A Moment’s Peace Theatre Company (SCIO)
Call for Board Members
A Moment's Peace Theatre Company (AMP) is a Glasgow based theatre company dedicated to making innovative new theatre and working with diverse community groups to create high quality artistic work that explores marginalised narratives.
Founded in 2004, we create productions, interactive arts events and participatory projects that explore the links between the personal and the political. We pride ourselves on not being bound by one specific style or form, because at the heart of our creative vision is the drive to constantly pursue new ways of working; to constantly search for the most imaginative way to share each unique story.
The common thread running through all our work is that our projects encourage artists, audiences and community participants to re-imagine the world we live in; to see it as a place brimming with the possibility of positive change.
Since 2004 AMP has produced 23 projects including 10 new theatre shows, 2 new-writing mini-festivals, 4 exhibitions, 7 podcast episodes, 12 short films and 1 cookbook. We’ve delivered 592 workshops, worked with 2,774 participants, and engaged 6,245 audience members, all of which has led to the employment of over 200 creative and production team freelancers.
After 14 years of producing exemplary participatory performance projects AMP will spend its 15th year testing, reflecting and planning. Across 2019 and into 2020, AMP will undertake a series of Research and Development periods; zooming in on new ideas, and generating platforms for our next substantial pieces of work due to culminate under the banner of Creative Action between 2020 and 2022, as well as making time to reflect upon our organisation’s own identity and future development.
AMP is governed by a board of charity trustees, run by the company’s founder and Artistic Director, Catrin Evans, and supported by a range of creative and organisational associates. We are aware of the current challenges within the cultural and political landscape. However, we are an ambitious and growing organisation, looking to move from project-based funding to longer-term core funding.
Current Charity Trustees
Chair | Emma McKee
Treasurer | Maree Aldam
Secretary | Julie Cathcart
Member | Chris Hall
Member | Jill Smith
To find out more about the company and our work, visit: www.amomentspeace.co.uk
Or for current projects please visit our new website* amomentspeacetheatre.org
*we are currently undertaking a gradual transition over to our new website
Why we are seeking new board members
It is an important time for AMP. With increasingly ambitious and diverse projects and a commitment to further growth and responsibilities, we would welcome the insights and experience of new board members.
We care about the world we live in and the people who live within it. We care about community and everyone’s place within it. As a result, we are looking for individuals who are passionate about the arts and the role it can play in our collective social development.
This is an unremunerated post but there is significant potential to help shape a dynamic and socially responsible organisation looking to make a difference through the production of high quality and original arts outreach projects. There will also be opportunities for personal and professional development and ‘out of pocket’ expenses will be covered within the course of your trustee duties.
Potential trustees needn’t have prior experience of governance, but they will be experienced in collective decision-making, be effective communicators, forthcoming and brave when sharing ideas and willing to cast a critical eye.
From July 2019, the Board is looking to diversify and would be particularly interested in interest from individuals with experience in any of the following areas:
· Political and Social Activism
· Community and/or Adult Education
· HR and Legal sector
AMP is aware that board membership is historically a site of exclusion for many people. We do not want to participate in this exclusion. We recognise that knowledge and skills are developed in all sorts of ways, and we are committed to ensuring our board is an inclusive space. We want to build a board that reflects our multifaceted city, so that we can genuinely make an impact on its cultural landscape.
Our hope is to have new board members join us for our AGM on 15th July 2019, though attendance at this will not a determining factor for joining the board.
How to apply, register interest or find out more:
If you are interested in the following post you can register your interest via email. Please attach a CV, a short statement (max 500 words) outlining what you could hope to bring to the organisation and an equal opportunities monitoring form to BoardOfTrustees@amomentspeace.co.uk
If you would like to find out more about this opportunity you can contact Artistic Director, Catrin Evans at email@example.com or Board Convenor, Emma McKee on BoardOfTrustees@momentspeace.co.uk
The deadline for registrations of interest is 5pm, Friday 28th June.
We aim to respond to applications of interest within seven working days of the deadline; at which point we will seek to arrange an informal discussion between yourself, a member of the board and the Artistic Director.
Responsibilities of Board Members
Board members have the following responsibilities
• To discuss and set policy and strategy in line with AMP’s organisational objectives (as set out in the constitution) and OSCR requirements
• To provide effective governance in order to guide and safeguard the company: offering vision, identifying opportunities and mitigating risks
• To support the work being created and produced by the organisation in line with artistic objectives and safeguard the values and purposes of the company
• To offer guidance, vision and insight to the Artistic Director about the direction of the company and offer support to staff or creative associates; to take overall responsibility for the effective and compliant governance for the company
• To act with care and diligence, ensuring legal compliance of the company and review financial management to insure sustainability and the fair and timely settling of accounts
• To act with integrity where a situation gives rise to a conflict of interest; either putting the interests of AMP first or disclosing a conflict of interest
• The Board of Trustees are required to attend quarterly Management Committee meetings as well as AMP's Annual General Meeting and any extraordinary board meetings as required
• The Board of Trustees will act as public advocates for the organisation where required
• To ensure that the organisation stays up-to-date with policy-related matters including: equalities, the environment, HR, risk management, and health and safety
* The preceding list is not exhaustive and trustees may be required to provide other support in line with the company’s needs