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Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, is seeking new trustees to join our established and dedicated Board in November 2019. The Board, which currently has 15 members, meets quarterly.
We are interested in applications from individuals (including practising artists) with knowledge and expertise in visual arts education and gallery education. In particular, we are seeking applications from colleagues based in Wales, Scotland or one of the regions of England (outside of London).
Engage is the lead professional association in the field of gallery education, with about 900 members in the UK and abroad. A registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, Engage is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and receives funding from Creative Scotland, the Arts Council of Wales and from a number of trusts and foundations.
Engage is the lead advocacy and training network for gallery education.
We support arts educators, organisations and artists to work together with communities in dynamic, open exchanges that give everyone the opportunity to learn and benefit from the arts.
Engage currently works across four main strands:
The roles and responsibilities of the Engage Board
The role of the Engage Board is to:
The Board includes members with special responsibilities and roles, the key roles being Chair, Vice-chairs, and Treasurer.
Trustee Role Description
The statutory duties of each Engage trustee are to:
In addition to the above statutory duties, each board member should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board reach sound decisions.
This may involve:
Terms of Appointment
Engage Trustees are appointed for a three-year period. A maximum of two terms of three years can be served.
This is a voluntary position and is not remunerated. However, travel and when necessary accommodation expenses may be paid.
How to Apply
If you would like to discuss this role, in confidence, please email Jane Sillis, Director, at jane.sillis[at]engage[dot]org.
To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter addressing the person specification to Sayak Mukherjee, Operations Manager at operations[at]engage[dot]org by Friday 16 August 2019, 10:00 am
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to meet with representatives of the Board in the second half of September or early October.