Every word counts

Could you be our new Trustee?

Stagetext are seeking an additional Trustee with expertise in the Museums sector to join our Board of Trustees, currently comprising nine members, six of whom are d/Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing.

Stagetext are a charity who increase access to arts and culture for people with any form of hearing loss by advocating for and supplying captioning in theatres, and by producing live subtitles for museums and galleries, as well providing digital subtitles for cultural content.

We want to see a society where arts and cultural venues present no barriers to people who are d/Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing. More information can be found throughout our website www.stagetext.org.

Each year, we caption over 320 theatre performances, and live subtitle over 150 talks and tours in museums and galleries across the UK. We also train cultural venues on deaf awareness and support them to deliver captions and digital subtitles themselves. We are actively engaged in the development of new technologies and new markets and are committed to providing verbatim captioning and subtitling services of the highest quality.

Our live subtitling service, delivered in partnership with MyClearText, uses highly trained Speech-to-Text Reporters (STTRs) to produce verbatim text of the highest quality and standard. As well as talks and tours in museums and galleries, live subtitling is widely used for conferences within the cultural sector. Live subtitling is a growing part of our provision of access for d/Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing users and we are keen to hear from candidates with sector expertise.

Our Board is very strong and committed and has recently recruited a new Chair, Robin Saphra. We are keen to find a new Trustee who can help strengthen Stagetext’s position within the Museums sector.

You will need to have enough spare time to be able to attend four Board meetings per year, as well as play a role on some of our sub-committees which meet on an ad hoc basis. We would particularly like to talk to people who are skilled in strategy development and creative thinking and who have sound judgement and good team-working abilities.

We are keen to receive applications from all sections of the community in order to diversify our Board.

A full application pack is available for download here. The pack further outlines our history, our ambitions, as well key responsibilities and commitments for a new board member.

If you are interested in being considered to join the Board of Stagetext, please provide a copy of your most recent CV along with a covering letter outlining your reasons for applying and the skills that you feel you may be able to bring to the role. Applications should be sent to:

Melanie Sharpe
81 County Street

or via email to melanie@stagetext.org

To discuss your application in advance of submission, please feel free to contact Melanie Sharpe, Chief Executive, regarding your interest and any queries at melanie@stagetext.org

Closing date for applications Sunday 14th April 2019


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