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Graduate Job Graduate Creative Digital Programme Coordinator - The Pier Arts Centre

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: ScotGrad – Graduate Placements for Growing Businesses
Reference: TPAC01
Salary: £17,000 per annum  

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EXPIRY NOTICE: This job has now expired and will not be accepting any more applications.

Closing Date - 25 February 2013
Location - Highlands and Islands, Orkney
Salary - £17,000 per annum

Job summary

The Pier Arts Centre in Stromness, Orkney is recruiting for a recent graduate for a 12 month project to develop the on-line presence of the Centre in three key areas: programme, education and marketing as well as engaging new audiences through social media platforms.

Job Description

The project will encompass the development of a wide range of digitally-based interpretative resources and marketing and retail initiatives for on-line delivery as well as enhancing and extending the visitor experience to the gallery.

The intention is to create web-user friendly content of a high quality that is informative, stimulating, attractive and imaginative.

In the delivery of the project, the successful graduate will work across key areas of the Pier Arts Centre’s core activity – Collection and Exhibitions, Education, Audience Development and Marketing and Retail to develop a full package of resources and initiatives for digital audience engagement.

The project is also intended to extend the marketing and trading reach of the Pier Arts Centre through web and social networking development. The Centre’s use of social media platforms is currently underutilised and there is a clear opportunity to attract new audiences and promote the gallery and its activities through innovative on-line activity. Similarly the use of e-commerce and the development of an on-line shop would increase the trading activity of the organisation.

This position is part funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the European Regional Development Fund.

Skills / Experience


•        Communication skills both verbal and written

•        Computer Literacy – graphics packages/wed-based communication

•        Digital photography, audio and video recording and editing skills

•        Research skills and/or experience

•        On-line technology

•        Use of social media 

•        Self-motivated

•        Team worker

•        Flexible

•        Enthusiastic


•        e-marketing skills

•        Experience in writing content for on-line delivery

•        Marketing skills

•        Experience and/or interest in the Arts and museums sector

•        Interest in the visual arts


Degree in relevant discipline


As part of this TalentScotland Graduate Placement Programme, the candidate will benefit from support from a team within Highlands and Islands Enterprise and also access a five day residential course training focussed on employability and business skills.

Additional Info

Location: Stromness, Orkney

Salary: £17,000 per annum

12 month placement

Location: Scotland

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