Fundraising and Communications Manager

Responsible to: The Director
Normal working hours: 21 hours per week
Salary Scale: £24,000 (pro rata)
Terms: 1 year, Fixed Term
Probation period: 8 week
Holiday entitlement: 20 days plus 11 statutory public holidays (pro rata)

Overview of Post:

Reporting to the Director, the Fundraising & Communications Manager will be responsible for achieving a number of successful capital and revenue fundraising projects to support the range of work undertaken by the organisation including; the ongoing develop of GSS’ workshops and artist facilities, artist production residencies and international exchange programme, and the growth of GSS’ Learning and Engagement programme.

This role will also implement a communications strategy to grow GSS’ profile and build support and advocacy for the important services that the organisation provides.

Main Duties:

1. Understanding the potential of capital and revenue fundraising opportunities available for the range of activity undertaken by the organisation and devising and implementing a successful fundraising plan accordingly.

2. Working with GSS colleagues to identify fundraising needs across all areas including; learning and engagement, workshop and technical resources, residencies and exchanges, and strategic development.

3. Generating funding applications to both private and public sources, including Trusts and Foundations.

4. Developing and managing relationships with funding partners, sponsors and donors for GSS projects and collaborative projects with other arts and community partners.

5. Managing funding claims to ensure GSS meets the terms of funding partners including providing updates, budget reports and end of project reports as required.

6. Presenting a strong cultural, social and economic rationale for GSS fundraising projects and building the portfolio of evidence to support this.

7. Generate a communications strategy to increase the profile of the organisation and build greater awareness, support and advocacy for the significant role GSS has within the cultural landscape of Scotland.

8. Any other duties as instructed by the Director.

Contact Ben Lowry – Operations and Building Manager for an application pack. ben@glasgowsculpturestudios.org

 

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