Vacancy: Chair (Voluntary)

Deadline: 10/3/24

Vacancy: Chair.

About Being A Trustee

We’re on the lookout for a new Chair at Hijinx who genuinely resonates with our core values and mission.

Joining the Board of Trustees at Hijinx Theatre presents an exciting opportunity to contribute to a dynamic and inclusive arts community. We seek individuals ready to offer fresh perspectives and insights, drawn from both lived and professional experiences.

For the role of Chair, while we think it’s likely that you will have experience of being a Trustee, we are also keen to hear from those who feel they could take on the role and contribute positively to our strategy and the long-term success of the organisation.

We are keen to hear from candidates who have previously been underrepresented at Hijinx and in the arts industry due to barriers linked to ethnicity, class, disability, gender, geography, sexuality, age and religion. We are particularly interested in individuals who bring specific skill sets that align with our needs.

Please note that Trustee roles are voluntary and therefore unpaid, however reasonable out of pocket expenses can be covered.

Job Pack

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Application Process

If you think you are a good fit for the role and would like to apply, please send us:

  • A current CV telling us about you – and why you feel you are the right person for the role, ensuring you highlight any relevant experience, skills and qualifications. Please send this as a Word document.
  • A covering letter of no more than two sides – telling us why you are the right candidate and how you would approach the responsibilities of the role. Please send as Word document.
  • A completed Diversity Monitoring Form – to be completed online here – please confirm in your covering letter that you have completed this form.

Applications should be sent to by the closing date.

Applications will close at midnight on 10/3/24.


Term: Initially serve a term of one year, with reappointments occurring annually at our AGM.


  • Four 2-hour Board Meetings annually and an annual planning day.
  • Attending any necessary committee meetings, an annual planning day, and required Board training.
  • Traditionally, the Chair is a member of the board’s Finance and People Committees, which meet quarterly.
  • The Chair may also join another committee (Fundraising, Artistic, Strategic Equalities), typically involving four meetings annually.

Events: Attending events, including premieres and other performances, to fully engage with Hijinx Theatre’s activities.

Commitment: On average, the Chair’s commitment is expected to be about one day per month.

Deadline: 10/3/24

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