Call for Trustees

The Nursery Theatre Ltd (Registered Charity, No. 1150812) is seeking to appoint new members to its Board of Trustees.

Click the button below for the application form.

About The Nursery

The Nursery is an improvisational theatre company based in London, United Kingdom with students, performers and audiences across the globe. It is an arts organisation committed to promoting improvisation as an artistic form and a way of thinking. The Nursery offers improvisation training through regular courses, hosts a wide variety of shows and performances and contributes to the global improvisation movement through improv-related blogs, panel discussions and other initiatives.

Continuing its growth and embracing the new developments and opportunities facing the arts community in today’s world, The Nursery is reorganising its leadership structure, which now consists of a Senior Management Team and a Board of Trustees, to better serve its global community of students, performers, teachers and audiences. At this moment, The Nursery is seeking new trustees to diversify the current Board and steer the organisation through the next stages of its development and evolution as a leading creative force in improvisational theatre in the world.

The Ideal Candidate

The Nursery is particularly keen to recruit members to the board who have one or more of the following skills: 

  • Leadership (Executive/Board) Experience
  • Commercial Property Management
  • Promoting and Safeguarding Equity, Diversity & Inclusion 
  • Outreach & Widening Participation
  • Legal, HR and/or Charity Governance

The Nursery particularly encourages expressions of interest from applicants from backgrounds and with protected characteristics that are currently underrepresented in the arts and by extension in improvisation. Applicants do not require prior knowledge of improvisational theatre or trustee experience. A general interest in the workings of arts-based organisations and initiatives would be of value.

The Commitment

Trustees are appointed for a period of 2 years, subject to an initial probationary 6 month period. Board meetings are held every two months (the Board may decide to temporarily increase the frequency if necessary). The Board is responsible for advising the leadership team of The Nursery on strategy and policies and ensuring that the charitable aims of The Nursery are being carried out. Please note this is an unpaid, voluntary position. The Board is open to reimbursement of travel expenses and other relevant access requirements. The time commitment for this role is estimated at 5 hours per month, this may vary. When authorised and appropriate following the Coronavirus pandemic, meetings will take place in person in London and at pre-agreed address TBC.

Application Process

You can submit an Expression of Interest via this Google Form –

(The above form requires you to submit a CV and a cover letter outlining relevant experience and reasons for interest in the role.) 

There is a rolling deadline to send in your expression of interestIf you have any questions about the role or the application process please contact Mark Johnson ( 

What to expect after you submit your application:

You will receive an automated confirmation once you fill the Google Form successfully. We will get back to all applicants at the earliest.

Following the initial stage of Expression of Interest there will be an informal interview. The Nursery may require references and a criminal record check as part of this process. 

In line with GDPR regulations, any information you share with us as part of this application will be deleted. In case you consent to being contacted about future opportunities at The Nursery, your contact information will be stored. 

Volunteer To Host Shows & Jams

We’re looking for a handful of volunteers to help co-host our weekly Online Community Jam and Live streaming show ‘The Garden Party’.

If you’re an improv obsessive who not only loves to perform and takes classes online but is excited to share their passion with a wider audience, we’d love to work with you!

Here’s what it entails:

You’ll help to develop new fun scene ideas for the Jam.
Your availability can be as much or as little as you’d like, and dates are shared across the team.
You’ll receive training/shadowing from the Nursery team on best practice when hosting and you don’t have to be a technical expert- just have a solid internet connection and a computer.
The usual ‘call time’ to meet is 30 minutes before a show to run through plans.
You absolutely don’t have to be a teacher to apply for this, but it’ll great experience if one day you decide to train as an improv instructor (Many of our improv teachers started their teaching career this way!)

When do our jams and shows run:

  • Online Jam runs from 6pm-8pm GMT on Tuesdays
  • The Garden Party runs 2pm-3pm GMT on Sundays

If the idea of getting more involved in the global improv community excites you, get in touch. Email and feel free to tell us what excites and inspires you about online improv or what you would like to see more of in the community, as well as your general availability

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We also have a volunteering opportunities, with administrative, marketing, and other roles available. Email or visit our volunteer page for more information.