purpose built theatre and will celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2023. Our mission is to ‘creatively inspire children and young people to take their next steps’ and we are passionate about developing our local community to ensure they are confident, healthy, resilient and ready for the future.

We offer an extensive programme of creative activity for children, young people and families, in person and digitally, through a year-round programme across five strands: Youth Theatre, Professional Theatre, Creative Education, Outreach and Training.

We are especially looking for trustees who are North West based with experience in any of the following areas:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Legal
  • Fundraising
  • Property Management
  • Marketing / Communications / PR

In addition, we would like to recruit potential local trustees who have experience of the organisation. We are looking for:

  • Past participants –  specifically young people aged 18 – 25
  • Parents / carers of current or past participants
  • Community partners / local teachers

We are dedicated to having a more diverse Board of Trustees, therefore we would encourage people who identify as disabled, neuro-diverse,  BAMER, LGBTQ+ and working class to apply. We will strive to accommodate any access needs you may have, please outline these in your application. This is a voluntary role, but expenses can be covered to enable access.

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Deadline for applications:                 

Monday 28th June 2021

To apply to become a Trustee at Burnley Youth Theatre, please send an expression of interest outlining your suitability for the role along with your contact details to our Artistic Director/CEO Karen Metcalfe at by 12pm on Monday 28th June 2021.