Jobs & opps

From full time roles to part time volunteer work, our jobs and opps pages highlight some of the industry’s most sought after positions- across multiple sectors, levels of experience and business structures. Look through them today and take the first step to a new start.

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Job: Head of Brand, Audience and Digital

The Scottish Ballet are seeking a commercially savvy, highly motivated new member of their Leadership Team to lead the communications department and provide strategic direction on all aspects of PR, marketing, ticket sales, and digital content creation and distribution.

Posted 26 days ago
By The Scottish Ballet

Job: Chief Executive

For 50 years Edinburgh Printmakers has been at the forefront of contemporary fine art printmaking. This is an opportunity to lead the organisation into its next phase of development. With over £10million of funds secured, construction is now underway to restore Castle Mill Works. This move will provide an expanded Printmaking Studio, two gallery spaces, a 130m2 Learning Studio, print archive, a café, shop, artists' studios and a Creative Industries Hub. The Board of Trustees is seeking an outstanding and talented individual, with strong business acumen and a passion for the visual arts, to fulfil the exciting role of Chief Executive. We are looking for a confident leader who will inspire, motivate and support staff, artist members, new audiences and stakeholders through a period of considerable transition and opportunity for Edinburgh Printmakers.

Posted 24 days ago
By Edinburgh Printmakers

Job: Motion Graphic Designer

Motion Graphic Designer / Animation generalist Freakworks Edinburgh are looking for experienced Motion Graphic Designer / Animation generalist to join the team. If you are interested we would love to hear from you, please send in your CV and Showreel to

Posted 3 days ago

Deadline 15 December 2017

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Job: Assistant Visitor Welcome Manager

The primary focus of this role is managing staff within the Visitor Welcome Team to ensure that our visitors receive a first class visitor welcome, ensure the living collection is secured, and that visitors are provided with a safe environment. The team remit also includes working with the events and exhibitions team to provide access and information to various public exhibitions and events, including events around the garden. You should have previous experience in a staff management role, ideally within a similar role, where you will have demonstrated excellent leadership, teamwork, organisational and communication skills. You should also be computer literate in the use of Microsoft Word and Outlook. For more information follow the link below

Posted 3 days ago
By Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

Salary £24,005 (Band C)
Deadline 17 December 2017

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Job: Drama Workshop Leader

Mix Up Theatre are currently looking for Edinburgh based freelance workshop leaders for children's drama classes ages 3-18. The applicants must have experience of working with children and have a recent PVG. The drama classes run on Monday nights (6:15pm - 8:30pm) and Saturdays. We are currently looking for Workshop leaders for the Monday classes but may be able to offer extra work on the Saturdays if of interest. The position will begin in January. Competitive rates of pay based on experience. Please send C.V. with relevant experience to

Posted one month ago
By Mix Up Theatre

Job: Bursary Artists for Expecting Something

We are looking for emerging artists from a variety of disciplines that are interested in collaborating with young parents and their babies (bumps -2 years) on dynamic 5 or 10 week projects. Open to: Costume designers, Puppeteers, Theatre makers, DJs, Musicians, Dancers, Spoken word artists, Aerial artists, Visual artists, Film-makers, lllustrators, Animators, Jewellery makers, Graphic designers and more . . . surprise us!

Posted one month ago
By Starcatchers

Opp: Commission

Rhythm Machine is a nightclub which is founded on the idea that a city's music & contemporary art scenes should be intrinsically linked. From 2015-16, it was the sole resident nightclub at Edinburgh arts venue Summerhall & it is now based between Studio 24 in Edinburgh & The Art School in Glasgow. We are currently looking for artists for our May - December 2017 programme. For further information, please contact (, or call 07942740832,

Posted 10 months ago
By Above A Sleeping City

Job: Marketing Assistant

Craft Scotland has an exciting opportunity for a talented and motivated Marketing Assistant to join our passionate marketing team. Based in the creative hub of Leith, Edinburgh, this Marketing Assistant role will help deliver Craft Scotland's marketing and communications activity. This role will suit a self-starter who is looking for a dynamic environment to develop their marketing skills. Craft Scotland is an Equal Opportunities Employer. If you have any special requirements either to complete your application or in order to attend an interview or have any other questions, then please get in touch. This role will contribute to the overall marketing strategy with new ideas and initiatives. You will assist the team with producing engaging online and offline marketing campaigns that support Craft Scotland's initiatives, with a particular focus on the Craft Scotland website.

