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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.

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Job: Digital & Motion Designer

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Digital & Motion Designer to join the central Marketing and Communications Team, which aims to be regarded as a strategic service that is integral to the delivery of the University's 2020 Strategy by providing innovative and expert marketing and communications advice and services. We have around 18,500 students studying across our three campuses in Edinburgh and through transnational education overseas. We also have an international community with students from more than 100 countries and over 1,500 staff. We don't just offer a great base salary but we also offer an attractive pension and a minimum of 35 days holiday. It really is an exciting place to work with a clear strategy and growth agenda. Working in collaborating with the team and University partners, you will be responsible for developing ideas, strong conceptual and creative solutions to support the recruitment and conversion of prospective students. To embed a strong and effective brand value proposition in all marketing and communications activities and deliver a positive and engaging user journey on the corporate website ( for our key defined audiences. Strong visual layout, typography and conceptual skills are essential, but this must be coupled with technical ability and a solid knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite. Working as part of a creative team and collaborating with the broader marketing team to produce the best possible work, you will participate in a range of projects from social campaigns, digital projects, video projects and live events. Studio/agency experience required and a proven ability to provide creative design solutions and original design concepts that translate to a variety of media. Provide a demo reel showing examples of 2D and 3D motion (trailer and film main title graphics are a plus)

Posted 12 days ago
By Edinburgh Napier University

Job: Marketing Officer

Horsecross Arts are looking for a Marketing Officer to support the promotion of productions, partnerships and audience development and to co-ordinate online and offline marketing.

Posted 4 days ago
By Horsecross Arts

Salary £19,686 rising to £20,688 on satisfactory completion of a probationary period (pay award pending)
Deadline 17 November 2017

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Job: Patrons Officer Fixed Term

The successful candidate will have proven experience of running a membership programme with excellent communication skills. It is a busy role so applicants will be highly organized and confident in managing multiple priorities, projects and deadlines. The Patrons Officer will be responsible for continued engagement with current Patrons and developing relationships with new contacts. He/she will manage the communications to the Patrons through newsletters, events and face to face. He/she will also devise and deliver the Patrons events programme and be responsible for the effective administration of the Patrons memberships. Cultivation: 1. With Head of Development identify potential Patrons, for both general support and specific projects. 2. Create and deliver a programme to maintain/cultivate relationships with current and potential Patrons, ensuring they are informed of NGS news and events. 3. Manage a list of potential Patrons, creating opportunities for engagement with NGS, with individual plans where appropriate 4. Keep detailed record of contacts made, responses and gifts achieved. Events and Communications: 5. Devise and deliver the Patrons event programme in consultation with the Head of Development. 6. Manage the Patron event logistics and attend events. 7. Attend cultivation and other selected Gallery events. This on occasion may include out of hours working. 8. Ensure regular communications with patrons through quarterly Patrons mailing and other communications. 9. Co-ordinate the Patrons Board meetings, issuing papers in a timely manner, taking minutes and co-ordinating actions. 10. Oversee Patrons membership administrations and ensure smooth running of the Patrons membership programme. General: 11. Build professional and supportive working relationships across NGS and with Development Department staff. Participate in Development Department meetings. 12. Assist the Head of Development in the development of other projects relating to the delivery of the NGS overall fund-raising strategy. 13. Provide cover for corporate sponsorship.

Posted 9 days ago
By National Galleries of Scotland

Job: Playworker

Salary: Hourly rate- £8.45 p/h Part-Time: 22 Hours per week Hours: 2pm – 6 pm Monday to Thursday, 12pm – 6pm Friday Additional hours available out with term time 28 days paid holiday per year. Flora Stevenson After School Club is one of the largest After School Clubs in Edinburgh, providing childcare daily for 80 children with over 120 members. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to join us at an exciting time as we push forward with our improvement plans to become one of Edinburgh’s top ASC’s The post requires a creative, enthusiastic, cheerful, reliable, responsible and assertive individual who has good organisational skills and the ability to work as part of a team to deliver a varied activity programmes for children aged 4 to 12 years. Working under the guidance of our Club Manager and Assistant Manager to • Provide a safe and nurturing environment for children after school to enjoy a wide range of play, learning and leisure activities. • Organise a daily routine that meets the emotional, social, physical and intellectual needs of the children. • Work in partnership with parents, carers and professionals in order to promote the wellbeing of the children. A Level 3 qualification in Playwork, Early Years or equivalent is desirable but not essential. Candidates should have experience in a similar role or childcare setting.

