Association of British Orchestras

Creative Learning Manager

Scottish Ensemble 28,000-30,000/annum Closing date 31 March 2022
Scottish Ensemble is excited to be seeking a Creative Learning Manager, who will be responsible for devising and leading our creative learning programme. Through this work, we aim to reach diverse target groups (many of whom face barriers to enjoying live music) and to use music to increase wellbeing and empower participants.

To date our work in this area has focused on work with young musicians (with schools, higher education institutions, and emerging professionals), community partners (including New Scots networks and amateur arts organisations) and in healthcare (particularly with Maggie’s Centres, but also with multiple children’s hospitals). We are currently developing a new organisational strategic plan and this role will involve shaping and refreshing the Creative Learning elements of this plan and looking ahead to new models and focuses on mental health, well-being and talent development.

The successful candidate will be working as part of a small, collaborative, non-hierarchical and creative team, each of whom plays a crucial role in realising the ambitions of Scottish Ensemble. You will be a creative and fast thinker, enthusiastic about developing new ideas and supporting colleagues in wider organisational initiatives and opportunities.

This role will demand both creative strategic thinking and a detailed analytical approach to project planning. We are looking for a post-holder with the vision and drive to lead our Creative Learning strategy, and the project management skills required to plan and deliver complex participatory work. You will understand the benefits and practicalities of participant-led service design and will be confident in developing robust evaluation frameworks.

We are also looking for someone who identifies with and is inspired by Scottish Ensemble’s mission and philosophy and who is able to relay this excitement to partners and forge effective relationships. You will ideally be experienced in working with diverse groups – including young people and/or those facing health challenges – and with partners outside the arts.

If you are excited by this opportunity, we look forward to hearing from you. More information and full job pack is available on our website.

If you would like an informal chat with our CEO Jenny Jamison, about the role please email her and we’ll be happy to arrange a call.

Contact details
0141 332 4747

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