Opportunity: Engagement Officer – Scottish Chamber Orchestra

13 June 2022


The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is looking for an energetic Engagement Officer for a fixed term, full time appointment for 13 months to manage and deliver a wide portfolio of engagement projects during 2022-23.

The internationally celebrated Scottish Chamber Orchestra is one of Scotland’s National Performing Companies. The Orchestra is made up of an exceptional group of highly talented and creative musicians, each one committed to transforming and enhancing lives and communities throughout Scotland and beyond through the power of inspirational music-making.

Our regular and extensive performance and touring schedule is enhanced by a Creative Learning programme which sees musicians engaging directly with a broad range of people from nursery, primary and secondary schools, to community centres, hospitals and care homes. Our five-year residency in Edinburgh’s Craigmillar community is a particular focus and highlight of our current work.

The focus of the Engagement Officer’s portfolio is on projects with and for children and families, young people and vulnerable individuals, including those living with dementia, their families and carers. Specific projects include a family-focused concert as part of the annual Family Festival, ReConnect, our programme for people living with dementia and their carers and Vibe, our creative music-making programme for young people, including New Vibe which works with young people with moderate to severe mental health issues.

The Engagement Officer will also deliver ongoing project activity within the Greater Craigmillar community and maintain and develop mutually beneficial relationships with community groups and organisations to support the SCO’s five-year residency in this community.

The successful candidate will be working as part of a small, highly collaborative creative learning team. We are looking for someone with demonstrable experience of planning arts engagement, learning and wellbeing-focused projects as well as someone who is a skilled collaborator, excited by the possibilities and opportunities of collaborating with communities to amplify and celebrate what matters to them. You will ideally be experienced in working with diverse groups and with partners outside the arts, particularly in healthcare.

For more information on how to apply, click here.

Location: Edinburgh City


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Scottish Music Industry Association

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The Scottish Music Industry Association receives Regular Funding from Creative Scotland, the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.

Creative Scotland distribute funding from the Scottish Government and The National Lottery.