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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: Widening Participation Officer (ACES Project)

Applications are invited for the role of Widening Participation Officer (Access to Creative Education Scotland, ACES) at the University of Edinburgh. The ACES project provides workshops and other events - on campus, in schools and at other locations, such as galleries and public learning venues - which offer practical experience for potential art / design / architecture applicants. The post holder will be the public face of the ACES project to prospective students and their teachers, parents and advisers and will be responsible for the day-to-day co-ordination, organisation and administration of the ACES project. You will be expected to plan all aspects of the ACES project and, often in collaboration with other practitioners but sometimes alone, deliver activities, which will include working closely with academic and admissions colleagues at the University’s Edinburgh College of Art (ECA), and external art / design / architecture practitioners. This is a full-time, fixed-term position, available until July 2020, with the possibility of extension. Starting salary: £27,830 (Grade UE06). Full information and link to application form. Vacancy reference number 045741 via the link below >>> OR please contact (Lesley Stokes)

Posted 17 days ago
By The University of Edinburgh

Salary £27,830
Deadline 18 November 2018

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Job: Head of Communications

The Edinburgh International Festival is looking for an experienced, passionate and dedicated Head of Communications to join the team. We want you to help us deliver this unparalleled celebration of the performing arts, which brings some of the most exciting and creative artists working today to audiences from around the world. The Head of Communications will develop and deliver the international Festival’s communications strategy across all channels. Leading a fast-moving media team and acting as second-in-charge to the Marketing & Communications Director, the successful applicant will confidently represent the International Festival brand. Full time, permanent £40,000-£43,000 For a full job description and to apply online, visit Closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 20th November 2018 Interviews will be held 22-30 November Funded by The City of Edinburgh Council and Creative Scotland. Registered charity number SC004694. For further information, please contact or visit the link below >>>

Posted 17 days ago
By Edinburgh International Festival

Salary £40,000-£43,000
Deadline 19 November 2018

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Job: Entertainments & Events Assistant (15 hours per week)

The role of the Entertainments and Events Assistant is to support the Ents & Events Manager by providing a range of administrative support alongside involvement in year round projects. We are looking for someone with energy and enthusiasm, with strong organisational and administration skills and the ability to work both as part of a team and under their own initiative. Previous experience in an administrative and/or operational role is essential, and the successful applicant will also have a keen interest in the events industry. This is a part time post (15 hours per week over 3 days). Salary is £6,359 per annum (£15,897 full-time equivalent). For more information, follow the link below.

Posted 8 days ago
By Edinburgh University Students' Association

Salary 6359
Deadline 22 November 2018

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Job: Figurenotes Officer Maternity Cover

• Are you comfortable in a varied role that includes marketing and customer support? • Are you passionate about accessibility in all aspects of music-making? • Do you have a strong understanding of music notation? Drake Music Scotland are the nation’s leading organisation providing music education opportunities to disabled musicians of all ages. A key part of the Drake Music Scotland programme is working with Figurenotes notation and its use spreads across all of our projects. 
Figurenotes notation was invented in Finland and is an intuitive form of notation that uses colour and shape to show pitch and rhythm. It is perfect for all beginners, and is also particularly useful for people with dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder and many other additional support needs. Figurenotes notation progresses to standard notation through three simple stages. Figurenotes is used and distributed globally, and the Figurenotes Officer is responsible for all aspects of the Figurenotes project, including creation of resources, marketing and promotion, organising events and training, as well as being the main point of contact for enquiries relating to Figurenotes. More information on Figurenotes notation and its application can be found at This post is a Maternity cover for 9 months with potential to extend to 12 months. Hours are 25.5 hours a week, and flexible. Salary is £18,000 pro rata. Closing date is Monday 26th November 2018 at 5pm. Interviews will be held week beginning 3rd December 2018. Drake Music Scotland is an Equal Opportunities employer. We are committed to equality and inclusivity across our work and organisation. We are specifically welcoming of Disabled applicants and will make any reasonable adjustments required for any part of the recruitment process, and to support you in your role. All Disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria will be invited to interview. In addition, we are especially welcoming of other under-represented groups in the organisation including BME and LGBTQ people. If you are keen to learn more about Figurenotes, book a place on our Figurenotes training day. Our Music Teacher’s Toolbox event takes place on Saturday 24th November, which is 2 days before the closing date of Monday 26th November.