Posted 20 days ago
By Craft Scotland

Salary £16, 500
Deadline 18 December 2017

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Job: Project Development Manager

For 50 years Edinburgh Printmakers has been at the forefront of contemporary fine art printmaking. With over £10million of funds secured, construction is now underway to restore Castle Mill Works, and re-open in 2019 to provide an expanded printmaking studio, two gallery spaces, a 130m2 learning studio, print archive, a café, shop, artists' studios and a creative Industries hub. The Board of Trustees is seeking a highly organised and experienced project manager to manage the effective delivery of our Capital Project, encompassing all areas of capital communications, fundraising and business plan development, to support the effective and timely implementation of the project. The post holder will act as client representative interfacing with the external consultant team (project manager, design team and cost consultant) managing administration, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of the project, and ensure the implementation of the Activity Plan, Learning Plan, and Capital Works Programme. For full details and to download the required application documents, please go to: Application deadline: 5pm, Thursday 21 December 2017. Interviews will take place on 23rd January 2018.

Posted 17 days ago
By Edinburgh Printmakers

Job: Ladywell Community Council Grassroots Art Project

Ladywell Community Council requires the delivery of a dynamic, original, engaging and creative public art project for 4 underpasses within the Ladywell Community by May 2018. The selected candidate/s must deliver and clearly outline a realistic and achievable series of meaningful, connected and local community engagement events that will lead to the realisation of permanent murals within the 4 underpasses. The form of creative consultation and outreach activity and events that engages people in the process must incorporate visual arts. The foundation of creative community engagement activities for participants needs to inform and culminate in unique, permanently sited art work/s that reflects the cultural essence of the Ladywell Community. The project budget is £ 22,500.00. It includes all associated costs and artists fees, engagement session and art materials budget, fabrication, site preparation, installation, any associated planning fees and completion of works.

Posted 13 days ago
By Ladywell Grassroots Project

Deadline 28 December 2017

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Job: Creative Digital Media and Marketing Assistant

Paid Apprenticeship for any young people aged 16-19, dealing with creative marketing, and digital content creation. The purpose of this role is to lend digital marketing support to the Academy of Music and Sound’s Edinburgh centre. This will involve developing a stream of new media content relating to student life, extracurricular achievements and the musical activities of the centre’s staff and students. This will form part of the AMS strategy to build a networked community of aspiring musicians in the Edinburgh area.

Posted 3 days ago
By Academy of Music and Sound Edinburgh

Salary £5.00 p/h, 16 hours p/w [ fixed term 12 months ]
Deadline 31 December 2017

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Job: Communications & Social Media Assistant

Main Tasks - Generate content and manage daily updates of CinemaAttic’s website and social media feeds, mainly Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. - Work with the Programme Coordinator to produce creative and engaging communications content to promote CinemaAttic across all channels with particular emphasis on Facebook and Twitter pages. - Contribute to and manage the distribution of regular newsletters internally and externally collate marketing assets and co-ordinate the input of designers, volunteers, partners etc. for Cinemaattic website, e-news, social media, partner publications and press Skills – Organisational skills. We plan posts ahead. Highly organised person with some administrative mindset. We work in advance, some basic experience with Spreadsheets and Scheduling of posts is needed. – Marketing attitude, to upsell and express with passion our ethos. Particularly on social media. Importance of knowing our network to interact in Twitter/Facebook (training given). - Copywriting skills. Fluent in English, particularly written – Self-motivated and can work with minimum supervision. Ask, ask and ask again. - An understanding of digital marketing, its tools and concepts. - Skilled at researching online to identify relevant opportunities and ideas for social media content. - Able to take good photographs using a smartphone and edit for use on social media. Desirable Skills: - Understanding of digital marketing tools and techniques including – Search Engine Optimisation, Google Paid Search, Facebook Advertising, email marketing and Google Analytics. - A deeper understanding of marketing as a strategic management practice. - Basic Ability to use Adobe (or similar) image or video editing software. - Knowledge and connections with film organisations and collectives in Scotland. Cinemaattic is punk and people. CinemaAttic is the film collective for independent Spanish and Latin-American cinema in Scotland and UK. We organise short film nights every month in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. Underground events with a strong communal and social input. We work with independent cinema, a restless effort showcasing small beautiful films using guerrilla style promotion working with other arts platforms and local groups. We stand for counter culture with a punk spirit of constant rebellion against mainstream cinema.

