Opportunities

Treasurer (Board of Trustees)

As one of the UK’s leading not–for–profit arts organisations, Studio Voltaire plays a unique role in the UK arts ecology by supporting diverse artistic talent to take risks and realise ambition. We have developed ambitious programmes that support a diversity of contemporary art practice, encouraging access and participation from a wide range of audiences. Studio Voltaire recently completed a transformative £2.8 million capital project which greatly increased the amount of support we can offer artist’s and offer to our different audiences.

We are currently looking for a Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees. Treasurers play a key role in overseeing the financial affairs of the charity and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted charitable accounting practice. They ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place, working closely with the Head of Finance and Operations to monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation and oversee the production of financial reports/returns, accounts and audits.

In your wider role as a Trustee, you will help us to:

  • Support emerging and underrepresented artists and practices
  • Increase access and participation within contemporary art practice
  • Encourage change within the arts sector to represent the cultural diversity of London and beyond

You do not need to have any formal qualifications or have had previous experience as a Trustee. We are looking for people who are passionate about contemporary art and the role creativity can play within our lives.

For the role of Treasurer, we are looking for people who:

  • Have knowledge and experience of current and fundraising finance practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations.
  • Have knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management.
  • Have good financial analysis skills.
  • Have good communication skills and can challenge and question positively
  • Have a strong commitment to Studio Voltaire, its values and ethos
  • Are actively supportive of the creative sector and/or the different communities we work within
  • Value difference and can empathise with viewpoints which might be different to your own
  • Understand and accept the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of being a Trustee
  • Work effectively and collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Is willing and able to devote the necessary time and effort to the charity’s development including board meetings, events and sessions

It is important that our Board of Trustees reflects the voices, backgrounds and experience of our stakeholders and the different communities we work with. We want to ensure that our Board better reflects a wider diversity of perspectives and experiences, to sharpen our thinking and bring richness to our decision making.

We actively welcome applications from people who identify as:

  • Working class or those who experience financial precarity
  • African, East Asian, South Asian, South East Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American, Caribbean heritage and those belonging to groups who experience racism including people of Romany, Irish Traveller, Central Asian and West Asian heritage
  • Disabled, D/deaf, neurodiverse or experience long term health conditions
  • Being under the age of 28
  • Lesbian, transgender, queer, bisexual, intersex or non–binary
  • Women
  •  Are a member of our local communities in South London.

Join Studio Voltaire’s Board of Trustees

As one of the UK’s leading not–for–profit arts organisations, Studio Voltaire plays a unique role in the UK arts ecology by supporting diverse artistic talent to take risks and realise ambition. We have developed ambitious programmes that support a diversity of contemporary art practice, encouraging access and participation from a wide range of audiences. 

Studio Voltaire has just reopened following a transformative £2.8 million capital project to create more artists’ studios, renovated exhibition space and new public spaces, including a dedicated learning and events space, public garden, café and shop. This is the most ambitious transition in our 27–year history.  

Over the next year, we are looking to appoint a number of new Trustees who will bring a commitment to the organisation’s mission and values, and complement the range of skills and experience of our Board.

Trustees support and help develop a charity’s work by playing important and varied roles, including: supporting Studio Voltaire’s team; giving advice; acting as a critical friend; providing strategic leadership; and advocating for Studio Voltaire through the next stage of our development.

As a Trustee you will help us to:

  • Support emerging and underrepresented artists and practices
  • Increase access and participation within contemporary art practice
  • Encourage change within the arts sector to represent the cultural diversity of London and beyond

You do not need to have any formal qualifications or have had previous experience as a Trustee. We are looking for people who are passionate about contemporary art and the role creativity can play within our lives.

  • At this time, we are particularly keen to recruit people who fulfil any of the following:
  • Are artists
  • Have experience and knowledge of our local communities in South London, or a connection to our local area
  • Have knowledge or experience in income generation, individual giving or corporate sponsorship
  • Have knowledge or experience in retail and e–commerce
  • Have knowledge or experience in equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Have knowledge or experience in communications, marketing or audience development
  • Have knowledge or experience in human resources

We actively welcome applications from people who identify as:

  • Working class or those who experience financial precarity
  • African, East Asian, South Asian, South East Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American, Caribbean heritage and those belonging to groups who experience racism including people of Romany, Irish Traveller, Central Asian and West Asian heritage
  • Disabled, D/deaf, neurodiverse or experience long term health conditions
  • Being under the age of 28
  • Lesbian, transgender, queer, bisexual, intersex or non-binary

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