Marketing & Operations Assistant Traditional Music & Song Association of Scotland

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Organisation information

Traditional Music & Song Association of Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC003819

Good HQ

Aims & objectives

The TMSA aims to promote, preserve and present all the music & song traditions of Scotland - a membership organisation, working at both national and local levels through Branches, predominantly through voluntary effort. It has produced an Event Calendar for over 20 years, delivered a CD and tour of the BBC Radio Scotland young traditional musician of the year finalists for over 10 years and run various large-scale National Session Programmes. Its Branches organise activities from some of the longest running folk festivals to ceilidhs, competitions, sessions and workshops. We would like to improve our international links in the future.
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Time of attendance
5 hours per day. Monday-Friday. Between 9am - 5pm. Can be altered if necessary eg 4 days of 6.25 hours.
No of references
Hours (per week)
Not supplied
Salary (£/hr)
9.00 per hour

Job description



To assist in implementing the Marketing Strategy of the TMSA which includes:

• Promoting TMSA membership and products for sale to help increase earned income and donations

• Development and distribution of appropriate leaflets, posters and newsletters – both hard copy and digital – for TMSA Projects

• Attending TMSA run and affiliate festivals and events in appropriate areas – particularly assisting marketing and merchandising sales

• Assisting in collating event information, production of and distribution for the annual Events Calendar and TMSA interactive music map

• To assist in being a point of contact for branches, members and the general public for enquiries via telephone, email and social media.

• To gather, collate and make available information for branches, members and the general public.

• To assist in the updating of the organisation's website, as required (training will be offered if required).

• To carry out any relevant administration with regards to the above activities.


• To assist in maintaining the operating & administrative systems of the organisation, including

management of databases, financial paperwork, processing of membership applications, correspondence and filing systems.


• To fulfil any other tasks within the remit of the post.

Person specification

Person Specification


• Relevant level of promotional skills and marketing experience.

• Relevant IT skills including at least basic social media experience and/or website maintenance.

• An ability to take instruction, work on own initiative and meet deadlines.

• Good oral and written communication skills.

• Willingness to learn about Scottish traditional music and song.

• Willingness to learn new skills.

• Enthusiasm and motivation.


• Knowledge of/or interest in Scottish traditional music and song.

• Experience of arts marketing and/or arts administration or relevant qualification.

• Desk-top publishing skills especially Microsoft Publisher and/or Adobe InDesign.

NB: Skills above can have been acquired through paid or voluntary work

PVG/disclosure requirements

Not Required