Cothroman Obrach – Fèis Eilean an Fhraoich agus Fèis Taigh Dhonnchaidh

Prògram Ceòladair air Muinntireas – Tuairisgeul Obrach

Musician in Residence Programme – Job Description

  • Tiotal / Title: Musician in Residence for Fèis Eilean an Fhraoich and Fèis Taigh Dhonnchaidh
  • Àite / Place: Isle of Lewis
  • Tuarastal / Salary: £8,740
  • Ùine / Time: Approximately 6 months

Bun fhiosrachadh | Background

Tro thaic shònraichte bho Alba Chruthachail is luchd-maoineachaidh eile, tha Fèisean nan Gàidheal a’ cur pròiseact ùr air dòigh do Fèisean ann an 2021 air a bheil ‘Treòir’ ‘s tha Fèis Eilean an Fhraoich agus Fèis Taigh Dhonnchaidh air leth toilichte a bhith mar phàirt dheth. Bidh Treòir a toirt cothrom dha Fèisean ceòladair air muinntireas fhastadh airson sia mìosan (sùbailte) airson leudachadh do dh’òigridh agus do dh’oidean ùra.

With support from Creative Scotland and other funders, Fèisean nan Gàidheal have recently announced ‘Treòir’ a new and exciting project for 2021 and Fèis Eilean an Fhraoich and Fèis Taigh Dhonnchaidh are delighted to be a part of it. Treòir, a Gaelic word meaning “Guide; Direction; Energy”, will allow Fèisean to host a musician-in-residence who will be employed flexibly to undertake a range of tuition opportunities, while developing their own skills and mentoring less experienced local tutors.

Prìomh Gnìomhan | Main Responsibilities and Tasks

Teaching

The musician in residence will be expected to establish a new programme of weekly classes which should compliment and build on the current provision of Fèis Eilean an Fhraoich and Fèis Taigh Dhonnchaidh. It is expected that this will equate to around 4 hours of teaching per week for the duration of the residency.

Mentoring

As part of the Treòir project, the musician in residence will work with a young tutor(s), giving them some training, sharing knowledge and experience to allow them to develop their skills and become more confident in their teaching. These mentored tutors will go on to deliver classes and workshops which will be aimed at children at early years level.

Resource Development

During the residency, the musician in residence will research and collect local materials which should include tunes and Gaelic songs. From this it is hoped that a Fèis resource will be created that can be used by current and future Fèis participants.

Training

Fèisean nan Gàidheal will provide induction sessions and relevant training to successful candidates at the beginning of residencies. There will be ongoing training throughout the duration of the Treòir project and there will also be an opportunity for all musicians in residence to come together and share their experiences.

Co-ordinating

The Musician in Residence will co-ordinate the Treòir project on behalf of Fèis Eilean an Fhraoich and Fèis Taigh Dhonnchaidh.  The main responsibilities of this will include liaising with the Fèis committees and mentored tutors to deliver the programme on time and in budget, keeping an accurate record of income and expenditure and gathering statistical information from participants of the project.

Sgilean pearsanta riatanach is feumail  | Essential and desirable skills:

  • Extensive teaching experience in their discipline(s)
  • An in-depth knowledge of Scottish traditional music and/or Gaelic song
  • Experience of working with young people from a variety of different backgrounds
  • The ability to form positive working relationship with the Fèis committee, class participants, mentored tutors and Fèisean nan Gàidheal. 
  • Experience of using online teaching platforms, such as Zoom/Skype/Google Meet
  • The ability to work independently and to meet deadlines
  • Experience of successfully managing projects on time and within budget
  • Fluency in Gaelic is desirable although training will be provided to the successful candidate should this be required
  • The successful candidate will be required to adopt a flexible approach to working hours (for example, some work may take place in the evenings and at weekends).

The successful candidate will be required to undergo PVG disclosure check through Fèisean nan Gàidheal.

All applicants will be required to send us their CV as well as completing an application form.

