PhotoAccess is currently seeking expressions of interest for volunteer positions on our board and board committees.
This is an excellent opportunity to become part of the leadership of an ACT Key Arts Organisation at an important moment in its creative growth. You’ll have the chance to use your existing skills to contribute to a not-for-profit arts organisation or gain experience on a volunteer board or board committees.
We are committed to building a diverse board. We strongly encourage expressions of interest from First Nations people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disability and people from LGBTIQ+ communities. Equity and inclusion are key principles of our work. We welcome your application if you feel you would be able to contribute to PhotoAccess, even if you have not served on a board or committee before.
Please see below for more information about PhotoAccess, our Board and how to apply.
Expressions of interest for these positions must be received by midnight, Sunday, 18 April 2021.
PhotoAccess is the ACT and region’s centre for contemporary photography, film and video and media arts. Located at the Manuka Arts Centre in Canberra, ACT, we’re an established non-profit, member-based organisation fostering excellence in the photographic arts and developing understanding and appreciation of photographic culture.
Each year, our flagship Huw Davies Gallery presents a dynamic series of exhibitions featuring emerging and established photographers and photo-artists. We also curate and commission exhibitions with partner organisations and venues. PhotoAccess manages south-eastern Australia’s only publicly-accessible darkroom and provides a digital imaging suite, supporting the production of new work across photographic media through exhibition, residency and network-building opportunities.
We work to extend community access to the photographic arts, offering a wide range of creative workshops for adults and children and developing each year a range of award-winning outreach programs.
Explore our website to find out more.
WE’RE LOOKING FOR …
New Board and committee members who are:
We’d love to hear from you if you are:
We are seeking applicants based in Canberra and region for Board positions. However, committee members may be located further afield as long as you feel you will be able to contribute remotely.
POSITIONS, COMMITMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS
The Board and committees meet roughly every 6-8 weeks, usually for an hour at a time and members are expected to follow up actions, draft documents and papers, conduct necessary meetings, and read and respond to documentation in times between. Meetings are held via Zoom and in person.
Board and board committee members are:
A board and board committee experience with PhotoAccess offers you:
The board is responsible for the overall governance, management, financial position, principle risks, and strategic direction of the organisation and for delivering accountable performance in accordance with our constitutional objects.
To apply, please send an email of no more than 300 words expressing interest and attaching your resume/CV. Please let us know if you are expressing interest in the board and its committees in general or for a particular committee. Applications must be sent to Penny Grist, Chair, at [email protected] by midnight on Sunday 18 April 2021. For further information, email this same address.
WHAT HAPPENS THEN?
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to meet with PhotoAccess board members to discuss the positions further.
You must be a PhotoAccess member to serve on the board or board committees. We are very happy to receive expressions of interest from current members or future members – if you are recruited, you will need to join before taking up your role.
PhotoAccess is a registered incorporated association in the ACT and its financial year is a calendar year. All board members, including those seconded on to the board during the year, must re-nominate for election at each annual general meeting.
Feature image: Gemma Fischer Photography, 2021.