Classical Ensembles Manager


For over 40 years NYOS has delivered high-quality music education opportunities for young people throughout Scotland. From its outreach education programme in communities across the country to its core Pathway of jazz and orchestral training, through to CPD training for young pre-professionals, NYOS is committed to supporting the development of young, skilled musicians and seeks to make these opportunities accessible to all.

The Head Office, in Glasgow, is responsible for managing all NYOS activities.


This is an exciting role for an enthusiastic arts manager to work as part of the Ensembles Team in the planning and operations of NYOS orchestral ensembles, including residential courses and concerts along with a variety of other projects. It is an ideal post for someone wishing to develop their skills as an orchestra manager.

You will have particular responsibility for managing the Junior Orchestra, the first step for a young musician on the NYOS pathway; and the outstanding Senior Orchestra, the ensemble that plays a key role as the bridge to our flagship Symphony Orchestra by setting the highest standard for teenagers passionate about orchestral playing.

Salary: circa £25k

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Application procedure:

To apply please send a curriculum vitae with a covering letter including the names and contact details of two referees (marked Private & Confidential) to:

Judith Archibald

National Youth Orchestras of Scotland

13 Somerset Place, Glasgow, G3 7JT

The deadline to apply is 12 noon on Friday 27 August 2021, and interviews will take place on Wednesday 8 September 2021 at the NYOS Office or via Zoom, depending on applicant’s location and current COVID restrictions.

Seasonal Pastoral Staff

NYOS is looking to hear from people who are keen to work as temporary pastoral staff for our residential courses which take place during the spring and summer school holidays each year. The duration of the residential courses range from 3 to 14 days and take place in both spring and summer, in various locations throughout Scotland, involving a wide age range of participants from 8 through to 25. 

To be considered please send a letter of interest along with your CV to the NYOS Office in Glasgow via email to Or by post to the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland (NYOS), 13 Somerset Place, Glasgow, G3 7JT.