Posted 4 days ago
By Drake Music Scotland

Salary 18000
Deadline 26 November 2018

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Job: Head of HR and OD

The main function of the Human Resources Department is to develop HR & OD strategy and policies, and to take overall responsibility for all aspects of HR management. A key function of the Department is to advise management and staff on a wide variety of areas including recruitment, performance management, employee relations, terms and conditions, pensions and training and development. HR also plays an important role in ensuring that NGS are fulfilling their legal obligations and respond appropriately to changes in legislation. The HR Department aims to provide its service in an efficient, pro-active and customer focussed manner in order to assist NGS in meeting its performance targets and strategic business objectives. The purpose of the role is: to provide a comprehensive HR framework to ensure all staff within NGS are equipped to and supported in achieving our strategic business outcomes. to lead and develop the HR team which encompasses policy, OD, learning and development, employee relations & case management and operational processing. to contribute to the development of NGS as a stimulating and collaborative workplace.

Posted 2 days ago
By National Galleries of Scotland

Salary 46674
Deadline 29 November 2018

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Job: Freelance Dance & Drama Tutors

EAST LOTHIAN COUNCIL ARTS SERVICE requires FREELANCE DANCE & DRAMA TUTORS to undertake workshop sessions across East Lothian for projects targeting all ages from early years to those in later life. Applications by CV with 2 referees and covering letter to: Administration, East Lothian Council Arts Service, Brunton Hall, Musselburgh EH21 6AF. Or email to Closing date Friday 30 November. For more information please contact Admin on 0131 665 9900

Posted 7 days ago
By East Lothian Council Arts Service

Deadline 30 November 2018

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Job: Head of Content Creation [ Digital Start Up ]

Responsibility: The principal responsibility is to grow and manage our creator community and production of audio tour content that forms the basis of the customer offering. Who we are: Two founders on a mission to create a new experience for city visitors, we are looking for our first employee to bring the concept to reality, working alongside the co-founders. What we plan to do: weetour is aiming to redefine the city visitor experience by providing on-demand, unlimited, self-paced audio experiences. These will open new perspectives on the city, some on the well-worn track and some on paths less travelled. We will provide a gateway for visitors to access a broad range of active audio tours at low cost with an option to move on to an in-person experience. What you will do: • Identify, commission and engage creators • Build relationships with and manage ongoing community of creators • Plan, manage and host creator events • Engage with and manage delivery of audio producers • Manage schedule of tour audio production, maintenance, revision and retirement • Work with founders to assist in development of tour and audio specifications and creator guidance • Grow and manage relationships with marketing channel delivery owners

Posted 14 days ago
By Weetour Scotland Ltd

Salary 25000
Deadline 30 November 2018

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Job: Digital Planner

Hey there. We're People's Energy and we're looking for a superstar Digital Planner to help us grow our wee business online. To date we have over 18,000 members and we want to grow this to a pretty large number (chuck a couple of zeroes on the end of that number) by the end of 2019. We're not your average energy company (we give 75% of our profits back to customers) and we're not after your average Digital Planner. We're looking for someone who can spot trends and respond to them in a timely manner. Someone who can implement a social media strategy and drive more people to switch to us. Someone who thinks about ways to optimise digital spend and marry it with offline activity. A SEO savvy digital guru who lives and breathes conversions and creativity. If this sounds like you or somebody you know let us know and we'll send over a full job description. In return you'll get 25 days holiday allowance and eight public holidays, pension scheme, 1:1 development training, anti-corporate environment and the biggest benefit – Albus, our office dog.

Posted 25 days ago
By People's Energy

Salary 25000
Deadline 30 November 2018

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Job: Marketing & Sales Manager

We are looking for a motivated, passionate, and highly experienced marketing professional to identify and maximise marketing channels and opportunities for press coverage, to support both revenue and audience development targets. 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 The job description, person specification and equal opportunities monitoring form can be found through the link provided.

