Print Artist + Organiser

Closing date 8 March 2024

Job Opportunity: Print Artist + Organiser sought by Gaada (Shetland) for its Workshop Team

About Gaada:

Gaada is an artist-led organisation developing resources and opportunities for an intersectional community of artists in Shetland. Our founding aim is to contribute towards a visual culture within Shetland which is more dynamic and representative of the diverse demographic of communities and individuals that exist across the isles. At present we achieve this aim through the developing provision of Shetland’s only visual art making space, Toogs Artist Workshop, alongside an ambitious annual programme of workshops, exhibitions, publishing, and artist development activity.

At a national level, Gaada visibly champions remote, rural environments as sites of artistic endeavour whilst continuing to build supportive networks of dialogue and exchange with neighbouring artists and organisations in Scotland, Norway and beyond.

Job Context:

Gaada’s day-to-day operation is led by a small team of artist staff with support from the wider board of Directors + Advisors. Each one of the core team focuses on leading specific areas of work, whilst also contributing to the effective running of Gaada’s overall programme through daily admin, organisational tasks, and running public-facing workshops and events. Gaada invests in the development of its staff, through training and support, and we are looking for another artist + organiser to join our core team – someone who is able to adapt and grow, alongside the organisation’s own ambitious development for visual art in Shetland.

Possessing genuine passion for collaborative working is absolutely vital, as well as an strong understanding of barriers faced by underrepresented communities entering the creative industries, and how our work can help alleviate some of these barriers. We pride ourselves on being a community organisation that holds inclusivity at its heart.

The Role:

Gaada is looking for a Risograph and Screen-printing artist + organiser who can enthusiastically support the delivery of one-to-one and group workshops accessed by an intersectional community of artists each week through the Toogs Artist Workshop.

Each of the core team supports the operational processes that enable Gaada to run and grow. After a period of settling into the role, you will be supported to manage some key organisational processes, including: Photographic documentation, Communications, and more.

Full details:

Full details of the role including, Job Description and Person Specification, can be found online at:

How to Apply:

To apply for this role, please submit a copy of your CV and a portfolio that demonstrates your passion and fit for this role, in accordance with the job description and person specification shared.

In addition, please submit a statement of no more than 500 words telling us why you want to work for Gaada.


Closing date: 8th March 2024 (though Gaada reserves the right to close applications early).


Interviews: If you are shortlisted you will be invited to interview and must have availability during the following dates:

  • Stage 1 Interviews will take place Online during w/c March 25th 2024.
  • Stage 2 interviews will take place in Shetland during w/c April 22nd 2024.

Interview expenses (including access costs, travel, and accommodation) for candidates shortlisted for a Stage 2 Interview will be covered by Gaada.

As part of the interview process, you will be asked to undertake a practical assessment.

Data Protection: Gaada Projects C.I.C. is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. As part of the recruitment process, Gaada Projects C.I.C. collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. This Privacy Notice describes how we use that data and meet our obligations in accordance with data protection legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018, as may be amended from time to time

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