Volunteer: Become a Trustee of The Art House

Applications for this post are now closed. Thank you to everyone who made an application, we will be in touch as soon as possible.

The Art House in Wakefield is a small but growing visual arts organisation with ambitious plans for future expansion of our services. We are a registered charity operated as a company limited by guarantee. The Board of Directors of the company are also Trustees of the charity. You can find out more about our history and our current work in the About section of this website.

Our Board of Trustees is responsible for setting the strategy and policies of The Art House. It provides support and guidance to the CEO/Artistic Director and staff team. We need enthusiastic, skilled, and experienced members of the public, like you, to join our Board and help us realise our vision for the organisation.

We would love to hear from members of the local community in West Yorkshire, as well as those from the wider creative sector, who have one or more of the following skills:

  • Experience of strategic financial management
  • Fundraising for the third sector, or individual donor programmes
  • Commercial business experience and networks
  • Expertise in marketing, communications and media relations
  • Direct knowledge of the arts/creative industries sector
  • Technology, either or both creative and business

What’s involved

Board meetings are held every two months at The Art House in Wakefield, as well as via video conference. Typically, on Mondays from 17:00 – 19:00. Trustees are asked to attend as many meetings as possible.

Occasionally, sub-committees may be formed in order to review or respond to specific requirements of the Board of Trustees. Trustees typically join sub-committees based on their particular skillset.

Trustees are actively encouraged to support events hosted by The Art House, including exhibition launches, artist talks and open studio days. Dates for events are shared as early as possible to ensure the Board are able to attend.

Download the Role Description from the ‘Documents to download’ section on this page for full details. 


Being a trustee is a voluntary role which is essential to effective running of any charity. We are committed to ensuring that our governance structures are inclusive and represent the communities we serve, in all their plurality. We very much welcome people who have no previous governance experience to join our Board of Trustees and will offer training to build relevant skills and understanding.

We especially welcome applications from those who are traditionally under-represented amongst Boards, including but not limited to people under 30, disabled people and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people.


How to apply

To make an expression of interest or to find out more about joining the Board, please contact the Chair, Anamaria Wills, by emailing us or calling 01924 312 000.

Deadline for applications: Friday 21 August 2020, 17:00

Documents to download

Role Description - Word Role Description - PDF Role Description: Large Print - Word Role Description: Large Print - PDF

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