Join the Board

Are you looking for a voluntary role that will inspire and energise you? 

Stellar Quines is looking for new Board Members. We would love you to consider sharing your skills and experience to support us.

Stellar Quines is a touring theatre company, founded in 1993 to give women the power to create the shows they want to make. Over the years, our ambition has grown. This now includes an engagement programme which takes our work out into the community with projects that nurture creativity and invite action, delivering opportunities for personal development through theatre-making. We have also expanded to provide artists and creatives with professional career development to increase the number and influence of women working in the performing arts.

Through our work, we seek to address the inequalities that persist across all spheres of our lives. These are structured not only by gender but also by age, origin, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, class, religion and income. As intersectional feminists, we develop work rooted in our understanding that gender inequality interacts and overlaps with other forms of social injustice.

As feminist writer and activist Audre Lorde said, “The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house” – and so Stellar Quines is ready to innovate. We do this not only with the shows we put on stage, but also in the ways we make shows and make connections with people. This is reflected in how we support practitioners, participants and artists – and how we take care of each other along the way.

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Skills and Experience

We know that lived experience enhances what you bring to the Board. We encourage applicants from a range of backgrounds, with a cross-section of skills, experiences and stories.  We want to make everyone feel welcome to apply. We hope our information pack and process provides you with enough information to make a decision. 

Whether or not you have previous experience on Boards, we provide support, training and a mentor.

Our understanding of the great Scots word Quines is expanding and evolving along with the company. Language isn’t perfect but we want to create inclusive and welcoming spaces for all Quines, including cis, trans and intersex women and non-binary people.  

Natasha Lee-Walsh, Lesley Orr from the Stellar Quines Board with Barbie Lyon and Caitlin Skinner from the staff team

Apply Now

For further information on how to apply, please download the Board Member information pack in PDF or word document format.

If you require the pack in a different format, or have any other questions about access, please contact Barbie Lyon, our General Manager, who’ll be happy to help 

Deadline for applications – Thursday 9 December 2021

Interviews – Week of 10 January 2022

Interested in hearing more?

We’re holding a Zoom drop-in on Wednesday 17 November at 6pm. Please email for the link.

We’ll also be having an informal ‘walk and talk’ on Monday 22 November at 6.30pm. Join us for a short walk in Edinburgh – please meet outside The Lyceum.

If you would like an informal conversation with a current Board Member about the role, please contact

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