The Watermill Theatre seeks Board Members

Closing Date: 12 March 2021

The Watermill Theatre

Location: Bagnor, Newbury, Berkshire

Remuneration: Voluntary – Unpaid. Travel Expenses covered.


The Watermill Theatre Logo. The WaterMill with two lines representing water under the A and a duck under ER, the word Theatre sits below.

The Watermill Theatre are seeking three new board members to join the Board of Trustees to help us to continue to reach and grow our artistic ambitions. The Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance of The Watermill Theatre and meets every two months. Its members act both as Trustees of the Charity and Directors of the Company.

We would like to hear from candidates with skills and experience in; Artistic and Creative Work, Marketing, Outreach and Community Participation, Digital, Property Management and Development or Environmental Sustainability. We are particularly interested in candidates who feel passionately about the need for diversity and inclusivity within the arts and who could work with us to continue to build in these areas, working with us to represent and amplify the voices of people currently underrepresented in our workforce, our audiences or our thinking.

The Watermill Theatre’s purpose is to create great shows that audiences love. From our home in a converted watermill in rural West Berkshire, which seats just 200 people, The Watermill has produced award-winning work that has been recognised throughout the UK and abroad. The very best artists and creative teams, both established and in the early stages of their careers, are our lifeblood, earning The Watermill a reputation as one of the very best producing theatres in the country.

Alongside London transfers and national and international tours, we create productions for small-scale touring, ensuring that those living in rural isolation can enjoy high quality theatre on their doorstep. We also tour to schools taking scaled-down, vibrant productions of classic texts into the classroom to support students’ learning.

We have a thriving education and participation programme, which creates engagement opportunities for over 19,000 people every year at The Watermill and in the wider community.

Closing Date: Midday Friday 12 March 2021

To view the full job description and download an application form please visit our website.

The Watermill Theatre is committed to equality of opportunity and access for all. We aim to create a working environment which values and respects the variety of lifestyles and cultures found within theatre and within our local community.

The Watermill Theatre is a registered charity no.261430