Recruitment of Chair of the Board of Directors & Trustees

Posted on 28 July 2018

Castlefield Gallery invites applications for the role of Chair of the Board of Directors & Trustees.

Established by artists in 1984, Castlefield Gallery was Manchester’s first public contemporary visual art gallery to have opened in the city, and over the last three decades has been a significant catalyst for the region’s cultural growth.

Castlefield Gallery is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and a Manchester City Council Cultural Partner for 2018/19 – 2021/22. Castlefield Gallery is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. The trustees of the charity are also board members of the company.

As we look forward to our 40-year anniversary in 2024 we are seeking to appoint a strategic thinker, and dynamic, committed leader for the role of Chair of Castlefield Gallery. After a successful tenure the current Chair, Marla Cunningham, is due to step down in 2018.

The successful candidate will work with us to shape and lead our next chapter. You will chair the Board of Trustees and work with the Director, to further grow our work, and raise our profile nationally and internationally. You will have a deep interest in contemporary art and be familiar with decision making in both public and private sectors. You will be an established leader with a proven track record, and well positioned to ensure excellent governance and Board performance.

This role is voluntary and reasonable expenses are reimbursed. The Board currently meets in Manchester a minimum of four times annually, with additional occasional meetings and subcommittee group meetings.

If you feel you have the vision, drive and skills to Chair Castlefield Gallery, then download the full recruitment pack below.

Closing date for applications: Monday 17 September 2018, 12noon.

Interviews will be held in Manchester on: Monday 1 October 2018 between the hours of 10am – 6pm.

Castlefield Gallery is committed to promoting equal opportunities, and encourages applicants from all sections of the community.