Posted 19 days ago
By Cinematic Productions

Job: Creative Artwork Coordinator (Graphic Design)

We need an enthusiast graphic designer with a passion for cultural events and film industry. As we are about to finish our rebranding process we want to include a person with graphic design skills to our team, to follow up the artistic guidelines provided and enhance it throughout our digital and print materials. The person would be in charge of edit and adapt the artistic brand to our materials, mainly brochures, sponsorship packs, leaflets for the night and banners for our monthly events. Tasks include: •Creative artworking responsibility for on-site client requests. •Responsible for complete development of specific projects, from concept, through design, to creating print and digital ready artwork. •Ensure that the clients visual identity guidelines are up held. •Design and Photoshop skills. Mainly to produce banners for Digital formats (Social Media and Web). Print Materials on quarterly basis. Help producing visually attractive reports and brochures. Works with: Liaise with Glidden ( Our branding agency) and Programming team to produce monthly materials (banners, promo materials) in line with a common artwork/style. Liaise with Events Coordinator to produce monthly report and banners #underground #community #social #independent #counterculture #punkspirit #rebellion #bepartofit CinemaAttic is moving fast from a small Edinburgh-based film collective towards a UK wide organisation (Edinburgh, Glasgow & London) promoting independent films from Spain and Latin American countries. While we are transforming in a formal organisation we will maintain our rebel spirit and passion for underground events with a strong community and social input. We work with independent cinema, a restless effort showcasing films using guerrilla style promotion working with other arts platforms and local grassroots groups. We stand for counter culture with a punk spirit of constant rebellion against mainstream cinema industry and culture offer. We aim to have 2 professionals in salary and an office space by 2019. It’s a good time to come on board and be part of this. We require the support of P/T cultural enthusiasts seeking to be part of a cultural organisation. Currently we need specific profiles in the areas of Event management, Communications and Social Media, and Creative Artwork Coordination (Video and Graphic Design). You will soon be working with Scotland’s top venues, main film organisations, magazines and a bunch of great people which are part of our network. We're looking for talented, creative all-rounders to support our busy team and liaising with the Glasgow and London teams. The successful applicants will work across marketing, events, PR and digital, covering a wide range of projects and initiatives. Collaborate with agencies and third parties to develop and implement plans in line with overall Cinemaattic strategies, whilst being instrumental in developing bigger picture ideas. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a film collective in a moment of expansion. While we organise bigger and better film events in Edinburgh, part of our team is working on deliver our film nights in new cities like Manchester, Bristol or Leeds in upcoming months. We are a team of fanatics of film. If you are highly organised and share that passion with us please keep reading. We are going to put Spanish culture in the map.

Posted 19 days ago
By Cinematic Productions

Job: Senior Corporate Press & Social Media Manager

VisitScotland are looking for a Senior Corporate Press and Social Media Manager to oversee the successful delivery of VisitScotland’s corporate media and content activity across various channels.

