Job Description – School Manager (Maternity Cover)

Edinburgh Drawing School 

August 2022 

Location: Edinburgh 

Reports to: School Director 

Position: Freelance, Fixed Term Maternity Cover for School Manager (15 months, including training period commencing mid-September '22)

Days: variable, with some evenings and weekends as required, but approx 40 hours per week during term time, and approx 20 hours per week during breaks. Training period will be part-time mid-September until start of December, approximately 20 hours per week, to be discussed, moving to full time in January '23.

Salary approx £20,500p.a. (hourly rate, invoiced monthly)

Additional benefits: 20% Staff discount on drawing classes and 20% staff discount in sister business the Torrance Gallery  


Outline of The Role 

The Edinburgh Drawing School is a well-respected, independent art school in the heart of the New Town, Edinburgh, presenting drawing and painting classes for adults and kids ages 8yrs up. 

Your job is to support all aspects of the day to day running of the School, as well as the programme planning each term.  

The role is front facing, dealing with both students, models and tutors.  

Your role will ensure the smooth running of the business day-to-day, and you will be a confident and articulate ambassador for The Edinburgh Drawing School. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities 

The post holder is required to work flexibly to ensure business needs are met with occasional evening and Sunday classes. 

This role will require some level of manual handling, for example moving tables and chairs to assist with class set-ups, as well as general daily light cleaning duties and maintenance.

This will be split between two studio locations, Great King Street and Beaverhall Studios. 

Website management and upkeep (using Wix)

Managing online bookings and booking calendar each term including the booking and co-ordination of tutors and models

Some social media engagement using the dedicated accounts for the School on both Facebook and Instagram, with confident and interesting posts which can increase traffic to the website and bookings for the courses.

Ensure a smooth transition/ hand-over to the returning Manager after maternity leave.


• Keep School office and public spaces clean, tidy and safe at all times. 

• Flexible working, hours to be confirmed, and will require some weekend and evening work 

• Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required to ensure the smooth operation of the school. 

This job description sets out the key responsibilities and tasks of the post and is not exhaustive. It may alter with the changing needs of the school.

The role is supported by a part-time office assistant.


Our Ideal Candidate 

We are looking for someone who is practically minded, who is adaptable and can confidently ‘think on their feet’ in terms of problem solving within an urgent time frame. Good time keeping and organisation skills are both imperative in this role. 

Applications should be made by CV and covering letter by 31st August. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 7th September.

For further information, please contact (Beth Huntly-Grant), or call 0131 556 0971. 

The deadline is Wednesday 31 August 2022 at 00:00.