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We are a flagship arts centre for the South East, punching above our weight artistically and so much more than just a theatre.

The Corn Exchange Trust manages three key spaces; the Corn Exchange which includes a 400 seat auditorium, a 40 seat independent cinema and thriving Cafe Bar; 101 Outdoor Arts for the development of large-scale outdoor performances and residencies; and Learning Centre from which we run a flourishing participation and community engagement programme, as involving local people and enabling them to be engaged with our creative activities lies at the heart of what we do

We also manage The Base, a dedicated visual arts and crafts space.

The Corn Exchange is a dynamic and exciting organisation in the South East and part of our ambition remains to continue growing, developing and learning. It is an exciting time for the Corn Exchange – the Autumn marks 30 years since the Corn Exchange reopened following its refurbishment in 1993; we continue as an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation having successfully reapplied for funding for 2023-2026; and we are hugely excited by our plans to redevelop the Old Library in Newbury town centre into a hub for wellbeing and creative activities, supported by Greenham Trust which plans to open in late 2024.

To support the wonderful work the team here do, we are looking to recruit some new trustees to our Board and broaden the range of knowledge and perspectives as we look forwards and ambitiously plan for resilience, inclusion, relevance and dynamism into the next 5 years.

The current Board is made up of 8 Trustee Directors, including Chair of Trustees Robert Holland. We are seeking a diverse range of applications with a variety of experiences: previous experience as a Trustee is not necessary.

We welcome interest from people with particular expertise in the areas of: Legal; People Leadership and Wellbeing; Arts and Community Engagement. We encourage applications from those who do not consider themselves to fit a typical trustee image, and would welcome applications from under-represented groups and younger voices.

You will find a Trustee Role Description and more information about the Corn Exchange Trust below.

If you are interested in expressing interest, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining the skills and expertise you would like to offer and reasons for your interest in the role of Trustee at the Corn Exchange to jessicaje@cornexchangenew.co.uk.

Expressions of interest will be reviewed on an ongoing basis with a view to appoint before the end of September 2023.

The Board will shortlist and appoint new Trustees based on expertise and experience, ensuring a balanced and relevant membership to take the Trust forward.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.