Trustee Vacancy on the board of  Scarborough Studios Community Interest Organisation (SSCIO), the registered charity that runs the Old Parcels Office Artspace (OPO).

One of our long standing Trustees has just started a new job so is standing down. We are therefore looking for a new Trustee.

Since it opened in September 2021 the OPO has quickly established a reputation for bringing high quality contemporary art, music and other events to the Yorkshire Coast. The OPO houses 7 Artist Studios shared by 11 artists and Exhibition/Events Spaces all housed in a grade II listed building on Scarborough Station. SSCIO is also leading a project to open up more spaces as studios and gallery spaces in Scarborough town centre.

SSCIO is run by volunteers and Trustees combine their governance role (see below) with responsibility for practical tasks which include managing the website, organising and installing exhibitions, managing volunteers, helping to invigilate exhibitions, organising other events etc.

We are looking for someone  who have the skills and knowledge to contribute to the promotion of The Arts for the benefit of local people and the wider community. To do this effectively you will need knowledge and/or experience of the Arts. Ideally you will also have an additional skills and perhaps a bit of time to make a practical contribution in an area such as community engagement, education, marketing, public relations/communications, or fundraising.

Meetings take place 4 – 6 times a year but most Trustees also contribute their skills and time in addition to attending Board Meetings.

How to apply

To apply for one of the Trustee vacancies please send your CV together with a short statement setting out why you want to be become a Trustee and what contribution you believe you can make to the work of SSCIO to [email protected]

SSCIO strives to champion diversity in all its forms and suitably experienced people from all groups that are currently under-represented in the arts are encouraged to apply.

As part of our commitment to creating opportunities for local people we are keen to hear from people who live locally and have connections with the communities we serve.

For further information please contact Sally Gorham Chair SSCIO [email protected]