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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 www.creativescotland.com/jobs It is essential that all applicants have eligibility to work in the UK. Creative Scotland is an equal opportunities employer.
Posted 5 days ago
By Creative Scotland
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 http://www.starcatchers.org.uk/who-we-are/our-team/opportunities/ 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 29 days ago
Claricia Parinussa is seeking a freelance assistant to support the coordination of several projects between October and December 2018 as part of her Associateship at Dance Base, Edinburgh and wider work. The role would involve independent working from home or remotely. Closing date: 11am on Wednesday 25th September Contract: Freelance | Fee: £800 for 9 days over 9 weeks Interviewees notified: Wednesday 25th September (evening) Interviews: Friday 28th September (afternoon) at Dance Base Start date: Tuesday 2nd October Claricia Parinussa is an Indonesian-Netherlands movement researcher, artist and producer interested in bodies, embodied communication, communication across cultures and identities: www.clariciakr.com She will host and co-curate a series of events in Autumn 2018 with the aims of opening conversations, challenging perceptions and addressing issues around identity, representation and cultural hierarchies in the arts: ID.Y Fest, 12-13th October in collaboration with Dance Base A mini festival co-curated with Helen McIntosh; celebrating identity, difference and connection. The Caledonia Ball | 13th October Hosted by Claricia Revlon in collaboration with Dance Base and Vogue Scotland In Conversations residency 26th November-1st December: bringing together people, words, sound and movement languages across cultures including house dance workshops with Tommy Sweeney (NY) and a jam. The role: You would be working both closely with Claricia and carrying out tasks independently; liaising with Programmes Manager and ID.Y Fest co-curator Helen McIntosh, and the wider Dance Base team as required. The main responsibilities are to ensure efficient preparation, smooth running and assisting with evaluation of each project; communicating regularly over email and phone with artists, partner organisations, guest artists and public. Formal training is not essential, but Claricia would like to work with someone who: • Has relevant experience of working in the arts or community projects • Has strong communication skills and attention to detail • Has an interest in working with Claricia • Takes initiative and is confident working independently • Can identify with, or has experience of working with, artistic concerns around POC(Person of Colour)/diasporic and/or LGBTQ identity For further information and to apply for the role, please follow the link below >>>
Posted 2 days ago
By Claricia Parinussa
We are an international touring interactive theatre company looking for a Stage Manager/Line Producer to insure the running of our Edinburgh Halloween event. This event is being staged at the Pleasance Courtyard and is a walk-around, immersive event in the horror genre. We are looking for someone with leadership skills, who will take charge of a cast of four actors and work with us to ensure that the performance is delivered to brief. The Director will be working with the cast via Skype, so a great deal of your role will be about making sure that the notes given are followed through in performance. You will also liase with our venue partner in Edinburgh and manage prop, costume and lighting requirments. This a paid position with both an hourly rate and a share of box office profit. We are keen to hear from those with experience in either grass roots or commerical theatre projects who may be looking to build a profile for themselves in stage management, tech, producing or direction. With the right person, we’d like to build a long term partnership, as we have on-going work coming up in the U.K. and Ireland. All applications are welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications close 1st October 2018.
Posted 3 days ago
By Hunted Interactive
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 (email@example.com), 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (Yasmin Sulaiman, Director), or visit http://www.creative-edinburgh.com
Posted 9 days ago
By Creative Edinburgh
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 5 days ago
By Edinburgh International Book Festival
Glasgow based Children’s Theatre Company Eco Drama is looking for a Female Dancer/Choreographer to devise and perform in their new theatre production The Whirlybird. With funding from Creative Scotland and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Eco Drama is developing a new theatre production titled The Whirlybird, in association with Platform. Set in a cosy birds nest made of willow, audiences aged 3-7 are invited to be part of the unfolding narrative, featuring dance, music, object manipulation and innovative puppetry. "A curious creature, ricketie-racketie on ground but in flight, a wildlife spectacle – a blizzard of wings, perfect elliptical twirls, a mass of orange and browns and a cacophony of sound!" The Whirlybird is an ecological ugly duckling tale about finding inspiration in nature, celebrating the differences that make us unique, and the wonder of flight. The set will be designed by Claire Halleran in collaboration with a willow sculptor, and the music score will be created by composer Greg Sinclair. The 2 performers will be ‘Bird’ (the dancer) and the ‘Whirlybird’ (performer, devisor and clown Caroline Mathison). The production will be devised between October 2018 and February 2019, ready to ‘fly’ in spring 2019 at the Puppet Animation Festival. The show will go on tour across Scotland in nurseries, schools, theatres, community venues and festivals throughout 2019. The Role We are looking for a dancer with choreographic experience to co-devise the movement and dance elements of the show along with the second female performer/devisor and director Emily Reid. A theatrical performance style and experience of creating and performing with and for children is advantageous. Musical/singing ability is a bonus but not essential. There will be a few creative development sessions in a local nursery throughout the devising period in order for children aged 3-5 to input into the show’s creation. The starting point for exploration during the development days is the juxtaposition between ‘Bird’ - a classic, graceful bird that can fly the nest, and the ‘Whirlybird’, a more clown-like, clumsy creature, that yearns to fly. A dancer based in or near either Glasgow or Edinburgh is preferable. The dancer must be available for the development dates in late October/early November, and the devising period in early January and February, and ideally the full touring period. For full details of the dates, application process and audition details, please visit the job advert on the News page of the Eco Drama website: For further information and to apply for the role, please follow the link below >>>
