We’re looking for some new Trustees

We are currently seeking a voluntary Treasurer to join our board of Trustees.

In addition we are looking for new proactive Trustees, who have an interest in theatre, and knowledge or professional expertise in the following areas:

  • Finance/Accounting
  • Legal
  • Literary Management
  • Arts Organisational development

About the JMK Trust:

The JMK Trust exists to find and support talented theatre directors around the UK through our annual JMK Young Director Award, regional programme and assistant director bursaries.

The JMK Trust was founded in memory of James Menzies-Kitchin, a promising theatre director who died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 28. Since 1997 the Trust has discovered and nurtured a new generation of visionary young directors whose work and influence can be seen throughout the British theatre industry. Our vision is that theatre directing in the UK should be open to all, and that diverse potential leaders should be identified and supported, irrespective of their background.

About the role:

Candidates should be able to commit their time, enthusiasm and support in order to be an ambassador for the Trust and its work. This is an unpaid position although reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed. We welcome and include all people irrespective of age, gender or gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, medical or other need.

The JMK is refreshing its board as it moves into its 21st year with some particular challenges to meet in the next three year cycle-
• To diversify its sources of income in order to financially sustain its work
• To revise its current staffing structure and their relationship to the board to ensure it is effectively staffed
• To increase its bursaries and Awards in line with real world costs
• To explore new homes for the JMK Award production
• To respond strategically to the growing nationwide demand for arts access opportunities, as well as current issues of representation in the theatre industry
• To keep pace with similar awards and opportunities to ensure the JMK remains unique and outstanding.

Our current Trustees are Stephen Fewell (Chair), David Lewis (Treasurer), Robert Gill (Secretary), Michael Buffong, Clare Menzies-Kitchin MBE, Ben Power, Lucy Popescu, Mark Rosenblatt and Rachael Palmer.

For full information, please download our JMK Trustee Recruitment Pack.

If you wish to have an informal discussion about the role or require this information in an alternative format, please contact JMK Trust General Manager, Jo Holding, jo@jmktrust.org

To apply, please send an expression of interest to Jo Holding jo@jmktrust.org by 5pm on Friday 23rd March.

The Mountaintop directed by JMK Award winner 2016 Roy Alexander Weise, at The Young Vic in London © photograph by David Sandison

JMK Trust Regional Programme (Manchester Directors' Group)

JMK Trust Regional Programme (Salisbury Directors' Group)