Check this page for opportunities to work with us, volunteer with us, and submit proposals to our arts programme. 

Work with us

Job Title:  Full Circle Arts Workers
Hours of work:  Part time, 17.5 hours / week
Rate of pay:  £21,000 per annum (pro rata)
Location:  An Lanntair, Stornoway and community venues throughout Lewis and Harris.
Contract:  Fixed term until 31st March 2020


An Lanntair wish to appoint two Arts Workers to deliver creative sessions including music, song, movement and messy play with children and families in community venues in Lewis and Harris.

Full Circle is an exciting new project which will include new initiatives to support families to access the arts and to have opportunities to be creative together.  It will support An Lanntair’s aims to tackle major barriers to community participation for the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach groups in our islands.  The project is funded through the Aspiring Communities Fund with support from the European Social Fund.

The post will be based at An Lanntair in Stornoway but will involve setting up new activities and working with existing groups in community venues in Lewis and Harris.

About this role

Successful candidates will have wide experience of delivering cross art-form opportunities with people of all ages including pre-school children.  You will have a degree or significant level of achievement in your chosen art form.  You will be self-motivated, and capable of adapting multi art-form activities to make them accessible for the people you are working with.

How to apply

The job description and person specification for this role are attached here:

Full Circle Arts Worker Job description and Person Spec pdf

Applicants are invited to review these carefully and submit a detailed letter of application, setting out the ways in which they meet the essential and desirable criteria in the person specification, and their Curriculum Vitae by post or email to:

Moira Macdonald, Full Circle Project Manager, An Lanntair, Kenneth Street, Stornoway, HS1 2DS.

Should any applicant wish to ask any questions or discuss anything prior to submitting their application, please feel free to contact Moira Macdonald, Full Circle Project Manager on 01851 708493 or

The deadline for applications is Friday 21st December 2018 at 5pm.


Volunteer with us

We are always happy to hear from people interested in volunteering with us.  Please contact our Head of Education and Outreach, Joe Mahony, if you are interested in volunteering in any area of our activities

Visual Arts

An Lanntair’s exhibitions programme is a curated programme, led by our Head of Visual Arts and Literature, Roddy Murray. This means we actively research and select the artists and exhibitions that we feel contribute to the ethos and mission statement of the organisation and our programming principles.  We aim to programme exhibitions of national or international weight and complexity in the Main Gallery, and a celebration of local and emerging artists and the work from residencies and outreach programmes in the public spaces on the Mezzanine walkway and Café Bar areas.

The exhibitions programme is established up to three years in advance. Whilst the majority of our exhibitions develop from the above mentioned curatorial process, we are however always interested in receiving expressions of interest from individuals or agencies for exhibitions with us here at An Lanntair.

If you are interested in proposing an exhibition here at An Lanntair, we ask that you contact Roddy Murray, Head of Visual Arts and Literature  Roddy will then provide details on the process for submitting an expression of interest.

All proposals incoming to the visual arts team are reviewed three times a year and feedback is provided.

Performing Arts

An Lanntair’s Performing Arts Programme stretches across a diverse range of mediums and is led by our Head of Performing Arts and Cinema, Alex Macdonald.  At the heart of all our programming in the Performing Arts Programme there is a desire to present and promote Gaelic and traditional arts, whilst at the same time profiling the highest quality national and international acts for our audiences.   We programme everything from theatre, comedy, dance, music – traditional, classical, jazz and contemporary – and film in our multi-purpose auditorium here at An Lanntair.

The Performing Arts Programme is established up to two years in advance.  If you are interested in putting forward a proposal for our programme, we ask that you contact Alex Macdonald, our Head of Performing Arts and Cinema Alex will then provide you with details on the process for submitting a proposal.

All proposals incoming to the performing arts team are reviewed every six weeks.

Education and Outreach

An Lanntair has a diverse Education and Outreach Programme, working across the arts and with a plethora of groups; from pre-school to care homes for the elderly.  The education and outreach programme is led by our two Heads of Education and Outreach (job share), Moira Macdonald and Joe Mahony, and takes its inspiration from the visual arts, performing arts and literature programme on offer at An Lanntair.  The team develop projects and activities around the themes of the creative programme.  The team are also continuously consulting and researching audiences to support the programming process.  There are also special projects for which we have sought specific funding to develop new audiences.  For example, the most recent programme looking to build an arts-based dementia friendly community.

If you are interested in putting forward a proposal for our Education and Outreach programme or working with our team in any way, we ask that you contact Moira Macdonald, our Head of Education and Outreach Moira will then provide you with details on the process for doing this.