Creative Change Maker – Inclusion and relevance | Aberdeen Performing Arts

Creative Change Maker: Inclusion and Relevance is a new role within our Creative Engagement Team at a pivotal time for Aberdeen Performing Arts and the North East as we recover, rebuild and reimagine in a post-pandemic world. We believe in arts without borders and are therefore looking for a creative person, who will lead the improvement and development of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion within our organization and in the way we connect with our audience, ensuring that our offering is relevant and reflects our diverse community. In this role, you will develop imaginative and inclusive ways of working that connect communities, artists and places, and create pathways for artistic creation, engagement and participation.

About you

As an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Champion, you will be creative, a natural influencer, perhaps a grassroots activist or artist, who can help us better define how we engage with relevance to the wider community and to develop our commitment to inclusion within our organization.

You will have a deep understanding of the value of implementing change, effective in challenging the status quo, and doing so in a successful, positive and engaging way. Professional qualifications are less important to us than your approach to creative ways of working with local communities and us as an organization and as individuals. You will have experience designing initiatives that address issues of inclusion and relevance, delivering meaningful and high-quality solutions. You will love the arts and understand the power of the arts to positively impact change.

You will be a natural communicator, working as an influencer at all levels, with a high level of emotional intelligence and a flexible and pragmatic approach.

About Us

Aberdeen Performing Arts is a creative hub and focal point for performing arts, community engagement and talent development in the North East. Our three iconic city center venues are all part of a national and international touring circuit for the performing arts and integral to the cultural ecology of Aberdeen and Scotland. We present, produce and commission diverse and distinctive arts and cultural programs of regional and national reach and impact.

To apply

​For more information about Aberdeen Performing Arts, download the job description and apply online with your CV, visit or download the Creative Change Maker Task Scope.docx.

You can also send your CV and cover letter (in the format that suits you best) which tells us:

  • why you would like to work with Aberdeen Performing Arts
  • why you are perfect for this role
  • how would you create a SPARK (referring to our values)

to [email protected] Please also complete our Equal Opportunity Tracking Form.

You can also apply by video or audio in addition to sending us your CV. To do this, make sure it is saved in an easily accessible format and send it via a forward link to [email protected] If you have any access requirements or need additional support to apply or progress your application, please let us know so that we can assist you – this information will not be a factor in our decision-making.

The deadline for submitting applications is Sunday, February 6.

Although some of this work may be carried out remotely, it is expected that the successful candidate may spend the majority of the delivery time in Aberdeen.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in all our work. With this in mind, applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives, and those from backgrounds underrepresented in the arts, are encouraged to apply.

This position does not meet the minimum requirements for visa sponsorship under the skilled worker route. We are therefore unable to consider applicants for this position who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

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