Posted 25 days ago
By Flora Stevenson After School Club

Salary 0
Deadline 20 November 2017

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Job: Edinburgh Fringe Programming Administrator (Paradise Green)

Paradise Green is dedicated to providing friendly Edinburgh Fringe venues, with the interests of performing groups at the very heart of our operations. We are recruiting for a Programming Administrator to support the Programming Directors in advance of the 2018 Festival. Paradise Green is committed to programming a diverse and exciting mix of performing arts, reflecting the best that the Fringe can offer. Previous productions in our venues have won Fringe First, Total Theatre and Spirit of the Fringe awards and have received nominations for many others. In 2017 we had our most successful ever year, with 65 shows and 680 performances. The Programming Administrator is responsible for interacting with prospective companies, guiding them through the application process and making offers. As our programme develops, the Administrator will maintain in contact with our performers and ensure that deadlines (e.g. for marketing copy, Edfringeware registrations etc) are met. The Programming Administrator is also responsible for other administrative tasks across the organisation, in support of the Directors. Flexible hours to match the key dates in the run up to the festival. £8.50 per hour. Please visit for more information. Applications close 22nd November 2017, with interviews over Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December. The successful candidate will start in January 2018, with training provided on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th January. The role is fixed term until the end of August 2018, with the opportunity to extend further at both parties discretion.

Posted one month ago
By Paradise Green Promotions

Salary 8.50
Deadline 22 November 2017

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Job: Fundraising and Development Manager

Mischief La-Bas are looking for someone to join our small, friendly and driven team. Mischief La-Bas is an interactive performance company specialising in street theatre and outdoor arts. They create work that ranges in scale from smaller walkabout acts to large-scale promenade and theatre pieces working in collaboration with a variety of artists. Work is shown everywhere from one-street villages to large-scale, outdoor festivals and urban environments. Crating playful, accessible, interactive performances in public spaces for and with the broadest section of the public. The company is characterised by a positive attitude of irreverence, generosity and humour. It creates spaces that encourage free-spirited expression and distort the every day in a knowing and gleeful manner. Main Purpose of the Post: To research, develop and implement a Mischief La-Bas fundraising strategy with a focus on fundraising through trusts and foundations. Hours: 2 days a week 9am-5pm (days tbc) Contract: 6 months - From December/January 2017 - June 2018 (with possible extension)

Posted 17 days ago
By Mischief La-Bas

Salary 27-32k pro rata
Deadline 23 November 2017

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Job: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Beacon Arts Centre are looking for a CEO to lead the Beacon and its team to successful delivery of its strategic plan ‘People, Place, Partnerships 2017/18 – 2021/22’ The CEO will engage the board, staff, stakeholders, audiences in a shared vision.

Posted 17 days ago
By Beacon Arts Centre

Salary £50,000 (per annum)
Deadline 24 November 2017

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Job: Development Manager

We seek an exceptional person with the skills, experience and drive to take on this pivotal and pioneering role in South East Edinburgh. The newly renovated and extended Bridgend Farmhouse will be ready to open its new facilities to the community early in 2018. We need a highly motivated, outstanding people and facilities manager with a strong grounding in community development and a track record of securing and managing investment. The post holder will manage our day to day operations, including our staff, finances, buildings and grounds, work closely with our Board and volunteers, develop and promote BIG’s activities and services, and ensure we are responsive to the local community and accountable to our funders and other stakeholders. Our ideal candidate will be both community and business minded, comfortable working strategically and operationally, and an excellent communicator. They will have an excellent understanding of how the third sector works with communities, boards and volunteers and be resilient and enterprising in dealing with challenges and bringing new opportunities to fruition.

Posted 18 days ago
By Bridgend Inspiring Growth

Job: Administration and Finance Officer

We seek a first class administrator with the skills and aptitude to take on this exciting new role in South East Edinburgh. The newly renovated and extended Bridgend Farmhouse will be ready to open its new facilities to the community early in 2018. The Administration and Finance Officer will support an evolving administration function at a time of major growth and expansion and help ensure the successful operation and running of Bridgend Farmhouse. This is a new post, initially funded by the Big Lottery Fund, and has a focus on both developing and operating effective systems. Proven administration and financial skills along with self-starting abilities are essential, together with a clear ability to work in a dynamic environment in a community based organisation.

