Board Director

Due to retirement, we are currently seeking individuals to join our Board of Directors. We are looking for a range of skills. In order to complement and enhance the existing skills of current Directors, we are particularly seeking, but not exclusively Directors who have professional experience in the following sectors:

  • Experience within fundraising and income generation
  • Business Management
  • Community Diversity

As a member of our Board, you should be able to demonstrate a commitment to the performing arts, with a particular interest in the New Wolsey Theatre. All Directors are expected to attend Board Meetings (usually four each year), Press and Guest Nights and Supporters events, and become part of specific Task Groups, relevant to their expertise, if required. Our Directors are ambassadors for the theatre within the community and regularly support the work of the theatre through attendance at various performances, including produced productions, visiting work and the work of our creative learning team.

As an organisation committed to equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all sections of the community. We would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) and D/deaf and disabled individuals, as BAME and D/deaf and disabled people are currently under-represented on the Board. We would also welcome applications from individuals under the age of 30.

If you are interested in becoming a part of our Board, please submit an up to date CV and a supporting statement outlining why you are particularly interested in joining the Board of Directors of the New Wolsey Theatre and how you feel your skills and/or experience fulfils one or more of the above criteria.

C.V.s and Supporting Statements should be submitted to Lucy Parker, Operations Manager, at  by 10am on Monday 23rd September 2019

Download the full application pack –

Word: Board Director – Information Pack – June 2019

PDF: Board Director – Information Pack – June 2019

Creative Learning Practitioners

We are looking for freelance theatre practitioners!

Our Creative Learning Team offer a range of opportunities for young people, through both our core participatory work and the workshops and other opportunities we create for schools.

We are looking to expand our pool of freelance theatre practitioners, for various future projects in a range of settings. These may be projects in primary or secondary schools, pupil referral units or with community groups, and could cover a wide range of themes under the broader theatre making banner. See the links below for more details on the work that we do:

Creative Learning at NWT:


Experience required:

  • A range of practical performing arts skills
  • Experience of workshop planning
  • Experience of delivering workshops for young people aged between 7-18 years old and community groups
  • Experience of guiding young people towards a performance
  • Committed to developing young people’s skills as theatre makers, and giving participants ownership over their creative work.
  • Committed to developing young people’s confidence and aspiration
  • Able to manage potentially complex participants and behaviours
  • Experience of co-facilitation
  • Self-motivated, efficient, and well organised
  • Able to take responsibility while working within a team

Practitioners will be employed on a freelance basis and paid a competitive hourly rate.

If you would like to be considered to work for us as a practitioner, please submit your CV and a short covering letter to Sian Thomas or post to New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 2AS.

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