Advisory Board Members Vacancies for St Helens Library Service’s Arts in Libraries Programme

Cultural Hubs is an award-winning Arts in Libraries programme. It was voted Best Arts Project in the people’s National Lottery Awards in 2016 and continues to grow in strength, ambition and popularity, engaging over 20,300 audiences in the arts since becoming an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.

St Helens Library Service is seeking a number of Advisory Board members that are able to bring one or more of the following skillsets:

Arts programming

  • Knowledge and experience of current exciting arts programming (particularly work that can take place in library spaces/online).

And/or

  • Developing or delivering digital arts.

Local knowledge of St Helens communities

  • Community knowledge and understanding what might prevent people from attending arts in libraries events would be a valuable skill. The aim of the programme is to attract St Helens residents to take part in the arts.

Experience as a freelance artist

  • Current experience as a freelance artist/practitioner to bring a perspective on the development needs for emerging artists (particularly St Helens-based artists).

Arts in Education

  • Delivering the arts within secondary education.

Fundraising

  • Individual and corporate giving and other options for a local authority-led organisation.

We are committed to broadening the diversity of our Advisory Board. Although we welcome all applications, the Board is under-represented in relation to the profile of the borough and we would encourage people from the following areas of protected characteristic groups to consider applying: people of colour, residents from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, people with disabilities (including ‘invisible’ disabilities or neurodiversity such as autism and dyslexia), young people (under 26) and LGBTQ+ residents.

Board membership is a voluntary, unremunerated role although reasonable travel costs will be met. Childcare costs will be reimbursed if required.

Deadline for applications: 27th Sep or 4th Oct – see documents below (under ‘Related Documents’) for more details

If you require any additional information please email Owen Hutchings, Senior Arts In Libraries Officer on owenhutchings@sthelens.gov.uk or call 01744 677087.