About NVA

 
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NVA’s mission is to make powerful public art that reaffirms people’s connection to the built and natural heritage.

The company has produced many unusual and dynamic interventions in extraordinary landscapes over the last 2o years – light, sound and collective movement have been incorporated into the mountains of Skye, city lighting festivals and international cultural events including the 2012 Olympics and the Tour de France – Grand Depart in Yorkshire in 2014.

Our practice uses creative learning and environmental innovation, involving audiences in physically redefining urban and rural settings, revealing how places shape and are shaped by people.

Permanent works, which often regenerate broken landscapes, include the resuscitation of St Peter’s Seminary as the world’s first intentional modernist ruin, to deliver a new model for rural arts and heritage development.

The Hidden Gardens, Scotland’s first sanctuary garden dedicated to peace, was founded in 2002 and has become a much valued part of Glasgow’s cultural life.

Speed of Light and Ghost Peloton are large-scale collaborative public art events. Each live performance generates original film and photography of endurance runners and cyclists in programmable light suits. A continuing world tour has responded to hillsides in Scotland, docklands in Japan, reformed urban sites in England, and the vast industrial landscapes of the Ruhr in Germany.

NVA is an acronym of ‘nacionale vita activa’, expressing the Ancient Greek ideal of a lively democracy, where actions and words shared among equals bring new thinking into the world.

NVA Staff

 

Angus Farquhar – Creative Director

Ellen Potter – Executive Director

Jo Cook – Finance Director

Annie Crabtree – Office Manager / KSP Project Assistant

Claire McNaught – Communications Coordinator

Cristina Armstrong – Speed of Light Project Director

David Cook – KSP Project Director

Clare Simpson – KSP Project Coordinator

Peter Thierfeldt – KSP Fundraising Consultant

NVA Directors

Morag Bain
Jude Barber
Angus Farquhar
Faith Liddell
Brian McLaren (Chair)
Andrea Miller
Ellen Potter
Peter Lawson
Nancy Braid
Burness Paull PLL (Company Secretary)

NVA (EUROPE) LTD trading as NVA
VAT Registration No. 724 2264 56
Company No. SC183523
Registered Scottish Charity No. SC027613
Registered Office: 15 North Claremont Street, Glasgow, G3 7NR

Engagement Coordinator

NVA has produced an ambitious scheme to reclaim the future of the world-renowned St Peter’s seminary complex and its surrounding Victorian designed landscape and woodlands. The project is currently in the final stages of development of a major capital programme which is due on site in 2016, and the completed building will open to the public in spring 2018.

One of the key projects Kilmahew / St Peter’s will host within its pre-opening programme is the launch of Scotland’s Festival of Architecture in 2016. This event will see the first creative response to the site, offering a major highlight to the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

This event will be an ideal opportunity to devise, test and evaluate a range of volunteering and engagement policies and partnerships for KSP with a view to strengthening the approaches to engagement for the long term operation of the site.

Applications are now open for the role of Engagement Coordinator to develop the strategy for the event and work closely with the Project Director in the event planning and delivery of the event in Spring 2016. Taking responsibility for all engagement aspects of the event including volunteering, event staffing, partner and stakeholder management. The Engagement Coordinator will play a lead role in the development of the sites ongoing operations and policy making.

Please read the full job description for further information: KSP 2016_Engagement Coordinator JD 140715

Application Process
To request an Application Pack please email: recruitment@nva.org.uk
Please complete the job application form carefully and ensure that you meet and evidence all of the essential skills. Applications will be assessed only on these criteria.  All applications will be treated in strict confidence. Deadline for application is 12 noon on Thursday 30 July 2015.

Interviews will be held in Glasgow on Tuesday 4 August 2015.

 

 

 

Office Manager (Commonwealth Graduate Fund Post)

Applications are now open for the position of Office Manager at NVA, a Commonwealth Graduated Fund post. The deadline has been extended due to technical difficulties with the Glasgow Guarantee website.

Please read the job description for further information: OFFICE MANAGER_JOB DESCRIPTION – Commonwealth Jobs Fund 150615

Applications must be submitted online via the Glasgow Guarantee website, where further information on the position can be found – https://glasgow.mappit.org.uk

Job reference number: GF/2015/5635

Applicants must register with the Glasgow Guarantee website to apply. Please visit the website or call Nicole Traynor on 0141 287 0453 to do so.

Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria set out for the Commonwealth Graduate Fund: http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3041 

Closing date for applications :  Midnight 20th July 2015

 

 

 

Fundraising Assistant (Commonwealth Graduate Fund Post)

Applications are now open for the position of Fundraising Assistant at NVA, a Commonwealth Graduated Fund post. The deadline has been extended due to technical difficulties with the Glasgow Guarantee website.

Please read the job description for further information: FUNDRAISING ASSISTANT_JOB DESCRIPTION – Commonwealth Jobs Fund 150615_2

Applications must be submitted online via the Glasgow Commonwealth Initiatives Website, where further information on the position can be found – https://glasgow.mappit.org.uk Job reference number: GF/2015/5635

Applicants must register with the Glasgow Guarantee website to apply. Please visit the website or call Nicole Traynor on 0141 287 0453 to do so.

Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria set out for the Commonwealth Graduate Fund: http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3041 

Closing date for applications :  Midnight 20th July 2015

 

 

NVA is a registered Scottish charity and company limited by guarantee. Our operational costs are funded primarily through self-generated income and we are one of Creative Scotland’s Regularly Funded Organisations.

Our artworks are funded through a range of public and private sources and generous public donations. All of these funds are  invested directly in achieving our charitable objectives which are to advance education through the promotion of culture and the arts and to protect natural landscapes and significant architectural heritage.

You can support this work in a number of ways; through specific strands of work such as our education or volunteer programme or by contributing to individual projects.

Donations can be made online by clicking on this link:

www.charitychoice.co.uk/donation.asp?ref=154488

NVA is able to increase the value of your donation through Gift Aid  if you are a UK taxpayer. Please click the relevant box in the form.  In addition, donors are able to claim certain tax reliefs if they pay a higher rate tax.

If you would like to discuss other ways to support our work please email Annie Crabtree in the first instance on annie@nva.org.uk.

 

 



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