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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.

 

Operations Assistant

This post provides operational and basic technical functions for Aberdeen Performing Arts venues, events and activities.  

You will be a key member of the operations team working with colleagues to build our reputation regionally and nationally for providing first class services to our artists, performers and clients. You must also be able to deal courteously with members of the public acting as an ambassador for APA at all times.

You will provide operational and basic technical assistance liaising with staff, artists and clients to ensure all operational requirements are met. You will assist with the regular upkeep and maintenance of the buildings and you will assist with the preparation and setting up of facilities for meetings, conferences, concerts, corporate hospitality and events.  You must be able to undertake physical work and have basic technical expertise.

You will assist with reporting and record keeping and implementing and monitoring operational management systems.
 
As a member of the APA Operations Team, you will ensure compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act.  You will ensure compliance with all statutory undertakings and obligations in relation to HMT, the Concert Hall and The Lemon Tree in conjunction with the Operations Manager and the Director of Operations and Production

You will play a pivotal role in the day to day operations of our venues, operating as a member of a high performance team in a target oriented workplace. 

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

 

Technician Music Hall & Casual Tech all APA Venues

You will bring vision and creativity to the operation of our venues and services and it is therefore important that you have an awareness of new developments, trends and practices in respect of sound and lighting.  Assisting the Senior Technician, the post holder will plan, prepare and deliver the technical requirements for productions, concerts and events at The Music Hall as well as maintaining stage equipment.  

1 full time post at the Music Hall and suitable applicants are welcome to apply for casual post across all venues – please indicate which post you are applying for.

For an application form and pack please contact recruitment@aberdeenperformingarts.com or apply in writing to Organisational Development Manager, c/o Aberdeen Performing Arts, His Majesty’s Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1GL. Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 17 October 2014.

 

Front of House Manager

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.  This is a great opportunity for a talented and experienced manager at an exciting time of growth and development within the company.
 
Responsible for all operational aspects of front of house and the provision of a high quality service to our customers, clients, visiting companies and performers at His Majesty’s Theatre, the Lemon Tree and the Music Hall the post-holder will provide leadership and customer service excellence front of house during performances and events ensuring our audiences, visitors, customers and clients have memorable and safe experiences in our venues and at our events
 
You will bring vision and creativity to play a pivotal role in strategic planning, people management and the operation of our venues and services
 
For an application form and pack please contact recruitment@aberdeenperformingarts.com or apply in writing to Organisational Development Manager, c/o Aberdeen Performing Arts, His Majesty’s Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1GL. Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 3 October 2014.
 
Salary circa £23,000 p/a. Interviews will be held on 9 October.

 

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 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.



 

Cleaners

This post provides critical cleaning services and has a requirement to maintain standards of cleanliness at His Majesty’s Theatre, The Music Hall and The Lemon Tree
 
You will be a member of the cleaning team working with colleagues to build our reputation regionally and nationally for providing first class services to our artists, performers and clients. You must also be able to deal courteously with members of the public acting as an ambassador for APA at all times.

You along with the team will provide cleaning and housekeeping services throughout our venues with a responsibility to ensure compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act.  

You will play a pivotal role in the day to day cleaning of our venues, operating as a member of a high performance team in a target oriented workplace.  

Provide cleaning at all Aberdeen Performing Arts venues and events, carrying out tasks to the standard required by APA and work to the highest standards of customer 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.



 

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.