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Historic theatre seeks board members



Blackpool’s historic Grand Theatre is looking for new board members to help the two trusts that run the seaside theatre to improve and grow.

Two voluntary boards operate the building: the Trust, which owns the Grade II* listed building, and Arts & Entertainment, which operates the arts, education and heritage business.

Being a board member and charitable trustee is a voluntary role with full training given and out-of-pocket expenses covered. No previous experience is necessary, but a passion for the theatre and an understanding of its importance to society is essential. Trustees serve for four years and can then be re-elected for a further four.

Several board members are now currently coming to the end of their service of four meetings a year (at the theatre), and new appointees members will be encouraged to attend events at the Grand to broaden their knowledge and advocate for the charities. Find out more here, and download the theatre's board recruitment pack.

Arts & Entertainment board chairman, Tony Stone, said: “It’s a very rewarding job. I can honestly say it’s been one of the most stimulating and fulfilling roles I have had the pleasure of doing. I very much look forward to welcoming the next set of trustees."

If you would like an informal chat with a current board member to learn more, contact helenb@blackpoolgrand.co.uk

Applications close on July 8 and interviews will take place on July 21.