Posted 8 days ago
By Dovecot Studios

Job: Editorial Assistant

The Editorial Assistant will report to the Editorial Manager, and will work on a range of projects, assisting with taking titles from commission to publication. At Black & White we are very proud of our books’ quality; the Editorial Assistant is key to ensuring that quality is maintained and excelled. You will work across a range of genres: our titles include commercial and literary fiction, illustrated non-fiction and, with Ink Road, YA fiction. You will be passionate, knowledgeable and engaged with contemporary publishing. You will understand what makes a high-quality commercial title stand out from the crowd. A commitment to excellence and to author care is vital. We offer an environment where editors can thrive and develop their skills. DUTIES Project management – assist with front-list editorial work, seek endorsements and create cover copy. Liaise with team to prioritise projects, keep them on track and to print on time. Editorial development – help ensure content is delivered to specification and schedule. Assist with structural editing, copy-editing and proofreading. Work with authors, typesetters, freelancers and designers to create high-quality manuscripts. Submissions management – log, prioritise and assess submissions, seeking out potential new titles. Commissioning – assist with reading submissions, help build relationships with authors and agents, participate in list development. Author care – help keep authors informed: assist in managing schedules, workflow and expectations. Publicity and marketing – assist with copywriting and developing cover concepts to maximise each title’s appeal. PR – assist with endorsement plans to attract relevant quotes. Other – assist Editorial Manager and other colleagues as appropriate. Essential. This role requires • Some publishing experience and understanding of the industry – this can be in an academic context (e.g. university qualification). • Experience of copy-editing and proofreading. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Attention to detail is a must. • The ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise workload. • Strong project management skills. • Professionalism and a positive approach. • IT competency (especially MS Word, Excel and Outlook). • A creative spark! Desirable • A passion for contemporary fiction – including YA. Salary Dependent on qualifications and experience. Application Closing date is Monday 3 December at 12 noon. To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter. Your letter should outline why you are right for this role, along with your thoughts on two standout books of 2018 (one YA; one adult), explaining how and why these caught your attention. Email these to: Emma Hargrave, Editorial Manager, Black & White Publishing

Posted yesterday
By Black & White Publishing

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 6 months ago
By Fuora Dance Project

Job: Lighting & Sound Technician

The Traverse Theatre is currently seeking to recruit a Lighting & Sound Technician to be responsible for the development and delivery of a wide range of events and productions at the Traverse Theatre. The ideal candidate will have experience of operating and installing sound systems and experience of using Q Lab sound software, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills. This is a permanent full-time position, with a six month probationary period. The normal hours of work will be 40 hours per week worked six days out of seven, including weekend and evening work. Applicants must be able to provide documentary evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK and, if applicable, must hold any necessary work permits and/or visas. If you wish to apply for this post please download the application pack from our website at and send the completed pack to Please note we cannot accept CVs in application for this post. No agencies please. Closing date for applications: 12 noon Friday 7th December 2018 Interviews will be held on the Tuesday 18th December 2018. The Traverse Theatre is currently seeking to recruit a Lighting & Sound Technician to be responsible for the development and delivery of a wide range of events and productions at the Traverse Theatre. The ideal candidate will have experience of operating and installing sound systems and experience of using Q Lab sound software, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills. This is a permanent full-time position, with a six month probationary period. The normal hours of work will be 40 hours per week worked six days out of seven, including weekend and evening work. Applicants must be able to provide documentary evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK and, if applicable, must hold any necessary work permits and/or visas. If you wish to apply for this post please download the application pack from our website at and send the completed pack to Please note we cannot accept CVs in application for this post. No agencies please. Closing date for applications: 12 noon Friday 7th December 2018 Interviews will be held on the Tuesday 18th December 2018.

Posted 12 hours ago
By Traverse Theatre

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

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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 10 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 4 months ago
By Scottish Book Trust

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

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Job: Advertising Sales Executive

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

Posted 2 months ago
By Artmag

Job: Programme Coordinator

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.

Posted one month ago
By Craft Scotland

Job: Freelance Content Translator [ English to German ]

Übersetzer Content Deutsch-Englisch gesucht! Wir von TrekkSoft suchen eine/n Übersetzer/in für Content Deutsch/Englisch. Erhalte einen Einblick in das Content-Team eines SaaS-Unternehmens im Technologie- und Tourismus-Bereich und unterstütze das Team mit der Content-Übersetzung für unsere Akademie. Wir suchen: Übersetzer/in Content vom Englischen ins Deutsche gesucht Übersetzung von Ebooks, Checklisten, Blogposts, Emails, Landingpages, etc. ( Sehr gute Deutsch- und Englisch-Kenntnisse Übersetzungsaufwand pro Monat: ca. 20-25 Stunden Abrechnung auf Freelancer-Basis Du hast Interesse? Dann sende einfach eine E-Mail an und schildere uns kurz (1-2 Sätze), welche Qualifikationen (Sprache DE-EN, Content, etc.) du mitbringst.

Posted 16 days ago
By TrekkSoft Ag

Salary 16
Deadline 04 November 2019

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Job: General 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 General Manager. This post works across the organisation supporting delivery of Starcatchers’ strategic plan, taking the lead on company management, finance and HR responsibilities. The General Manager will also deputise for the Chief Executive in their absence, ensuring that Starcatchers delivery and objectives continue to be met and opportunities fully explored. 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 Thursday 6th December and interviews will be held in the week commencing 10th December with an anticipated start date of 7th January 2019.

Posted 3 days ago
By Starcatchers

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