Creative Scotland

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.

Based in Edinburgh
Salary: £39,519 pa plus pension and benefits
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
It is essential that all applicants have eligibility to work in the UK.
Creative Scotland is an equal opportunities employer.

Location: Edinburgh City

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The deadline is Monday 24 September 2018 at 12:00.