The Base, Greenham, Newbury is seeking new Trustees to join its Board of Trustees.
The Base is a purpose-built visual arts and craft building. The venue comprises of an 110sqm gallery, artist studios and a workshop space for participatory classes.
It was incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee in May 2019. In June 2022, it successfully applied to the Charity Commission to register as a charity.
Our Charitable Objective:
For the public benefit, to promote and advance the arts, in particular the art of visual arts and craft, by engaging people in a meaningful way that will enhance their lives through exhibitions and creative workshops, working with communities primarily based in West Berkshire and North Hampshire
The Base is a dedicated team of 7. It is managed by the Corn Exchange (Newbury) Trust and is supported with further expertise in curation, finance, HR, marketing and other fundamental activity to enable the organisation to operate more efficiently. Together they provide a holistic and rounded arts and cultural offer for West Berkshire.
To support the wonderful work the team here do, we are looking to recruit some new trustees to our Board and broaden the range of knowledge and perspectives as we look forwards and ambitiously plan for growth and sustainability into the next 5 years.
The current Board is made up of 4 Trustee Directors, including Chair of Trustees Alan Stark, and 1 Board observer from Greenham Trust, with whom The Base enjoys a strong relationship with as owners and landlords of the building and core funder of The Base activities.
We are seeking a diverse range of applications with a variety of experiences: previous experience as a Trustee is not necessary.
We welcome interest from people with particular expertise in the areas of: Arts, Programming or Community Engagement; Education; and Fundraising. We encourage applications from anyone who identifies with and is excited by the role description.
You will find a Trustee Role Description and more information about The Base in the downloads below.
If you are interested in expressing interest, please forward your CV and a covering letter outlining the skills and expertise you would like to offer and reasons for your interest in the role of Trustee at The Base to Jessica Jhundoo-Evans (Director) firstname.lastname@example.org
Expressions of interest will be reviewed on an ongoing basis with a view to appoint before the end of April 2024.
The Board will shortlist and appoint new Trustees based on expertise and experience, ensuring a balanced and relevant membership to take the Charity forward.
Volunteer Gallery Stewards
We are looking for warm and friendly individuals to join our Gallery Steward team at The Base Greenham!
In this volunteer role, you will welcome visitors to our Gallery and engage with them about the high-quality exhibitions on display. Checking-in visitors who have pre-booked tickets is an important part of this role, along with helping to keep the Gallery clean, tidy and ready for visitors. You will build up a knowledge of the artwork on display to enable you to answer visitor’s questions or requests for further information.
Hours: Steward shifts will be during the Gallery’s opening hours; typically, this is Wednesday to Sunday from 10am -5pm, and can be approximately 2 hours in length, but we are flexible to accommodate the needs of our volunteers.
Apply: Please download the application form below and return to email@example.com