Opportunities

TRUSTEE RECRUITMENT

Our committed Board of Trustees forms an invaluable part of the team, ensuring that MDI is well run, well managed and financially robust. To add to the talent and dedication of our existing Board, we are looking to recruit up to four new Trustees to join us in the next stage of our organisational development. We are particularly looking for skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:

The cultural sector – experience in a senior role in a dance organisation or similar (preferably with both artistic and organisational oversight) and/or as an artist with a track record of presenting exceptional, thought-provoking work

Legal – experience in the management, operation and legal responsibilities of charity Boards

People management and HR strategy – experience of managing diverse teams and knowledge of current HR policy and best practice

MDI welcomes applications from all members of the community with the ability to make effective contributions to the Board. You will bring strong insight and professional experience in your area of specialism, along with a willingness to share thoughts, challenge ideas and support the team at all levels of the organisation. Previous experience of being a Trustee is not a requirement, though a passion for the arts and its role within the community is essential.

This role is voluntary with a commitment to attend four Board meetings a year, plus relevant sub-committees and regular performances and events. Appointments are for an initial period of three years, with the option of standing for an additional three-year term.

For full information, please download our MDI Trustee Pack 2019

How to Apply

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter by email to [email protected] with the subject line: Board Vacancy. We would greatly appreciate it if you could also complete our Equal Opportunities form (included in the above pack).

If you would like to find out more about the role and what it entails, please contact us at the above email address with your contact details and availability for an informal chat.


I did a performance internship with MDI and it completely changed my attitude to dance practice and performance. The organisation is an essential cog in the dance industry – their support and opportunities for emerging and established artists alike is invaluable.

Nikki Masterman, Dance Artist

Are you … a recent graduate?

Are you … a dance artist?

There are plenty of other ways to get involved with MDI, and as a small charity with mostly part-time staff your help really counts.

Whether it’s working front of house at events and festivals, volunteering as an assistant with our studio classes, or helping us in the office as we plan future projects, we’d love to hear from you.

If you’d like to get involved, please email [email protected] or call 0151 708 8810.