engage ScotlandArea: Scotland (Highlands and Islands)
Deadline: 12pm, Friday 20 September 2019

Engage Scotland is part of Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, promoting access to, enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts in the UK and internationally. Engage Scotland represents the Scottish body of Engage members, responding to training and networking needs within gallery education with a Scottish focus. Engage’s programme in Scotland is developed and managed by a Scotland–based coordinator.

It works in partnership with other organisations in the visual arts sector to enable it to share good practice and learning in gallery/visual arts education more widely. Engage Scotland’s programme is supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

The Engage Scotland Development Group (ESDG) operates as a voluntary steering group for the work of Engage in Scotland, influencing programming, supporting the Engage Scotland Coordinator’s role, representing the organisation and offering their experience and skills. Traditionally the ESDG has operated with three Area Reps who cover the very broad geographical areas of Glasgow and the West, Edinburgh and the East, and the Highlands and Islands. Area Reps are also members of the Engage Council. In addition to Area Reps the group has up to four voluntary or co-opted members.

There is currently a vacancy for an Area Rep for Highlands and Islands/member of Engage Council. This is an opportunity for an experienced visual arts/gallery education professional to be part of a lively group working to raise the profile of gallery education and visual arts Engagement in Scotland.

If you work for an organisation you will need to have the support of your manager to take up this role. Before you apply please think carefully about whether you have the time to commit to supporting Engage as an Area Rep/member of Engage Council. You don’t have to be a current member of Engage to join the Development Group but it would help if you have an understanding of the work that Engage does. You will need to join as a member if appointed. Engage welcomes applications from people from a broad range of backgrounds.

Please visit the Engage Scotland website to find the full details of the role and how to apply. Please ring Sarah Yearsley, Engage Scotland Coordinator for an informal chat about joining the Engage Scotland Development Group: Tel. 01738 787 137, Mon–Wed.