SEEKING FLATPACK TRUSTEES

It’s been an exciting couple of years for the team over at Flatpack HQ. Having celebrated the tenth edition of Flatpack Film Festival – our boundary-hopping annual jamboree – and secured charitable status, we’ve since begun working with the British Film Institute on a strategic region-wide initiative as part of the Film Audience Network, and this summer we were delighted to join the Arts Council National Portfolio for the first time.

Although we have grown plenty since starting out as a regular gathering in a Digbeth pub, the heart of what we do has remained constant: bringing people together; showing them things they wouldn’t otherwise get to see; celebrating the fertile, fuzzy area where film meets other artforms.

We have big ambitions for the next few years, and we are currently seeking new Trustees to join the Flatpack board, who will continue to play a really important part in guiding us on our journey. In particular, we’re after people with significant experience of one or more of the following areas:

  • Architecture and property
  • Visual art
  • Education/youth sector
  • Regional economic agenda
  • Finance
  • HR

The board of trustees meets no fewer than four times per year at the Flatpack office in Birmingham. Trustees may serve for up to two terms of three years, and priority will be given to ensuring the cultural and gender diversity of the board.

How to apply

Please send a CV and a brief supporting statement outlining your interest in and suitability for the role to [email protected]

Application deadline: 4 September 2017
Interviews: w/c 2 October 2017

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ENDORSEMENTS

"An incredible mix of film and music for all ages." - The Times
"A treasure trove of a festival" – Sight and Sound
"Magnificently eclectic" – Time Out
"This festival is really like no other, with an incredible line-up of amazing screenings and events for grown-ups and kids alike." - Anorak
"Joyously inventive" - Guardian
"Britain’s most exciting and innovative film festival" – Lonely Planet
"Like the perfect mixtape…you’re not quite sure how or why the selection works, but that is what makes it so magical" – Electric Sheep
"It's like being shown really cool stuff by a good friend who thinks you might like to see it." - Audience member
"Flatpack has gained a well deserved reputation as an innovative film festival with an imaginative output" – Film Four
"I came away totally inspired, both by Birmingham and by Flatpack. One of the best festivals I’ve ever been to." - Ken Freedman, WFMU
"The festival feels like an essential component in Birmingham’s cultural life, bringing new talent and the city itself to light." - The Quietus
"The best programming on the planet." - Canadian curator Kier-la Janisse
"Independent, quirky, intelligent, innovative, amusing and relaxed - nothing else like it." - Audience member