Corporate Partnerships and Events Assistant with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO)

The RSNO is Scotland’s national symphony orchestra and one of the five National Performing Companies, supported by the Scottish Government. 

Location: Glasgow (with occasional travel to Edinburgh, Dundee, Perth and Aberdeen)
£7.85 per hour. Part-time (2.5 days per week) for 12 months
Mid-late June 2015 start


The RSNO is a symbol of Scottish cultural excellence. Established in 1891, it continues to deliver the highest quality musical experience and enjoyment throughout Scotland, which has been shared by generations.

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) is now looking to recruit a Corporate Partnerships and Events Assistant. Within this role you will:
• Create, develop and deliver a proactive corporate partnerships research and activation programme. The aim of this programme will be to identify new prospective corporate, media and marketing partners with a good “fit” for the RSNO – in terms of the prospective company’s brand, marketing objectives, corporate responsibility agenda and company values and the RSNO’s products, USP and case for support. The role is likely to include a mixture of desk-based research, telephone contact, internal and external meetings, attendance at networking meetings and events and the creation and delivery of cultivation events.
• Work with the External Relations team, the Learning and Engagement team and the Artistic Planning team to consider the RSNO’s offer and USP.
• Link activation opportunities to potential products and prospects.
• In terms of sponsorship activation, identify and research how the RSNO can deliver and maximise reach via online, participation, special events and traditional advertising.
• Support the delivery of specific projects over the course of the placement. For example, a big focus over the coming year will be securing partners and sponsors for major national and international tours.
• Identify new opportunities for revenue generation within the corporate sector (e.g. corporate team building workshops), develop the product internally and conduct market research.
• Maintain an accurate and up to date profile of prospective supporters on the Raiser’s Edge database.
• Support administration of corporate partnerships within the External Relations team.
• Promote and manage invitations to RSNO concerts and events for prospective supporters.
• Support the delivery of a programme of events planned as part of the RSNO’s move to its new home.
• Attend networking meetings and events and RSNO receptions and special events, as required.
• Support other activities and events across the External Relations department, as required.


This role is open to applicants from any degree disciplines, but may be ideally suited to those with a degree level qualification in Marketing, Communications, Business, Events Management and/or Music. Previous experience in communications, events management, administration, marketing, corporate partnerships and/or the arts would be highly desirable.

The successful intern will have the following:
• Excellent organisational skills
• Good research skills
• The ability to prioritise a busy workload
• Excellent event planning, management and delivery skills
• Project management skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent IT skills, including database management, Excel, Work, Outlook and PowerPoint
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Strong customer service skills
• Confident telephone manner
• Information and relationship management skills
• The confidence to represent and advocate the RSNO at external events
• A ‘can-do’ attitude and the willingness to assist other members of the team to meet shared objectives

You will be a highly organised, self-motivator with the ability to remain calm under pressure. You will have an active interest in the arts and be prepared to work some evening and weekends. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is desirable, though not essential.


Closing date for applications is 5 June 2015, 5pm. 

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. State a. your availability and b. How you meet the requirements of the job specification. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.



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