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Whale Arts 30 Westburn Grove, EH14 2SA
£33,858 - £38,874 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
14 hours per week

Sistema Scotland’s vision is to improve lives and strengthen communities. Working with children and their families, the programme is focused on early intervention and stimulating generational social change, increasing confidence, aspiration, community cohesion, pride and developing high level skills in the young people involved. We deliver our work through the creation of Big Noise programmes within communities, and currently run six programmes in Wester Hailes in Edinburgh, Raploch & Fallin in Stirling, Govanhill in Glasgow, Torry in Aberdeen and Douglas in Dundee.

We have a vacancy for a Musician/Teacher (Lower Strings) within our team in Big Noise Wester Hailes (Edinburgh). You will be part of a team who work with children from pre-school, primary school, secondary school and adults. The team are creative in designing and introducing new ways of learning as we use the orchestra to grow children’s confidence, respect, aspiration, drive and understanding. As part of the team, you will develop innovative ways to engage children and families, including home visits and community performances. You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, experience of working with large and varied groups of children is essential, along with a track record of success in giving music instruction to children on your specialist instrument.

This is a permanent post, working 14 hours per week, Wednesday and Thursday, all year round.

We welcome applications from diverse musical and cultural backgrounds. We also welcome applications from all nationalities; however, we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for these roles, so before you apply for this post please ensure that you have the right to work in the UK. For more details on eligibility to work in the UK, please visit

For further details please visit our website where you can view the full job/person specification and complete our online application form (no CVs please).

For any additional information please e-mail or telephone 01786 236914.

Closing date for applications is Monday 11th March 2024 at 10.00 am.

The selection process will be held in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh (date to be agreed but likely to be week beginning 25th March 2024) and will include a panel interview, short audition and demonstration lesson.

All successful applicants will be subject to PVG check.