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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.

 

Creative Learning Trainees

Creative Learning Trainees will support the delivery of arts projects by working closely with tutors and directors to develop high quality and engaging participatory projects


Drama Development:

2 X trainee directors – Over the course of a year the trainee directors will work with our professional directors on at least 2 youth theatre productions. 

Trainee workshop facilitator – Over the course of a year the trainee workshop facilitator will work with our professional tutors in a variety of workshop settings to develop skills and knowledge about planning, developing and facilitating drama workshops.

 

Music development:

Trainee Early Years Musician – Over the course of a year, the trainee early years musician will work with our Early Years Music tutor on the Teeny Tiny Tunes Programme for age 3 – 5. They will participate in training workshops to develop skills and knowledge about planning and facilitating music workshops for young children. They will be given opportunities to take on more responsibility for leading workshops as the year progresses and to take part in a variety of training workshops developing their aptitude and core knowledge for music delivery.

Trainee Glee Workshop Facilitator – Over the course of a year, the trainee glee workshop facilitator will work with our Glee Music Tutor on the Glee Programme for age 8 – 11, and 11 – 19. They will participate in training workshops to develop skills and knowledge about planning and facilitating music workshops for young people. They will be given opportunities to take more responsibility for leading workshops as the year progresses and to take part in a variety of training workshops, developing their aptitude and core knowledge for music delivery, specifically looking at vocal coaching.

Trainee Creative Music Industries Workshop Facilitator – Over the course of a year, the trainee creative music industries workshop facilitator will work with our Creative Music Industries Music Tutor on the Creative Music Industries Programme for age 14 – 19.

Closing date - Friday 1st August

 

Cook / Chef de Partie – Competitive Salary

With some line management responsibilities, you will be required to run the kitchen of a busy city centre venue.  You will be able to produce and present high quality food, managing the production and planning of dishes and menus for customers in day to day activities and special events.  You will be qualified to City and Guilds level or equivalent and have food hygiene qualification and demonstrable waste management experience.  Your base is The Music Hall although you may be required to work across all APA venues and sites.

With a competitive salary and employee benefits and salary, you will work a 40 hour week, Monday to Saturday. A willingness to work some varied hours, including evenings and weekends is essential.

For an application form and pack please contact recruitment@aberdeenperformingarts.com or apply in writing to Organisational Development Manager, Aberdeen Performing Arts, His Majesty’s Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1GL.

CVs will be accepted in the first instance from online applicants however those who meet the skills and experience criteria will be asked to provide a written application form before being selected for interview.

 

 

Front of House Assistant

A key role in the organisation, the post holders will provide exceptional customer service and a friendly, professional welcome in our venues to ensure that our customers have a safe and memorable experience. You will be expected to play your part in creating and maintaining an enthusiastic, positive work climate within the company, modelling behaviour as a champion of the company’s mission, vision and values and contributing to organisational development.

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

Closing date - Wednesday 6 August
Interviews - Wednesday 13 August
Induction/start - Wednesday 20 August

 

Catering Assistant

A key role in the organisation, the post holder will provide exceptional customer service and a friendly, professional welcome in our venues to ensure that our customers have a safe and memorable experience. Playing an active role in the team, you will be responsible for general catering duties in the preparation and service of food to the customers at any venue operated by Aberdeen Performing Arts. You will be expected to play your part in creating and maintaining an enthusiastic, positive work climate within the company, modelling behaviour as a champion of the company’s mission, vision and values and contributing to organisational development.

You will report directly to the Restaurant Manager and be a key member of the Catering team.

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