We are looking to expand our Board of Trustees and are searching for dynamic, passionate and enthusiastic people to help us develop our work over the coming years, to support the strategic development of the company and to help develop our strategic plan and to bring their knowledge and expertise to our existing Board of Trustees. We are particularly looking to identify skilled individuals from the Arts, Creative and Theatre sectors and also dynamic individuals from the world of Business, Fundraising and Commerce, who may be able to help us realise our ambitions.
BOARD MEMBERSHIP POLICY
This policy is based on the principle that the Board should comprise people who are able to fulfil the skills and requirements of the organisation and will thereby support the work of the company.
Personal Attributes of Board Members:
1 An enthusiasm for the work of aod.
2 A commitment to carry out the duties of a Board Member.
3 To be a respected member of the community with good networks.
4 The ability to work as a member of a team and a willingness to state personal convictions and, equally, to accept a majority decision and be tolerant of the views of other people.
5 A willingness to deal openly with staff and colleague Board Members when pleased or displeased about an issue.
6 A preparedness to offer personal and business skills and experience to support the work of the staff when required.
7 A preparedness to help fundraise if required and identify potential new Board Directors and high profile Patrons.
8 A commitment to be well informed about the work of aod and a willingness to act as a champion and ambassador for the company’s work.
9 An ability to attend between 4-6 meetings annually, usually held in London.
10 A willingness and ability to take on specific tasks or areas within the company that will enhance its development.
Currently aod acknowledges the need for the following areas of expertise: fundraising, accounting, management, artistic, personnel, press and public relations, marketing and future strategic planning. Good business networks are also highly prized.
The company has an enviable track record of performing high quality national touring productions but now needs to expand its infrastructure and management team if it is to grow and survive in an increasingly competitive market.
Suitable candidates must be willing to attend between 4-6 board meetings per year in London.
About Actors of Dionysus (aod)
Actors of Dionysus (aod) are a national and international touring theatre company, specialising in new adaptations of Ancient Greek drama in modern English translation and new writing inspired by ancient Greek myth. aod are a registered charity and limited company with almost 25 years of experience - Our aim is to make new versions of ancient Greek drama that are exciting, thought provoking and visually stimulating and to make them powerful and relevant for a modern audience, both young and old.
Our mission statement is to make magic from myth by creating beautiful work that transforms, provokes and inspires. Our work marries ancient myth with a highly accessible, visual and innovative performance style, making Classic Greek plays alive for today.
There are 2 distinct and complimentary strands to our work: new versions of ancient Greek tragedy in modern adaptation and (more recently) new writing inspired by Greek myth, often performed with an aerial/circus dimension. In both strands we offer support to young and emerging artists, whether they are Writers, Directors, Assistant Directors or associates and we initiated a mentoring programme in 2016, that seeks to nurture creative talent.
We have a long standing commitment to our schools audiences and have in place a highly established Outreach Programme of educational workshops, talks and publications, including DVDs and audiobooks. We have a portfolio of educational material which supports the teaching of Classics in schools, colleges and in further education.
In 2012 we set up a third strand to aod called aodevents, a fundraising arm of high end events called Dionysia at prestigious venues with well known names and celebrities. Most recently for aodevents we performed our fifth Dionysia with Antigone at a private garden in Kingston. Other high profile venues include the home of European Commission in London, The House of St Barnabas and Allington Castle. These events are designed to help sustain the company, increase our profile but fundamentally to help fundraise for our education programme and for future projects.
Our current touring production is a 10 week tour of a new, dystopian version of Antigone, working with emerging writer Christopher Adams.
"Technically very clever, emotionally gripping and character driven production, exploring modern dilemmas - won't miss another aod production - brilliant" 10/10