The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust - Call for New Trustees

Would you like to play a major part in Shakespearian history?

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust based in Stratford-upon-Avon was formed in 1847 following the purchase of Shakespeare’s Birthplace as a national memorial. We are currently looking to appoint new Trustees to our Board.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the charity which promotes the enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare’s works, life and times, is recruiting Trustees to join a new Board to lead and guide ambitious plans to develop new audiences at home and worldwide. We are looking for volunteers to join the Board which will be appointed later this year ahead of the formal change to governance arrangements, which is expected to be completed in summer 2016.

Governed by an Act of Parliament, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is a registered charity which came into existence as a result of the purchase of Shakespeare’s Birthplace and later the other Shakespeare family homes. Today is cares for world-class collections for the benefit of all and welcomes almost a million visitors a year to its sites and educational programmes including the Shakespeare Week campaign which in 2015 attracted over 7,300 primary schools. At the heart of the world of Shakespeare, the Trust connects people of all ages and backgrounds with the world’s greatest playwright.

In 2016, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Trust will re-open the site of New Place (Shakespeare’s final home) as a landmark heritage attraction.

We are currently looking to appoint new Trustees with the following qualifications, skills and experience:

• Shakespeare Scholarship
• Collections, Conservation and Museums
• Learning and Education
• Fundraising and Development
• Volunteers, People and Human Resources
• Digital Media and IT
• Property Asset Management
• Visitor Attractions

We need strategic thinkers who can apply independent judgement, speak their minds and work effectively on a Board with other Trustees.

The commitment is approximately one day per month and allowable expenses will be met.

To find out more about the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust please visit www . shakespeare . org . uk

To find out more about the role please visit http ://www . hays . co . uk/jobs/sbt/index . htm

Please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter to explain your interest in joining the Trust to

However, if you would prefer a confidential conversation before applying please call John Lavictoire on 01212368982.