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Scottish Ensemble General Manager
Full-time permanent position


Fresh from performances of a major cross-artform collaboration at The Barbican Centre, London, and as it embarks on detailed planning for its 50th-anniversary season (in 2019-20), Scottish Ensemble (SE) is now seeking a new General Manager.

Following a restructure, our current General Manager will move into the Chief Executive role from August 2018, and SE is currently looking for a passionate and meticulous individual to join our team to fill this key role.

Scottish Ensemble is one of the most innovative and outward-looking music ensembles in Europe. From performances with classical singers and instrumentalists to those with visual artists, choreographers, theatre-makers and traditional musicians, we are committed to creating live experiences that engage a broad audience and make new artistic connections.

SE has gone through a period of significant growth over the past five years and we are now looking for someone who can help refine and develop our processes, cement best practice and continue to build ambitious, ground-breaking projects with national and international impact.

Based at SE’s busy office in Glasgow, this is a central senior role, supporting the Chief Executive to lead SE’s ambitious team. This post will involve overseeing the smooth planning and delivery of SE’s busy programme of performances, cross-artform collaborations and creative learning work – both at home and internationally – as well as overall office management.

In our small team, the General Manager must be able to turn their hand to most areas within the organisation, and stand in for the Chief Executive during their absence.

We seek a candidate who combines creative flair with a focused, detail-orientated mindset – someone who can anticipate a problem before it arises and come up with a creative solution. You might have held project manager roles in the past, or have led marketing or development teams and now be looking to become an arts leader with a broader remit.

The successful candidate will combine exceptional administrative skills underpinned by a desire to implement good processes and a positive, flexible attitude. They will have at least 4 years’ experience of working in an arts environment, preferably the performing arts, as well as a demonstrable passion for classical music. Leadership experience would be an advantage and proven strong project management skills are essential.

A full UK driving licence would also be desirable; some on-the-road touring responsibilities are shared between SE’s small team.


How to apply

Download the job description
Download the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Please email a current CV and a covering letter, including details of most recent salary to office@scottishensemble.co.uk

Along with your application, please also submit a confidential Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to monitoring@scottishensemble.co.uk

Scottish Ensemble is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce. We will consider condensed hours, days working from home, or other structures to accommodate a range of personal circumstances, and promote equality of opportunity between those who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not.

Deadline for applications

Friday 24 August at 12 noon


Monday 3 September

Start date

To be discussed with successful applicant; ideally by 1 October 2018


£28,000 – £32,000, but dependent on experience