Jobs & opps

From full time roles to part time volunteer work, our jobs and opps pages highlight some of the industry’s most sought after positions- across multiple sectors, levels of experience and business structures. Look through them today and take the first step to a new start.

+ Post job, opp or space

Job: Steward (Wester Hailes Film and Moving Image Festival)

Hours of Work: 5-10.30pm on Saturday 20th October Salary: Living wage, £8.75 per hour for 5.5 hours, freelance/temporary work. WHALE Arts is a community arts organisation in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh. We are looking for people interested in working as stewards for our up and coming Wester Hailes Film and Moving Image Festival. Changing Perspectives: Wester Hailes Film and Moving Image Festival is an inaugural event for the community, coordinated by WHALE arts’ Creative Placemaking programme. This community-wide event will showcase archival, community and artist film and moving image work. Taking place across October half term it will include multiple screening events, film making workshops for young people and an outdoor projection trail at Westside Plaza. On the evening of Saturday 20th October we are working with Double Take Projections to project a selection of archival image and new film work as part of an immersive projection display around Westside Plaza shopping centre and the surrounding areas. We are looking for stewards for the Saturday evening of the festival to be stationed across the 3 projection sites, to work with the Double Take projection team to watch over the equipment and provide information to visitors/passers by on the festival itself. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in gaining experience in arts events, film and projection projects and working with communities. We are looking for friendly people with good communication skills and interest in community arts and film. How to Apply To apply to be Steward at the Changing Perspectives: Wester Hailes Film and Moving Image festival please email the following to Helena Barrett, Creative Placemaker at a copy of your CV a short paragraph indicating why you are interested in this opportunity. If you need IT support with this you can attend the Digital Sentinel IT Job Search and Online Benefit drop ins on Mondays between 12-2pm at Clovenstone Community Centre and Wednesdays 1-3pm at WHALE Arts. On receipt of your application we will give you a short telephone call to talk about your suitability for the role and training and support will be provided on the night.

Posted 23 days ago

Salary 8.75
Deadline 21 September 2018

  Save for later

Job: Digital Content Producer

DIGITAL CONTENT PRODUCER (CELEBRATING SCOTLAND’S ART) FULL-TIME, FIXED-TERM CONTRACT (24 MONTH), BAND (6) CELEBRATING SCOTLAND’S ART Celebrating Scotland’s Art: The Scottish National Gallery Project is a major capital project to transform the Scottish National Gallery. It aims to provide world-class facilities for the innovative display of Scottish art c.1600 to c.1945 and a full programme of targeted audience-development activities. It is expected that there will be a¬n increase the number of visits to the Scottish National Gallery from 1.1 million to 1.5 million per annum; and the number of digital audience interactions from 0.6 million to 1.3 million per annum. THE PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POST The Digital Content Producer is responsible for digital content development and coordination for the Celebrating Scotland’s Art project. The post holder establishes and supervises content creation, working with public facing departments, creators, designers and external contractors. The producer oversees the development and production of content including audio and video, and its accuracy and tone across media and platforms.

Posted 17 days ago
By National Galleries of Scotland

Job: Youth Music Initiative (YMI) Manager

We are looking for someone to join us and manage the Youth Music Initiative (YMI) programme - the pioneering programme of music development for young people in Scotland. [ Full-time (36 hrs per week) ] You will lead on the strategic development of the YMI programme across Scotland in support of Creative Scotland’s 10-year plan. The role will involve working collaboratively with a range of partners, multi-art form organisations, local authorities and education bodies to develop close strategic partnerships as well as working across a number of projects and funding programmes. The role will also oversee the development and delivery of a range of projects, programmes and activities across all of youth music. Our ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of all aspects of youth music across Scotland and the UK alongside experience of working in youth music at a senior and strategic level, with a track record of successful project management. You will have extensive expertise and knowledge of youth music in all its forms - from contemporary to classical which will include the creation, production, presentation and promotion of youth music. You will be able to demonstrate skills to manage a range of funding programmes across youth music including undertaking assessments and budget management. Extensive knowledge and experience of the arts and creative industries in Scotland combined with excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to our values is essential. Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is: 12 noon, Monday 24 September 2018. Interviews will be held in Edinburgh on: Monday 8 October 2018. If selected for interview you will be expected to be available on this date. If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, an application form can be downloaded from our website at It is essential that all applicants have eligibility to work in the UK. Creative Scotland is an equal opportunities employer.

