Opportunity: The Society of Designer Craftsmen

The Society of Designer Craftsmen was founded by Walter Crane and William Morris and is proud to have some of the most innovative, talented and skilled craftspeople in the country as members. They promote and support the work of designer-makers working across craft disciplines including Ceramics, Wood, Metal, Glass and Textiles, through exhibitions, workshops and mentoring.

A registered charity, the SDC is run by a dedicated Council of craft professionals – all volunteers. Their President is Sir Christopher Frayling.

Their objectives are to:
• Foster public understanding of craft by encouragement and promotion of design excellence and fine craftsmanship
• Maintain and enhance high standards of design and craftsmanship
• Encourage training and education of new and young Designer Craftspeople

The SDC are looking for some truly great people to strengthen their presence and raise awareness of their work. They are urgently seeking outstanding individuals for the following volunteer roles who enjoy making a worthwhile contribution.

A natural motivator to lead and direct the Council of Trustees and be an ambassador for the Society in the wider circles of the designer maker and craft community. They will lead the Society in its exciting and ambitious growth and development plan while ensuring the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law etc.

Anticipated commitment: minimum 3-7 days/monthCommunications Director
A dynamic person with a proven track record in Marketing and PR and knowledge of the art and design sector to put the Society on the map and gain the recognition it deserves. They will provide an overall strategy for member and public engagement in order to widen their audience and increase their membership. They will guide and advise Trustees and sub-committees to strengthen their message and uphold the Society’s brand values.

Anticipated commitment: 4-6 days/month

A proactive person to support Chair and Trustees in furthering the Society’s ambitions through developing and implementing effective ways of working, leveraging technology. They will prepare meeting agendas, take minutes and respond to enquiries.

Anticipated commitment: 3-4 days/month

For full job descriptions or an informal conversation about working with the Society, please contact:

TextL The Society of Designer Craftsmen. Image: Kendall Clarke. Reductive. Photographer Peer Lindgreen

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