Aberdeen Performing Arts

Do you have a passion for the arts? Do you have great people and planning skills, and a curiosity and desire to learn and develop? Are you looking for your first step into the arts and culture sector?

We are seeking a Cultural Programming Associate to join the Creative Team responsible for delivering and supporting programming across all three of our iconic venues, as well as our festivals True North, Granite Noir and Light the Blue.

This is a rare opportunity for someone to begin a career in arts and cultural programming with one of the biggest arts organisations in Scotland.

About the role:
In this brand-new role, you will deliver an area of programming that is aligned to your personal areas of interest and knowledge, as well as support the programme leads across the wider cultural programme. You’ll play a key role in artist liaison, ensuring that we and our artists have all the information to ensure our programmes run smoothly. This will involve working closely with all APA teams as well as artists, producers and promoters. You will play a role in researching and contributing ideas for our programme, regularly attend performances at our venues, and keep up to date with the industry by seeing work at other venues and festivals. You’ll produce, issue and monitor contracts across our cultural programme.

Salary: circa £22,000

About you
You will have excellent planning and communication skills, and excel at forming and maintaining relationships, internally and externally. You will have great attention to detail and the ability to analyse while still being able to see the bigger picture.

You will live and breathe the arts, have a basic understanding of the national arts and cultural scene and love to attend concerts, productions, festivals and events when you can. You will have an aptitude for researching and contributing ideas and creativity.

Experience in the arts is not an essential requirement for this role, which will involve coaching and training from experienced programmers to build a solid foundation of knowledge. Curiosity and a desire to learn and develop is critical.

About us
Aberdeen Performing Arts is a creative hub and focal point for the performing arts, community engagement and talent development in the North-east. Our iconic city-centre venues are all on a national and international touring circuit for the performing arts and a vital part of Aberdeen and Scotland’s cultural infrastructure.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, ability and perspectives are encouraged to apply.

Location: Aberdeen City

For further information, please contact recruitment@aberdeenperformingarts.com(recruitment@aberdeenperformingarts.com), or call 01224337666, or visit http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/about-us/jobs

The deadline is Monday 04 March 2019 at 17:00.