Dunedin Consort is one of the UK’s leading ensembles specialising in historically informed performance, widely recognised for its world-class performance standards and imaginative approach to concerts and recordings. We are looking to recruit a highly motivated, creative and enthusiastic individual to join Dunedin Consort as its Learning & Participation Manager on a part-time basis (2.5 days per week).
This is a new role, whose creation reflects the expansion of Dunedin’s learning programme in recent years. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, the Learning & Participation Manager would be responsible for a diverse range of activity across the breadth of the organisation’s output. It offers the opportunity both to consolidate partnerships with existing stakeholders and to forge new ones, exploring new ways in which Dunedin can extend access to its work across a diverse set of audiences. The successful candidate would be responsible for increasing engagement with Dunedin’s output in the broadest terms, from schools and education settings, to young musicians, amateur music-makers and the wider general public. As such, it offers a chance to make a real difference to the impact of Dunedin’s work both at home and abroad.
Note that this is an office-based role and, although there is scope for some flexibility around working arrangements, the successful candidate would be expected to use the Dunedin Consort office as their regular base.
Planning & Administration
- Overseeing the creation and implementation of a long-term learning and participation strategy for Dunedin Consort, including the expansion of its current programme of activity
- Exploring and developing partnerships with other organisations around access, engagement and participation
- Working with the Development Manager to identify new funding opportunities for Dunedin’s learning programme
- Liaising with funding partners to identify and consolidate the aims and outputs for Dunedin’s education projects
- Reporting to funders and other key stakeholders
- Attendance at concerts, industry conferences and events as required
- Liaising with schools to coordinate Dunedin’s annual programme of schools workshops
- Overseeing the delivery of Dunedin’s annual Children’s Messiah in Edinburgh and Glasgow
- Overseeing the recruitment and implementation of Bridging the Gap, Dunedin’s mentoring programme for young musicians
- Coordinating and advertising Dunedin’s one-on-one Voice Clinic sessions for amateur singers
- Arranging an annual series of choral workshops for amateur singers in Scotland
- Coordinating access to open rehearsals throughout the season
- Booking and liaising with the musicians who deliver Dunedin’s education work, and acting as the primary point of contact for matters including travel, schedules and expenses
- Arranging training sessions as necessary
- Preparing and circulating schedules to musicians and education partners
- Keeping up-to-date records and files of projects and logistical arrangements
- Tracking expenditure and managing post-project invoicing
- At least 2 years’ experience working in the arts, preferably with experience working in a creative learning or development role
- First-hand knowledge of the classical music industry
- Proven experience of project management in an arts setting
- Organised, highly-motivated individual with an eye for detail
- Good communicator who works well with others
- Excellent and demonstrable writing skills
- High level of computer literacy. Dunedin Consort uses Macintosh computers.
- Ability to work under pressure and prioritise
- Music qualification or performance experience an advantage
- Understanding of historically informed performance practice
- Full driving licence
Please ensure you download and read the full application pack before applying.
To apply, please send a copy of your C.V. to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a covering letter explaining why you would like to work with Dunedin Consort and how you believe your skills fit the requirements of the role. Please aim for your CV to be no longer than two pages. Applications close at 5pm on Friday 21st June. Interviews will take place in Edinburgh in the week beginning 24th June.
If you have any disability that prevents you from following the application process as described, please contact the office on 0131 516 3718.
Deadline for applications: Friday 21st June 2019, 5pm
Interviews: Week beginning 24th June
Start date: As soon as possible
Salary: £28,000 pro rata (0.5 FTE)