Posted 3 days ago
By VisitScotland

Salary £43,670 - £51,715
Deadline 03 January 2018

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Job: Shoreline Project Manager

RBGE are looking to recruit a Project Manager to deliver a Heritage Lottery Funded initiative exploring and celebrating the natural and cultural heritage of Edinburgh’s shoreline. The post-holder will work with volunteers and six contrasting community groups to co-construct a narrative explaining the history, present-status, and future vision for the Edinburgh’s shoreline, realised through public events and traditional and electronic/social media focussed on ecological change and the City’s relationship with the sea. This will include a major RBGE exhibition, which will be modular and tour venues along the shoreline. The project contributes directly to the Edinburgh Living Landscape initiative and there is opportunity to collaborate with a wide range of RBGE’s partner organisations. This vacancy is on a fixed term basis and will run from 22nd January 2018. For more information and to apply please follow the link below

Posted 3 days ago
By Royal Botanic Gardens Edinrbugh

Salary £28,892 (Band D) 12 month fixed term appointment
Deadline 08 January 2018

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Job: Designer, Edinburgh

The Skinny is looking for a graphic designer to manage layout for print, working from the Edinburgh office. We need someone who can work quickly and accurately to lay out the magazine to template, working to tight deadlines. We want someone with a keen eye for detail who can problem solve, and think creatively to present the content in the slickest way possible even when time is tight. Alongside The Skinny, we also have opportunities to design further Radge Media publications including Fest Adelaide, launching in February, and the CineSkinny. The person we are looking for must have experience in: * Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign and Photoshop as well as Microsoft Office / Google Docs * Typesetting * Content management systems * Working to deadlines We would be delighted if they were experienced in: * CSS and HTML * Web design * Subediting This role is expected to take up to ten working days in a standard month, and the fee offered is £628 per month. Additional tasks (advert design, supplement design, additional publication design) are paid separately on top of the base wage. To apply: If you would like to apply, please send a CV, a cover letter and two examples of your design work to Please mention Scotland Designer in the subject line. **Deadline for applications: 10am Monday 8 January 2018**

Posted 11 days ago
By The Skinny

Job: Director of Development

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is one of the world’s top four botanic gardens based on the quality, breadth and depth of our science, plant collections, public engagement and education. As part of a review of our income generation, we have created an exciting new role of Director of Development to join our senior management team and develop, implement and lead a new ambitious fundraising strategy. The immediate goal of the role is to plan and implement a fundraising campaign to increase investment in RBGE’s work, with an aim is to raise £10m over a five-year period of the campaign. In the longer term the post will be responsible for establishing a sustainable community of donors supporting the Garden, with a particular emphasis on major gifts, corporate relationships and legacies. The postholder will also assist the Regius Keeper in scoping a major capital campaign, with a funding strategy based around a mix of public and private funds. Applicants will need to have significant experience at a senior level in a comparable role, along with proven leadership skills and an ability to think strategically. You’ll need a strong demonstrable and creditable track record in successfully soliciting and securing major gifts, and a solid understanding of the principles of charitable giving and charity and fundraising regulation. Knowledge of current and evolving trends and best practice in fundraising will also be a prerequisite. For more information and to apply please follow the link below

Posted 3 days ago
By Royal Botanic Gardens

Salary Starting Salary £71k [ plus civil service pension and other benefits ]
Deadline 12 January 2018

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Job: Actors and Community Artists wanted

Licketyspit is a specialist early years theatre company. Our work is child-centred and rights based. We produce theatre, immersive theatre and drama-led play experiences including early intervention programmes for 0-12’s in schools, community, arts and cultural spaces. We also specialise in inter-generational drama-led play with families, and training in leading inclusive drama-led play with children’s professionals. They work predominantly in areas facing the challenges associated with poverty and disadvantage. Looking to increase their team of specialist actor-pedagogues for a range of freelance work next year in Glasgow and Edinburgh and are interested in hearing from experienced actors with a strong interest in children and community engagement and from community artists with a strong interest in theatre and drama.

Posted 13 days ago
By Licketyspit Theatre Company

Job: Designer

The successful candidate will be as comfortable working on digital projects as they are designing for print. With a rounded skill set you will be able to see a project from brief through to finished artwork and everything in between. With an eye for detail and a creative flair you’ll be enthusiastic, organised and will enjoy working to a consistently high standard. So if this sounds like you and you’d like to be part of a forward thinking design agency please fill in the form below or email with a copy of your CV and examples of your work or a link to your website.

