The Last Hour! Newspaper, publication curated by Timothea Armour, 2017. Photo by Tom Nolan.

Visitor Assistant

Collective is looking for a Visitor Assistant to be part of our front of house team for two days per week from May – October.

The front of house team is dedicated to the everyday running of Collective. They are the first point of contact for Collective’s visitors, and confidently engage with the public about our programme of exhibitions and events while monitoring the security of the artworks in the exhibition spaces. In this role, you will support the monitoring of the site and general housekeeping duties to ensure high standards are maintained for our visitors.

The deadline for applications is 12pm, Friday 10 May 2019.

Find out more about the position and how to apply by downloading the Application Pack, which includes a Job Description and EDI Monitoring Form.

Producer (Satellites Programme)

Collective is seeking a Producer (Satellites Programme), the position is 3-days per week for 1-year (Maternity Cover). The focus of this role is to develop and deliver Collective’s Satellites Programme.

Collective’s Satellites Programme has been developed to facilitate practitioners at a pivotal, emergent moment in their careers and supports the production of new commissions. Based in our office on Calton Hill for 3-days per week, the Producer for Satellites will work with the small programme team to;

- Manage the day-to-day delivery of Satellites, which supports two Associate Producers and three artists per year.

- Work closely with Satellites participants and trainees to support the production and delivery of specific projects.

- Contribute to the development and delivery of Collective’s artistic and learning programmes with the small programme team.

The deadline for applications is 9am, Monday 13 May 2019. The preferred start date on Monday 24 June 2019.

Find out more about the position and how to apply by downloading the Application Pack, which includes a Job Description and EDI Monitoring Form.

Collective Seeks Young Board Member

Collective is seeking a new member to join our Board. Collective board members are directors of the company and trustees of the charity. This role is an opportunity to help shape Collective’s newly developed home on Calton Hill, Edinburgh.

We are looking to specifically recruit a new board member under the age of 28, with a background or interest in the management of the arts, creative industries or visitor economy to complement our current board which include artists, marketing, education, voluntary sector and strategic, business and governance expertise. Board members play a vital role in the governance of Collective and in providing support to Collective’s management team.

We are looking for someone who will:

- Contribute a fresh approach to our business.

- Bring commitment to and show an interest in what we do.

- Help to shape the future development of an important cultural institution.

The new member can expect:

- To develop leadership skills and learn about governance procedures

- An insight into how a charitable organisation is run

- An opportunity to widen their network

- Training and mentoring from other board members

Collective strongly encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to ensure that a variety of perspectives continue to be heard at trustee level. Experience of engagement within a broader community (industry, college, wider society) would be particularly welcomed.

Board members are expected to attend meetings and events, participate in sub-committee(s), to advocate for Collective, support fundraising and support staff. There will be a minimum of five scheduled board meetings a year which the successful applicant will need to commit to.

The full terms of reference for board members can be downloaded here

If you are interested in finding out more please email Vice-chair Akiko Kobayashi for an informal and confidential exploratory discussion.

The deadline for formal expressions of interest is 26th April 2019.

The Artists' Collective Gallery Limited (Collective) is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status.

Satellites Programme 2017

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Satellites Programme

Satellites is Collective's development programme for emergent artists and producers based in Scotland. Satellites aims to support emergent practitioners at a pivotal point in their career through two distinctive and paid opportunities. The open call for 2019-20 participants is now closed.

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Traineeships & Volunteering

Trainees and volunteers are core to the achievements and ambition of Collective, having supported artists projects, initiated and organised events and contributed to the wider development of the organisation. Their enthusiasm, creative and practical support make Collective what it is today. We are committed to providing meaningful, paid work experience for young people and in 2018 are working with a Creative Trainee as part of Scotland's Year of Young People. For further information please contact us.

Summer School & Intensive Programmes

Every year Collective invites artists, thinkers, writers and practitioners from various disciplines to deliver a multi-day programme of talks, walks, workshops, film screenings and activities around a central theme.

Collective’s annual school builds a temporary space in Edinburgh for critical dialogue, practical experiments and learning that is open to anyone interested in the production of contemporary art.


Unfortunately, we are unable to review unsolicited proposals. Please check if you are eligible for our Satellites Programme, which is recruited annually by open application in the spring.