National Network of Production Facilities in Scotland – Network Development Coordinator Vacancy

The NNPFS is a group of 11 visual arts organisations unique within an international context in terms of the range and quality of services we make available to artists and the public. More information on this vacancy can be found here.

Call for Volunteer Board Members and Chairperson

Glasgow Sculpture Studios (GSS) is a long standing and internationally recognised arts organisation based in the North Glasgow. We are currently looking to appoint new board members able to commit time, energy and vision to shaping the strategic direction of the Organisation.

For 30 years GSS has been an integral part of Scotland’s cultural landscape.  We are a unique artist-membership organisation providing some of the most extensive creative-workshop facilities in the UK, technical support and subsidised artist-studio spaces. Our facilities support a vibrant membership of 150 professional artists based in Glasgow and the West of Scotland, along with national and international visiting artists, allowing them to develop their artistic practice, produce exciting new artworks and undertake inspiring creative projects and collaborations.

GSS is one of Creative Scotland’s Regular Funded Organisations (RFO) and we also receive additional grant funding from a variety of sources including Glasgow City Council and The Esme Fairbairn Foundation.  We have also been working hard to develop innovative income generating activities to ensure long-term financial sustainability of the organisation. This includes establishing our Commercial Fabrication service through which we have been utilising our uniquely creative resources to provide complete manufacturing solutions to a range of artists, architects, and creative design agencies.

GSS also delivers an innovative learning and engagement programme to actively connect with our local communities, children and young people and the wider general public by encouraging better understanding of, and participation in, creative practice. Through our facilities and the talents of our members GSS aims to foster creativity, develop practical skills and expand horizons.

We are looking to recruit volunteer Board Members to continue to support and develop this unique facility. In particular, GSS is seeking professional people with an interest in the Arts who will be positive advocates of the organisation. Ideally we are looking for individuals with one or more of the following background and skills areas:-

  • Cultural policy development at regional and national level
  • Academic expertise in creative practice and material culture research
  • Experience of workshop/studio development and management;
  • Contract law with a focus in property law leases and purchases
  • Business facing income development and product delivery in the arts.
  • Manufacturing for art and design (including digital manufacturing)
  • Arts-based facility and property management
  • Human resource management.

 

As part of our Board recruitment drive GSS is also actively seeking a Chair person. 

This important role will provide leadership and direction for the organisation, working closely with the current Director.  We require an experienced and dynamic individual to be a strong and active advocate for GSS, have sound, management and interpersonal skills, a strategic outlook, leadership and negotiation skills with good connections within Arts & Culture, Business and/or Academia.   GSS is at an exciting stage in our 30 year history as we develop plans to secure a long-term and culturally significant future for the organisation.

Board Members are asked to attend 4-6 meetings per year along with occasional strategic sub-group meetings.

Interested individuals should in the first instance contact ben@glasgowsculpturestudios.org with a CV and detailing what relevant experience they could bring to GSS.

 

Technical Freelance Pool

Deadline: Open
Interviews: Open

Glasgow Sculpture Studios are wishing to expand and formalise their freelance pool.

We are looking for experienced and reliable freelancers in the following areas:

Woodworking technicians
Metal working technicians (tig competent)

Technicians must be able to work to fabrication drawings, hold their own public liability insurance and have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working or for an art institution or in a commercial setting out with their educational background.

These are project specific posts and technicians must be able to accommodate sporadic working hours as required.

If you wish to apply please forward your CV to David McAllister at dave@glasgowsculpturestudios.org