Call for Expressions of Interest:
Seeking Two New Members for the Stanley Picker Gallery & Dorich House Museum Advisory Group
Unpaid Voluntary Positions
Extended Deadline: 5pm Thursday 16 September 2021
Kingston University’s Stanley Picker Gallery is one of the leading university galleries and commissioning venues in the UK, working with artists, designers, students, academics and members of the local community to encourage creativity, learning, research and innovation. The University’s Dorich House Museum is the former studio home of the sculptor Dora Gordine and her husband the Hon. Richard Hare, a scholar of Russian art and literature; completed in 1936 to Gordine’s design, it is an exceptional example of a modern studio house of a female artist.
Our Gallery & Museum Advisory Group meets four times a year to oversee and advise on the strategic development of both cultural venues. The Group comprises an equal balance of University and external individuals with a relevant range of expertise, skills and duties to effectively support the ambitions of our two venues. All appointments are voluntary and made for an initial period of four years.
We are currently seeking two new members to join the Advisory Group, one University and one external, and would particularly welcome applicants who may have a connection with local cultural networks and/or experience of collections management and/or experience in audience development and/or digital engagement and/or relevant expertise to champion diversity and/or environmental responsibility.
NB: We are proactively seeking to improve the diversity of our Advisory Group membership and welcome applications from individuals who are currently underrepresented in the arts and heritage sectors, including those from Black, Asian or minority ethnic heritage, those who face socio-economic barriers, those who identify as LGBTQ+ and those with disabilities.
Read the Gallery & Museum Advisory Group’s full Terms of Reference here.
How to Submit an Expression of Interest:
Please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Advisory Group Expression of Interest’ attaching a completed Aptitudes Form and telling us a little about yourself by answering the following three questions:
1. What are the most important experiences and skills you would bring to the Advisory Group? (max 300 words)
2. What specific activities at the Gallery and/or Museum do you have a particular interest in? (max 300 words)
3. What would you like to achieve as a member of the Advisory Group, both for the Gallery/Museum and for yourself? (max 300 words)
For an informal preliminary conversation with one of our current members about the role please contact Gallery Coordinator Rebecca Moss R.Moss@kingston.ac.uk to arrange a call.