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Join the board at Taigh Chearsabhagh!

We are looking for 3-4 new board members to support our vision and development as an arts and culture hub in the Outer Hebrides.

This is an exciting opportunity for people who are passionate about culture, Gaelic, and community development. If you have insights, knowledge or skills to share, we would love to hear from you!

Our board members provide vision and oversight for Taigh Chearsabhagh Trust through six-weekly meetings, depending on projects and activities in hand. Some board members are available for direct contact with the staff team (comprising of 4 senior managers and 14 wider team members). We appreciate the varying levels of commitment and experience that people can offer and each of our board members take part in the ways they can, forming a proactive, involved, and friendly team. Our board members each have a key role to play in shaping a sustainable future for Taigh Chearsabhagh at a time of development and change in the arts. Our board members are based both in Uist and in mainland Scotland.

Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum + Arts Centre is a vibrant hub of arts and heritage based in Lochmaddy bay on the Isle of North Uist. Our work centres on reflecting and celebrating Gaelic language and culture, working with our communities to enrich the lives of our people, and offering visitors an inclusive, inspiring, and welcoming environment. We offer vital services to our local community and maintain an international reach profiling the unique ecology and culture of Uist. Taigh Chearsabhagh seeks to be both supported and challenged by the board to ensure we do the best we can.

We are looking to complement and diversify our current board membership, so we are keen to hear from folk who may have skills, interests or experiences in one or more of these areas:

  • Accountancy
  • HR and Management
  • Gaelic language
  • Visual arts in Scotland
  • Heritage / ethnography of the Western Isles

If this resonates with you, please get in touch to discuss further details about working together.

For further information, please contact angusmacnab@hotmail.co.uk (Angus MacNab).

The deadline is Monday 25 March 2024 at 14:00.

Relief Cleaner

Permanent | £10.42 per hour | 33 x 3.5 hour days, per year 

We are looking for someone to join the cleaning staff rota, helping to keep Taigh Chearsabhagh looking its best and staying safe. This is a permanent position providing relief cover for staff holidays. This role includes Saturday working as a routine day. You may occasionally be asked to work evenings and Sundays as part of this role. 

The post holder will be responsible for: 

– Cleaning all public and administrative areas within the premises at the end of each day Taigh Chearsabhagh is open. 

– Adhering to current health and safety regulations and guidelines in the completion of their work, cleaning to the highest standard. 

– Reporting promptly any faults, hazards or risks they may find during the delivery of their duties to the Operations Manager.

– Attendance at staff training and meetings as required. 

– Any other appropriate duties as required by the needs of Taigh Chearsabhagh and as directed by and agreed with the Operations Manager.

Skills, qualifications and experience: 

– Professional cleaning experience is desirable but not essential. 

– Strong listening and communication skills.

– Proven ability to work efficiently and effectively without supervision and be self-motivated.

– Professional integrity and reliability when discharging duties. 

– Ability to apply high standards effectively and consistently. 

– Punctual in attendance.

To apply to join the Taigh Chearsabhagh team, please email a cover letter and CV to taigh@taigh-chearsabhagh.org with the subject line “Relief Cleaner”, or send a video or sound recording if preferred. There is no deadline but we would encourage you to get in touch as soon as you can.

Creative Practitioners for Gaelic Workshops 

Freelance | Scottish Artists Union rates 

We are looking for creatives with Gaelic who would be interested in facilitating workshops. We are keen to work with artists, poets, musicians – anyone who has an interest in developing engaging activities through the medium of Gaelic. 

We are developing plans for creative sessions that are welcoming and accessible. If you are interested in working with us to provide more spaces for Gaelic through the arts, we would be delighted to hear from you. 

All work will be completed on a freelance basis, paid at SAU rates and with travel and materials expenses provided. If you would like support with learning to host workshops, or with your Gaelic, the Taigh Chearsabhagh team are available to help you. 

To express your interest, please tell us about yourself, your creative practice, and your ideal workshop topic. You can write to us (maximum one page), or send a video or sound recording if preferred. There is no expectation to write in Gaelic. You can include links to relevant webpages for your practice. 

All content should be sent to susannah@taigh-chearsabhagh.org