Working in The Arts

Scotland is home to the Edinburgh Festival and only the Olympics and the World Cup sell more tickets. (Yeah, and we do it yearly).

Edinburgh is an international creative and cultural centre, home to the world’s biggest arts festival and the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature.

So it goes without saying that the arts play a major role in employment in this country.

Scotland’s creative industries contribute more than £5 billion to the Scottish economy every year, government statistics reveal, and since we are talking in ballpark billions here, that’s roughly the same as whisky if you give or take the odd ten million.

More than 15,000 businesses employ more than 70,000 people, not counting freelances and students.

The creative arts fall into the categories of advertising, architecture, visual art, crafts, fashion and textiles, design, performing, arts, music, photography, film and video, computer games, radio and TV, writing and publishing, heritage, software/electronic, publishing, cultural education – so that’s a lot of job opportunities to be going on with, before you begin to add up the support and service industries for all this talent.

If you want to develop your creative skills as a career, then the chances are you will be able to - if you do some judicious planning when it comes to further education, work experience and getting the right advice.


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Added by The Moray Council
£26,107 to £28,482 per annum, SJC Grade 7 (36.25 hrs), Elgin

The Moray Council Job Description To act as a member of the staff team to provide care and support to individuals with learning disabilities. To take a lead role in developing, implementing and reviewing service user care plans. … Read more

Added by Capability Scotland
£9.10 per hour, unknown, Glasgow

Capability Scotland Our Community Living Services in Glasgow and the surrounding areas support individuals with all aspects of their daily living. It is an exciting time for us as we explore ways to develop our relationships with … Read more

Added by Aberdeenshire Council
£10.18 to £10.61 per hour, TECH E, Peterhead

Aberdeenshire Council Job Description To perform a range of technical tasks while ensuring compliance with associated statutory health & safety and licensing requirements related to a performing arts theatre space. This post may require working irregular and … Read more

Added by National Trust for Scotland
From £9.19 per hour, Glencoe

National Trust for Scotland To assist in the day to day management of the Catering Department at the newly refurbished Glencoe Visitor Centre. To help ensure that all targets are met and that all visitors experience the highest level of guest satisfaction during their visit. … Read more