Posted -27 days ago
By Eco Drama
The role is to administer, facilitate and develop the extensive music programme of St Giles’, currently hosting upward of 200 events a year. We are keen develop our role as a commercial concert venue. Music Administrator – Heritage and Culture (30 hours) The role is to administer, facilitate and develop the extensive and varied music programme as part of the cultural life of St Giles’. You will be working in one of the most important and historically significant buildings in Edinburgh, welcoming 1.3 million visitors and hosting upward of 200 concerts a year. We are keen to expand our offer as a commercial concert venue. The role will develop this advanced aspect of the St Giles’ operation. Main Duties • To administer the popular, long running Lunchtime Concerts programme. This includes booking and scheduling the concert diary, managing the performances by providing an induction to all visiting performers on arrival and being the point of contact. • To develop and facilitate our programme of evening concerts and expand our involvement in events and festivals in Edinburgh and across the country. • To promote St Giles’ Cathedral as a commercial concert venue, attracting renowned performers from around the world and developing a sustainable additional income stream. • To work closely with The Master of the Music of St Giles’ to develop the activities above and provide administrative support where appropriate. • As a member of the Heritage and Culture Team, you will be expected to work closely with our team of volunteers and help with the day to day operational tasks within the cathedral. • To familiarise yourself with, and become well versed in, the operation of the sound system and associated technology. • To facilitate evening events on occasion; this will involve some late night and weekend working as well as acting as a custodian of the building. Additional Requirements • To gain a detailed knowledge of the Cathedral and its history. • To have exceptional standards of personal presentation. • To comply with Cathedral Health and Safety policies and other policies set out to ensure the safety and welfare of visitors, staff and volunteers. This will include the responsibility of being a fire marshal in case of emergency evacuation. • To provide a verbal report of daily activities and irregularities, such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or unusual occurrences. • To undertake any other reasonable duties which may be directed by line management. Start Date: Tuesday 6th Nov 2018 [ Working Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. 32 hours per week ] For further information and to apply for the role, please follow the link below >>>
Posted -27 days ago
By St Giles' Cathedral
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 http://los.direct.gov.uk/ to find a centre near you. For further information and to apply for the role, please follow the link below >>>
Posted 5 days ago
By Stills Centre For Photography
Live Music Now Scotland is seeking an experienced General Manager to support the activities of the organisation. Live Music Now is the foremost outreach scheme for emerging professional musicians working with a wide range of audiences throughout the UK. Its aims are to promote the experience of live music amongst people who would not normally have access to it, and to support outstanding professional musicians in the early stages of their careers by giving them a variety of paid performing opportunities and training Live Music Now Scotland puts on over 700 events each year throughout the country and internationally, delivered by a pool of 100 emerging artists working in small ensembles across a range of genres - classical, traditional, jazz and world. The General Manager will report to the LMN Scotland Director in support of the successful continuing development of the company, the running of its activities and the implementation of a new Business Plan for 2019 – 2022 which has recently been approved by the LMN Scotland Board. The General Manager will be part of a small, close-working team who work in separate locations. This post is a 0.8 (4 days a week) position. A full job description including duties and responsibilities, as well as a person specification can be found on the Live Music Now website at www.livemusicnow.org.uk/job_opportunities To apply, please submit a letter of application alongside a current CV to Kate Whitlock, Project Manager, using the details below. Interviews will be held in Edinburgh on the week beginning 22 October 2018. For further information and to apply for the role, please follow the link below >>>
Posted -27 days ago
By Live Music Now Scotland
Reports to: Artistic Director and Project Manager Location: the theatre company is based in Edinburgh although the majority of the work is done from laptop and can be carried out from home Charioteer Theatre is a small yet highly active theatre company focussed on international work. We have two main streams: production and touring of our shows in Scotland and Italy (aiming to expand in other courtiers in Europe); strong educational programmes for teenagers, community performers and professional artists. Charioteer Theatre is led by Laura Pasetti. We are looking for a project assistant to support, initially on a six-month basis, both our Artistic Director and Project Manager in the organization of the production and touring of our shows, the planning of future projects and of our theatre courses. The project assistant will be responsible for administrative duties across the organization, project-specific research and supporting the new work of Charioteer Theatre. [ Key Responsibilities include ] Processing and managing invoices and purchase orders /Processing production contracts / Responding to telephone and mail enquires / Booking tour travel and accommodation / Scheduling castings and meetings / Maintaining communication across the organization and freelance artists / Creating and monitoring company