THE board of trustees of the Theatre Royal in Bath is looking for new members with an interest in the arts.

They want to recruit people with a keen interest in the theatre, especially those with expertise in one of human resources, business management or hospitality and catering.

They hope to attract people from a wide diversity of backgrounds and personal circumstances.

Paul Heal, chairman of the Theatre Royal Bath, said: “This is a rare opportunity to contribute to the remarkable long-term success story of one of the South West’s most important cultural businesses.”We are seeking outstanding individuals with a strong interest in the theatre and a passion for culture who can aid the governance of Bath’s Theatre Royal.”

The role of a Board member is a part-time and unpaid position. Board members attend bi-monthly Board meetings and are expected to be regular visitors to the three Theatre Royal Bath auditoria – the Main House, the Ustinov and the egg theatre.

Additionally, there is an opportunity for board members to attend opening nights in London of plays produced by the Theatre Royal Bath’s production company, Theatre Royal Bath Productions.

The Theatre Royal Bath is run by a highly-experienced team of full-time theatre professionals led by the Theatre Director.

The role of Board members is to provide oversight of the executive team’s activities in the short term and also to aid the long-term planning of the Theatre’s development.

The Board also acts on behalf of the Trustees to ensure that the Theatre Royal is being professionally managed whilst upholding its charitable purpose.

Applicants are asked to submit a CV and covering letter, explaining why they wish to be a board member and the qualities, skills and relevant experience they can bring to the organisation.

Applications will be reviewed by the Chairman of the Trustees, the Vice Chairperson and the Theatre Director. Appointments will be made following a meeting with all current Board members.

Applications should be sent to Nicky Palmer, Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET by Monday, March 4.