JOB ALERT! Sistema Scotland: Director of Music

Sistema Scotland is looking for an inspiring person to join our team with the principal responsibilities to:

· Set the future musical vision and direction of Sistema Scotland’s Big Noise Centres

· Inspire and lead a dynamic team of musicians delivering the programme in the Big Noise Raploch community, and other future centres

· Cultivate the Big Noise Symphony Orchestra

This is a new position at Sistema Scotland, created to drive the musical ambition of the programme, whilst building on the successful foundations and principles of social change. This position will play a key role in shaping the future developments at Sistema Scotland

The successful candidate will have:

Extensive experience and knowledge of music education including different pedagogies, teaching styles and models

A track record of success in leading and developing artistic teams

Professional performing experience

Extensive experience working with children and young people

A conviction about the socially transformative impact of music for children and communities, and a desire to be part of this ambitious charitable organisation.

Salary is negotiable

For a full job and person specification please e-mail visit our website at or call 01786 462923.

Closing date for applications is Friday 13 May 2011.

Initial application is by CV and cover letter. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed and auditioned in Stirling.

All successful applicants will be subject to Enhanced Disclosure checks.


About MUSIC NEWS Scotland

MUSIC NEWS Scotland was born 12 years ago when dial up broadband was still around and desktop pc’s ruled. So we did what had been done since 220 AD in China and every month put ink on a printing plate, ran some paper over it and hey presto MNS was published (okay it was a wee bit more involved than that, but the basic principle was the same!) Move on to 2011 with high speed broadband and access to the www everywhere and the future was catching up with us rapidly. The volume of information flowing into MNS HQ was more than our monthly issue could cope with, and more and more Scottish music stories of great value were being spiked (an old press term not a dodgy drink). Reaching our vast number of readers in every conceivable nook and cranny of Scotland has always been a challenge monthly but to do that more often was physically not feasible. So we have doffed oor tam o’ shanter to the future and MNS is now a weekly digital publication, and not only weekly now but twice the number of pages than our old printed friend! Along with our weekly GIGguide and FESTIVALS! supplement we are now producing 72 pages of Scottish music news (and only music news) each and EVERY week:) We remain as true as ever to our launch roots of 8 years ago though - MUSIC NEWS Scotland supports all Scottish bands and performers no matter what style of music you’re involved in. Our aim is to circulate music industry news and to help to raise the profile of musicians and improve communications between genres. To help achieve this copies of MUSIC NEWS Scotland are emailed to key industry contacts throughout the UK. Thank you for your support over the last 8 years and please raise a glass to our digital future with you all. Thanks for your support, The MNS team!
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