Prògram Ceòladair air Muinntireas – Tuairisgeul Obrach Luchd-teagaisg

Musician in Residence Programme: Tutor’s Job Description

  • Tiotal / Title: Mentored Tutor for Fèis Eilean an Fhraoich and Fèis Taigh Dhonnchaidh
  • Àite / Place: Isle of Lewis
  • Tuarastal / Salary: £2,550
  • Ùine / Time: Approximately 6 months

Bun fhiosrachadh | Background

Tro thaic shònraichte bho Alba Chruthachail is luchd-maoineachaidh eile, tha Fèisean nan Gàidheal a’ cur pròiseact ùr air dòigh do Fèisean ann an 2021 air a bheil ‘Treòir’ ‘s tha Fèis Eilean an Fhraoich and Fèis Taigh Dhonnchaidh air leth toilichte a bhith mar phàirt dheth. Bidh Treòir a toirt cothrom dha Fèisean ceòladair air muinntireas fhastadh airson sia mìosan (sùbailte) airson leudachadh do dh’òigridh agus do dh’oidean ùra.

Tha sinn a-nis a’ sireadh neach-teagaisg òga fo aois 25 airson a bhith mar phàirt dhan phrògram, le cothrom ionnsachadh bho eòlaiche agus a bhith a’ gabhail stiùir air clasaichean airson com-pàirtichean òga na Fèise

With support from Creative Scotland and other funders, Fèisean nan Gàidheal have recently announced ‘Treòir’ a new and exciting project for 2021 and Fèis Eilean an Fhraoich and Fèis Taigh Dhonnchaidh are delighted to be a part of it. Treòir, a Gaelic word meaning “Guide; Direction; Energy”, will allow Fèisean to host a musician-in-residence who will be employed flexibly to undertake a range of tuition opportunities, while developing their own skills and mentoring less experienced local tutors.

We are now looking for a young musician, under 25 years old, to be part of our Treòir programme. They will have the opportunity to learn from an experienced tutor before going on to deliver a series of tuition opportunities for some of our younger participants

Prìomh Gnìomhan | Main Responsibilities and Tasks

Mentoring

As part of the Treòir project, the musician in residence will work the emerging tutor(s), giving them some training, sharing knowledge and experience to allow them to develop their skills and become more confident in their teaching.

Teaching

The mentored tutor(s) will be expected to contribute to a programme of weekly classes which should compliment and build on the current provision of Fèis Eilean an Fhraoich and Fèis Taigh Dhonnchaidh. It is expected that this will equate to around 2 hours of teaching per week for the duration of the residency, some of which will at children at early years level.

Training

In addition to the mentoring opportunity with our musician in residence, Fèisean nan Gàidheal will provide induction sessions and relevant training to successful candidates. There will be ongoing training throughout the duration of the Treòir project and there will also be an opportunity for all musicians in residence and emerging tutors to come together and share their experiences.

Sgilean pearsanta riatanach is feumail  | Essential and desirable skills:

  • An in-depth knowledge of Scottish traditional music and/or Gaelic song
  • Experience of working with young people from a variety of different backgrounds
  • The ability to form positive working relationship with the Fèis committee, class participants, mentored tutors and Fèisean nan Gàidheal
  • Experience of using online teaching platforms, such as Zoom/Skype/Google Meet
  • The ability to work independently and to meet deadlines
  • Fluency in Gaelic is desirable although training will be provided to the successful candidate should this be required
  • The successful candidate will be required to adopt a flexible approach to working hours (for example, some work may take place in the evenings and at weekends)

The successful candidate will be required to undergo PVG disclosure check through Fèisean nan Gàidheal.

All applicants will be required to send us their CV as well as completing an application form.

Application and CVs should be sent to peigiann@feisean.scot by 28/06/21

Interviews will be held during the first week of July 2021, date and time tbc.

For more information about this opportunity please contact: peigiann@feisean.scot

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