We are looking for two Trainee Musicians who will work alongside two Lead Musicians on 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 assist in 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.

You may be an emerging Musician looking to widen your experience of delivering music-making projects in a community setting; or a more established Musician who is looking to develop their practice in working with children and young people with additional support needs.

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


This is a freelance term contract. The fee is £4040.

To apply for this position please send the following to recruitment@horsecross.co.uk

  • 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 hope to gain and develop through this role,
    • why you are passionate about 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/g74m3A7rjl9Wj6NtIXho

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: Tuesday 14th 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.