£22,958 (pro-rata)

Are you passionate about music and teaching?

Do you love to inspire and support children and their families?

Are you seeking to gain valuable experience in a community-focussed music program?

This pioneering programme drew its initial inspiration from El Sistema in Venezuela and our vision is to transform lives with music. We deliver on our vision through the creation of Big Noise programmes within communities. Since its inception in 2007, the programme has grown and developed into a multi – faceted and immersive music education and social development programme which uses the orchestra as a learning community.

This post is designed for those early in their community music or teaching careers who have experience within Big Noise or within another relevant professional setting.  Senior support musicians participate in all elements of Big Noise Torry. This position includes paid planning time, as well as paid training on topics such as positive behaviour management, lesson planning, curriculum, etc.

The two main roles of a Senior Support Musician are to deliver classes and to support the musicians and operations team in running Big Noise Torry.

Supporting role: During sessions, senior support musicians assist the musician delivering the lesson by modelling on instruments or with voices, encouraging good posture or hand shape, encouraging positive behaviour, or assisting children with additional needs.

Teaching role: The teaching schedule will be tailored to the successful applicant. Classes may include, but are not limited to: general musicianship, sectionals, or small group instrumental lessons. You will be leading classes independently, but will typically be accompanied by a Big Noise musician who is there to assist and provide feedback.

This is a temporary opportunity from September 2019 to June 2020 and is open to individuals who are living (or planning to live) within a commutable distance of Aberdeen.

Selection Process

Application deadline: 10am on Monday 27th May 2019

Please email a note of interest and your CV to

The selection process will include:

  • a short interview
  • a short audition on your principal instrument (3 mins, unaccompanied)
  • a demonstration lesson with a group of children

The selection process will be held on Thursday 6th June 2019 in Torry.
Please specify on your email if you are not available on this date.

Application deadline: 10am on Monday 27th May 2019

For additional information please e-mail or telephone 01786 475349, or if you would like an informal discussion about the post please contact Laurie Rominger at Big Noise Torry on 01224 974707.

The successful applicant will be subject to PVG check.