We are seeking people to join our Board in 2021, to work alongside our existing board trustees in supporting The Work Room in its mission to empower artists in making pioneering dance for diverse contexts at home and internationally.
Who we are looking for:
As a registered charity, The Work Room’s board is the charity trustees with responsibility for governing the organisation. They are responsible for the legal, financial and organisational overview of The Work Room, and the strategy that underpins the membership led structure. The board includes artists who are members of The Work Room along with people who bring their skills and experience from other areas to support our work.
We’d love to hear from you if you share our values and are:
▪ Keen to generously share your experience and skills to support our work with independent dance artists;
▪ Committed to working inclusively to ensure our work is accessible and relevant;
▪ Interested in experimentation and new ideas as we respond to current and future challenges.
The Work Room recognises systemic exclusion within the arts sector and we are striving to put equity and inclusion at the heart of our work. We are working towards an Anti-Racism practice and we want the board to better reflect the diversity of our membership. In supporting this, we particularly welcome applications from:
- People of colour and those who are ethnically diverse
- D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent people
- LGBTQI+ people
- People based outside the central belt of Scotland
What the role involves:
The role of the Board trustees is to support the work of The Work Room and provide leadership and strategic governance, in line with the core purpose and policies of the company. The Work Room is a charity, and our board of trustees are guided by the guidance and good practice provided by the Office of Scottish Charity Regulator
The board usually meets four times a year in addition to the AGM (Annual General Meeting) of all members. In addition to this, the board may get involved in events, training or on sub-committees. A key aspect of the role is to build a collegiate working relationship with The Work Room staff team and other board members contributing to collective and considered decision making.
Finding our more:
We will be holding a number of open sessions, where there is the opportunity chat to existing board trustees about The Work Room and the role. These will be held on Zoom and we can arrange captioning, BSL interpreter or other access requirements.
▪ Friday 11 June, 1 – 2pm
▪ Tuesday 15 June, 10.30 – 11.30am
▪ Wednesday 23 June, 6-7pm
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details on joining any of these sessions.
We are being supported in this board recruitment process by Sophie Amono, an independent equalities, diversity, and inclusion consultant. She is on hand to discuss the opportunity with any underrepresented communities and can be reached at email@example.com
If you are interested in submitting an expression of interest to join our Board Trustees please download the call out for further information.
Closing 5 July 2021
WATCH – Inside The Work Room – a film which tells the story of TWR as a community of dance artist members.