SMART enables Suffolk's young people to access life-improving music and arts opportunities, and we bring together Suffolk arts alumni to help us do this. We are looking for a Treasurer to join our board of trustees.
We are looking for a Treasurer to join the board of Trustees, who meet every 4-6 weeks via Zoom, usually on a weekday evening from around 7.30pm - 9.30pm. Trustees based in Suffolk occasionally meet up in person to join the Zoom calls. From time to time Trustees will be involved in fundraising and member events, the majority of which take place in Suffolk.
The Treasurer will also need to dedicate time between meetings (we estimate this to be around 1 day a month) to carry out duties including:
Please see the full job description for a list of the full Treasurer duties, and the general duties of all Trustees
We are ideally looking for someone who has some or all of the following experience and qualities:
Ideally we are looking for someone based in Suffolk, although we will consider applications from candidates based outside of Suffolk who have the requisite skill set and experience.
We believe that diversity enhances and enriches the arts sector and drives innovation. As a charity, we recognise that we are on a journey to be more representative of the young people we support at all levels, including within our Board. We warmly welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates from all backgrounds, particularly candidates from backgrounds currently underrepresented on the SMART board, such as ethnically diverse and/or disabled candidates.
We are a small charity, set up as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, and are run entirely by volunteers. Our roots are in music, growing out of our close links with the Suffolk County Music Service. Since founding the charity in 2018, we have focussed on building our funds through a variety of events, including playing at Latitude Festival with an orchestra made up of our members, and member-driven fundraising initiatives. We are now in a position to offer funding to support talented and committed young people in need of financial support through one-off grants (available for all arts), and SMART scholarships which can help enable access to Suffolk County Music Service tuition and ensembles.
As Treasurer you will help manage, maintain, and grow our funds available to spend on grants and scholarships, and to enable us to support more of Suffolk’s young people across a wide range of arts opportunities.
If you are local to Suffolk, and/or passionate about the arts, this is your chance to apply your financial skills to help us make a difference to the lives of and opportunities for young people in Suffolk.