Job Opportunity - Assistant Producer

Jun 27, 2022

Job Opportunity - Assistant Producer

Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra: Assistant Producer (Youth Music)

Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra (GIO) is seeking an enthusiastic and creative young person to join our steering group to support the co-ordination of the activities leading up to our annual international festival: GIOfest and related events post-festival for a nine-month period from August 2022 until April 2023.


The role of our successful applicant will be to ensure our community projects, concerts, workshops and festival events are more accessible, especially for young people. We would expect the successful applicant to provide opportunities for young people from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities to join our audience and/or engage in our practical music sessions.

The specific outcomes will include the following:

  1. Gain an understanding of project management in creative arts
  2. Develop skills in designing the content of a successful music workshop
  3. Learn techniques in, and approaches to, large-scale free improvisation
  4. Create a new project for performance at GIOfest XV (and have it recorded professionally)
  5. Join GIO’s Management Committee for the duration of the contract


This position is a freelance contract for 9 Months from August 2022 until April 2023. It will even out at an average of one day per week, with more intense weeks during end November/beginning December, when our festival is delivered (in the two weeks starting 28th November, we would like our candidate to be available for 8-10 days). This will include evening work assisting with workshops and festival events and supporting visiting artists. We will remain as flexible as possible to accommodate availability.

Total days: up to 36 (day rate: £108, or £13.50/hour), plus expenses

Interviews will be online or in-person to suit both parties.

Interviews will be held late July/Early August 2022

Post will commence w/c 16th August 2022


There will be the opportunity to work from home for research and administration, as well as attending on-line meetings. There will also be 2-3 evening sessions per month at the CCA Glasgow (City Centre :Charing Cross) and the Glad Café, Glasgow (South : Shawlands). Both venues are fully accessible. Meetings will be at the Briggait, Glasgow (also fully accessible. GIOfest will be held over 5 days at the CCA, Glasgow.

At the end of this project, you will have gained experience in arts management and festival curation. As well as participating in workshops, you will have had the opportunity to develop a new piece for the orchestra. With a comprehensive range of skills, you will be better placed to develop your career in whichever area(s) you choose to pursue. You will also have the opportunity to join GIO as a permanent member of the ensemble and/or steering group.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Statement

Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra continues to aim to be part of a growing force within Scotland and the UK to positively affect the contribution of the arts towards more equal, diverse and inclusive communities.

We strive to provide a suitable environment for people with disabilities in all our work. We also seek to remove all barriers that any stakeholder may encounter on the basis of race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, sexual orientation, age, gender, pregnancy or gender reassignment status.

Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra is committed to promoting equality and diversity and to creating new policies embedded in all our project activity to reduce barriers to services and seek to address the needs of specific groups.


Please apply by email using the form linked below.

Application Form