While the Pavilion is being redeveloped RPC wish to contract an Arts & Heritage Engagement Officer to work with the Artistic Director/CEO in coordinating and delivering the Pavilion’s Activities and Engagement Programme. Initially, this is a temporary post with a fixed contract of twelve months but may be extended subject to funding. Application deadline Friday 2 September.

Rothesay Pavilion is a category A listed building in the International Modernist style on the Isle of Bute in Scotland, which was opened as a place of entertainment and recreation in 1938. Following a period of decline, it is now at the beginnings of a £10 million refurbishment project led jointly by Argyll & Bute Council and Rothesay Pavilion charity. The Pavilion is currently closed and is scheduled to reopen in the summer of 2018. The redevelopment is receiving funding from several sources included Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Environment Scotland, Scottish Government, Coastal Communities Fund, Argyll & Bute Council, the Robertson Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation, Foyle Foundation, and a number of other private and public sources.

When the restoration is completed in 2018, the building will be leased to the Rothesay Pavilion Charity which will be responsible for developing a new arts and cultural programme alongside community uses. During the closure, the charity is responsible for ensuring the development of a robust business model for the Pavilion, fundraising for the project, and running a programme of activities alongside the capital works which engage the local community, communicating the historic significance of the building architecturally and culturally, and also generate energy and ideas for future use.

Overall Purpose

To work with local communities, schools, and volunteers, and visitors to the island, to engage them in the history, heritage and current work of Rothesay Pavilion, through a programme of arts and heritage related activities and events.

Job Specification

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will have a proven track record of coordinating and delivering successful community engagement activities in a heritage, arts, education or community context. You will have strong organisational skills, experience of engaging audiences/participants across a range of media including online (email, website, social media, etc.) and working with a range of partners, stakeholders and demographic groups, and experience of recruiting and coordinating volunteers. You will have excellent communication skills, a keen interest in and knowledge of arts and heritage, and an understanding of working in rural and remote areas.

You will work with the Artistic Director/CEO of Rothesay Pavilion and the Board of Trustees to develop and deliver the Pavilion’s arts and heritage engagement activities during the restoration of the Pavilion and in the lead up to the reopening in 2018.

This is a fixed term contract for a period of twelve months with an option to extend subject to funding.


Organisation profile:

Rothesay Pavilion on the island of Bute is a Category A listed building which has been at the heart of Bute island life for the last seven decades.


Application notes:

Further information can be found on our website http://www.rothesaypavilion.co.uk/opportunities/

Applicants are asked to write to Julia Twomlow, Artistic Director & CEO at julia@rothesaypavilion.co.uk by 17.00 on Friday 2nd September with a covering letter, current CV, and a personal statement detailing your interest in the position, your relevant skills and experience and any other information that is pertinent to your application.  Interviews will be held on 16th September in Rothesay. 

  • Organisation: Rothesay Pavillion
  • Salary: £26,000 pro-rata
  • Salary info: Part-time, fixed term contract. 21 hours per week.
  • Status: Part time
  • Closing date: 02/09/16
  • Location: Rothesay
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