Scottish Ballet is seeking to appoint a full-time Rehearsal Assistant to join the company’s Artistic team.  

Reporting to the Rehearsal Director you will coach, support and lead our dancers to develop their skills in order to deliver Scottish Ballet productions.  

You will have instinctive leadership qualities, be naturally creative towards problem solving with a collegiate approach to working with teams and have experience, or identified potential, for leading groups of dancers within a rehearsal environment.
A proven international track record with a minimum of five years performance experience, having had work created on you and being able to support dancers on the studio to performance journey.    

You will be part of the Artistic team, working closely with the CEO/Artistic Director and other departments to ensure high quality output, safe practice and fluid communication.


Scottish Ballet, founded in 1969, is Scotland’s national dance company. In 2019 the company celebrates 50 years of inspiring audiences on stage and beyond, with a creative vision crafted by Scotland. Based in Glasgow, the company performs regularly across Scotland, the UK and internationally – promoting Scotland’s pioneering spirit far and wide. Under CEO/Artistic Director Christopher Hampson, Scottish Ballet presents bold, adventurous performances rooted in strong classical technique, usually accompanied by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. 


It is a really exciting time to join Scottish Ballet. If this role sounds like you then we would love to hear from you. To apply please send;

  • A letter outlining your interest in being considered for the position – why you believe your skills and knowledge and experience are relevant to the role (as defined in the ‘Key Accountabilities’) and how you will add value to Scottish Ballet;
  • A copy of your curriculum vitae;
  • The names and contact details of at least two professional referees (these will only be contacted should you be offered the position);
  • Your current salary 

Deadline for applications: 5pm Thursday 29 August 2019

Interviews and an invitation to give class/rehearsals with the Company will be held during w/c 9 September 2019 (or a mutually agreeable date).

Please send application and covering letter to heather.macdonald@scottishballet.co.uk or call 0141 331 2931 for further information.

Scottish Ballet is a charity registered in Scotland: SC008037