Learning and Events Officer | Dunollie House, Oban

October 5, 2011

1 full-time or 2 part-time posts at £20,000 pro rata per annum.

Fixed 2 year contract based in Oban, Argyll, Scotland UK.

Fluent Gaelic is essential for either one part-time or the full-time post.

The successful applicant will be responsible for delivering a lifelong learning and events programme at the new heritage & culture centre at The 1745 House at Dunollie.

The successful applicant is likely to:

  • Have experience of working with schools and the Curriculum for Excellence.
  • Have a background in museums, archives or wider arts/cultural activities. Formal curatorial qualifications are desirable.
  • Have a background in the development and delivery of exhibitions, events and education programmes.
  • Demonstrate interest in, and have a good knowledge of, the material culture of  Argyll and the Highlands and Islands.
  • Be an excellent communicator and organiser, with good computer skills.
  • Be prepared to learn Gaelic at evening classes.

Specific outputs will include:

  • Exhibitions and wrap-around events/learning programmes relating to the Collections and Archive.
  • Schools and other targeted learning programmes.
  • Lifelong learning programmes including U3A and working with the elderly.
  • Development and delivery of regular and large events.
  • Arts and cultural events and liaising with local organisations.
  • Co-ordination of a ‘Care of Heritage’ training programme.
  • Joint working with Oban War and Peace Museum and Lismore Museum

The ideal Learning and Events Officer(s) will be energetic, enthusiastic, self-disciplined and able to work within a small team. They will have experience of managing a budget, and must expect to work flexible hours including some weekends to accommodate the programme. The Learning and Events Officer will be expected to use their own car for outreach work, and have a current driver’s licence. Disclosure will be mandatory.

Cover letter and CV to info@dunollie.org by Wednesday 12th October. Phone Catherine Gillies on 07833133928 for any further information.


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