Full of Noises are seeking new Board members and Chair

Full of Noises (formerly Octopus Collective) are a sound art and new music organisation based in a public park on Cumbria’s Furness Peninsula, managed by a Board that meets on a quarterly basis. Full of Noises became an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) in 2012 and our principal activity is the commissioning and presentation of new work for the Full of Noises festivals and events series.

We are looking to recruit Board members, including a Chair to help guide the organisation through an exciting and challenging time building on our many achievements over the last few years and re-focusing our activities and facilities to enable us to face the future with confidence. We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants that may be able to offer support and advice towards an in-progress capital development project.

We are interested in hearing from candidates with one or more of the following areas of expertise:

  • Capital Development projects
  • Fundraising
  • Business Development and operations
  • Media, Public Relations
  • Finance
  • Law

Full of Noises is looking for inspiring, ambitious and well-connected individuals with good business acumen, excellent communication skills, and a strong commitment to the arts, to contribute to the strategic growth of the organisation. Our Board Members need to be proactive and influential ambassadors for the organisation, ensure good governance, ensure current business, employer and company responsibilities are implemented and able to attend some events in addition to quarterly Board meetings. We understand that Barrow in Furness is not easily reached by many so we expect to hold a majority of our meetings in Lancaster.
Serving on our board is unpaid but we can offer contributions towards travel expenses and complimentary tickets to all of our events. We particularly welcome applications from those with relevant skills and experience who would not normally consider themselves for these posts.

How to apply

Please complete the short online expression of interest form below, outlining why you wish to join the board and the skills and experience you bring to bear.
Please also email a copy of your CV of no more than 2 sides A4 to: info@fonfestival.org
Click here to access the online form: https://goo.gl/forms/fs4yJedwrcHbEtOx1


Expressions of interest should be submitted no later than: 18:00 on Monday 12th November 2018
All applicants will be contacted by no later than: Friday 30th November 2018

Further info

Please contact us at info@fonfestival.org with any questions or to receive the expression of interest form in other formats.

For more information on our activities:
Visit www.fonfestival.org
Download our recent publication
See two short films from the festival archive

Glenn Boulter
Artistic Director
01229 871332