The Leith School of Art
The Leith School of Art

Charity registered in Scotland SC007456

Leith School of Art aims to be one of the UK’s most inspiring and leading providers of pre- and post-university art education. Our students come first and we aspire to meet and exceed their expectations.

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  • Part time
  • Circa £27,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th September 2019

Context and Scope

Leith School of Art, Edinburgh, was established in 1988 as an independent college of the visual arts and has built an outstanding reputation for hands-on tuition and an inclusive community ethos. We are passionate about teaching art and design and our students thrive in our dynamic, creative and inspiring learning environment.

We operate as a charity aiming to encourage and welcome all those who want to learn about art and design, irrespective of age, ability or personal circumstances and to provide assisted places for those whose financial situation would otherwise deny them access.

Leith School of Art was set up to provide a close and supportive environment, based on a Christian world view, where students are nurtured and challenged to reach their full artistic potential. Today the School provides the highest calibre of teaching while continuing to function on this uniquely intimate scale. Our high tutor/student ratio not only ensures students are closely supported by their teachers and able to thrive under their tutelage, but helps to foster a sense of community for which the School is both renowned and cherished. We believe that our size and commitment to teaching set us apart as an organisation and make being a student with us a rewarding, vibrant, and in many cases, life-changing, experience.

The School offers a varied range of intensively taught and highly structured courses from full and part-time year-long courses, including our highly regarded Foundation Course and Painting and Drawing courses, to evening classes, weekend workshops and an annual Summer School. Our artistic ethos is to forge a balance between tradition and innovation whilst teaching a fundamental grounding in art and design. All our tutors are practicing artists, which we believe aids their teaching, inspires our students and contributes to the creative energy of the School.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and implement a robust and dynamic fundraising strategy, generating income from a variety of different sources including: trusts and foundations, partnerships, individuals, public and corporate sectors, events, trading activities and legacies.
  • Manage the group of Patrons, including recruitment, administration of membership and financial records, organising events, sending news updates, building relationships, and reporting to the Chair of the Patrons.
  • To build and maintain relationships with other Supporters, Friends of Leith School of Art, and the wider community.