Big Noise Torry Upper or Lower Strings Musician/Teacher

Sistema Scotland
£27,818 - £30,909 per year
13 Sep 2016
04 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time



£27,818 - £30,909 per annum (pro rata)

(plus relocation package of up to £7,500)


Are you passionate about music and teaching?

Do you love to inspire and support children and their families?

Do you have extensive experience of group teaching and orchestral playing?


Following the successful launch of our third Big Noise centre in Torry Aberdeen last year, this is an exciting opportunity to join the programme as a Musician/Teacher as we continue to roll out the second year of the programme in the Torry community.


Based on the internationally celebrated Venezuelan El Sistema programme,our vision is to transform lives with music.   We deliver our work through the creation of Big Noise programmes within communities, and we currently run three programmes in Raploch in Stirling, Govanhill in Glasgow and Torry in Aberdeen. 


You will work with children from pre-school and primary school, adults and eventually children from secondary school.  Being creative in designing and introducing new ways of learning you will 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.


Educated to degree level or equivalent, you must have experience of working with large and varied groups of children along with a track record of success in giving music instruction to children on your specialist instrument (either lower strings - ‘cello and double bass, or upper strings - violin and viola)


The posts are for either 3 or 4 days a week during term time and up to 5 days a week during school holidays. 


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).  All successful applicants will be subject to PVG check.


We are also looking for self-employed Cover Musicians (Strings) to support the team when staff are on leave or are unwell. They also help greatly in the build up to important events when we need extra support to fully prepare the children.  Fees are £25 per hour for the first 2 hours and £20 per hour thereafter.  Please visit our website for more information on the role and how to apply.


For any additional information please e-mail or telephone 01786 462923.


Closing date for all applications is Tuesday 4 October 2016 at 10am

The selection process will be held in Aberdeen on 19 October (Strings Musicians/Teachers) and 27 October (Cover Musicians)

See also:
Musician Torry - Job and Person Spec (Sept 16).doc