Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA) is a creative hub and focal point for the performing arts, community engagement and talent development in the North-east.

Our three 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 present, produce and commission diverse and distinctive arts and cultural programmes of regional and national reach and impact. We support talent and help develop professional practice. We run a wide range of creative activities, projects and workshops for all ages and stages in our own venues as well as in schools and community settings. We provide a box office service for 30+ venues in the North-east. We run 6 bars, two cafes and a restaurant in-house across our venues.

Development Manager

We are seeking an experienced Development Manager who will be responsible for growing all aspects of our business through successful fundraising and investment campaigns. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced professional with a fundraising, sales or business development background with a passion for the performing arts, to devise and deliver Aberdeen Performing Arts’ fundraising strategy.

You will focus on targeting recent and prospective donors for support towards revenue and capital projects, as well as major trust and grant applications to support APA projects.  Initially you will manage the corporate sponsorships and major donor campaign for the final six months of the Music Hall redevelopment project, and in 2019 focus on raising funds for our culture programme, associate artists and creative learning programme.

The ideal candidate will have expert communication skills, excellent relationship management skills with demonstrable ability to meet and exceed targets.  Confident and persuasive in person and in writing, you will be well-networked, entrepreneurial while championing our vision and values in everything you do.

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Closing date:  5pm 31 August 2018

Cultural Programme Manager

This is a fantastic opportunity to play a key role at Aberdeen Performing Arts, responsible for managing and developing programming across all three of our iconic venues and contribute to our three festivals.

You will work closely with our Leadership Team to create a strong vision and a distinctive and diverse programme that will appeal to our current broad audience base and extend our reach and impact.  Our venues and festivals provide a unique opportunity to take artists and audiences on a journey from small-scale, new, intimate, experimental work to large-scale, commercial concerts and productions; from supporting new and young talent to celebrating the work of established artists.

We are looking for an experienced professional programmer who has a broad range of arts programming expertise, in drama, dance, spoken word and comedy, and who can bring a specialist knowledge in music programming with extensive expertise in at least one music genre.

As programme lead for the Music Hall and for our music festival, True North, our music festival, you will live and breathe the arts, regularly attend concerts, productions, festivals and events and have a strong understanding of the national arts and cultural scene. You will contribute and encourage ideas and creativity

You will have excellent planning, relationship management and communication skills. You will have commercial acumen and also enjoy and have a flair for discovering new and emerging talent.  You will have a wide network of contacts and collaborators to bring to the table.

Find full details and apply for the role here.

Closing date for applications 3 September 2018.

Drama Development Coordinator

We are seeking a Drama Development Coordinator to join our enthusiastic and vibrant Creative Learning team.

The Drama Development Coordinator plays a key role in the development, coordination and delivery of our youth theatre and drama appreciation programme across Aberdeen City and shire. This role will also play an integral part in our youth festival, Light the Blue.

This permanent, full-time post may also be considered as a job-share for the right candidates.

The role is the perfect opportunity for a passionate educator with a love of theatre and the performing arts.  You will have experience in drama development in an arts organisation or similar, experience of working with children and young people, and have a fantastic communication and organisational style. 

Evening and weekend work is a necessity to deliver this role both in our venues and in the local community.

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Closing date for applications:  Friday 24 August 2018

Box Office Team Leader

A great opportunity has arisen at Aberdeen Performing Arts for a customer-focused team leader to join our Box Office team during one of our most exciting years yet! 

Supporting the Sales & Ticketing Manager, you will be responsible, with your team leader colleagues, for the day-to-day management of a successful sales and information service to the public, delivering customer service excellence and a first-class welcome to all APA customers.

You will bring passion, positivity and resilience to play a pivotal role in operational planning, people management and the operation of our venues and services.

For more information and to apply online click here.  

Closing date: 31 August 2018

Front of House Assistants (Casual)

We are seeking motivated, hard-working, individuals to add to our team of Front of House Assistants. The role will involve providing exceptional customer service and a friendly professional welcome at our iconic city centre venues.

Due to the fluctuating nature of our business, the shifts available will vary. Daytime, evening and weekend working will be required. We are seeking team-players, who will support each other and who will embrace and embody APA’s mission, vision and values.

If you are passionate about customer care, with a flexible approach, we want to hear from you!

For more information and to apply online click here.

Closing date:  Friday 24th August, 10am
Interviews:    28th and 29th August 2018