After six years of service that included helping to start the project itself, Paul Warren has resigned as Director of The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland, a band organized by the National Piping Centre in Glasgow. Warren cited personal reasons for his departure.
The organization is actively searching for a new Director, a full-time post that pays as much as £22,500 annually.
According to National Piping Centre Director Roddy MacLeod, the NYPB Director is responsible for the overall operations of the band – which is funded jointly by the Scottish Arts Council Youth Music Initiative and the National Piping Centre – including:
Planning courses and managing training events to recruit and train both new and existing members
Coordination of rehearsals and concerts
Maintaining financial planning and accountability
Overseeing marketing and PR
Bringing the band’s performance standard to the highest possible quality
Working with local authorities, schools, music coordinators, piping and drumming teachers, pipe bands and cultural coordinators across Scotland
MacLeod said that applicants should be “highly-motivated individuals with first-class communication skills, an excellent track record in teaching and/or performing in piping, good IT skills and knowledge of financial planning/accountability.”
He said that interested pipers should forward their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 28, 2008.