Charity Board Vacancies

Charity Trustees

Get involved with your local theatre, become a box office whizz, and join a troupe of happy volunteers.

Did you know that it takes up to 85 volunteers, and 600 hours of volunteering, to put on a show at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre? Sounds impressive, doesn’t it? If you’d like to join our team of really friendly, theatre-loving volunteers, just read on….

In short, we‘re looking for someone with some spare time on their hands to come and join our board of trustees and so help our community theatre to continue to thrive. We are all unpaid volunteers, but we all get a huge amount of satisfaction from providing an affordable, top notch venue for performers from the local area and beyond.

Our new board member will help out primarily with our box office operations, but will also be involved as a trustee in making key decisions affecting the future of the charity. Our box office system was introduced only last year, but already we are reaping huge benefits, seeing a rapid growth in our audience base and in ticket sales.

You might be wondering what skills and experience are needed. What we are looking for most of all is someone who is interested in promoting a worthwhile community venture at a very exciting stage of its development, someone who is a great team player, and who is looking for a fantastic chance to be involved in live theatre. You’ll receive full training on our computerised box office system so having good computer skills is essential, and you’ll be comfortable working with a team of other volunteers and with the general public.

You might also be wondering what sort of time commitment we’d be asking for. Generally, no two weeks are the same, but, on the whole, you might be spending two or three evenings a month as a duty manager at the theatre, and up to about 2-4 hours throughout the week helping to support the box office system. As a board, we meet together one evening a month, generally on the first Monday of the month.

Has this has whetted your appetite to get involved and join a really happy and committed team of volunteers please take a look at the attached information and call Dan on 01904 50 1935 option 6 or email dan.shrimpton@jrtheatre.co.uk