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Craft Town Scotland

To advance the arts, heritage and culture, particularly through (but not limited to) increasing opportunities for crafters and designer-makers, and through increasing access to and participation in contemporary craft and design for all.
To provide recreational facilities and to organise recreational activities, available to the public at large, with a view to improving their conditions of life, particularly through (but limited to) the promotion of heritage and contemporary craft and design, including holding workshops and providing exhibition, gallery and workshop space;


Current opportunities

Craft Town Scotland is looking to recruit Gallery Assistants to join our dedicated team of volunteers at the Barony Centre, West Kilbride. Gallery Assistants will work in the Barony Shop, serving customers, providing information on exhibitions and helping visitors with enquiries. All volunteers are provided with training and support, and receive benefits in return for their time, including; invites to exhibition openings, priority booking for workshops and special social events for volunteers. We are looking for Gallery Assistants for a commitment of one shift a week, Monday-Saturday, 10am -1.30pm or 1.30pm-5pmor Sundays 12-5pm.

Craft Town Scotland is a local charity which has achieved national and international recognition as an innovative and creative base for artisan craft studios, high quality craft exhibitions, educational workshops and other events. The parent company West Kilbride Community Initiative Limited holds the assets of CTS in trust for the benefit of the village in accordance with the aims stated in the Articles of Association.

WKCIL has recently become a holding company which is responsible for the management of resources held in trust for the village. Resources include 3 studios; the Barony Centre; 2 fields and a quarry. A number of other properties are available to WKCIL for a peppercorn rent. The built properties are currently managed by Craft Town Scotland see www.crafttownscotland.co.uk The fields and quarry are the responsibility of West Kilbride Environmental Group. Directors will ensure that the resources are managed for the benefit of the village and are used in line with the aims of the charity.