Open Call for Workshop Leaders

Ricefield Arts & Cultural Centre, founded in 2004, is a registered charity and social enterprise based in Glasgow city centre. We lead the exploration and promotion of Chinese arts and culture in Scotland by delivering arts and crafts workshops, organising cultural events, producing exhibitions, and creating various arts development and community engagement projects. We are excited to work with a range of partners, in Glasgow and beyond, to engage Scottish communities in cross-cultural exchange through art activity.

We are currently seeking artists to expand our team of Workshop Leaders. We have regular opportunities throughout the year, ranging from short workshops for schools to full day pop-up stalls at festivals. We deliver both traditional Chinese crafts (including papercutting, knotting, calligraphy, lantern making) and workshops exploring contemporary culture. We have a range of set workshops, and are also keen to develop new workshop experiences.

Required skills/experience:
– Experience of workshop creation and delivery
– Confident engaging with diverse communities
– Awareness of Chinese culture
– Reliable, organised and self-motivated
– Chinese language abilities are desirable but not required

Workshop Leaders will have full support from the Ricefield team during the development and preparation of materials.

This is a freelance, paid opportunity. Our standard rate is £25 per hour for workshop delivery, as well as paid preparation/development hours. We also cover travel expenses. We welcome applications from both Glasgow and other areas of Scotland, and are able to work with artists remotely.

To register your interest, please submit a short cover letter detailing your interests, relevant experience and availability, along with your CV, to

Deadline is Friday 8 February at 5pm. We will host a training evening for new artists in late February.

Community Gardener Opportunity

As part of our ‘When Red, Go Green’ climate change project Ricefield Arts is developing community growing spaces in Glasgow. Our aim is to encourage people to reduce their carbon footprint by using local  produce, and when possible grow their own food at home. The growing spaces will be used to grow mainly Chinese vegetables, which will be shared with local people and used in our cookery workshops. The Community Gardener will maintain this garden, and use their expertise to engage with visitors and support gardening workshops.

– Working with the Project Officer and project volunteers to create
growing spaces
– Maintaining growing spaces and liaising with persons within the spaces
– Supporting the project volunteers to learn gardening skills
– Engaging with garden visitors and sharing knowledge of our climate change project activities
– Aiding with the delivery of gardening workshops
– Providing regular updates on progress to Project Officer

Experience/skills required:
– Gardening in professional context
– Knowledge of growing Chinese plants
– Communicating with diverse audiences
– Problem solving abilities
– Awareness of climate change issues

Location: Glasgow City
Hours worked: Part-time, 32 hours per month (approx. 8 hours per week)
Hourly Rate: £10 per hour (£320 per month)
Contract: Freelance, 9 months duration (February to 31 October 2019)

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the role to before 5pm, Friday 8 February.

Any other questions please also contact Lindsey on

苗圃华人文化艺术中心现正推行 “When Red, Go Green” 有关气候变化的项目,致力在社区建设更多种植空间,并鼓励在家中种植,让大家可以进食更多本地蔬菜,减少进食进口食品带来的碳排放,为全球暖化尽一份力。这些种植空间会主要种植中华烹调会用到的蔬菜,得出的农作物会跟社区内的各位分享及用于我们的烹饪工作坊。我们现正招聘一位有耕种专长的社区园长,打理种植空间,协助其 他人的种植历程,跟我们的团队建设友好的社区空间。



工作时间: 兼职,每月32小时 (每週大約8小时)
合约:自由职业者,合共9个月 (2月至31/10/2019)

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Seeking Board Members

Ricefield Arts & Cultural Centre, a registered charity and social enterprise for the exploration and promotion of Chinese culture, has an excellent reputation for delivering original and inspiring creative experiences, cultural events and workshops to community groups, public institutions and arts audiences around Scotland.

We wish to appoint additional trustees to join our small board. We are seeking candidates with community engagement, arts development, volunteer coordination, events or marketing backgrounds, desirably with some knowledge of Chinese arts and culture, or connection to the Chinese community in Scotland. We welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.

All trustees should be able to attend monthly board meetings at our central Glasgow office. In addition, we ask trustees to attend our annual board development day, important meetings with stakeholders and some events, where possible. As Ricefield Arts is a social enterprise, the role also involves serving on our Board of Directors. We therefore ask that candidates are able to demonstrate some business knowledge.

Please note that this is a voluntary role. Neither the trustees nor directors receive any remuneration, however expenses incurred in carrying board duties will be fully reimbursed.

If you are interested in joining us please send a CV and covering letter to outlining your interests and experience.


  • Assist in delivering our arts and education programmes
  • Be part of our marketing and sales activities
  • Gain insight into the day to day running of an arts organisation

There are regular volunteering opportunities at Ricefield.  More information can be found here.