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news archive 2011

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Job Advert: Marketing Officer (and potential administration support)

sound news item posted 21 June 2011

sound is looking for either an experienced marketer, preferably with experience in the arts world, or a keen self-starter with initiative who is prepared to learn quickly.

A full job description is available here.

Letters of application accompanied by a CV should be sent to Fiona Robertson at and Mark Hope at by 5pm on Wednesday 13th July. Interviews will take place in the week beginning 18 July or by arrangement.

Job Advert: Education and Outreach Officers

sound news item posted 15 February 2011

Woodend Arts (WA) and sound (North East Scotland's festival of new music) are seeking to appoint education and outreach officers. These posts are being advertised jointly as sound and WA are both based in the Woodend Barn in Banchory, and as such will probably interest a single candidate. These part-time posts will support WA (approx. 60% of the time) and sound (approx. 40% of the time).

These are new strategic posts, created as a result of both WAA and sound having received 2-year flexible funding from Creative Scotland, starting in April 2011.

In both cases, the Education and Outreach Officer will deliver existing activities and develop new ones, bringing them into new education and outreach programmes.

The successful candidate will have a background in the arts sector, ideally in a similar post, experience of working with local community organisations as well as local councils, and will have knowledge of the Curriculum for Excellence. He/she will be a self-motivated individual, capable of working on their own initiative and able to think creatively as well as work as part of a team. We are looking for someone very organised and flexible, with excellent project management skills (including fundraising), written/verbal communication skills and IT knowledge.

The posts are likely to be offered initially as fixed-term one-year or freelance contracts (one contract with WA and one contract with sound); it is our aim that these contracts will be extended for a second year subject to confirmation of funding. Our long-term aspiration would be to have a permanent post if funding can be found.

Letters of application accompanied by a CV should be sent to:
Fiona Robertson
sound and Woodend Arts
c/o Woodend Barn
Banchory AB31 5QA
or emailed to  and 

A full job description is available here. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 28th February and interviews will take place in the week of the 7th March.

Glasgow Tramway event

sound news item posted 28 January 2011

Tramway are planning to play host to another John Cage Musicircus event on February 26th 2011, a development and reconfiguration of the highly successful May event which saw over 1500 people through the venue, and introduced families with young children to experimental and improvised music. This time they are focusing more directly on the audiences' role in the creation of sound, and models of composition and improvisation that involve the audience.

Further information is available through the Tramway website

news archive

sound news item posted 1 January 2011

Older news stories are contained in our archives for 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008. You can also find out more about previous sound festivals too.