We are looking for two Lead Musicians, and two Trainee Musicians to work together to deliver a new project which will place you in residence at Fairview school from September 2022 – June 2023.

Working closely with staff, pupils and your fellow musicians you will deliver three eight-week blocks of interactive music-making workshops. These workshops must ensure accessibility and inclusion for children and young people with a range of additional support needs.

The Lead Musicians will mentor the Trainee Musicians, developing with them a learning and development plan that is tailored to their interests and experience. There will be formal mentoring sessions, as well as opportunity for the Trainee Musician to learn through practice working alongside the Lead Musicians in the delivery of workshops.

We particularly encourage you to apply if you are a disabled musician.


This is a freelance term contract. The fee is £6600.

To apply for this position please send us:

  • A CV (you may want to include details of any work you’ve undertaken, work experience, volunteering, experience from college or university, or the amateur sector, or anything else that you think is relevant and you’d like to tell us about)
  • Either a written covering letter (450 words max.) or video (2 minutes max.) that includes:
    • the skills and experience you will bring to this role, including a demonstration of understanding working with children and young people with additional support needs;
    • an example of a music-making project you’ve worked on, outlining what you did, what the successes of the project were, and anything that was challenging.

CVs and written covering letters should be sent to recruitment@horsecross.co.uk. Video submissions should be uploaded to Dropbox using this link: https://www.dropbox.com/request/KEKwBKLMUDPhdYfsdSv4

If you have any questions, or would like to talk to someone about the role before applying, please contact engagement@horsecross.co.uk

Closing date: 27th May 5pm

Interviews: Monday 13th June   

Job Description 

Fairview School Musicians in Residence is part of The Scottish Government’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI) which is administered by Creative Scotland. The YMI creates access to high quality music making opportunities, enables young people to achieve their potential in or through music and supports the development of the sector for the benefit of young people.