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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 for a Part Time Project Manager!

Posted: Monday, 19th December 2016

The Scottish Artists’ Union is the leading representative voice for 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 (Attached as a downloadable PDF below).

-       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.

Please note: The SAU office will be closed from Friday 23rd December until Wednesday 4th January. During this period any queries should be sent by email to info@sau.org.uk and will be answered as soon as possible, depending on staff availability.





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.





Posted: Tuesday, 8th November 2016

Due to the increase in membership and the current lack of staffing, we realized that the pressures on the SAU executive as a voluntary committee are not sustainable, and that we needed to undertake an Organisational Review in order to make the best decisions about the development of SAU on behalf of the organisation and the membership. We commissioned Jennifer Hunter of Hack Aye to 'HACK SAU' and she presented her findings at this year's AGM at Southblock, Glasgow, in the forma of a powerpoint outlining the issues and her plan for a way forward for the organisation. She has kindly created a version that we can display here on the website, as a downloadable PDF.