Trustees Required

This is an outstanding opportunity to use your skills and expertise to guide the work of Aspex Visual Arts Trust, a strategically important cultural organisation in Portsmouth, and regionally, as part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio.

aspex’s mission is to support emerging artists and reveal the creative process to audiences. aspex was established in 1981 and became a registered charity in 1991, now operating from its gallery space on the waterfront at Gunwharf Quays. This is an exciting time for the organisation, as its seeks to develop its building as a cultural hub in the City, while extending its reach to new audiences by exhibiting art in public spaces.

The Board of Trustees are seeking new, enthusiastic members with a range of high level skills.

The ideal applicant will already have had some Board experience and a senior management role with expertise in an area of relevance to the Trust, including:

  • financial management,
  • fundraising/campaigning,
  • HR/employment law and practice,
  • ICT
  • cultural sector.

You will have a strong commitment to the provision of contemporary visual art and culture, and a desire to champion the involvement of audiences and artists in the process of continually improving aspex’s service. You will display a clear understanding of what non-executive leadership can bring to an organisation, be a strong influencer and communicator.

This is not a paid position although travel and other out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed. Your time commitment will be around 6-8 days per annum, primarily attending meetings and events in the early evening. A Trustee person specification and an application form can be downloaded below.

Trustee Person Specification (.doc)

Trustee Application Form (.doc)

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Joanne Bushnell, Director on or 023 9277 8080.

Closing date: 20 October 2014

Interview date: Thursday 30 October 2014

We’ve not got any other vacancies at the moment but we always need volunteers  – check out the opportunities here.

aspex is committed to promoting diversity and actively encourages applicants from backgrounds underrepresented in the visual arts.