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Lambeth Baylis Trustee

The Old Vic
SE1 8NB, London (Greater)
Board memberships are voluntary, unpaid positions, expenses will be paid.
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

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We are pleased to be offering an exciting new one-year attachment to The Old Vic Theatre Trust Board exclusively to one Lambeth resident aged 18–30.

The Lambeth Baylis Trustee provides a unique opportunity for a young person to discover how a Board of Trustees in an arts organisation works. Across the UK, less than 1.2% of Trustees are under 30 and 0.5% are aged 18–24.

The role aims to provide a specific youth viewpoint in relation to The Old Vic’s activities and strategy.

What is a Board of Trustees?

A Board of Trustees offers guidance and expertise to senior management. At The Old Vic, this means the Artistic Director, Executive Director and the Senior Leadership & Management Teams.

What is the time commitment?

Board meetings, of which you would be expected to attend at least three during your year, are normally held four times a year. In addition, you would be invited to attend theatre performances and fundraising events and have informal meetings with relevant members of the Management team. Attendance at these events is a key part of the role, particularly if you are to get the most out of the experience. Board memberships are voluntary, unpaid positions, however for the Lambeth Baylis Trustee, expenses will be covered.

What would make a good Baylis Trustee?

The Old Vic is looking for people who want to try something new, who are keen to make an impact on The Old Vic’s activities and have any of the following attributes:

  • commitment and enthusiasm
  • good, independent judgement
  • creative thinking
  • willingness to speak their mind
  • effectively working as a member of a team
  • demonstrating selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership
  • a commitment to equal opportunities and diversity

We are particularly keen to hear from people who have had limited or no access to Arts opportunities in the past and are committed to identifying and resolving barriers which may ordinarily exclude young people from accessing theatre.

No experience is necessary.

What support will be provided?

The Lambeth Baylis Trustee will undergo an onboarding programme to learn about the theatre and the work we do, as well as sessions to understand how a Board works before the first Board meeting.

The Lambeth Baylis Trustee will be appointed a “buddy” (Euan Borland, Education and Community Director), have opportunities to attend Old Vic events, shadow members of The Old Vic Management team and undergo any relevant training throughout the programme.

Are there any specific criteria?

The candidate must be a Lambeth resident aged between 18–30.

Why is this a Lambeth-only scheme?

The Old Vic offers a range of youth engagement projects for residents of boroughs across London. This project has been specifically funded by Lambeth, our home borough, and as such is restricted to its residents


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0344 871 7628
The Old Vic Theatre
103 The Cut
United Kingdom

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