Call for Sensoria Board Members

Call for Board members

Sensoria are seeking enthusiastic individuals with energy, drive and commitment.

We are particularly looking for people with the following skills;

  • fundraising and marketing,
  • a representative from the education sector
  • an artist (musician/filmmaker, visual, digital or sonic arts).

but if you are keen to get involved then we’d love to hear from you.

Please email your CV, any Equal Opps info that you feel relevant and include a short covering letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) explaining why the role appeals to you and the experience, skills and knowledge that you can bring to the position.

Please note that we are keen to have a diverse Board and particularly welcome applications from candidates from under-represented groups.

Closing date: 6pm on 6th April.

 

Time Commitments and Expected Financial Obligations

Board members serve on a voluntary basis and without remuneration, except for travel costs in relation to Board members’ duties.

Board meetings are held on a quarterly basis with dates circulated each December for the following year. Support in your specialist area may be needed in addition to attending meetings, a commitment of 6 hours per month is estimated, although this may vary.

Sensoria is a not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee.

 

DESCRIPTION AND BACKGROUND

Sensoria is the UK’s festival of music and film and we present a unique mix of live performance, film screenings, installations, exhibitions plus music and film industry activity across the city of Sheffield.  Sensoria’s first edition took place in April 2008 and we have welcomed guests including Jarvis Cocker, Laurie Anderson, Chris & Cosey, John Grant, Jlin, Holly Herndon, Bill Drummond, Julien Temple, Christopher Eccleston and more.

We are renowned for our use of unusual venues and our events have included swimming pool screenings and an AV installation in a hotel ballroom. We have brought abandoned buildings back into use including hosting events at Abbeydale Picture House and Castle House.

We also run an informal industry event, SensoriaPro, which explores the latest developments in music and the moving image. We welcome musicians, filmmakers, music supervisors, games developers, sound designers, festivals, students and more all gathering to talk about the craft of music making (eg composing music for film) through to practical advice (eg rights/music clearance for filmmakers). Previous guests have included Chris Watson, Nitin Sawhney, Chris Packham, Geoff Barrow and Nainita Desai.

We also deliver year-round events, exciting education work including Resonator and have a number of virtual projects too including www.uncommonpeople.co.uk – our online family tree of Sheffield’s music scene, past and present – and the Sheffield Music Map, a free smartphone app.

In 2015 we researched and delivered a Snapshot of Sheffield Music scoping out the size of the Sheffield City Region’s music sector.

 

Our Highlights videos from previous years can be found on our YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/SensoriaFestival

 

CONTACT DETAILS

For an informal chat

Jo Wingate (Director)

jo@sensoria.org.uk

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