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Voluntary Trustee Role

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 15th July 2022

  • Advertised from 17th June 2022


Glasgow Zine Library, SCIO ( is an community library based in the Southside of Glasgow. It acts as a growing archive of self-published works, with an inviting and accessible area of reading in the space, as well as running a year-long programme of events to celebrate the ethos of Do It Yourself (DIY) culture. Glasgow Zine Library (GZL) also programmes Glasgow Zine Fest, an annual celebration of community arts, now in its 9th year. The event, held at the CCA in Glasgow, welcomes over 2000 attendees to a weekend-long programme of community arts events, and a large zine-maker market featuring makers from all over the world.

GZL is seeking three new members of our Board of Trustees, for our Glasgow-based organisation. The Board of Trustees will meet three times per year, with one additional annual general meeting. Other meetings may be called for throughout the year. The post is a minimum of one year and maximum 3 years, with an option of the board voting to allow someone to do another term at the end of their post.

We are aiming to ensure that our Board is diverse and representative of those we work with. We encourage applications from BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities. Applications with specific skills are welcome (most notably, experience with charity accounting), but ideally we are seeking interest compatible with the concerns of the organisation, and a range of experiences and perspectives to inform the direction of GZL.

The main concerns of GZL are:

  • To advance the self-publication of ‘zines’ (self-published magazines) as a means for artistic, community and personal expression.
  • To promote the production and appreciation of zines with and for the community in Glasgow, Scotland and the UK.
  • To provide facilities, services and events for the above that are accessible to people of any gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, language nationality, et al.

The main functions of GZL trustees are:

  • Contributing to GZL’s strategy and programming
  • Working closely with the Director and other members of the GZL team
  • Presenting and considering the annual financial statement
  • Assessing all external funding and relevant paperwork
  • Setting the organisational budgets
  • Bring to the table any ideas for community outreach

As GZL moves forward, we will be expanding our accessibility and outreach, increasing our fundraised and earned income, providing more opportunities for our audience and network of collaborators, and finding new ways of serving and engaging our community. As an organisation that has previously served artists and our community, we are particularly interested in expanding and solidifying our presence in heritage spheres - in terms of funding, programming and community engagement. We are seeking to strengthen and develop the intangible cultural heritage that zines represent and to validate them and their value to the community.

Our Aims:

  • To provide alternative community arts and heritage education through affordable, accessible workshops and activities.
  • To celebrate zine heritage through the provision of a community archive.
  • To advance citizenship and develop communities by promoting the production and appreciation of zines to communities in Glasgow and beyond.
  • To facilitate the making of new zines and work through skill-sharing opportunities and access to resources.
  • To build community care and connection through our outreach programme.
  • To provide youth development opportunities to young people in our community, such as through our Young Producers Programme.

Our Values:

  • We want to promote equality and diversity by providing facilities and services with the aim of benefitting our community, and providing agency to groups who are underrepresented in arts, heritage and culture.
  • We want to work together with the wider arts, heritage and community sectors to democratise participation and leadership in the arts in Glasgow.
  • We want to support the progression of those involved in our programme at every level.
  • We want to remove barriers of accessibility for people wishing to access the library, festival and its associated events programme.

Application notes

For questions or additional information, please contact LD at

If interested, please apply using this application form:

Deadline for applications: 15th July 2022

Interviews to be held: 18th July 2022

Post to begin: 7th September 2022