Committee Member Vacancies
We are seeking talented individuals who are passionate about the visual arts and/or music to join the Kettle’s Yard Committee (board of trustees) or the Music Committee in a voluntary position. It is an exceptionally exciting time to be joining Kettle’s Yard in a governance role. We re-opened in February 2018 after a major building project to widespread acclaim. We are now developing strategies and policies to ensure Kettle’s Yard can sustain an ambitious and inclusive future programme. Kettle’s Yard receives regular support from the University of Cambridge and Arts Council England and is a charity. Vital to our sustainability and success is our ability to raise funds from a wide range of other sources, including trusts and foundations, individual donors and earned income.
We are seeking new Committee members who can bring experience, expertise and networks in one or some of the following areas: arts in schools and communities, Business, Enterprise and Music. We are also seeking a visual artist to be a member of the Committee.
We have the following:
- Four vacancies on the Kettle’s Yard Committee*
- Two vacancies on the Music Committee.
*One of the four vacancies must be filled by an applicant who either holds a masters degree from The University of Cambridge or is a member of the University’s Regent House.
The Kettle’s Yard Committee meets four times a year. Typically meetings are held on Tuesdays between 4pm and 6pm at Kettle’s Yard, in January, April / May, July and October. Committee members are expected to attend the four regular meetings and to also be active in attending exhibition previews and other events at Kettle’s Yard. Committee members may be asked to join a sub-committee or attend occasional one off meetings. Please see our mission, purpose and values.
Committee members are unpaid, but members may claim travelling expenses to attend meetings.
The Music Committee (which reports to Kettle’s Yard Committee) meets twice a year and is responsible for reviewing and approving proposed programmes of music at Kettle’s Yard and for monitoring and receiving updates on the music budget.
We believe that diversity strengthens and enriches us. We are committed to helping to make the arts and cultural sector a more diverse and equal place. As part of the University of Cambridge, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However as Black, Asian and minority ethnic people and those who are disabled are currently under –represented on the Committee, we would particularly welcome applications from BAME and disabled applicants. All appointments will be made on merit.
How to apply
Please send a short statement (no more than one side of A4) about your interest in becoming a member, and how you believe you can contribute to the work of the Committee and support Kettle’s Yard in achieving its mission to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline to apply is 20 June 2018.
Please also include a short CV (no more than two sides of A4). In addition, we require two referees who we can contact if you are shortlisted for interview. Please state if you are specifically seeking to fill the vacancy for an artist.
To contribute to society by inspiring and engaging audiences through art, learning and research of the highest quality.
We believe that great art should not be the privilege of the few, but for everyone. Our values reflect Kettle’s Yard’s creator Jim Ede’s support for artists and belief in art’s power to make us look again and change how we act in the world.
- Conserving the house, collections and archive for present and future generations and as a resource for research
- Presenting exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and concerts of classical and contemporary music
- Welcoming and engaging diverse audiences through innovative learning programmes and public engagement
- Ensuring financial sustainability through governance and management, core funding, partnerships, earned income and the support of donors, trusts and foundations.
ART OF OUR TIME (Creativity)
- Supporting and presenting the best art today, reflecting the diversity of contemporary practice and contemporary society.
A COLLECTION IN ACTION (Inspiration)
- Inspiring new art and ideas
- Connecting the House and Collection with contemporary lives
- Engaging children, young people and communities
- Using new technology to deepen experience and learning
OPEN HOUSE (Equality)
- Promoting equality of access and participation for all
- Supporting collaborative practice and co-production
CONSTANT ENQUIRY (Curiosity)
- Stimulating artists, and visitors of all ages, to be curious and look again
- Contributing to, and enabling artists and visitors to access, the research excellence of the University of Cambridge
LOOKING AHEAD (Vision)
- Being ambitious and forging change
- Taking risks
- Ensuring environmental and financial sustainability
If you are looking for volunteering opportunities please visit our Volunteers page.