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Location Leicester
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Curve is seeking up to four new Trustees to formally join the Board in November 2021. As a member of our Board you will be responsible with your fellow Trustees for the good stewardship and governance of the theatre. Working with the Chief Executive, the Artistic Director and members of the team, you will discuss, approve and monitor our strategy for development and success. You will have oversight of our finances and resources and ensure that these are managed appropriately and in the best interests of the charity. And you will share in the passion of a hard-working and talented team of people who share a commitment to creating great work for everyone.

We particularly welcome applications from those who have one or more of the following: the following:

  • Experience of digital development and marketing.
  • Experience of fundraising and sponsorship in the charity or arts fields.
  • Experience of governance in the charity sector.
  • Senior experience as a legal practitioner.
  • Strategic finance experience.
  • An opinion former and influencer, able to act as an ambassador for Curve.

For further information please scroll down and download the Curve Trustee information pack. To apply for this role please click on the "Apply" button and submit a covering letter setting out why you are suitable for the role, and why you want to be part of the Board of Trustees at Curve (no more than 2 pages) along with your CV.

Closing date for applications: Monday, 31 May 2021

We are an inclusive organisation, from our trustees and team members to our audience and participants. We treat all job applicants equally, regardless of class, age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic. We particularly encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in the cultural sector.

Curve is a spectacular state-of-the-art theatre based in the heart of Leicester’s vibrant Cultural Quarter, creating compelling cultural experiences for all those who live, learn, visit and work in the city.

Over 800,000 people a year engage with Curve through performances and projects at our home in Leicester, across the UK and internationally. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster, Curve has developed a reputation for producing, programming and touring a bold and diverse programme of musicals, plays, new work, dance and opera. All of this is presented alongside a dynamic mix of community engagement, artist development and learning programmes, which firmly places audiences, artists and communities at the heart of everything we do.

We are a registered charity and this supports our work with people of all ages and backgrounds, enabling them to access, participate in and learn from the arts, nurturing new and emerging talent and creating outstanding, award-winning theatrical experiences.

At Curve we value equality and diversity and recognise that there is a difference between them. We are  committed to creating an environment of positive working relationships. We believe every employee, worker, and visitor to Curve has the right to be treated with equality, dignity and respect. We have a number of policies and training programmes in place that must be observed by everyone at Curve.

Opened in 2008 by Her Majesty The Queen, our award-winning building, designed by acclaimed architect Rafael Viñoly, offers a completely unique visitor experience.

Unlike any other theatre in the UK, we have no traditional backstage area. Audiences can enjoy the full theatre making process, peek behind the scenes and maybe even spot an actor or two dashing from the stage to their dressing room or enjoying a coffee in our Café. Our curved façade is made from 1,192 tonnes of steel and 46000m² of glass.

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"Whenever anyone asks me where I work I am always so proud to say Curve. Everyday is completely different and the work that is created on our stage is incredible!"

"You work in a friendly, creative environment where people are the focus."

"Curve is a terrific place to work - and at the heart of our theatre is an outstanding team with a commitment to bringing world class artistic experiences to everyone who lives, learns and works in our city and beyond. If you want to be part of an ambitious and exciting organisation, our theatre is the place for you."

"You should join the team if you like throwing yourself into projects and working hard to see them come to fruition. If you would like the satisfaction of seeing a show on one of the Curve stages and knowing that you have helped to make it happen, you should definitely consider joining the team at Curve."

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