Seeking Board Members

Mess Up The Mess are looking for Volunteer Board Members to join its Board of Directors.

Young People Rehearsing Us Proclaimed

Us Proclaimed: Clywch Ni. Photo by Kirsten McTernan

Mess Up The Mess is a professional youth theatre company, based in Ammanford, but working with over 300 young people across South Wales. Since 2005, Mess Up the Mess has been working with disadvantaged and hard to reach young people, using theatre and the arts as powerful tools to engage and empower them to make their voices heard. From small-scale issues-based workshops and preparation for work training to large scale projects which address difficult issues confronting young people today, Mess Up The Mess challenges young people to believe in themselves and their ability to make their world a better place.

Life chances, creativity and diversity are at the centre of the work process, with an equal commitment to artistic excellence, professionalism and reaching a wide audience.

Young people performing Nowhere

Nowhere | Nunlle, Wales Millennium Centre 2019

MUTM is recognised as an effective and successful youth theatre, both in artistic terms and as a pioneer in the creative engagement we have with our young participants. While building on our proven strengths, we are also continually breaking new ground in response to our participants’ imaginations. Always mindful of our core values and aims, we seek to discover ways to use our skills to access new income streams, build on our recent successes, and reach even more young people.

We are again at a key point in our Company development. We would like to expand our Board, bringing in more Members whose experience, skills and enthusiasm will help us to achieve our aims.

We’re looking for Board Members who can support the organisation to become more sustainable, enhance our levels of expertise, bring fresh perspectives and challenge where appropriate. In particular, we’re looking for forward-thinking individuals who have skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Finance and /or legal
  • Community and/or local government
  • Marketing and communications
  • Fundraising and sponsorship
  • Strategic planning and developmen
  • The arts and cultural industries
  • SME business planning and development,

Most importantly, we’re looking for people who are committed to improving young people’s futures, and enthusiastic about the potential the creative arts offers them to flourish. The typical time commitment is approximately half a day per month. The position is unpaid, however reasonable expenses can be reimbursed.

To find out more about becoming a member of our Board of Directors, please email us at