Current Vacancies



Trustees bring a mix of professional skills and backgrounds, from within and outside the cultural sector. Many are local to Lancaster and can therefore represent the community that the Dukes serves. Some come from further afield and provide a regional Lancashire or national perspective, and sometimes a specialist background. Our trustees are non-executive volunteers who meet regularly to set the organisation’s vision; make decisions about our plans, budgets and policies; and evaluate how the Dukes is meeting its objectives. Trustees make decisions collectively, in close partnership with the professional staff and external stakeholders

We are open to receiving all applications and in particular, we welcome applications that can add any of the following perspectives to our board: A theatre maker/freelance practitioner with a North West or national perspective 

  • A professional background in film or cinema. An understanding of community engagement and participation.
  • Experience of promoting and improving equality, diversity and inclusion. A strong track record in business, finance or accountancy We think it is essential that the Board reflects the diversity of our population and encompasses a wide range of perspectives, opinions and experiences. 

We especially welcome applications from global majority communities, people with disabilities, and people under the age of 35. We are confident that you will also get a lot out of becoming a trustee. It can be a rewarding opportunity to learn and expand your network whilst supporting a cultural charity to be successful. We are open to receiving applications from people who have never held a trusteeship position before and wish to develop these skills with us, as well as welcoming those who have experience of being a trustee. We can offer support where necessary, as well as a thorough induction and a “buddy system” with our current trustees.

The deadline for applications is midday on Wednesday 6th July, and interviews will take place in mid-July. Please apply by submitting a personal statement (no more than 2 sides of A4) or a video message of up 4 minutes long to with the subject Trustee Recruitment. Please use your personal statement to tell us about yourself, what 

Closing date for application forms: 12pm, Wednesday 6 July

Volunteer at The Dukes

Volunteers play a vital role in supporting The Dukes’ activity, and we are grateful for the time and enthusiasm that our growing team of dedicated & passionate volunteers provide.

We have different volunteering opportunities available depending where we are in the calendar year.