Would you like to play your part in the successful operation of Barnard Castle’s Arts Centre? 


Bar Staff – Casual Hours

To work at an exciting range of events, from live gigs, stand-up comedy, cinema screenings and more. Flexible evenings, days and times. Please contact us at [email protected] for more details.

New Trustees

Would you like to play your part in ensuring the long-term survival of The Witham?

The Witham is the main provider of a cultural programme in Barnard Castle and Teesdale with more than 15,000 tickets sold, and 6000 attendances at regular activities each year. The current Board of Trustees has worked tirelessly to dispel the myth that culture is limited to just part of the population and has been passionate about increasing inclusion through an emphasis on having ‘something for everyone‘ on offer at The Witham.

The Witham is the only independent arts centre in the county. Part of the Board’s responsibility is to guide the Centre Director and her very small team of staff to grow our audiences, enhance our commerciality, appreciate our essential dependency on volunteers and seek additional funding year-on- year so that we can minimise our costs, engage the community, and make up the shortfall between earned income and what it actually costs to run the place without any guaranteed subsidies.

We are seeking people who will be enthusiastic about sharing their considerable experience to support The Witham. Typically there is a monthly Board meeting (F2F or by Zoom) lasting a couple of hours. The amount of time trustees spend in between times is a minimum of 8 days a year, but the scale of this is dependant on each individual’s skillset, willingness and availability. We especially need trustees with Marketing, Fundraising, IT/Digital skills, and are also undergoing succession planning for our Treasurer.

Current Trustees

Trustee role profile

Our most recent annual report and accounts is available on the Charity Commission site

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Shelagh Avery, Chair of Trustees via [email protected]  We look forward to hearing from you!

Duty Managers

To be part of a small and dedicated team managing the building, and all aspects of front of house for programmed events and room hire bookings evening and weekends. Flexible hours. To apply, email your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]