Board Members at Edinburgh Printmakers

Closing date 8 December 2023

Edinburgh Printmakers are seeking new Trustees to shape and guide our future direction. Trustees hold the oversight of finance, risk, policy, and strategy. They attend board meetings and contribute to specific working groups on a voluntary basis. As a Board Member, you will play a crucial role in safeguarding the future sustainability of our organisation, fostering artistic excellence, and contributing to the cultural enrichment of our community.

In this recruitment round, Edinburgh Printmakers is particularly looking for individuals with experience in Finance and Fundraising, Heritage and Education, HR and Commercial Property Law to join the Board.

We are especially keen to diversify our Board. If you’re interested in a Board position but don’t currently have Board experience, we are happy to talk to you. Board training will be provided.

Edinburgh Printmakers wants to connect with and learn from other perspectives and networks, especially those currently under-represented within cultural organisations: Black, Asian, Mixed Heritage and/or a Person of Colour, refugee, d/Deaf, LGBTQIA+, under 50, or living with a disability. You wouldn’t be expected to represent specific groups, but to bring your full self, life experience and unique lens.

For our Board Recruitment Pack, please visit the Opportunities page on our website:

To apply, please send us the following:

  • Your contact details (name, address, email address and phone number)
  • A copy of your CV
  • A covering letter of approximately 600 words (one page) outlining your knowledge, experience, and attributes, details of any experience in a similar role, and your reasons for wishing to become a Board Member.

If, rather than writing, you would like to submit a video or voice recording, we would be happy to accept this.

Deadline for application: Friday 8th December 2023, 6pm

Please send your application to [email protected] with ‘Board Recruitment’ in the subject line.

We will review all applications and arrange informal online interviews with shortlisted candidates from Friday 15th December. We intend to complete the selection process and appoint new members by January 2024 with a start date of 1st February 2024.

About Us

Established in 1967, Edinburgh Printmakers was the first open access print studio in Britain. We are now one of the largest in the world. We play a leading role in connecting studios, workshops, and creative spaces nationally and internationally, enabling high-quality making and social enterprise. As highly skilled printmakers, contemporary art researchers, producers, curators, and educators, we are a key agent in the cultural life of Scotland and its capital city.

Our vision is to help shape a better world through widening access to printmaking and the arts through creating an international centre with world-class facilities and exceptional models of support for artists. Our mission is to advance artistic excellence in print and visual arts practice and sustaining communities of artists to contribute to the cultural life of the nation. We want to play our part in making society a better place for everyone.

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