Narture Ayr

Narture CIC is an artist collective baking real bread and food/drinks from scratch to earn the dough to fund arts projects. We aim to use creativity to reanimate the historic quarter of Ayr, driven by experiential retail and cultural tourism. Our core objective is to provide community benefits by developing income sources, primarily through food and drinks and socially engaged arts. We seek to encourage every aspect of creativity as important: from everyday household skills to high-end aspirational arts, through to the essential day-to-day skills of managing and promoting accessibility to ALL members of society. We are seeking to develop a Sociocracy as our governance based on the values of equality.

Current opportunities

Narture CIC is an artist collective, working to fund arts projects in Ayr. BREAD is our experimental kitchen and bakery where we bake real sourdough bread to ‘earn the dough’ to fund arts projects. So if you love art and food then this is the right place for you! We are a friendly little team in need of some help to make sure that everything is running smoothly. As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to learn about sourdough baking and always have access to some freshly baked sourdough bread; that’s the least we can do to thank our volunteers. Working with us you can also meet new people in your local area make new connections. We are currently looking for a volunteer bookkeeper/treasurer to report to our Finance Director. Main duties will include: - Recording financial transactions - Handling accounts payable and receivable - Managing profit and loss statements and balance sheets - Paying regular bills for the company - Maintaining company ledgers Please contact us if you have relevant accounting experience and would like to join our team.

Narture CIC is looking to work with a experienced sourdough baker, someone who has had experience in artisanal baking or commercial baking, to help mentor and train new bakery assistants. This position would be ideal for a retired baker who is looking to volunteer a few hours a week, has a passion for baking, possibly someone who enjoys training others and would like to mentor new bakers.

Narture CIC is looking to gain specialist financial expertise to support our core team and assist in developing our artists collective. We are looking for a dedicated volunteer to help us develop financial stability, grow and develop our human resources, give strong leadership on our values and moving on to identifying new areas of development. • Contribute to the achievement of the company's business objectives by providing advice and guidance on financial strategy. • Overseeing accounting • Budgeting and Forecasting • Preparing monthly, quarterly, yearly management reports

At Narture you will have the opportunity to be involved in many aspects of the day to day running of the bakery/store including: - Serving customers - Stock replenishment - Till work - Serving hot drinks - Helping with keeping the store tidy and clean We look forward to hearing from you if you can spare a few hours each week to work with us.