Posted 2 days ago
By Creative Scotland

Salary £39,519 pa plus pension and benefits
Deadline 24 September 2018

  Save for later

Job: Development Manager

Starcatchers is Scotland’s National Arts and Early Years organisation. We champion world-leading arts and creative experiences for Scotland’s youngest children, aged 0 -5 and their parents, carers and educators that are created by exceptional artists who are inspired to make work for and with this audience. Starcatchers is recognised around the world as being at the forefront of artistic practice for Early Years. We exist to apply the transformational power of the arts to support improved outcomes for our youngest children. Since 2006, we have successfully pioneered methodologies of engaging with and making high quality performances for babies and young children aged 0-5 years and their grown ups in communities across Scotland. We work in partnership with children, families, childcare settings, staff, artists, other Third Sector and arts organisations to deliver an evolving programme of activity that is supported by robust evaluation and research. We are looking for an experienced individual to join our team as our Development Manager. As part of the Senior Management Team, this role will support the development of the organisation and maximise income in line with the fundraising and organisational strategies by identifying and applying to funding sources and new corporate fundraising opportunities, alongside building and managing relationships with partners to grow income. This is an exciting opportunity to support a diverse and expanding organisation build on and further develop its ground breaking work across Scotland and internationally. Full details along with a downloadable application form can be found on our website at Applications must be using the application form as CV's will not be accepted. The deadline is 9am on Tuesday 25th September and interviews will be held on Tuesday 2nd October.

Posted 26 days ago
By Starcatchers

Job: Events & Sponsorship Manager

Creative Edinburgh is looking for an Events & Sponsorship Manager to join their small team. This role focuses on running our core programme of events, attracting sponsorship and maintaining key commercial partnerships. This is a full-time role (35 hours a week) based at CodeBase in Edinburgh, though we will also consider applicants looking for a four-day a week role. Office hours are 9am-5pm, though flexibility will be required to accommodate morning and evening events. Please send your CV and a short covering letter to Creative Edinburgh's Director, Yasmin Sulaiman (, with 'Events & Sponsorship Manager' in the subject line. The deadline is noon on Mon 1 October, but we will be considering applications as they are submitted. Responsibilities *Overseeing the core Creative Edinburgh events programme, *Planning, coordinating and delivering regular events, workshops, and one-off events, *Liaising with speakers, facilitators, venues and other key partners, *Managing event and ticketing platforms, *Developing successful event sponsorship models, together with the Director and the Creative Edinburgh team, *Raising income through sponsorship agreements, ticket sales and new / continuing memberships, *Building and maintaining strong external relationships with potential sponsors, corporate partners, and supporters, *Contributing to marketing and promotion strategies. Requirements *Strong organisational skills, *Ability to work independently, and as part of a small team, *Ability to identify opportunities and follow leads, in order to secure sponsorship income, *Strong interpersonal skills, *Good knowledge of venues across Edinburgh, *Good knowledge of a variety of social media platforms, and ticketing and event platforms, *Proven experience working events, raising income and working with sponsors in previous roles, *Knowledge of the creative industries in Edinburgh, in Scotland and internationally, *Experience working in another creative organisation (desirable). About Creative Edinburgh Creative Edinburgh is a membership organisation that helps creative individuals and businesses thrive through a regular programme of regular events, talks, workshops and mentoring. The network spans over 4000 members, and is a diverse assembly of creative thinkers, makers and innovators. Creative Edinburgh is a Creative Scotland Regularly Funded Organisation, and also receives funding from City of Edinburgh Council. For further information, please contact (Yasmin Sulaiman, Director), or visit

Posted 6 days ago
By Creative Edinburgh

Job: Projects Manager

An exciting opportunity to coordinate and plan our year round On The Road programme of work. [ Permanent, full-time contract 40 hours per week ] The Projects Manager will plan, co-ordinate and ensure the effective delivery of the On the Road programme, achieving maximum impact for audiences and partners, and contributing to the Festival’s strategic vision. A celebration of words and ideas, On the Road blends the very best from groups and organisations across the country with the energy and excitement of the August Book Festival. Produced in collaboration with a variety of partners, this wide-ranging programme of events and projects brings authors, artists and audiences together to inspire each other and to be inspired, to share stories and experiences, and bring books to life for people of all ages in their own communities. On the Road is a key part of our strategy to grow and diversify our audiences and improve equality of access. The Projects Manager works with teams across the organisation to develop and deliver a programme ranging from high profile, one off author events to sustained artist residencies within diverse communities. On the Road is created and produced with partners including libraries, arts organisations, theatre groups, artists, academic institutions, community groups, prisons, reading groups and many more. For further information and to apply for the role please, contact follow the link below >>>

