Are you aged 18 – 25? Are you interested in learning more about how a a Board of Trustees works? Do you want to help shape our extraordinary programme of events? If you answer is yes, then we need you to get on board! 

We’re seeking two Young Trustees aged between 16 – 25 years to develop their leadership skills and bring fresh insight to the Artichoke Board.

2023 will be an exciting year of development for us: we are exploring new territories, embracing new digital technologies and seeking new ways to engage with artists and audiences. 

We need people with fresh perspectives and a different point of view in order to fulfil our aims. This is why we’re looking for Two Young Trustees who want to make a difference and join our Board.

In the Recruitment Pack (downloadable below), we will walk you through the memorable projects that we have produced, explain what our Board actually does and guide you through the process of becoming a Trustee.  

We are particularly keen to receive applications from under-represented communities which include, but are not limited to: those with disabilities and learning disabilities; d/Deaf people; People of Colour; members of the LGBTQIA2+ communities; and those who identify as gender nonconforming.

Artichoke is an Equal Opportunities employer, and is committed to equality and diversity within all its opportunities. We want our Board of Trustees to reflect this commitment. 

Deadline for applications: 9:00am Friday 30 September 2022

Interview dates: w/c 17 October 2022

How to apply

To submit your application, please send the following to

  • A one-page cover letter OR a short video (no more than 3 minutes) addressed to Helen Marriage detailing why you are interested in becoming a Trustee and what you would bring to the role.
  • Your CV (no more than two A4 pages). To reiterate, experience in governance or the arts is not necessary.
  • A completed Equal Opportunities form* which can be downloaded below. This form will be kept separate from your application throughout the recruitment process.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to meet our Senior Management Team and a member of our Board.

If you have any access requirements, questions or need to use alternative methods of application please do not hesitate to get in touch.

  • Young Trustee Recruitment Pack (PDF) - VIEW
  • Young Trustee Recruitment Pack (Plain Text) - VIEW
  • Young Trustee Recruitment Pack (Large Print - Word Document) - VIEW
  • Equal Opportunities Form (Word Doc) - VIEW