Posted 18 days ago
By Bridgend Inspiring Growth

Job: RBS seek Visual Designer

At The Royal Bank of Scotland, the UX Team in Edinburgh is looking for an experienced and creative Visual Designer to help us make our new account opening solution better for our customers and staff. We’re working on a new system that will let our customers open bank accounts and apply for loans and credit cards as simply as possible – and we want to make the experience satisfying and welcoming. The role involves: · Interpreting and applying the new NatWest and Royal Bank branding and styles to existing and new interactions · Looking for opportunities to improve the visual presentation in our designs to create greater customer engagement and build confidence · Develop new ways of applying and extending brand elements to digital interactions · Developing concepts for new interaction approaches to address business and customer needs · Working with research colleagues to help construct and execute suitable insight gathering exercises · Supporting designers in finding ways to improve the customer experience and reflecting brand values · Assist in the definition of a visual design language, design patterns, and principles that centre around re-use · Developing assets for use by designers and developers Ideally you’ll have 5-7 years experience in graphic design in a digital context. As well as having a creative approach to visual design you’ll be familiar with rich interaction design including the use of animation techniques (e.g. to provide focus and aid communication/understanding). You’ll take part in customer research and testing and we expect you to make a major contribution to the creation of an engaging and successful application together with the Bank’s emerging Design System. You’ll be an active contributor and collaborator in a team environment, working with a team of designers and writers along with developers who are building our applications using Agile methods. Please send your CV and links to relevant examples of your work to Role will commence in January 2018.

Posted 9 days ago
By Royal Bank of Scotland

Job: Account Manager

We are a small, friendly design agency based in Leith in Edinburgh. We’re looking to hire an Account Manager to boost our team and help manage our increasing workload. Ideally, you’ll be able to work on any project, from design, branding and advertising through to brochure development, website and content management. Your primary responsibilities will include: – Client liaison and identifying additional opportunities for our agency. – Executing and managing projects through to completion, ensuring that deadlines are met on time and within budget. – Developing effective strategies in conjunction with the rest of the team. The successful candidate will have excellent organisational skills, exceptional attention to detail and the ability to develop strong relationships. A good level of strategic and commercial awareness are also crucial. This is a great opportunity to develop your career in a fast-paced and supportive environment, with plenty of opportunities for progression. If you’d like to be part of a forward-thinking design agency, please visit to apply and submit a copy of your CV. Salary dependent on experience, no agencies please.

Posted 10 days ago
By Firefly Design Agency

Job: Development Officer

The Centre for the Moving Image incorporates the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Filmhouse Edinburgh, and the Belmont Filmhouse in Aberdeen.

Posted 10 days ago
By Centre for the Moving Image

Salary Up to £23,000, dependent on experience
Deadline 27 November 2017

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Job: Entrepreneurship Manager

Are you an agile individual, with strong links to Edinburgh’s entrepreneurial community? Perhaps you know the work the University does in this area as well? We’re looking for an enthusiastic and experienced programme manager, with marketing knowledge, to take our Entrepreneur’s Club [E Club] into its next decade, running our programme of events and pitching competitions. The role has expanded to reflect the growing appetite students have for all things entrepreneurship; you’ll be supporting us with programming student treks and finding opportunities for student projects.

Posted 4 days ago
By University of Edinburgh Business School

Job: Leith Festival Coordinator

Leith Festival is looking for a part time Coordinator to support its Board in achieving its goals through delivery of its 2018 Community based Work Plan. This exciting and varied role requires a highly motivated person who can demonstrate the ability to organise community events over an eight month period starting in January 2018

Posted 2 days ago
By Leith Festival Association

Salary 15
Deadline 27 November 2017

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Opp: Branding for Beginners

A professional development workshops for Not9to5 professionals. All workshops are designed with the Not9to5 professional in mind and offer a space for individuals to connect and learn. Branding is not just for large corporations with big budgets. If you are ‘selling’ anything to anyone, whether this is a product, service or idea, your customer will want to know you are trustworthy, professional and deliver what you promise. Branding is central to communicating these attributes, and you should see it as a vital asset in your Not9to5 toolkit.

