CALL FOR TRUSTEES OF THE MARTIN PARR FOUNDATION

The Martin Parr Foundation is seeking to appoint two new Trustees to its Board.

Launched in 2017, the Foundation is a charity which supports emerging, established and overlooked photographers who have made and continue to make work focussed on the British Isles. It preserves a growing collection of significant photographic works and strives to make photography engaging and accessible for all. 

The Martin Parr Foundation comprises a gallery / event space, a library and a photographic archive. Under normal circumstances, the gallery is open to the public four days a week and there is a regular events programme. The library and archive can be visited on appointment.

THE PEOPLE WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We are seeking people with a passionate interest in photography, who can offer us commitment, time, the ability to work collaboratively and an understanding of the principles of good governance. In particular, we are seeking individuals who have some experience in either or both of the following areas:

– fundraising
– curation

Trustees will provide support and guidance to the operations and ambitions of the Foundation. Trustees will contribute to local and international partnership opportunities and collaborate on fundraising & membership initiatives that create financial sustainability for the Foundation and its charitable aims.

DIVERSITY
Given the Martin Parr Foundation’s vision to be an inclusive and diverse organisation, we would welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly people from Black, Asian or minority ethnic backgrounds. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability. All appointments will be made on merit, following a fair and transparent process. In line with the Equality Act 2010, the Martin Parr Foundation may employ positive action where diverse candidates can demonstrate their ability to perform the role equally well.

COMMITMENT
Trustees will be expected to meet four times a year either at the foundation in Bristol or by video conference. Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. We would expect Trustees to undergo any training that we offer to staff, for example on diversity, inclusion and unconscious bias as well as Trustee training.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT
The initial term of appointment will be 3 years.

HOW TO APPLY
Please send an application letter and CV to Jenni Smith, Director of the Martin Parr Foundation – jenni@martinparrfoundation.org

If you would like to have an informal discussion before making an application, please email Jenni Smith, Director of the Martin Parr Foundation – jenni@martinparrfoundation.org

Closing date for applications / 30.09.2020

Interviews will be held at the Foundation or by video conference in early October.

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