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Saturday Music Classes (SMC) Assistant

St Mary’s Music School is looking to appoint an Assistant to work with the SMC Manager on Saturdays during SMC term time (approx 30 weeks per year).

The successful candidate will have experience of dealing with the public including children, with a calm and friendly manner.  They should be a good communicator, capable of working independently and using initiative when necessary.  Experience with Microsoft Office is required, along with a good level of numeracy.

Our long established and very popular Saturday Music Classes for children aged 4 to 12 take place during term time at St Mary’s Music School.  In a safe and caring social environment, some 150 local children discover the wonders of music, helped by experienced staff, all highly qualified in working with children through the arts. The emphasis is on having fun, while engaging young children in the magic of music making.

Duties will include:

  • Administrative support for SMC;
  • Processing of registration forms and updating of class registers;
  • Communication with SMC parents;
  • Answering queries, directing to the SMC Manager where appropriate.

For further details, including a job description, please download the information pack below.

Application Pack & Further Information (pdf format)

Employee Application Form (word document)


Applications will be considered as they are received.

For queries or questions relating to this post, please contact:

Dr JoAnna Collings, Bursar
Email: vacancies@st-marys-music-school.co.uk

Application Process

To apply, please post or email a covering letter along with a completed Employee Application Form (word document) to:

Dr JoAnna Collings
St Mary's Music School
Coates Hall
25 Grosvenor Crescent
Edinburgh EH12 5EL

Email: vacancies@st-marys-music-school.co.uk

Candidates should ensure correct postage is paid. Applications not on the Employee Application Form will not be considered.

No agencies please.

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We will process your personal information in accordance with our candidate privacy notice.


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St Mary’s Music School is one of the nine specialist Music and Dance Schools the UK (and the only one in Scotland)  funded by the UK Government and providing the finest training in Britain. It is a co-educational, non-denominational specialist music school, offering a world class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. It attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally. 

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