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.

Freelance Early Years Music Tutor

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced practitioner to join our team of experience tutors, delivering our Engage programme of participatory music activity for young people.

· Freelance contract on a fixed fee basis

· Delivery of two classes per week over a 10-week period, starting in early 2018

We are seeking an experienced practitioner to deliver ten weeks of classes as part of our Youth Music Initiative outreach programme. The Early Years tutor will have extensive experience working with early years children and parents/carers in a musical setting. You will be passionate about the performing arts and encouraging the participation of children and young people in the arts. You will be expected to ensure a unified and coherent class delivery across the programme, encourage and motivate participants ensuring full and happy participation in the programme and contribute creatively to the delivery and development of class activity. You will also provide basic administration at all classes, and adhere to our child protection policy. We are seeking a confident and enthusiastic individual, with a background/knowledge of using Kodaly and Colourstrings methodologies, who will embrace and embody APA’s mission, vision and values.

More information can be found in the Early Years Music Tutor job description.

Closing date: Friday 27 October
Interviews: Tuesday 7 November

If you would like to apply please download the application form and equal opportunities form available at the bottom of this page and email to recruitment@aberdeenperformingarts.com, along with a current CV.

Aberdeen Performing Arts Application Forms


To download an application form please click here
To download an equal opportunties form please click here

Please email both completed forms back to recruitment@aberdeenperformingarts.com