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The pre-eminent representative voice for visual and applied artists in Scotland, and is a vitally needed presence in the cultural and political landscape of the country.

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Scottish Artists Union

Office 231
The Briggait
141 Bridgegate
Glasgow G1 5HZ

t: 0141 559 4999
e: info@sau.org.uk


We're recruiting! P/T Learning Organiser Position for SAU

Posted: Tuesday, 21st March 2017

Freelance Learning Organiser

May 2017 to March 2019

21 Hours Per Week (£30,000 pro-rata)

Scottish Artists Union welcome applications for the position of freelance Learning Organiser. This post is funded by the Scottish Trades Union Congress Development Fund until March 2019.

Job Overview

Organise opportunities for artists to gain skills, enabling them to navigate the industry and to manage the market and economic environment of working in the visual and applied arts in Scotland.

Recruit, organise and retain SAU members by managing a network of artists, urban and rural, using learning as an organising tool.

Increase the understanding of the value of the artist to society by working in partnership, by providing evidence and distributing information on artists’ working circumstances.

Work alongside and integrate artists into the established trade union movement networks and the wider labour movement community.

Applicants should send a CV and details of how they meet the criteria to info@sau.org.uk by Tue 4th April (midnight).

To access the full job description and job criteria please see downloadable PDF files below.




We're recruiting for a Part Time Project Manager!

Posted: Monday, 19th December 2016

The Scottish Artists’ Union is the leading representative voice visual and applied artists in Scotland. We are recruiting a part-time, fixed term Project Manager to oversee the development and implementation of our organisational review.

We welcome applications from candidates who can demonstrate knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for visual and applied arts and a strong commitment to artist’s representation and Trade Union values.

Please apply via email to info@sau.org.uk by submitting:

-       CV

-       Cover letter detailing your relevant experience in relation to the responsibilities and person specification outlined in the Job Description

-       2 named references (References will only be contacted following interview)

Closing date: 16th January 2017, 5pm.

Please note that interviews will take place in Glasgow on 30th and 31st January 2017. 

Please contact info@sau.org.uk for further information


Our organisational review is available here: http://www.sau.org.uk/news/doc/sau-organisational-review-2016-report-by-hack-aye.pdf

For further details please refer to the Job Spec attached as a downloadable PDF below.



SAU Membership Survey Report 2016

Posted: Thursday, 1st December 2016

The SAU Membership Survey Report 2016 with findings collated by independent researcher, Lorraine Simpson, of The Lines Between, is now available as a Downloadable PDF.