Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA) is a major cultural hub for the North East of Scotland, inspiring, exploring and engaging through live performance and creative projects in our three distinctive city centre venues - His Majesty’s Theatre, the Music Hall and The Lemon Tree.

Aberdeen Performing Arts, a not-for-profit company with charitable status, manages and operates His Majesty's Theatre, the Music Hall and The Lemon Tree, as well as Aberdeen Box Office and the 1906 Restaurant.  One of the largest and most successful arts organisations in Scotland, we had a turnover of over £10m in 2012-13 and employ 260 full and part time staff.

We attract the best of the West End shows to the His Majesty's Theatre, host Scotland’s major orchestras and concerts by major artists in the Music Hall and have made The Lemon Tree a go-to venue for small scale drama, music, comedy and dance. We also run an extensive creative learning programme, particularly for young people, and produce and tour our own in-house productions.  We were the first arts organisation in the UK to win the Customer Service Excellence accreditation for the quality of our customer service. We recently agreed an ambitious five-year Business Plan and are about to embark on a major redevelopment of the Music Hall, towards which we have raised £3.75m including an award of £1.5m by Creative Scotland.

Head of Organisational Development (£37,500 pa)

Aberdeen Performing Arts manages three city centre venues, His Majesty’s Theatre, The Lemon Tree and the Music Hall and is a thriving cultural hub for the North-east of Scotland. We have a great opportunity for a talented and experienced Head of Organisational Development to join our Leadership Team at an exciting time of growth and development within the company.

You will work closely with the Leadership Team to achieve a high performance culture within which employees are empowered to reach their full potential and ideas and creative solutions are embraced.   You will be strongly committed to advancing equality and embracing diversity in the workplace and mainstreaming policy and practice.

We are seeking an experienced professional who has broad background in Organisational Development and HR. You will be responsible for providing best practice organisational development, human resources management, employee relations and performance initiatives that will ensure the delivery of quality services with a focus on enhancing organisational efficiency and effectiveness.

Key Skills required 

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a management position in OD/HR/Training and Development 

  • Effective problem solver with the ability to think strategically and analytically

  • Ability to motivate and inspire commitment and achieve improvement 

  • Experience of devising and implementing HR policies, practices, procedures and activities

  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team, with a hands on approach

  • Highly effective relationship builder with strong influencing and negotiating skills

This is a full time post, working varied hours including occasional evenings and weekends.
If you wish to apply for this position, please request an Application Pack by emailing: 


Deadline for applications is 18 April 2017
Interviews will be held on 26 April 2017



Restaurant Team Leader: £8.26 / hour

We are looking for a Full-time Restaurant Team Leader. In this role, you will be responsible for assisting in the management of all aspects of Aberdeen Performing Arts' Restaurant services, recruiting, managing and training staff, working regularly behind the Restaurant, ensuring the highest standards of customer service and maximising profit. Working varied hours, including evenings and weekends will be required.

If you wish to apply for this position, please request an application pack by e-mailing: recruitment@aberdeenperformingarts.com

Catering Assistant: £7.20 / hour

An opportunity has arisen for a Catering Assistant within Aberdeen Performing Arts. This will be for between 20 – 30 hours/week, and will be on a zero hours contract basis.

Main duties include Assist with all aspects of the preparation and presentation of food and drinks to the required standard, serve customers with the highest standard of customer care in 1906 Restaurant & Café, operating the till, ensuring tables and servicing areas are cleaned and maintained and undertaking the cleaning of catering-related areas and equipment.

You will be based in His Majesty’s Theatre, but will be expected to work across our 3 venues. Working varied hours, including evenings and weekends will be required.

If you wish to apply for this position, please request an application pack by e-mailing: recruitment@aberdeenperformingarts.com