We’re Looking for a New Chair

Storyhouse in Chester is looking for a new Chair to replace outgoing Chair Peter Mearns, who will be standing down in November.

Storyhouse is a multi-award-winning £37 million cultural centre in Chester and one of the UK’s foremost cultural charities; it incorporates a library, theatres and a cinema. It is one of the country’s most successful arts buildings, with more than one million customer visits each year. The pioneering new library within Storyhouse, where members of the community work alongside the city’s librarians, boasts the longest opening hours of any UK public library, every day from 8am until 11pm.

Storyhouse is also an acclaimed theatre producer and runs the country’s most successful regional open-air theatre, in the city’s Grosvenor Park, and Moonlight Flicks open air cinema.

Storyhouse currently holds the official title as the UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre and was the overall national winner in the 2018 Guardian Public Service Awards.

Across everything Storyhouse does, it works to give people the power to build their own creative communities, through inspiring stories and shared creative experiences: “this house is your house”. Storyhouse is committed to creating a team which is representative of its communities and to bringing together a variety of skills and experiences to help shape what it does and how it works.

Entering an important phase of growth and development, Storyhouse now seeks an exceptional Chair for the Board of Trustees. The successful candidate will have a passion for the arts and a belief in the power of culture to transform lives and communities.  They will bring a strong track record of strategic leadership and experience of working at board level. They will ideally bring knowledge of the culture and/or charity sector, with an awareness of current regional and national opportunities and challenges in the arts. Candidates will have an altruistic approach, excellent relationship-building and communication skills, and the energy and drive to support the development of the organisation’s artistic and strategic vision for the future.

To find out more and apply visit https://www.storyhouse.com/get-involved/work-with-us