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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 Manager

We are seeking an experienced, motivated arts professional to lead APA’s learning, engagement and participation activities, building on the initiatives already in place to develop an inclusive programme of drama and music participation and appreciation.

You will play a leading role in shaping and developing our creative learning activity in close collaboration with local, national and international partners and you will manage a team of art form development coordinators and freelance staff. You will also play a lead role in managing the Youth Arts Hub for Aberdeen and the North East, for which APA is the lead organisation. We are seeking an experienced, motivated arts professional with good experience of arts education, youth work and management. 

Salary £30,000 (full time)

Closing date: Friday 28 November, 5pm

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.



 

Catering Assistant

Two Full Time posts plus part time available

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 forgeneral catering duties in the preparation and service of food to the customers at any venue operated by Aberdeen Performing Arts. You will report directly to the Restaurant Manager and be a key member of the Catering team. 

You will be involved with all aspects of the preparation and presentation of food and drinks to the required standard, serve customers as directed by the Catering Supervisor/Manager, with the highest standard of customer care, operate the till, maintain the highest level of personal and general hygiene at all times to comply with statutory and Company regulations and maintain an awareness of health and safety developments, trends and practices and provide contributions and suggestions towards the effective and efficient provision of the catering service.

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.



 

Bar Staff - £6.65 ph

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 bar cash transactions, preparation and set up of bars and café, ensuring adequate levels of stock at all times, ensuring bar hygiene is maintained and ensuring the security of the bars at all times in our venues, 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 be expected to work across all APA venues and sites as required and show a regular presence in all three venues.

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.



 

Cook / Chef de Partie – Competitive Salary

Full Time Posts including temporary Cover for Maternity Cover (1 year)

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.