MacDougall of Dunollie Preservation Trust
MacDougall of Dunollie Preservation Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC028091

Dunollie Museum, Castle & Grounds is run by the MacDougall of Dunollie Preservation Trust

Current vacancies

Heritage Garden Leader (Dunollie GLAD Project)

  • Part time
  • £26,000 pro-rata
  • Dunollie Museum, Castle & Grounds (Oban)
  • Closing 28th January 2022

The MacDougall of Dunollie Preservation Trust (DPT) was set up in 1998 in order to provide specific charitable benefits. The Trust’s charitable purposes are to advance the heritage of the historic castles and property historically belonging to the family of the MacDougalls of Dunollie, Oban, Argyll, hereditary chiefs of the Clan MacDougall, and to preserve and retain in Scotland the artefacts, paintings and others also historically belonging to the MacDougalls of Dunollie, and to advance education through public display and interpretation of these historic assets.

These charitable purposes are delivered in the main, via Dunollie Museum Castle & Grounds. dunollie.org

Overview

The post holder will follow the brand new Dunollie GLAD project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The primary purpose for the role will be gathering content for use in digital outputs, creating interesting and educational online resources for world-wide and onsite consumption. The aim is to contribute to engaging audiences from all over the world in Dunollie’s fascinating heritage using new digital methods.

The post of Dunollie Garden Leader is a key element of the Dunollie GLAD plan, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and designed as our recovery program in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Heritage Garden Leader will have a wide remit, including looking to develop and maintain the gardens day to day and motivating a team of volunteers and community participants. They will work to the GLAD Project outcomes, utilising the charity’s expansive green spaces for physical additions, growing engagement and new opportunities and innovative approaches which will allow existing and new audiences increased access to our heritage safely and comfortably. The plan explores new methods for us to deliver benefits to our community, to re-build revenue streams, and support our local economy, to the standard that our exceptional operation was headed prior to the virus outbreak.

Dunollie GLaD focusses on three main strands

  • Dunollie Historic Garden activity space for social distance and outdoor opportunities.
  • Dunollie Links Post Covid - Community Engagement in ways which meet the needs of the new normal and
  • Dunollie Digital connections taking our resource and bringing it bang up to date in the post-covid world-wide digital market place.
Shortlist

Digital Content Assistant (Dunollie GLAD Project)

  • Part time
  • £19,656 pro-rata
  • Dunollie Museum, Castle & Grounds (Oban)
  • Closing 28th January 2022

The MacDougall of Dunollie Preservation Trust (DPT) was set up in 1998 in order to provide specific charitable benefits. The Trust’s charitable purposes are to advance the heritage of the historic castles and property historically belonging to the family of the MacDougalls of Dunollie, Oban, Argyll, hereditary chiefs of the Clan MacDougall, and to preserve and retain in Scotland the artefacts, paintings and others also historically belonging to the MacDougalls of Dunollie, and to advance education through public display and interpretation of these historic assets.

These charitable purposes are delivered in the main, via Dunollie Museum Castle & Grounds. dunollie.org

Overview

The post holder will follow the brand new Dunollie GLAD project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The primary purpose for the role will be gathering content for use in digital outputs, creating interesting and educational online resources for world-wide and onsite consumption. The aim is to contribute to engaging audiences from all over the world in Dunollie’s fascinating heritage using new digital methods.

Dunollie GLAD establishes a route through the aftermath of the pandemic to provide structure, foundation, methodology for a sustainable new era for DPT. The plan utilises the charity’s expansive green spaces and its digital opportunities for physical additions, growing engagement and new opportunities and innovative approaches which will allow existing and new audiences increased access to our heritage safely and comfortably. The plan explores new methods for us to deliver benefits to our community, to re-build revenue streams, and support our local economy, to the standard that our exceptional operation was headed prior to the virus outbreak. Dunollie GLAD focusses on three main strands

  • Dunollie Historic Garden activity space for social distance and outdoor opportunities.
  • Dunollie Links Post Covid - Community Engagement in ways which meet the needs of the new normal and
  • Dunollie Digital connections taking our resource and bringing it bang up to date in the post-covid world-wide digital market place.
Shortlist
Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

General Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,500 – £32,000
  • Oban
  • Closing 28th March 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, able and energetic General Manager to work closely with the trustees of The MacDougall of Dunollie Preservation Trust to support the continued growth of the business.

This will involve managing the core team and providing innovative planning, fundraising and day-to-day management of:

  • Dunollie Museum Castle & Grounds (including The Kettle Café and The Draper’s Shop)
  • Dunollie Links: busy year-round community engagement programme
  • Dunollie Year-round-trading for Resilience: Off-site/off-season initiatives for income growth.
  • Rolling out the new Transitional Year Plan - adapting all of the above to Covid-19

This role will include continuous development of product for income generation to support the Trust’s sustainability, conservation responsibilities and social value.

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