Posted 13 days ago
By Firefly Design Agency

Job: Client Project Manager

NGS now needs to appoint a Client Project Manager in order to plan, steer and run the Project in line with the NGS vision, budget and the Government’s 5 case business plan model of best practice. The overall budget for the Project has not yet been set as we are in early design phase but the total build cost is likely to be over £100m. It is likely that the NCF will be built in phases, which presents both design and operational challenges. The Project is overseen by a Steering Committee chaired by the NGS Director General and the Major Capital Programme (MCP) Committee on behalf of the Board of Trustees. The Project is also subject to scrutiny from Scottish Government including independent Gateway Reviews, the first of which has recently been completed. The Client Project Manager will be the primary contact with the external and internal project teams, acting as the focal point for information and communication and will sit on the Steering Committee and attend the MCP Committee.

Posted 3 days ago
By National Galleries of Scotland

Opp: Edinburgh Emerging Artist Bursary Scheme

The City of Edinburgh Council in partnership with Creative Scotland isnow offering the opportunity for emerging artists-open to both Visual Artists and Craft Makers to apply to the bursary programme. The bursary programme will support 2 successful applicants to develop and progress their creative practice over 12 months. The programme will be tailored to the individual artist and will include mentoring which may lead to the development of skills/training, creation of new work, presenting and marketing work. Successful applicants will be awarded £1,500 as a bursary to be paid in 2 installments the second installment will be released following a mid programme review meeting.There may be further budget available for additional support that may be needed.

Posted 13 days ago
By City of Edinburgh Council

Job: Performance & Events Officer

Aberdeen City Council are looking for someone with experience of event management and/or the performing arts, with an understanding of audience development, including current social inclusion, cultural and community regeneration issues and initiatives.This role focuses on the planning and implementation of informal participatory events and performances for a wide range of audiences, making use of the venues and collections of Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums.

Posted 9 months ago
By Aberdeen City Council

Salary £23,558 - £26,936 pro rata
Deadline 18 March 2018

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Job: JQuery Instructor required

Java Scipt / JQuery instructor required for delivering classroom courses in Edinburgh. May be asked to go onsite around Scotland.

Posted one year ago
By Java Script

Salary £300 per day + travel outside Edinburgh
Deadline 20 April 2018

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Job: Journalism roles

The BBC is the world's leading public service broadcaster and making the biggest single investment in broadcast content in Scotland in over twenty years. This is an exciting time for BBC Scotland and I am keen to hear from journalists who would like to be a part of our family and join our first class, creative News Teams across Scotland. Connect with me or email your CV to

Posted one month ago
By BBC Scotland

Job: Filming [Wedding]

I am getting married on 21st July 2018 at Gean House in Alloa and I am looking for someone to film the day. I am interested in having someone film from guests arriving to the first dance, roughly from 12.30pm until 8pm with a meal included for around £250. If interested please contact Jennifer by email-

Posted 4 days ago

Salary £250
Deadline 21 July 2018

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Job: Fundraising Manager

A passionate and persuasive fundraiser, you’ll have responsibility from the word go, a creative licence and a central role in growing our charity. 16 hrs/wk, Thu-Fri; £20,000 pro-rata.

Posted one month ago
By The John Byrne Award

Salary £20,000 pro-rata.
Deadline 16 November 2018

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Job: Life Drawing Models

Life drawing models required for weekend work. Great as extra money during study periods. Get in touch for more information.

Posted one year ago
By Nude Life

Salary 50
Deadline 15 December 2018

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Job: Knitting Teachers

Have you ever thought about teaching a few knitting classes each week? If so, joining the Knitting For All family might be right up your street! Knitting for All's social mission is to spread knitting skills far and wide so that everyone around the globe has access to this life-enhancing skill. Our teachers work part-time and fit their classes in around other work and family commitments. Some of them do just a couple of classes a week and others work a busy schedule of back to back classes together with crafty parties and one-off workshops. It’s completely flexible - you do as much or as little as you like.

Posted 2 years ago
By Knitting For All Ltd

Job: Sound Recordist / AC for 2-day film shoot

Kinetoscope Studios are looking for a sound recordist / AC to join our small team (of three people) for a 2-day shoot in Edinburgh / Leith on the 4th and 5th December.

Posted one month ago
By Kinetoscope Studios