126 Artist-Run Gallery is looking for two new members to join their Board of Directors as Galway enters an exciting year as with Galway’s designation as European Capital of Culture and 126’s 15th Birthday.
Directors will have an opportunity to curate an exhibition and develop a series of events while working alongside other artists and art professionals. Directors work on a flexible and voluntary basis, contributing 6-12 hours weekly. Tasks vary from admin to fundraising, curating and marketing. Requirements include a BA degree in an artistic field (or equivalent professional experience) and a commitment to the two-year directorship term.
To apply: send a cover letter outlining your relevant experience, expectations and what you can bring to the role, along with a CV to email@example.com by 6 pm, 5 February 2020.
Duration: Two-year voluntary post with 3 month trial period
Salary: This is a voluntary position
Roles include: Secretary | Volunteer & Internship Coordinator | Membership Coordinator | Social Media, Marketing & PR Coordinator | Studio Manager | Treasurer | Head Technician | Documentation, Archive & Website
Co-Directors work together across all areas, swap positions and share responsibilities in order to gain the most valuable experience. They will also act as the point of contact and project lead for exhibitions, events and outreach initiatives.
To secure funding for activities including a program of exhibitions and events and to curate innovative, risk-taking and challenging exhibitions and events in line with 126 Artist-Run Gallery’s ethos and aims.
To support the realisation of the organisation’s gallery programme, providing logistical, technical and administrative support.
To cultivate good relationships within the arts sector in Galway and further afield, including maintaining relationships with funders for the long-term development of the organisation.
126 is one of Ireland’s longest-running artist-led organisations with a constitutional structure that mirrors the successful model in play at Transmission Gallery (Glasgow) and Catalyst Arts (Belfast). 126 is a voluntarily-run organisation that benefits from the expertise of a rotating board of directors (with each director serving for two years) as well as the long-term oversight of an advisory board of established academics, artists and arts workers.
126 has an international membership, who are served by the board of directors with exhibition opportunities, residencies and an annual members’ show. 126 is committed to fostering risk-taking, innovation and ambitious artists at all levels by providing them with an exhibition platform which always pays its artists. 126 exhibition space runs a 12-month programme of exhibitions and events that are inclusive and welcoming, with a focus on meaningful engagement for art and non-art audiences alike. 126 is regular partners with TULCA Festival of Visual Art, Galway International Arts Festival and Galway Pride.