Posted 2 days ago
By Edinburgh International Book Festival

Salary £25,000.
Deadline 03 October 2018

  Save for later

Job: Information Assistant

We are seeking a new Information Assistant to join the team 25h per week. This position will support the daily delivery of Stills' customer service requirements and other key duties. Service requirements and key duties include: • Fielding enquiries from the general public, directing visitors to the range of information available both in person and via the telephone, and completing relevant bookings for Stills' courses and production facilities. • Maintaining Stills' customer database; inputting new data and updating records as required. • Support the wider team in promoting Stills activities through social media channels and online listings as required. • Assist with the set-up/or clear up of events, including hospitality, equipment or information materials as required. • Provide invigilating support for exhibitions; greeting visitors, being pro-active and engaging with visitors and directing enquiries. Full training will be provided. Person Specification This role will suit a person with the following abilities and qualities: • Genuine interest in contemporary art and photography • Good customer service experience • Flexible, enthusiastic and committed individual • Works to own initiative • Strong communicator and interpersonal skills • Computer literate Eligibility Criteria apply for this post** **Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) vacancies are only open to vulnerable unemployed 16 to 29 year olds, including carers, early service leavers (armed forces), care experienced, disabled, young people with convictions and young people on an Activity Agreement who are not on the Work Programme, Work Choice, Specialist Employment Support, Work First Scotland or Work Able Scotland. How to apply Anyone interested in this vacancy should contact their local Jobcentre Plus or Skills Development Scotland advisor directly to receive the application form. Application deadline is Monday, October 8th at 5pm. Visit to find a centre near you. For further information and to apply for the role, please follow the link below >>>

Posted 2 days ago
By Stills Centre For Photography

Salary £5.90 - £7.83/h
Deadline 08 October 2018

  Save for later

Job: Web Developer

We are one of Scotland’s leading e-commerce agencies and are seeking an experienced and talented Web Developer to join our team. This is a varied role within an exciting company that is growing rapidly within the ecommerce market. We have a reputation for building websites with an exceptional design and push cutting edge web development techniques. With a large number of client wins, we are on track to make a big impact in the ecommerce market and need to expand our team. The developer position involves building websites for local and national retail brands. You will be required to execute sophisticated web development projects using HTML, CSS, PHP, XML and JavaScript. Our ideal candidate will have experience with the popular ecommerce solution, Magento. Perks of the Job You'll be working out of one of the best offices in Edinburgh doing challenging work in an inspiring learning environment. If you are successful in your application you will enjoy great colleagues, team lunches, nights out, beers/prosecco on Fridays and healthy working hours. Requirements Strong knowledge of a broad range of web technologies including: - PHP, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and Javascript - Object oriented design and programming - Version control software (Git, SVN) - A passion for constant learning and discovery within your discipline - Thorough knowledge of the full lifecycle of digital projects from strategy, UX, creative to technical delivery - Excellent attention to detail including pixel perfect execution of responsive designs - Great communication skills and proven ability to work within a team environment Beneficial Skills - Magento, WooCommerce or Shopify Experience - Knowledge of Apache, Linux, NGINX - Payment Service integration including Paypal, Braintree, Stripe - Large project build experience How to Apply If you think you are right for the job, please send your CV and a cover letter to including your salary expectations. No agencies please.

Posted 10 days ago
By Digital Six

Job: Scottish Actor Needed

Fuora Dance Project is seeking a Scottish 35+ strong male actor with competent movement skills, strong Scottish Accent to join the company for rehearsals and touring of its production 'W-hat About?'

Posted 5 months ago
By Fuora Dance Project

Job: Life Drawing Models

Life drawing models required for weekend work. Great as extra money during study periods. Get in touch for more information.

Posted one year ago
By Nude Life

Salary 50
Deadline 15 December 2018

  Save for later

Opp: Dewar Arts Awards [ Funding Available ]

Dewar Arts Awards invite applications in any art form for funding to support individuals.Applicants must be under 30, live or work in Scotland, have talent and financial need.

Posted 8 months ago
By Dewar Arts Awards

Job: Head of School Communities

Do you want to transform lives through reading and writing? Scottish Book Trust, a national charity, is looking for an experienced Head of School Communities Programme to lead our high profile and creatively excellent programmes delivered in schools. Are you: • an excellent communicator and influencer • skilled at managing high profile external stakeholder relations • knowledgeable about arts, literature and education policy in Scotland • experienced at senior management level • a motivational team leader This is a full time (35 hours per week) permanent position. Please note the interviews are due to take place on Wednesday 25th or Thursday 26th July. For further information and to apply for the role, please follow the link below >>>

Posted 2 months ago
By Scottish Book Trust

Salary £32,000-39,000 (under review
Deadline 16 July 2019

  Save for later

Job: Advertising Sales Executive

for Scotland’s largest circulation art magazine. Previous media sales experience essential. CV to

Posted 26 days ago
By Artmag

Job: Knitting Teachers

Have you ever thought about teaching a few knitting classes each week? If so, joining the Knitting For All family might be right up your street! Knitting for All's social mission is to spread knitting skills far and wide so that everyone around the globe has access to this life-enhancing skill. Our teachers work part-time and fit their classes in around other work and family commitments. Some of them do just a couple of classes a week and others work a busy schedule of back to back classes together with crafty parties and one-off workshops. It’s completely flexible - you do as much or as little as you like.

Posted 3 years ago
By Knitting For All Ltd