Non-executive Board Members

Live Cinema UK

Salary: TBC (initially voluntary)

  • Time:​ approx. four meetings per annum minimum with additional sub-group meetings as required
  • Remuneration:​ as a limited company, Live Cinema UK is committed to ending a culture of unpaid work in the cultural sector, so is keen to pay board members for their time

Live Cinema UK is the country’s leading organisation dedicated to producing, promoting, and researching live cinema events, reaching over 400,000 live audience members, and collaborating with over 60 partners across more than 10 countries.

Based in West Yorkshire, we curate innovative programmes and new art works inspired by the moving image. Live Cinema UK produce and support film events which contain a live element or additional activity including live soundtracks, interactive technology, theatrical performance, archive film and more.

We are a unique and versatile organisation, working regionally, nationally, and internationally. Our vision stems from an absolute commitment to live events, performers, artists, and exhibitors. This is an exciting time for Live Cinema UK as we produce our first feature film and develop our immersive 360 video production, exhibition and new app that’s being developed through – and as a direct response to – lockdown.

We are seeking innovative and experienced individuals to join us as members of our non-executive board of directors. The board will work with the Live Cinema UK Director to ensure our broad portfolio of both commercial and non-profit projects offer an enriched and exciting future for immersive events in a post-pandemic world. This is an exceptional opportunity for individuals excited by the potential and innovation of the cinema and immersive events industry.

We are looking for people from all sectors including arts, film, and immersive media, as well as outside the sector to help develop our commercial operations. The skills and expertise we would like represented on our board include:

  • Business development, especially with experience in commercial apps, immersive media and capital projects
  • Legal expertise, including IP and company (re)formation
  • HR and policy development, including equality and diversity
  • Fundraising and management of not-for-profit creative projects: Arts Council, Innovate UK, BFI etc.
  • Management or programming at a senior level in arts and film organisations

The first board meeting will vote on remuneration levels for non-exec directors though initially this post is advertised unpaid. All expenses to attend in person meetings (if and when they can resume) will be covered, though initially meetings will take place remotely.

Equality & Diversity:​ Live Cinema UK upholds an absolute commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion, and we would particularly like to hear from candidates from under-represented groups whose professional and personal experience will bring new perspectives, understanding and capacity to the Board. As a regionally based organisation, we are keen that our Board also represents the UK’s regions, specifically Huddersfield and West Yorkshire and highly encourage any prospective candidates from these areas to apply.

We are also seeking one board member to act as a Chair who will confidently guide the newly appointed board and the organisation through the challenges that lie ahead for every arts organisation.

Board members will receive additional benefits including complimentary tickets to all Live Cinema UK events. To find out more, click here.​

To apply: please send a covering letter and CV to Live Cinema UK director Lisa Brook:
l​​ We are happy to talk to anyone interested informally about the positions; again, please contact Lisa by email to arrange a discussion.

If you require these materials in a different format, please request this in your initial contact.

The closing date for this position is 17/03/2021 at 23:59

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