Belfast Exposed seeks new Board Members
Role of the Belfast Exposed Board
The Belfast Exposed Board works with the Executive Director to ensure that the organization is effectively and properly run. While delegating programming and operational decision making to the Executive Director, the Belfast Exposed Board, as the governing body, is responsible for decision making at company level and is held to account for all the activities of the organisation. As the group responsible for ensuring that the organisation operates properly and effectively, the Board must ensure Belfast Exposed remains fully compliant with company and charities law and best practice. The Board is also required to monitor Belfast Exposed’s performance against its agreed objectives and to act as advocates and advisors for its work.
Belfast Exposed is Northern Ireland’s principal gallery of contemporary photography, commissioning, publishing and showing work by artists and photographers from Northern Ireland and across the world. Founded in 1983 by local photographers as a challenge to media representation of the city’s experience of conflict, our exhibitions, publications and collaborative and community photography projects continue to reflect a socially engaged ethos, while responding to contemporary currents in photography and politics further afield. Belfast Exposed continues to develop new photography projects with an extensive and diverse network of communities, locally, nationally and internationally.
The development of socially engaged projects, which use photography as a way of recording and focusing attention on social experience, remains the driving force behind all aspects of Belfast Exposed’s work. A policy of project origination, publication, exhibitions, talks and provision of photographic facilities and training all fuel this process. The gallery shows the work of Northern Ireland’s leading and emerging contemporary photographers, alongside celebrated national and international artists, while work in and with the community encourages people to use photography to record and actively engage with their environment
Belfast Exposed is supported by Arts Council NI and Belfast City Council as a multi annual client and is one of nine arts organisations nationally supported through the ground breaking Paul Hamlyn Foundation ‘Our Museum’ programme. As part of this initiative, Belfast Exposed has embarked on an extensive three-year programme of development and change, aimed at working more effectively and responsively, through the active involvement with the communities that form its geographical and cultural base.
Belfast Exposed is a company limited by guarantee, recognised as a charity by the Inland Revenue
Successful candidates will have strong experience and track record in at least one of the following areas:
- Marketing, business development, revenue generation and/or fundraising, possibly but not exclusively from an arts, learning or heritage background
- Financial and resource management; financial record keeping, reporting and auditing
- Curatorial and/or critical engagement with arts practice or policy, with particular interest in collaborative and socially engaged approaches and/or arts education
- Community engagement and/or capacity building, either in arts, heritage, culture and/ or lifelong learning or in the broader public, voluntary or charitable sectors
Candidates should be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for working within the voluntary, not for profit and/or heritage/ learning/ arts sectors, alongside the highest standards of ethical conduct. Previous Board or management experience is essential along with a successful record of achievement, whether in commercial, voluntary/not for profit or public sector environments.
Belfast Exposed is keen to ensure diversity of representation.
To apply, please post or e.mail () a letter of interest addressed to the Chair of the Board of Trustees, to arrive by Monday 7 October by midday (up to 500 words) with a CV.
If you have queries, please contact Pauline Hadaway, Director, , tel. 028 90231623