RSNO Takeover is a two-day intensive work experience, open to anyone aged 16–18 years at the time of the event and living in Scotland. Applications are invited from any young person interested in a career in the arts or creative industries, regardless of whether you play a musical instrument or not.

"I thought it was a fantastic few days and I learnt so much…I would recommend it to anyone!"
16 year old participant in Takeover 2014

We select 50 young people to work in various departments of the organisation to produce a public concert at the end of the two-day event.

Opportunities exist in arts marketing, press and PR, development (fundraising), learning and engagement, conducting and performing as a musician.

Applications for Takeover 2019 will open in September 2018.

RSNO Takeover 2016 video (above) was filmed by:
Emily Barclay, Leila Cruickshank, Sarah Eggleton and Callum Paterson

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