Jobs & Opportunities
Treasurer, Sydenham Arts Board of Trustees (Voluntary, Unpaid)
Sydenham Arts has been around for over 10 years. 7 years ago we recruited a Board and became a charity. Boards are most effective when they regularly renew themselves; the world of Arts and the Community is changing so we have recently recruited 4 new Board Members with very relevant experience. We now need to find a Treasurer to complete this phase of board recruitment, to lead the charity in this next chapter.
From a hand to mouth existence, Sydenham Arts is at present in quite a strong position, financially.
We are fortunate in having a Finance Manager who does all the transactional and accounting work. The Treasurer is the Board Member who ensures that the Board is fully connected with our financial performance and projections, and that we follow good practice in financial management.
Ideally the Treasurer should be a qualified accountant or have sound experience of financial management (and other organisational issues) allied to a desire for Sydenham Arts to provide high quality programming for all the communities in and around Sydenham. We are looking for a Treasure keen to engage with all aspects of Sydenham Arts, and with a keen interest in the Arts.
The Board meets 4-6 times a year (by Zoom at present) for about 2 hours, with a full set of papers including budgets, management accounts, draft accounts and cash flows. There is an annual Away Day and there are other meetings when needed. We are currently holding fortnightly Zoom meetings during the pandemic which the Treasurer attends; these generally last about an hour.
Our current Treasurer has been on the Board since 2014 and is leaving Sydenham, so we’re hoping to recruit soon to ensure a smooth transition.
We recently released a statement around our commitment to increasing diversity, and particularly encourage applications from candidates with Protected Characteristics.
Our Recruitment Pack contains full information about the role of the trustee, including essential skills and attributes, responsibilities, and how to apply.
To apply, please complete the Essential Information sections in the recruitment pack, alongside your supporting statement or short video/audio recording, and a completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form. Applications should be returned by email to email@example.com.
Volunteer Creative Mentors
We are currently seeking expressions of interest to be part of a group of Volunteer Mentors for a new programme we hope to run in 2021-22. This programme will support young aspiring artists and creatives from all disciplines to break into the industry, and continue to follow their creative careers following the devastating impact of Covid-19.
The programme, subject to funding, will match young people with a Mentor, who will meet regularly (online or in person depending on restrictions) to set goals and targets. Volunteer Mentors will be recruited from a diverse array of experiences and backgrounds, but you should have a good knowledge of your field in the arts; this might be as an artist, or a professional in the industry (i.e. Technician, Project Manager).
The programme will also offer a range of masterclasses and workshops- it is likely some Volunteer Mentors will have the opportunity to run some of these (paid).
If you are interested, or want to learn more about the opportunity, the commitments or the role itself, please contact James Hodgson on firstname.lastname@example.org