Aged 15-25 in the Renfrewshire area? Creative Industries Programme

RSNO Paisley Takeover


Interested in a career in the arts or creative industries? Aged 15 – 25 and live or study in the Renfrewshire area? Then this is for you!


Takeover is an intensive employability programme open to anyone living or studying in the Renfrewshire area aged 15 – 25 years. This project is being run as part of the Paisley City of Culture 2021 Bid.

We’re looking for around 60 young people to work across the departments of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) to produce a public concert as part of The Spree festival.


Opportunities will exist across all aspects of the organisation. For those over 18 there are places available in marketing, development, learning and engagement, artistic planning, presentation & operations, conducting and performing as a musician in the orchestra.

School pupils can apply to learning & engagement, conducting and as a musician in the orchestra.


For more information on the types of roles within the RSNO, please see our Careers Booklet.


The opportunity to participate is free but you must be available on the dates outlined below.


To participate, please download, complete and return an application form to or post to:


RSNO Paisley Takeover

Town Centres Events and Projects Team

Renfrewshire House

Cotton Street




Application forms can be downloaded from the RSNO website:


Key dates for Paisley Takeover 2015 for school pupils:

What Date Who Venue
Closing date for applications 31 August All applicants n/a
Interview date 25 Aug & 3 Sep All applicants Renfrewshire House
Induction morning – TBC 5 September All participants Paisley Grammar
Concert 12 & 13 October All participants Paisley Town Hall
Learning and Engagementworkshops 5 – 9 October &12-15 October Only those involved in the L&E department Schools across Paisley& The Spiegeltent at The Spree
Musician rehearsals 26 September, 3 & 10 October Only those who are playing in the orchestra Paisley Abbey

Download the PDF here: RSNO Paisley Takeover

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