Charity registered in Scotland SC009405

Collective brings people together to look at, think about and produce contemporary art in a new kind of city observatory. Established in 1984, Collective has long supported new work by artists who are at a pivotal stage in their development. In November 2018, we opened our new home on Calton Hill, featuring the restored City Observatory, City Dome, and a purpose-built exhibition space. Our programme of exhibitions, walks, and events presents contemporary art in all its diversity. We provide artists with the opportunity to make new work and audiences the chance to see it here first. By inspiring, engaging with, and learning from the people and groups around us, we aim to contribute to local, national, and international conversations.

Current vacancies

Board Members (x2 posts)

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th June 2021

Would you like to contribute to the success of an innovative and ambitious contemporary art charity? Collective has re-opened its doors and now welcomes applications for two new board members. As a volunteer trustee, you will contribute your time and skills to help us achieve our goals and shape our strategic direction. In return, you will receive a warm welcome from a committed board with a shared interest in helping Collective flourish, along with a diverse range of social and professional opportunities.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Welcome Assistant (x2 posts)

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th June 2021

Since 1984, Collective has been fundamental to the cultural vitality of Scotland. Collective is an innovative contemporary art centre; we work with artists to produce new art focusing on artist research, engagement and collaboration. Our mission is to bring people together around new art and we have a vision of a thriving creative society, where the artists of our time inspire new ways of looking, questioning and thinking through art.

The role

This role offers an opportunity to be part of our front of house team dedicated to the visitor experience and every day running of Collective; located in the fully restored City Observatory on Calton Hill.