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Trustee for SITE art gallery

Location: Sheffield

Date Posted: 03/04/2019

Closing Date: 03/05/2019

We are recruiting new trustees at an exciting time for Site Gallery. Located in Sheffield city centre the contemporary art gallery reopened last autumn, following an expansion which trebled the scale of our public space and created more flexibility for education and creative activity.  We are looking for people who will help take forward the vision and strategy for Site Gallery, its artists, visitors, and communities.

About Site Gallery

Site Gallery is Sheffield’s leading international contemporary art space, supporting artists specialising in moving image, new media and performance. Pioneering emerging and diverse art practices and ideas; we work with local, regional and international collaborators to nurture artistic talent and support the development of contemporary art. We connect people to artists and art, inspiring new thinking and debate through exhibitions, projects, public programmes and participation.

We are celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2019 with a programme of exhibitions and events which show the best of what Site Gallery does, has done and will do. See our website for our calendar of activity and our extensive archive of past exhibitions.

Join the Board

We are seeking new trustees to join the Board of the charity. Our Board is dynamic and diverse, passionate about the arts and active within local communities and the creative industries, commercial and voluntary sectors.

We are interested in hearing from people with skills, knowledge and expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Arts and cultural leadership and artistic practice
  • Diverse perspectives – e.g. under 25s and different cultural identities
  • Different communities
  • Public sector administration or fundraising
  • Business leadership including HR and financial management
  • Technology – particularly digital technology

Primary Duties

Trustees are responsible for the strategic direction and governance of the charity. The Board meets four times a year, normally in the early evening; additional times may be required for subgroup committee meetings. Board members are encouraged to attend exhibition openings and public events and to be positive ambassadors for Site Gallery,

Experience and skills

  • We are seeking people who are enthusiastic about contemporary arts, culture, the city of Sheffield and who are able to commit themselves for a period of 3-6 years.
  • Previous experience of Board membership is not required; induction and training is provided.

Additional Information

  • Site Gallery actively encourages diversity across all areas of the organisation.
  • We are an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, a Registered Charity (5103220) and Company Limited by Guarantee (1495927)
  • Board members are volunteers, although out of pocket expenses can be paid to ensure members can attend meetings.

How to Apply:

Please download the Application Pack for full details.

If you’re inspired, please apply with a short CV and covering letter (2-pages max) outlining your motivation for applying, your contribution to the skills and networks we seek from our next cohort of trustees; and the training and development needs you think you’ll have if you are appointed.

If you’d like to talk to a trustee for more information please see contact details in the Application Pack.

Deadline for applications is midday on Monday 13 May 2019

Interviews are planned for June and July.

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