Committee Member Callout 2019
Market Gallery is looking for one committee member to join in November 2019. The committee term is a two-year position that offers an opportunity to develop research interests and programme collaboratively in a non-hierarchical environment.
Committee members are responsible for all aspects of the daily running of the organisation, and as such have the chance to gain experience in a number of fields. Essential tasks that are shared between committee members include, but are not limited to, administration, programming and research, artist liaison and communication with and partner organisations, writing and reporting on funding applications, bookkeeping, marketing, gallery maintenance and event delivery. We meet weekly and we are looking for people who can work within a small team and contribute to a stimulating and discursive environment.
Committee members are expected to have a clear interest in contemporary art and be able to dedicate roughly 2 days a week, understood to include the weekly meeting as well as a day of independent or sub-committee work. This commitment will fluctuate according to our programme calendar. Committee members also occasionally undertake invigilation and hosting duties, which are paid at the living wage.
Since April this year Market Gallery has been participating in a year-long Pilot scheme led by Creative Scotland, as part of which we plan to review our governance and operational structures. Learning meetings and additional archiving duties relating to the Pilot are paid in line with SAU day rates and currently averaging about £300 monthly per committee member. Unfortunately due to the uncertain nature of our funding we cannot guarantee that this status quo will persist past end of March 2020.
For the past few years the committee has undertaken far-reaching research and participated in discussions around sustainability of artist-run models, including conversations around labour, exclusion and privilege. The priority for the current committee is developing strategies towards a more inclusive and supportive future for the organisation. We welcome applications from those who are keen to be involved in this process.
How to apply:
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a CV and a short statement outlining your reasons for wanting to join the committee, your research interests, and what qualities you could bring to the committee (300 words max).
Deadline for applications is midnight on Friday 4th October. Interviews to be held on 10th and 11th October with a start date in November.
If you have any questions or wish to submit an application in an alternative format please email email@example.com.
Please note that applicants in full-time education will not be considered.