SCAN seeks new members for our Board of Trustees (Voluntary Role)

Closing date 5 August 2024

Deadline for applications: August 5

Interviews: week commencing August 12

Can you help us to champion, connect and cultivate the contemporary art community? Scottish Contemporary Art Network is looking for people to join our board of trustees, led by our Chair, Fiona Doring. 

Trustees play a key role in overseeing our effective governance and financial accountability as a small charity. They also help us to make the changes we need in our own work and strategy. We are looking for people to work collectively with us to advocate for artists and arts organisations in communities across Scotland, and to build a fairer and more sustainable future for the culture sector. 

What is expected of a Board Member? 

The Board meets formally four times a year (currently online – with a mixture of online and in-person meetings planned in the future). You may also be asked to participate in a working group to deliver a specific objective or to participate on a sub-committee. Training and an Annual Strategy Day may involve further time each year. 

Board roles and responsibilities include: 

  • Preparing for and attending Board meetings 
  • Contributing to the sound governance of SCAN 
  • Bringing expertise to relevant areas of SCAN’s development and work 
  • Ensuring SCAN is accountable in its use of public funding 
  • Contributing to projects and activities when appropriate 
  • Being an advocate for SCAN and our members 

SCAN is committed to equality and opposed to all forms of unfair discrimination. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. If you are interested in this voluntary role but feel there are some barriers to participation (caring responsibilities, financial, accessibility, travel, slow internet/devices etc.) please do get in touch. We would be happy to discuss this with you and see what support is available.

How to Apply 

Read our Board of Trustees role description here.

To apply, send a CV (no more than two pages please) and a short covering letter telling us more about yourself, and why you are interested in this opportunity to [email protected] by Monday August 5, interviews will be held week commencing August 12. 

If you’d like to find out more about us, the role or barriers to participation we’ll arrange a chat with our chair or director, if you contact us on [email protected].

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