Opportunities & Vacancies

Taigh Chearsabhagh Café

Café Manager

We are looking for a motivated person to join the TC team. Someone who will see this post as a development opportunity; someone who is customer focussed, hard-working, motivated and with a love for baking, good local food and excellent presentation.

You can find more information about the post in the Cafe Manager Application Pack. Please email [email protected] or [email protected] or call in and ask for an application pack.

Closing date; 29th April 2018

Please include the following in your application;

  • A covering letter or email telling us why you wish to be considered for this position.
  • An interesting recipe you would want the Café to offer;
  • The completed application form:

This will be 35 hours per week to include 1-2 Saturdays per month, with 2 days off per week.

This will be a salaried role, £16-£19k dependent on experience.

Good baking skills essential, Gaelic would be an advantage.

Part-time Baker/Kitchen Assistant wanted to join the TC café team

This will initially be for 3 days per week (to include a Saturday) over Easter but hours increasing as the season progresses and some flexibility in working hours is possible.

Baking skills essential, Gaelic language skills would be lovely. £8.75 per hour.

Please send a CV and covering letter to Jane Morrison-Ross at [email protected], by post at Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre, Lochmaddy, HS6 5AA or call us on 01870 603 970.

Gaelic Film & Visual Arts Trainee
Taigh Chearsabhagh Trust

Deadline: 10th May 2018 at 12:00

This role will involve working with our Arts Manager, in his role as creative director of UistFilm to take forward a number of key film projects for 2018.

Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts centre is looking to recruit a Gaelic Film & Visual Arts Trainee. This will be based at our Arts & Heritage Centre in Lochmaddy, North Uist.

We are looking for someone with:

  • Energy
  • Enthusiasm
  • Gaelic language skills
  • An interest in film/television
  • An interest in Gaelic language and culture
  • A willingness to learn

Key skills are:

  • Gaelic speaker with written Gaelic skills
  • Digital native – good computer skills
  • Interest in film would be good
  • Any experience of camera or sound skills would be an advantage (nice to have)
  • Interest in the arts
  • Interest in the culture and heritage of the islands
  • Good communication skills

We can provide opportunities to learn:

  • camera operation
  • audio recording
  • editing
  • digital workflow, data management Digital archiving
  • Writing proposals and commissions
  • Curatorial skills and involvement in exhibitions

We will provide mentoring and training as needed, with particular emphasis on:

  • Confidence building
  • Communication skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Planning skills

This will be a salaried role at 35 hours per week and £15,500 per year. This will initially be a 1 year contract with potential to extend. Some evening and weekend work will be required.

Lot’s of opportunities to meet and work with artists, musicians, film makers and heritage experts.

Location: Na h-Eileanan Siar

For further information, please contact [email protected] chearsabhagh.org


Education & Outreach Officer

Taigh Chearsabhagh is looking for a part-time educational outreach officer, to work with us 3 days per week. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, passionate about the arts and education and is a practising artist.

Gaelic language skills would be preferred.
Main duties will be to:
• To develop, update, promote and implement the education & outreach policy and programme.
• Help forge cross generational links in the community enhancing Taigh Chearsabhagh’s Vision: “to celebrate, investigate, share, and engage people with the cultural heritage, Gaelic language and artistic diversity of AN T-ÀITE AGAINNE Our Place.’
• Develop Partnerships with schools, pre-school groups, community groups, appropriate local arts organisations and the health sector to deliver combined art projects to people in our community from pre-school children through to life-long learners.
• Ensure that Taigh Chearsabhagh’s education and outreach programme meaningfully engages participants and is of the highest artistic quality.
• Devise a range of inclusive and relevant activities which supports participants to be creative and encourages experimentation.
• Promote social inclusion within the Education and Outreach Programme encouraging the participation of groups in our community who are subject to discrimination or marginalisation.
• Develop combined arts activities through the medium of both English and Gaelic

The role will be part-time, 3 days per week with some flexibility in working pattern and some Saturday working to be agreed..

Salary will be £21,500 pro rata for 3 days per week (£13,000).

Closing date 3rd May 2018, CV and covering letter please to [email protected] or [email protected]