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Job Description 


Arran Theatre and Arts Trust are seeking an experienced person whose role will be to facilitate and support a research group as they assist in the research and development of the Arran Arts Heritage Trail. 


The Isle of Arran has a rich arts heritage which we believe deserves to be celebrated and documented. To do this, we are establishing an island wide Arts Heritage Trail. The trail will be an interactive way for visitors to travel around the island and visit locations where artists have painted landscapes of Arran. It will see the creation of an archive, and will consist of physical placemarkers, a dedicated website and accompanying leaflet. The trail will for the first time make it possible for locals and visitors to visit, learn about and appreciate the locations which have inspired so many important artists. It will be a tourism draw, an educational tool, and an opportunity for the community to come together and learn new skills. The new Arts Heritage Trail will also complement the existing Arran Arts Trail which showcases and celebrates existing artists on Arran. 


This project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arran Trust and being overseen by the Arran Theatre and Arts Trust, a charity who exist to support the continual development of the arts on Arran. For more information:


You will be responsible to the Project Manager, whose role is to ensure the project runs to schedule and on budget, and ensure that the outcomes are being met. 


There will be a Lead Researcher who you will work closely with to set out the learning points for the local community Heritage Research Group and who will give you guidance on the key focus points for you to keep whilst facilitating the sessions.


Role Specification

You will -

  • Facilitate a Heritage Research Group made up of interested people from the community who will meet bi-monthly to contribute to the trail, and learn researching and archiving

    • Book meeting place for the group for each session;

    • Arrange time and place for sessions and communicate to group;

    • Coordinate with the web designer so that they can meet with the research group to develop copy for website and leaflet;

    • Oversee the research delegated to the group from the researcher, keeping the group to agreed timeline; 

    • With the support of the Lead Researcher, encourage and guide the group in their own independent research elements for the Trail;

  • Contribute to a blog about the Heritage Research Group sessions to keep the community updated on the process;

  • Any other tasks commensurate to the post. 


Person specification


  • Experience with research, archiving or running projects 

  • Experience leading and managing a group of people

  • Attention to detail

  • Organised

  • Must travel, with Full Drivers licence and own vehicle



  • An interest in visual arts

  • Good working knowledge of Arran and its communities


There will be a budget for travel to team meetings and for the Heritage Research Group sessions. You will be expected to attend meetings on Arran periodically throughout the project.


Expected time commitment: 1 days a week for 25 weeks

Salary: £3000 plus travel expenses

Application Deadline: 14th February 2020

Job Start Date: Week Commencing 2nd March 2020


This will be a Freelance contract. You will be responsible for paying your own Tax and NI contributions. 

To apply for this position, please email your CV or portfolio including two referees and a covering letter detailing your suitability for and interest in the role to by 5pm on 14th February 2020. Please use “Arts Heritage Trail Application - Facilitator” as your email title.  

For any questions or queries about the role and the project, please contact Eileen Kerr on


Interviews will be held on the week commencing 24th February on Arran.

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