Scottish Contemporary Art Network
Scottish Contemporary Art Network

Charity registered in Scotland SC043016

Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN) is a dynamic and innovative, national charity that provides the forum, impetus and support for the contemporary art sector to pursue knowledge sharing, networking, research, professional development and advocacy.

Our vision is that the role, impact and benefits of contemporary visual arts are widely recognised as central to society and that sector professionals based in Scotland are informed, innovative and supported to achieve their ambitions.  


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Top job! Director of Scottish Contemporary Art Network

  • Part time
  • £40,000 pro-rata
  • Remote working at present, majority of team is Glasgow-based
  • Closing 4th December 2020

SCAN is looking for a new Director to build on its leading advocacy and development work, aimed at connecting, championing and cultivating contemporary art across all areas of Scotland and beyond.

Do you have the ambition and contacts to take Scotland’s member-led network for the contemporary art community to its next stage? SCAN is looking for a new Director to build on its leading advocacy and development work, aimed at connecting, championing and cultivating contemporary visual art across all areas of Scotland and beyond.

With a growing membership and strong advocacy links to an increasing number of stakeholders including the Government, Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN) is the member-led network for contemporary visual art in Scotland. SCAN’s members encompass artists, art workers, galleries and visual art organisations of all sizes and types.

If you’re passionate about how art can spark change, and would like to work with the SCAN team, board and membership to lobby for policies and practice to support it, this role could be for you.

Job Purpose:

  • To work with the board, staff and membership to develop strategic and high impact advocacy, development and engagement activities that will bring forward positive change for the visual arts sector.
  • To act as an advocate for contemporary visual art, building awareness of its public value, driving forward SCAN’s strategic aims and ensuring the voice of the contemporary art sector is both represented and consulted at the highest levels
  • To uphold the organisation's values, support a positive working culture and continue to build a financially sustainable organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall strategic and operational direction
  • Provide effective oversight and financial management of the organisation
  • Identify strategic development, funding and partnership opportunities to ensure a sustainable future for SCAN
  • Ensure effective relationships with board, members, key stakeholders and funders
  • Provide effective leadership, support and develop the SCAN staff team and promote a positive, dynamic working culture to deliver the organisation’s aims
  • Oversee stakeholder engagement, including effective monitoring and reporting appropriate to all funding and charitable needs
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Chair

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd March 2020

SCAN Seeks New Chair

• Are you passionate about the power of contemporary visual art to open up new ways of seeing the world?

• Do you have a contacts book that you can draw upon to help us advocate for the vital role that art plays in a future vibrant Scotland?

• Are you committed to breaking down barriers to build a contemporary art workforce that is diverse and representative of the communities in which we live?

Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN) is committed to championing and supporting the contemporary art sector in Scotland. Our vision is that the role, impact and benefits of contemporary visual arts are widely recognised as central to society and that sector professionals based in Scotland are informed, innovative and supported to achieve their ambitions.

We seek a new chair at an exciting time, as we launch a fresh programme for 2020/21 and continue to build a stronger voice for the contemporary visual art sector in Scotland.

You should be able to attend a minimum of four meetings per year, as well as provide one-to-one advice and support for the small SCAN staff team.

Your role will be central to the organisation, to fulfil the following core duties:

• Provide strategic leadership

• Oversee board activity

• Support and supervise SCAN Director

• Act as a representative of the organisation

We welcome and encourage applications from all sections of the community, and will not discriminate on grounds of race, colour, ethnic or national origins, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religious beliefs. To help us monitor our performance we ask you to fill in a confidential monitoring form.

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