Work with us

Volunteering

We are looking for volunteers to help across our work supporting disabled people to play, compose and perform music.

Here are some of the ways you can get involved…

Supporting our music projects

For example, supporting our weekly sessions in our Craigmillar studio.  All our music project volunteers must be registered with PVG (we can arrange this for new volunteers) and have a basic level of musicianship.

Helping with events and fundraising

For example, helping with a bucket collection or distributing leaflets at a public event.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the contact form…

Volunteer Contact Form

and email it to us

Let us know if you have any questions or need any further information

Paid opportunities

Freelance Associate Musicians, Aberdeenshire and Glasgow

About the role

Drake Music Scotland are looking for competent creative musicians based in Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire and Glasgow with a desire to undertake training in leading music workshops for disabled people of all ages.

You may have had some training and be at the start of your professional career, or you may have experience of doing music with groups of people and identified a need for CPD or training to develop your skills further.

Training will be provided in the technologies, Figurenotes notation and methods that Drake Music Scotland use prior to any projects being delivered.

Essential

  • Good musical skills and an interest in leading music workshops
  • Confidence, enthusiasm and readiness to undertake further professional development
  • Ability to communicate clearly with people in a small group setting
  • Willingness to engage with music technology
  • Good organisation and planning skills
  • Awareness of the support needs of people with a wide range of disabilities
  • Adaptable and willing to travel and work in different locations
  • Experience in community/educational music projects for people with disabilities and/or Additional Support Needs
  • Ability to travel across Aberdeenshire or Glasgow.

Desirable       

  • Knowledge of music technology and current software such as iPad, Soundbeam, Ableton, Logic etc.
  • Knowledge of Figurenotes notation.
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Experience of monitoring/evaluation and report writing
  • Driving license

Qualifications

  • Relevant music qualification at HND level or above, or equivalent practical experience
  • Ability to play at least one instrument to a reasonable level

To Apply: Please send a CV and short covering letter outlining how you would suit the role to Emma Lines, Senior Programme Manager

Closing Date – 14th July at 5pm.