New Trustees Wanted

Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 09:00

Arts Catalyst is looking to recruit new trustees and a treasurer based in the North of England with a dynamic set of skills and experiences. 

This is an exciting time for the organisation where we are launching a new programme of activity dedicated to South Yorkshire audiences and developing new national and international projects.

Our Board of Trustees is critical in steering the strategic development of the organisation, and their skills and experience will help shape our future to become more financially sustainable, to champion equality, diversity and inclusion and to ensure that environmental responsibility underpins our work and operations.  

Recognised as one of the UK’s leading art and research organisations, we regularly work in collaboration with artists, scientists, communities and organisations around the world to activate new ideas, conversations and transformative experiences across science and culture. 

Currently we have eight trustees and we are seeking 2 - 4 trustees and another trustee who will also act as our treasurer. We are seeking people who are enthusiastic about contemporary arts and the role cultural organisations play in creating societal change. 

Trustees should be able to commit themselves for a period of 3-4 years. 

The Board is required to meet four times a year, either online or in person with social distancing measures applied.  Usual hours for meetings in 2021 are in the morning, or early evening during weekdays.  Additional times may be required for interim Board or subgroup committee meetings. 

It is highly important that trustees also try to attend exhibition openings, public events or online events and act as ambassadors for the organisation. We endeavour to ensure our meetings and events are accessible to all. 
Previous experience of Board membership is not essential but you should possess strong leadership skills or strategic management experience or team building skills.  

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

Third sector – particularly in health and wellbeing
Business leadership including commercial orientated income strategies and corporate sponsorship
Sheffield or South Yorkshire community organisers
Strategic development and city planning 
Local governance and politics
Environmental sustainability or climate change communication (arts, science, community or humanities)

We are committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive board as well as applicants who are interested in their first trusteeship.

As well as supporting a diverse range of artists, our staff team and Board of Trustees bring a range of perspectives to our organisation and we would encourage people who are currently disproportionately underrepresented in the visual arts sector to apply, including those who are Black, Asian or of the Global Majority, those who have faced socio-economic barriers, those who identify as LGBTQI+, and those with disabilities.

For further information on the role of trustee and how to apply please download our Trustee Recruitment Pack to the left hand side of this text. 

We ask that all applicants also complete our Equal Opportunities form available here. 

Deadline for Applications 5pm 30 November 2021.