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Timespan, a cultural organisation on the East Sutherland coast, is seeking a Director/Curator to run this innovative, award-winning centre. Timespan is based in the attractive village of Helmsdale and consists of a museum, gallery, archive, workshop space, shop, café and garden. We are looking for a person to continue our research and civic driven programme integrating heritage and contemporary art. We are very much community based and you will be working with an experienced Board of Directors, an inventive team and dedicated volunteers. Timespan was a finalist for the world’s largest museum prize, the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021.

This is an exciting opportunity for a director/curator to drive forward the organisation and maintain its sustainable growth as a sector leader.

Salary: £30,000 – £39,000 per annum pro rata (commensurate with experience)
Hours: 4-5 days per week negotiable
Application: Deadline, 12MD on Monday 17th January 2022
Interview date to be confirmed

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Timespan is proud to offer a diverse portfolio of paid internships. These are structured work-based learning opportunities to support people from all backgrounds to work in the arts sector.


Volunteers make a significant contribution to the work of Timespan, and we are committed to creating meaningful and productive roles for volunteers that will enable them to develop skills, knowledge and experience.

We currently have volunteer programmes in the following categories:


We’re looking to expand our lovely herb garden to include a modest kitchen garden of salads and veg. If you’ve got green fingers and keen to learn from hardened gardeners about successfully growing herbs and veg in a difficult northern environment, get in touch.

Archive & Collection

We’re committed to fully digitising our archive and collections and are looking for people who would like to learn cataloguing, archiving and object preservation skills.


Timespan is blessed by our committed and hard-working Friends of Timespan who organise a range of fun and joyous events including ceilidhs, fashion shows, Burns Night suppers and quizzes. If you’ve got an idea for village events and would like to join Friends of Timespan, please get in touch.