Posted one month ago
By Not9to5

Job: Community Project Worker

Interested in working to improve the quality of life experience for others? Join the Upward Mobility Team! From creative workshops and beyond... Upward Mobility provide support and workshops to young people and adults with additional support needs and learning difficulties. In addition to our creative workshops, we provide a range of workshops to encourage healthy living, such as a walking group, street soccer, outdoor education, dance, gardening and landscaping, cooking and more. We are also looking for talented people to engage our students in our work experience cafe. Full time and part time available, following completion of mandatory induction; a PVG check will also be required

Posted one month ago
By Upward Mobility

Salary £8.50 /h
Deadline 30 November 2017

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Job: Curatorial Assistant

SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART Housed in two galleries and set in extensive parkland, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (SNGMA) is home to Scotland’s outstanding national collection of modern and contemporary art. Consisting of works from 1900 to the present, the collection includes the most comprehensive collection of modern and contemporary Scottish art, and has particularly strong holdings of expressionist and modern British art, and world-class holdings of Dada and Surrealism. In 2008, National Galleries of Scotland and Tate jointly acquired ARTIST ROOMS, a modern and contemporary art collection created through one of the largest and most imaginative gifts of art ever made to museums in Britain. The gift was made by Anthony d’Offay, with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, The Art Fund, and the Scottish and British Governments. This established a national resource which continues to be made available to audiences through a significant national touring programme, with a particular emphasis on engaging with children and young people. The contemporary programme at SNGMA remains a vital aspect of the Gallery’s activity. Building upon the scale and ambition of GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland in 2014, a national programme of exhibitions devised by National Galleries of Scotland in partnership with Glasgow Life, SNGMA is launching a new contemporary programme in 2017, entitled NOW, which will take place across the ground floor galleries at Modern One. This series of six exhibitions over three years will feature the work of artists based in Scotland and those from elsewhere, in order to provide opportunities for audiences to encounter the breadth and wealth of creative practice. Alongside this programme, the SNGMA continues to develop other projects and partnerships, including Pig Rock Bothy, a semi-permanent structure situated in the grounds at Modern One, which is home to a dynamic and changing programme of residencies, exhibitions, workshops and events. PURPOSE OF ROLE: The Curatorial Assistant assists curatorial colleagues with the organisation, administration and delivery of temporary exhibitions and collection displays at Modern One and Two, ARTIST ROOMS, collections research, loans, acquisitions and digitisation. The post assists with the delivery of information in its various forms to the public, and updates departmental records as necessary.

Posted 5 days ago
By National Galleries of Scotland

Salary £17,960 - £19,139 per annum
Deadline 30 November 2017

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Job: Delegate Liaison Manager

The Edinburgh International Culture Summit Foundation is seeking a Delegate Liaison Manager to co-ordinate attendance of international Culture Ministers at the fourth Culture Summit, 22-24 Agust 2018.

Posted 3 days ago
By Edinburgh International Culture Summit Foundation

Job: Freelance Dance Tutors

The Brunton is recruiting for freelance dance tutors to work with us on a variety of projects with young people. We would particularly like to hear from specialists in breakdance, street dance or commercial dance, who have experience of working with young people in a community environment. Availability during Monday to Friday afternoons and early evening essential. Competitive rates dependent on experience. Please send CVs to

Posted 17 days ago
By The Brunton: East Lothian Council Arts Service

Job: Collections and Engagement Assistant

Are you keen to establish a career in the heritage and museums sector? This position will provide you with an excellent first stepping stone and the opportunity to develop new skills in a small ambitious heritage organisation. The Abbotsford Trust are offering an entry level opportunity to join the team responsible for the upkeep and management of an internationally renowned historic house and museum collection. 28 hours per week Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott, is in the Scottish Borders and easily accessible from Edinburgh by rail or car. Full details and application packs are available at: Deadline for applications: Monday 4th December, 12pm Interviews scheduled for Monday 11th December

Posted 11 days ago
By The Abbotsford Trust

Salary £10,920 – £11,657 pro rata pa based on experience (f/t £13,650-£14,572)
Deadline 04 December 2017

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Job: Youth Theatre Musical Director

Project Theatre are currently looking to hire a musical director for our future productions. We need outgoing, energetic and educated/trained people to teach all aspects of singing in theatre. You are required to teach basic vocal technique as well. Experience in musical theatre is required, as well as a previous job with children. If your experience does not reflect both requirements, you will not be considered. Some form of training, qualifications or/and considerable experience in the Arts or being a current student is desired.

