Atlas Arts




Opportunity: The School of Plural Futures Lead Artist/ Curator

We are looking for a lead artist and/or curator to co-design and coordinate a new alternative school programme on the Isle of Skye. Working with ATLAS Arts and a core group of eight participants between January and July 2021, the artist/curator will be responsible for planning and delivering 5 x 3 day sessions on Skye between January and July 2021 (in person where COVID restrictions allow). The ideal candidate will have a strong track record in process-based arts projects and creative programming – with a keen interest in alternative pedagogy and curriculum building.

The lead artist/curator will create an imaginative framework for the school – and will work with students to build and realise an ecologically focused, decolonial curriculum that learns through histories of Skye, Lochalsh and the Highlands region.

The project is fully funded by a grant of £36983 enabling an ambitious and well resourced curriculum of workshops and events, and a student stipend. This is a salaried post fixed for 8 months, funded by Inspiring Scotland Creative Communities Fund in collaboration with Skye Climate Action.

How to apply: Please read the recruitment pack, then submit a completed application form (video or sound recording also accepted) and Equalities and Diversity Monitoring form to admin@atlasarts.org.uk by 10am, Thursday 26 November 2020.

Download the recruitment pack here.

Download the application form here.

Complete the Equalities and Diversity Monitoring form here.

Contract type: 2 days / 14 hrs a week, fixed term of 8 months
Salary: £28,000 (pro rata to 2 days a week)*
Location: Portree, Isle of Skye
Start date:  December 2020 or January 2021 

Application Deadline: 10am 26th November 2020
Interview Date: Monday 7th of December 2020

If you would like more information about the role and the work that ATLAS does, or have any questions about the application process, the ATLAS team will be offering informal 1-1 advice sessions across Skye and online.

Application Advice sessions in person:

Wednesday 11th November 3-7pm: Broadford Village Hall Cafe

Tuesday 17th November 3-7pm: Portree, ATLAS Arts office, Skye Gathering Hall Basement 

Wednesday 2nd December 3-6pm: Staffin Church of Scotland Building

Application Advice session online: Monday 16th November 3-7pm

If you would like to attend a session in person or online please contact katharine@atlasarts.org.uk with your preferred time.

To discuss this role and for further information, please contact ATLAS Arts’ Director ainslie@atlasarts.org.uk.

Published on 03 November 2020