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Graduate - FèisTV Coordinator - Inverness & Highlands

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Ref: 829 Date Posted: Friday 14 Jul 2017

Graduate - Creative Industries, 12 months, Inverness

Fèisean nan Gàidheal, established in 1991, aspires to realise its ambition of developing the creative talent of young people, recognising their skills, supporting opportunities for communities across Scotland, to access and enjoy Gaelic arts and culture.  Fèisean nan Gàidheal has also launched a digital online service called FèisTV, which has created an exciting 12-month placement opportunity for FeisTV Coordinator, based in Inverness.

Job description

Project Description
Fèisean nan Gàidheal has launched a digital online service called FèisTV.  FèisTV will cover four main aspects listed below to to engage audiences for events and learning using digital means:

  • Broadcast of archive material
  • Broadcast of newly-recorded material
  • Streaming of live events
  • Hosting Oide online learning

The FèisTV service will be incorporated into the Fèisean nan Gàidheal website.  Archived video content will continue to be hosted by YouTube or Vimeo with links embedded in our own website through which they will be accessed.

For live streaming, pay-as-you-go satellite facilities will be utilised owing to challenges with broadband coverage in remoter areas.  As broadband coverage and upload speeds improve we aim to use other live streaming services such as DaCast or UStream.

FèisTV aims to ensure the Blas Festival and Fèis Cèilidh Trails have the ability to increase their reach massively, offering the potential to attract viewers to attend the festival and Cèilidh Trail events in future years, allowing the festival to have a further significant impact on cultural tourism.  FèisTV will enable Fèisean nan Gàidheal to offer a worldwide audience the opportunity to access high quality content that showcases and promotes Gaelic culture, traditional music and song in a modern context.

Oide will help offer the provision of traditional music tuition to geographical challenged areas. Oide will help more young people, and adults, access high-quality tuition wherever they are located.

For informal enquiries regarding this position please contact Arthur Cormack, Chief Executive, T: 01478 613355, E:

This position is part funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the European Regional Development Fund.

Role Description

The graduate will support the following specific tasks:

  • identify volunteers who may wish to get involved in FèisTV;
  • arrange training in the use of the equipment required to broadcast live concerts;
  • ensure agreements are in place giving permission for events to be streamed/filmed and exploring the licensing of music in relation to streamed and archive broadcast and ensuring compliance;
  • prepare a marketing strategy for FèisTV to attract subscribers, paid and free, and planning with web designers the integration of FèisTV with Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s website;
  • co-ordinate the Oide online lessons;
  • identifying a pool of professional technicians who may be involved in delivering FèisTV events and putting together crews as required to stream live events;
  • marketing events through social media to create awareness and engagement round FèisTV events.


Minimum degree, preferably related to broadcast media or the creative industries.  Other subjects accepted provided the candidate has the required skills.

Skills / Experience

Essential Skills

Fluency in Gaelic
Ability to prioritise workloads and to work to tight deadlines
Good knowledge of television broadcasting and/or web streaming
Knowledge of traditional music teaching
Good interpersonal and negotiation skills
Good attention to detail
Commitment to project completion.

Desirable Skills

Good understanding of the work of the Fèis movement and Gaelic arts
Previous experience of using various media within the creative industries sector
Knowledge of Web design
Marketing and promotion
Experience of using IT programmes such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Photoshop


Company benefits
The graduate will have the opportunity to work as part of a dedicated, energetic team within one of Scotland’s most successful community arts organisations.  FèisTV will offer a great opportunity to a graduate wishing to gain hands-on and organisational experience of working in television and the creative industries.

During the placement the graduate will have the opportunity to receive Gaelic language training and should any specialist training be required to successfully complete any of the tasks, we will ensure this is available.

Placement benefits
As part of the ScotGrad Graduate Placement Programme, you will have access to a tailored graduate business skills training course. ScotGrad placements also offer a unique opportunity to connect with a vast network of graduates and ScotGrad alumni. All graduates appointed through the programme are encouraged to use the ScotGrad LinkedIn group to communicate with other ScotGrad participants, learn about any professional development opportunities, including any relevant networking events and build up a professional network.

Additional information
Location: Inverness or Portree

Preferred start date: 31/07/2017

Company information

Fèisean nan Gàidheal was established in 1991 as the independent umbrella association of the Fèis movement. It is a membership organisation that offers a range of services to its members including grant-aid, training, insurance, and instrument loans. Fèisean nan Gàidheal is funded by Creative Scotland, Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, The Highland Council, Argyll & Bute Council and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

Fèisean nan Gàidheal is one of Creative Scotland’s regularly funded organisations and supports 47 tuition-based Fèisean that offer tuition in traditional Gaelic arts to young people across Scotland.  In addition Fèisean nan Gàidheal is responsible for delivering the Blas Festival and supports Fèisean that organise Cèilidh Trails which play to over 10,000 people annually.  We also run the Fèisgoil service to deliver music tuition in schools.

Company sector: Creative Industries

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