Posted one month ago
By Project Theatre

Job: Community Development Assistant

We are seeking a highly motivated person with a track record of designing and delivering community based activities for targeted groups and experience of working with volunteers. An interest in practical construction or craft-based activities and tasks would be beneficial. The Community Development Assistant will be responsible for planning, running and evaluating the Wednesday activity sessions at Bridgend Farmhouse, as part of the Bridgend Active Communities project. They will also support wider community engagement and help enable and increase local participation in the sessions. The post is funded for 24 months by the People’s Health Trust Active Communities Fund to enable BIG to sustain and further develop its community development activities. Bridgend Inspiring Growth is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Registration number SC042769) serving the communities of Craigmillar, Inch and Gilmerton in south east Edinburgh. Our mission is to help people live more healthily and happily, through the renovation and transformation of Bridgend Farmhouse into a community-owned centre for learning, eating and exercise. With building work due for completion later this year we are now starting to recruit our staff team. Bridgend Farmhouse is located at the entrance to Craigmillar Castle Park, at 41 Old Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh EH16 4TE.

Posted 15 days ago
By Bridgend Inspiring Growth

Opp: Commission

Rhythm Machine is a nightclub which is founded on the idea that a city's music & contemporary art scenes should be intrinsically linked. From 2015-16, it was the sole resident nightclub at Edinburgh arts venue Summerhall & it is now based between Studio 24 in Edinburgh & The Art School in Glasgow. We are currently looking for artists for our May - December 2017 programme. For further information, please contact (, or call 07942740832,

Posted 9 months ago
By Above A Sleeping City

Job: Drama Workshop Leader

Mix Up Theatre are currently looking for Edinburgh based freelance workshop leaders for children's drama classes ages 3-18. The applicants must have experience of working with children and have a recent PVG. The drama classes run on Monday nights (6:15pm - 8:30pm) and Saturdays. We are currently looking for Workshop leaders for the Monday classes but may be able to offer extra work on the Saturdays if of interest. The position will begin in January. Competitive rates of pay based on experience. Please send C.V. with relevant experience to

Posted 3 days ago
By Mix Up Theatre

Job: Bursary Artists for Expecting Something

We are looking for emerging artists from a variety of disciplines that are interested in collaborating with young parents and their babies (bumps -2 years) on dynamic 5 or 10 week projects. Open to: Costume designers, Puppeteers, Theatre makers, DJs, Musicians, Dancers, Spoken word artists, Aerial artists, Visual artists, Film-makers, lllustrators, Animators, Jewellery makers, Graphic designers and more . . . surprise us!

Posted 3 days ago
By Starcatchers

Job: Performance & Events Officer

Aberdeen City Council are looking for someone with experience of event management and/or the performing arts, with an understanding of audience development, including current social inclusion, cultural and community regeneration issues and initiatives.This role focuses on the planning and implementation of informal participatory events and performances for a wide range of audiences, making use of the venues and collections of Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums.

Posted 8 months ago
By Aberdeen City Council

Salary £23,558 - £26,936 pro rata
Deadline 18 March 2018

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Job: JQuery Instructor required

Java Scipt / JQuery instructor required for delivering classroom courses in Edinburgh. May be asked to go onsite around Scotland.

Posted one year ago
By Java Script

Salary £300 per day + travel outside Edinburgh
Deadline 20 April 2018

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Job: Journalism roles

The BBC is the world's leading public service broadcaster and making the biggest single investment in broadcast content in Scotland in over twenty years. This is an exciting time for BBC Scotland and I am keen to hear from journalists who would like to be a part of our family and join our first class, creative News Teams across Scotland. Connect with me or email your CV to

Posted 10 days ago
By BBC Scotland

Job: Fundraising Manager

A passionate and persuasive fundraiser, you’ll have responsibility from the word go, a creative licence and a central role in growing our charity. 16 hrs/wk, Thu-Fri; £20,000 pro-rata.

Posted one month ago
By The John Byrne Award

Salary £20,000 pro-rata.
Deadline 16 November 2018

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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 11 months ago
By Nude Life

Salary 50
Deadline 15 December 2018

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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 2 years ago
By Knitting For All Ltd

Job: Sound Recordist / AC for 2-day film shoot

Kinetoscope Studios are looking for a sound recordist / AC to join our small team (of three people) for a 2-day shoot in Edinburgh / Leith on the 4th and 5th December.

Posted 10 days ago
By Kinetoscope Studios