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Traditional Artist in Residence

  • Part Time Job
  • Edinburgh
  • 11/07/2022
  • Part Time Job
  • Edinburgh
  • 11/07/2022

Website The University of Edinburgh

Location: 50 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LH, GB
Apply Before: 11/07/2022, 17:00
Part time
Fixed Term

UE06 £28,756 – £33,309 pro rata

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, Celtic and Scottish Studies

School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

0.2 FTE, fixed term 3 years

Applications are invited for a part-time (0.2) post of Traditional Artist in Residence based in the department of Celtic and Scottish Studies and the School of Scottish Studies Archives. Located within the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, and working closely with colleagues in the Centre for Research Collections, you will contribute creatively to the teaching, research and outreach activities of these areas, while also helping to promote understanding of the traditional arts more widely across the University and beyond.

The Opportunity:

The appointee will be an established practitioner in one or more areas of the traditional arts of instrumental music, song, storytelling, and dance, with a commitment to exploring and strengthening the links between them. They will have proven ability to engage creatively with a varied cohort of students, and a commitment to promoting meaningful engagement with the traditional arts across and beyond the university. The appointee will interact closely with the rich ethnological materials held within the School of Scottish Studies Archives and other relevant University heritage collections, and will be encouraged to lead on the exploration of these in the creation of new work. They will also have demonstrable organisational skills, as well as established connections in the professional traditional arts performance world nationally and internationally.

The appointment is for a fixed term of 3 years, starting in August 2022. In recognition of the demands of working practitioners, a degree of flexibility will be possible regarding the working pattern, although the appointee will have to be available for student consultations on a regular basis.

We welcome applications for this post from all qualified candidates and particularly welcome applications from members of minority ethnic groups, who are currently under-represented in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Expertise as a practitioner of one or more of the traditional arts (instrumental music, song, storytelling, dance)
  • A close familiarity with the traditional arts of Scotland in particular
  • Knowledge of, and contacts in, local, national and international arts practice and performance
  • A substantial body of experience and output as a creator/ performer
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with other creative professionals

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As a valued member of our team you can expect: 

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

Interviews will be held in mid July

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK.  Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

The University is unable to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. International applicants will therefore be unable to apply for and secure a Skilled Worker visa. They will only be able to take up this role if they can demonstrate an alternative right to work in the UK.

About Us

As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

About the Team

The study of Celtic at the University of Edinburgh dates from 1882, when Scotland’s first Chair of Celtic was established, making Edinburgh the oldest Celtic department in Scotland. The department benefits from its close proximity to the rich Gaelic resources, including manuscript, print, and audio recordings, held in the National Library of Scotland and Edinburgh University collections.
The School of Scottish Studies was founded in 1951 to collect, archive and promote the cultural traditions of the nation. Its archives contain approximately 12, 000 hours of audio field recordings, primarily in Gaelic and Scots, and 40,000 photographic images, as well as manuscripts and commercial recordings.
The department delivers teaching and supervision across a broad range of specialist areas. It also hosts or contributes to a range of funded research projects, including the Calum Maclean Projectthe Carmichael Watson Project and Faclair na Gàidhlig. To find out more, visit www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/literatures-languages-cultures/celtic-scottish-studies