Glasgow Seed Library: Seed Librarian (Community)

Organisation: CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts

Salary: £14,622 (based on FTE £24,370)

Location: CCA and site working around Glasgow

Hours: 3 days per week / 21 hours per week / (0.6 pro rata)
Days of work: Flexible, but includes weekdays, Saturdays and occasional evenings.
Location of work: Flexible, but will include a regular in person office day at CCA and site working around Glasgow.
Contract: Fixed term, 18 months
Start date: August/September 2023
Salary: £14,622 (based on FTE £24,370)
Reports to: Rowan Lear, Seed Librarian

CCA is recruiting for a Seed Librarian. Glasgow Seed Library is a collection of seeds and a community of growers. Since 2019, the library has stocked organic and open-pollinated vegetable, herb and flower seeds for everyone to borrow, grow and save.

It has evolved from a largely volunteer-led initiative in 2019 into a project with two part-time team members. And with the development of this role, Glasgow Seed Library will comprise three part-time Seed Librarians, who work collaboratively and share knowledge to organise, develop and deliver the seed library programme.

While duties can adapt over time to fit the interests, skills and development needs of the postholder, we anticipate each role to focus on a particular aspect: growing, programme and community.

The role being advertised aims to fulfil the ‘community’ aspect of the project, and the job description and person specification reflects this focus. We are seeking a passionate and curious colleague, who is keen to learn and facilitate learning in collaborative, creative and imaginative exchanges.

This role is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Application process
– CV
– A one page (500-1000 words) covering letter. Please address the following:
1. How your experience, skills and interests equip you for the role
2. What particular aspect(s) of Glasgow Seed Library’s existing programme you
are drawn to and why
3. Your idea for a potential community project which would expand or enrich
Glasgow Seed Library’s programme in the future

Please email these to by 12noon, Monday 24 July.

Alternative forms of application are possible, please email the address above to discuss what would work best for you.

You can find the full job specifications and how to apply at the link below.

Application Deadline: Monday 24/07/2023