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We are recruiting for a Graduate Marketing Coordinator at An Lanntair – a tremendously exciting opportunity for a recent graduate to develop their skills and experience in a vibrant arts centre environment.

This exciting new post will be based in our busy, dynamic marketing team; supported and mentored by our Head of Marketing. The role will suit a graduate from a marketing or communications discipline – someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a strong appreciation for, and understanding of, the Arts and Gaelic culture.

Each day in the role will be different from the next. You may be involved in working on research to inform audience development one day, then helping work with designers on a brochure and assist in writing and issuing press releases the next. You will contribute to devising our Audience Development Plan, updating our Box Office systems, website and social media, and collating data throughout our work. You will work across An Lanntair’s teams, from Visual Arts to Performing Arts, Education to Film, Café/Bar to Shop, and Administration to Finance.

The role will suit someone who is not fazed by working to tight, sometimes very demanding deadlines; someone who can prioritise their workload effectively and keep a cool head under pressure.

In return, the role will offer an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate seeking to progress and develop their career as a marketing professional in a creative arts organisation. An Lanntair will offer training and development, and a creative, supportive, friendly working environment. There will be opportunities to get up close with An Lanntair’s programme and artists, to experience new and diverse events and exhibitions, and to test and trial new ways of working. We are a diverse team of creative professionals, each bringing something new and different to the team – we celebrate and very much encourage contemporary, innovative approaches to marketing and communications, taking measured risks and being open to change and development of our systems and ways of working.

Application Pack – Graduate Marketing Coordinator


Creative Learning in the Western Isles : Explore and Test project

Artist Commissions: Freelance Artist Educator(s) to work with schools

An Lanntair wish to appoint 1 or 2 individuals to the posts of Artist Educator (English) and Artist Educator (Gaelic) to work on our Creative Learning project.  The Artist Educator(s) will work with school pupils to engage them with An Lanntair’s Visual Arts programme.  They will devise workshops relating to each exhibition (approx 6 per year) and deliver them with visiting Primary and Secondary school groups, adapt workshops to suit the age and ability of pupils.  The Artist Educator(s) will have a working understanding of the Curriculum for Excellence.  They will also carry out gallery tours with school groups.

The Artist Educator role will include the following:

  • Talking about exhibitions, facilitating discussion, and leading creative activities.
  • Making arrangements with teachers in advance of a visit.
  • Liaising with the exhibited Artist(s), Education and Outreach project managers, Head of Visual Arts, other Artist Educator.
  • Preparing plans for workshops, arranging for resources and ordering materials.
  • Ensure the safety of participants in the workshop including adhering to covid controls

Fees will be at Scottish Artist’s Union rates.

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Artist Commissions:  Call out for Lesson Plan proposals

An Lanntair are seeking proposals from artists (any art form) to write lesson plans on topics which are relevant to the Western Isles.   We will commission artists to develop one or more lesson plans.  The projects could be based on any aspect of our geography, biodiversity, history, geology, or culture.

The lesson plans should support pupils to work towards Curriculum for Excellence Experiences and Outcomes in the Expressive Arts, and in other areas of the Curriculum.  They will be made available to teachers through Glow and An Lanntair’s website, to use when teaching Expressive Arts projects.

The lesson plans can be aimed at any level in Primary school: Curriculum for Excellence Early level; First level or Second level.  They can be classroom or outdoors based.  The lesson plans can be written originally in English or Gaelic, and they will be translated to be available to schools in both languages.  A lesson plan could include a film of you demonstrating a skill; or worksheets; or links to digital resources.

An Lanntair will pay selected artists a fee of £250 per lesson plan, plus the cost of expenses for research i.e on-island travel.  You can submit a proposal to write any number of lesson plans.

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Artist Support Programme

Call Out for Mentors and Mentees
An Lanntair’s Artist Support Programme is recruiting for mentors and mentees. The programme covers disciplines of design and art, including writing and performing arts. Please note that when the word ‘artist’ is used in the following information, this includes all creative disciplines.

About being a Mentee
Our Mentee programme is for people of all ages and backgrounds who are island based. Designers and artists who want to be a Mentee must show evidence of their commitment to their art, and efforts to progress their career. To demonstrate this we ask that you produce examples of your work – this can be from the past, but it would be good to have examples that represent what you are trying to achieve now.

Clarify what you are aiming for in your work. What you want to achieve and in what timescale. For example: “I want guidance over the next 12 months to develop a series of short stories.”

Apply to be a Mentee
Please email with the following information:

• A description of your art, and the work you are doing.
• Your experience as an artist.
• Tell us about your work and what your goals are.
• Tell us why you want to be a Mentee, and what you hope to gain from the experience.

Please send up to 10 examples of your work, these should be sent as links or files. If you need any help to prepare this material, please get in touch with Sandra Kennedy, our Artist Support Coordinator who will be very happy to help.

About being a Mentor
A Mentor should hold a degree or equivalent experience and have been working in their art form for a significant number of years. Mentors should have completed a body of work for example: A solo exhibition, a recorded album, or have directed a film. If the Mentor is a designer they should have a track record of producing work for clients.

A strong desire to assist emerging artists or designers is essential, and will give you huge satisfaction when your mentees reach their milestones.

The rate of pay will be according to the industry standard for 2019 this is £35.65 per hour.

Apply to be a Mentor
If you are an experienced practitioner in your art form and wish to apply to be a Mentor please email Sandra Kennedy with the following information:

• A description of your art form.
• A summary of your professional experience, and why you would be a good Mentor.
• Description of how you have helped emerging artists in the past, or your experience of formal mentoring.
• It would be good to know whether you want training in any aspects of mentoring.

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.