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Summer Shakespeare seeks Youth Trustee

Become the next Summer Shakespeare Trust Board Youth Member!

Are you:

  • Passionate about Shakespeare, theatre, and/or large-scale outdoor arts events?
  • Interested in upskilling in arts organisation governance? 
  • Keen to contribute your unique skills and voice?
  • Excited to network and collaborate with a team of board professionals?
  • Able to commit to a minimum of 12 months service?

If this sounds like you, read below for more information.

Trustee Role Description

Summer Shakespeare Wellington has been producing an annual production in Wellington since 1983. 
The Trust Board is seeking youth trust board members to work with the existing board to guide the organization into its next phase.
We are looking for individuals with a knowledge of or excitement for theatre, paired with an interest to learn more about governance and arts administration. We welcome  individuals from diverse and complementary backgrounds.


Wellington Summer Shakespeare was first staged in 1983 featuring punk fairies and other facets of early 80s Wellington student culture.  Produced originally by the Victoria University Drama Club and since 2000 produced by the Summer Shakespeare Trust, Wellington Summer Shakespeare is now celebrating more than 35 years of performance.

Over the years, Wellington Summer Shakespeare has seen well known national and international artists (both on and off stage) and has been a springboard for many up-and-coming creatives. We’ve also moved the Bard into various, mainly outdoor, environments; from the University Quad, the Dell in the Botanic Gardens, the steps of the Sacred Heart Cathedral to Gladstone Vineyard and twice  even into carparks: the carpark at Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centrein 1999 and the Reading’s Carpark in 2018. Following the closing of the Drama Club, the Summer Shakespeare Trust has taken on a much greater governance role in the organising of each production. 

For more information on Summer Shakespeare, check out our the rest of our website.

The Role

The Trust Board is comprised of up to 12 individuals, who govern the organisation and support the General Manager/ Producer and Director to produce and stage a production in February each year. 
Successful candidates must be available to attend regular monthly board meetings, complete tasks in between and participate in occasional working meetings in between. 
All trustee roles are unpaid voluntary positions.  

HOW TO APPLY: To register your interest in becoming a Summer Shakespeare Youth Trustee, please email with  an Expression of Interest (in any form you choose), outlining:

  • relevant contact details
  • why you want the position
  • relevant skills and/or experience (a CV is welcome if you have one)

Applications close 28 March 2021.