Trustee (Treasurer)

SEAS - Socially Engaged Art Salon

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SEAS (Socially Engaged Art Salon) is a BIPOC & LGBTQ led organisation which promotes socially engaged art practices and artists from underrepresented communities through exhibitions and cultural events. 

Our work focuses on issues of social and racial justice, migration & refugees, disability & mental health, and LGBTQ+ communities.

Founded in 2016, SEAS has become a beacon for socially and politically engaged art in Brighton and south-East England. It is part of the Social Art Network and has links to local and national art organisations. We have put on a successful programme of exhibitions, workshops and public events, showing works of more than 200 local and international artists. SEAS has also curated exhibitions for Brighton Pride, Black History Month and Refugee Week. We have also been participating regularly in the Brighton Photo Fringe, Brighton Festival, Brighton Fringe and Artists’ Open House. 

We are currently in the process of registering SEAS as a charity and creating a small board of trustees to steer the charity going forward.  

We are looking for a Treasurer to join this board. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Attending board meetings and contributing to the board as a trustee.
  • Advising the board on financial issues.
  • Producing budgets and management accounts.
  • Providing the financial information for funding bids. 
  • Ensuring the charity meets its regulatory reporting requirements.

A passion for, and an understanding of, the arts and the positive impact it has on society is a must. You do not need to be a practising artist yourself.

We are passionate in diversifying our Board, so no matter your age, ethnicity, sex, gender, ability please consider applying if you believe you’re right for the role.


Skills

We are looking for someone with:

  • Excellent accounting skills.
  • Experience of producing financial reports.
  • A can do attitude
  • Proactive and adaptable.

And of course, with an interest in SEAS' work to promote socially and politically engaged art. 


Benefits

This is an opportunity to:

  • be part of a growing organisation and help shape its future.
  • build your networks and make new connections.
  • be involved in socially and politically engaged art. 


When do I need to be available?

Details We estimate a time commitment of 8-10 hours a month on average. There is considerable flexibility to fit this role around your other commitments. The board of trustees meet 3 times a year (online), with each meeting typically lasting 1-2 hours. These meetings also require some reading and preparation time. In addition there are usually 1 or 2 strategy half day meetings per year. Trustees also have the opportunity to get involved in projects such as reading groups and working parties that are aligned with their expertise and interests. We also expect you to come to one event/exhibition per month.
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Where does this role take place?

BMECP
10 Fleet Street
Brighton
BN1 4GQ

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  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training