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We Are Hiring: Creative Music Maker – NOW CLOSED

Red Note Ensemble is looking for a musician at an early stage of their career to join us for a fixed-term one-year, mentored role.

Red Note Ensemble is looking for a musician at an early stage of their career to join us for a fixed-term one-year, mentored role. We’re seeking someone who is a little bit obsessed about creating new music themselves, and making music with other people, to work with us on a variety of performance and community projects.

We recognise that many people haven’t been able to take up opportunities to pursue a career in creating music due to financial pressures of coming from a lower socio-economic background. For this reason, this post is designed to support the career progression of someone who has faced barriers because of their socio-economic background.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • 2-5 years’ experience since leaving school. This may have been on e.g. an education/training course, a job, a caring or voluntary role. It doesn’t matter whether this was or wasn’t directly connected to music
  • Shown sustained commitment to generating their own new music 
  • Some experience of working with music with community groups, but may have had no formal training

Contract type:         Fixed term contract, 12 month contract

Hours:                       Part time, 21 hours per week. flexible working

Holidays:                  12 days plus 5 days public holidays per annum (this equals 20 days plus 8 holidays per annum full time equivalent)

Salary:                       £12,600 (£21,000 per annum full time equivalent) plus 5% pension

Start Date:                Monday, 29th March 2021

Location:                  Office based in Summerhall, Edinburgh (remote working possible) and in Methil and Easterhouse (Glasgow), travel paid

Relocation:              A contribution towards relocation up to £250 is available if required

Key Dates:

Deadline for application:     Monday 8th February 2021, 12 noon

Notification of interviews:    Friday 19th February 2021

Interviews:                             Thursday 25th February 2021

Selection workshops:          Between the 8th and 19th March 2021

Start date:                             Monday 29th March 2021

How to apply

Download the job pack and the FAQ document for full information on how to apply.

The closing date for applications is Monday 8th February 2021, 12 noon.

Contact Us

Before you make an application there is an opportunity to attend a webinar to learn more about the position, what we are looking for from the successful applicant, and discuss any questions you may have. To sign up please click on the date that suits you best:

If you have any additional questions not covered in the FAQ document, if you have technical difficulties or you have any access requirements that we can support you with in the application process, you can also arrange a time to speak with one of our team – Please fill in this form (CLICK HERE).


This Fellowship is supported by the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries 2020-22.

8 February, 2021 - 0:00 to 23:59


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