databases and mailing lists /Conducting project specific research on request of Artistic Director / Supporting Artistic Director in the running of theatre courses and activities / Managing social media and marketing communications This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, forward thinking and strongly motivated individual not scared of new challenges and willing to grow with the company. The knowledge of a second language is very welcomed although not imperative. [ Essential ] Keen and active interest in theatre / An up to date knowledge of the theatre sector / Excellent organization skills / Excellent written and oral communication skills / Knowledge and experience of working with Microsoft Office and Google Tools / Good time management and ability to prioritize / Ability to multi-task across a range of projects and duties / Experience of conducting research on creative projects / Ability to work calmly under pressure, self-motivate and use own initiative [ Desirable] Knowledge of a second language /Interest in the international art scene and world cultures THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS A GUIDE TO THE NATURE OF THE WORK REQUIRED OF THE POST. IT IS NEITHER WHOLLY COMPREHENSIVE NOR RESTRICTIVE. Hours: 2 days or 16 hours per week on a flexible basis in negotiation with Project Manager Fee: £200 per week on a self-employed basis Term: 6 months initially, with the possibility of extension, from week commencing 5th November Application and Interview To apply, please send the following to email@example.com by 15th October 2018: An up-to-date C.V. A one-page A4 cover letter detailing your suitability and interest in the role A minimum of one contact for reference Successful applicants will be interviewed on 22nd, 23rd, 24th October at St. Margaret's House 151 London Road Edinburgh EH7 6AE
By Charioteer Theatre
We are looking for a motivated, passionate, highly experienced events professional to deliver a first class venue hire and event management service while ensuring Dovecot Studios income targets are met, primarily by selling our distinctive events spaces to corporate, private and public clients. To apply for the role, please send a CV and covering letter (no more than 3 sides of A4), stating why you think you are suitable for the job, to Cherise Cross, Head of Commercial and Visitor Services, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For a job description, person specification and equal opportunities form can be download through the link provided. Deadline for Application: 9am Monday 15th October 2018 First round of interviews: Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th October Second Interviews: Wednesday 7th November Due to the number of applications we are likely to receive we are unable to respond to everyone who applies. If you have not heard from us by 19th October you have not been successful on this occasion.
By Dovecot Studios
Imagine the possibilities of pushing brand creativity and getting consumer-validated ideas to market faster at one of Scotland’s fastest-growing agencies. We’re looking for a Designer to join our in-house creative team, working on an exciting blend of food, drink and financial services brands. You’ll have great graphic design skills and be at home in a varied and fast-paced agency environment, working across brand packaging, print, digital, video, advertising and activation. It’s never the same day twice – and we’re looking for someone who loves that as much as we do. Great skills & attitude: ● Ability to apply creativity to a broad range of work, from animation storyboarding and packaging design to social media content and web design. ● Creatively brave, always seeking out innovative and disruptive ideas and ways to bring them to life. ● A great team player who sees the strength in creative collaboration across the agency and with clients. ● An agile worker, embracing ‘beta’ and willing to pivot if consumer research tells us to. ● A great eye for detail, with an understanding of brand guidelines and creative approvals process. ● Ability to stand in our clients’ shoes, working within time and budget parameters, and always striving to be three steps ahead. ● A confident presenter, adept at selling in and defending great ideas. ● Tirelessly dedicated to ensuring every piece of work is the best it can be. ● Creatively curious and inspiring, always drawing on the latest trends, and sharing new ways of thinking and working. ● Ability to handle and switch between multiple projects. ● Entrepreneurial and ambitious, excited by our agency proposition and vision. Great experience: ● Competent with the Adobe Creative Cloud suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop). ● 2 – 3 years in a creative agency role. ● Expertise in digital (UI and UX) and social media. ● Experience in drinks (brand and activation) and in motion graphics/ animation (Adobe Premiere/ After Effects) would really give you the edge. Salary from £22k depending on experience. Please send your CV and portfolio to Catriona Summers, email@example.com
Posted 2 days ago
By Guy & Co
Posted 13 days ago
By Digital Six
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
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
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
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
for Scotland’s largest circulation art magazine. Previous media sales experience essential. CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted 29 days ago
Craft Scotland has an exciting opportunity for an organised and motivated Programme Coordinator to join our passionate team. Based in the creative hub of Leith, Edinburgh, this new role will support Craft Scotland to deliver its new learning programmes for makers, Compass. This role will suit an organised individual who is a resourceful self-starter. Compass is generously supported by the William Grant Foundation and Creative Scotland. You can read more information about Compass on the Craft Journal. This will be a fixed term contract for 12 months from start date in November 2018. This is a part-time role for 21 hours per week, occasional out of hours working and travel might be required. The salary for this position is £17,000 pro-rata. Craft Scotland is an Equal Opportunities Employer. If you have any special requirements to complete your application or in order to attend an interview or have any other questions then please get in touch. Craft Scotland is a Living Wage Employer.
By Craft Scotland
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