Please note that this is an unremunerated role.

We are now in the second phase of recruitment for Trustees to join the Wasps Board, with appointment completed by June 2024. We would like to complement our current Board members with new Trustees who have skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Higher education in the arts
  • Marketing and communications

Step 1 – Send us your application

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter outlining why you consider yourself suitable to join the Board, along with the relevant skills and experience you can bring. Applications should be emailed to: board@waspsstudios.org.uk with the subject line ‘Private and Confidential – Board Member Application’.  Applications should be received no later than 13:00 on Friday 8 March 2024, although you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as we may begin contacting applicants before this date.

Step 2 – Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Monitoring

To help us understand the reach of this vacancy, please complete our anonymous Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Monitoring Form. We record which vacancy your form submission relates to, to help us understand the reach of different roles, but your information is stored separately to your application with no personal identifiers.

about Wasps

Wasps has been supporting the arts community in Scotland since 1977. We have grown to become one of the UK’s largest studio providers. Wasps currently houses 1000 creative people, including 33 arts charities and 47 creative businesses across 20 locations, from the Scottish Borders to the Shetland Islands. Their work, in turn, touches the lives of thousands of people across Scotland and beyond.

Wasps is a financially self-sustaining social enterprise, and proud to support the largest cultural community in Scotland. Wasps’ activities support the regeneration of communities across Scotland. We redevelop redundant, historic buildings and convert them into essential facilities for artists and creative industries, improving the heritage and economy of the communities in which they are based. In the past seven years we have raised over £12m in capital funds to deliver five new creative facilities, including Inverness Creative Academy and Perth Creative Exchange, with two new developments moving forward in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Wasps supports its creative community with an arts enterprise programme, including exhibition, workshop and residencies opportunities, along with a wealth of online and physical professional development support, delivered across our eight galleries and two residency spaces.

Vacancy Info

Wasps is recruiting for a number of Trustees to join the Board and advise on key industry areas.

The deadline to apply is Friday 8  March 2024, 1pm.

Please send applications to board@waspsstudios.org.uk with attachments included.

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