Zest Theatre (Lincoln) seeks new Trustee – legal skills sought
Zest is an award-winning theatre company creating exhilarating new work for young people.
In light of the pandemic, we are overhauling our work to better meet the needs of young people and make a greater impact on their communities.
Zest is seeking at least three new Trustees to join our board and support the organisation at this exciting time. We encourage applications from all sections of the community and in particular those from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.
We’re keen to recruit Trustees with experience in any of the following areas:
- Change management
- Business development
Based in Lincoln, Zest creates work for theatres, festivals, outdoor spaces, schools, and digital platforms, with work described as ‘unpretentious’ (The Stage) and ‘invigorating’ (The British Theatre Guide). We actively place young people at the centre of the action and creative process.
Zest reaches 20,000 people a year. Our work has toured to venues and festivals across the length and breadth of the country, including ARC Stockton, ArtsDepot, Barnsley Civic, Bradford Festival, Cast Doncaster, Derby Theatre, Half Moon Theatre, Baltic, Lyric Hammersmith, Northern Stage, TakeOff Festival, The Egg Bath, The Gulbenkian, and York Theatre Royal.
We are passionate about the development of young audiences and the amplification of their voices. Each production is inspired by the needs, lives, and imaginations of those aged under 25. This approach creates work that’s unique, relevant, and engaging – sharing the voice of a generation that too often goes unheard.
Zest is searching for new Trustees who are ready to invest their knowledge to enrich the evolution of the company and the lives of the young people we serve. You might not have an arts background, but you’ll be authentic, transparent, and excited to join a collaborative team focused on the inclusion and amplification of young voices.
Acting as a critical friend to Zest, you would be able to use your experience and specialisms to interrogate our practice, whilst offering contingency and support to our small-but-mighty core team.
Zest Theatre is committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer. In addition, we are committed to anti-racist practice across our whole organisation. This starts with the representation of our Board. We, therefore, encourage applications from all sections of the community and in particular those from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. We are dedicated to reflecting the wider world and pursuing an increasingly more representative practice.
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