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12 April 2018
Author: The Place

Develop your leadership skills through joining our Board of Governors

Join our Board of Governors and help transform lives through dance

  • Are you interested in shaping the direction and future of a leading arts & education organisation?

  • Do you have an interest in dance, theatre or education?

  • Do you want to develop your leadership experience?

The Place is an innovative international dance space encompassing training, creation and performance that attracts artists and audiences of all ages from around the world. We take risks and we’re ambitious, bringing the boldest dance to the largest, most diverse audience possible.

Each year we support over 50 artists, train 300 professional dancers, involve 50,000 participants in our creative learning programmes, reach more than 40,000 people via our live performances and over a million people interact online with our digital content.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for talented, driven people with experience in finance and auditproperty and regeneration, producing and touring events to join our Board of Governors. Your insight, experience and ideas will help us to support our vision of driving innovation in dance, through creating an environment that supports individuals to achieve their full dance potential, whether that’s dancing for fun, watching dance or becoming an artist who creates world-class dance experiences.

We are particularly interested to hear from BAME candidates and those aged 25-40 as we strive to achieve the same diversity amongst our Board members that we see amongst our students, staff, artists and audiences. We are also looking for candidates who may consider themselves as a future Chair of the organisation in 2019 and would like to increase representation from people living or working in our local community in the London Borough of Camden.

Develop your leadership skills

This voluntary role brings many professional rewards such as boardroom experience – adding to your CV and offering a positive step in your long-term career development.

How much time will you need to commit?

Governor meetings take place four times a year.  In addition, Governors are expected to sit on at least one other committee which include Academic, Audit, Finance and General Purposes and Nominations, and are expected to engage with the diverse work of The Place which includes attending performances, fundraising galas and events.

Meetings are held in London and usually commence late afternoon/early evening. Governors are not remunerated but reasonable travel expenses will be paid. The overall time commitment for these roles is likely to be in the region of 10-12 days per annum.

There is no one type of person best suited to becoming a governor. The most important thing is that you have a genuine interest in how dance can transform lives and a desire to contribute to the economic, social and cultural life of The Place.

Find out more and how to apply on our Vacancies page

Image taken at the Cohan at 90 Gala event reception in 2015. Photo by Camilla Greenwell.

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