Staff Vacancies

Employment Opportunities – Currently we have the following positions available:

Bagpiper Host Required for School Holidays and Tourist Season

Bagpiper Host12-18 hours per week | April – Oct 2015

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented Bagpiper to join the front desk / shop team of The National Piping Centre.
We are seeking a talented people person who will fit into our team and play a major part in welcoming guests from all over the world during school holidays and tourist seasons.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with groups and speaking to members of the public.

You will be expected to:

  • Be an ambassador of The National Piping Centre and The Great Highland Bagpipe
  • Meet and greet each and every guest at the entrance to the building
  • Welcome guests into The Museum of Piping and be able to talk about Bagpipes with flair and passion
  • Wear a full kilt on shift and have your pipes ready to go when guests arrive
  • Be kind and respectful to families, children and guests of any background
  • Ensure the highest level of customer service is delivered at all times
  • Softly maximise profitability within The Bagpipe Shop
  • Be on hand to assist with general front desk and shop tasks when tours are not taking place

The ideal candidate description:

  • They will be able to demonstrate a high level of piping
  • A short audition will be necessary
  • Will have been to The National Piping Centre either through NYPBoS, RCS or another avenue we recognise
  • Have a desire to WOW our guests
  • Have experience in the service industry or a strong knowledge of how to look after the public
  • Have knowledge of social media platforms and online advertising sites i.e. Gumtree, Twitter, Instagram, What’s on Glasgow

Salary and Terms of Employment:

  • £7.50 per hour
  • Thursday and Fridays throughout April to end of September 2015
  • 10.30am – 5pm
  • Shift patterns of 6.5 hours per day
  • A 30 minute break will be given

Applicants must be fully flexible, weekend working may be required.
If you feel you are the right candidate, please apply with an up to date copy of your CV.

Letters of application and CV to be sent to:

Gemma Cannon
General Manager
The National Piping Centre
30-34 McPhater Street
Glasgow G4 0HW

Or email

Food and Beverage Staff

The National Piping Centre is looking for talented new staff to join their food and beverage team.
We currently have vacancies for:

  1. Part time event staff (8-16 hours per week)
  2. Part time food and beverage and bar staff (8-16 hours per week)
  3. Full time waiting staff for restaurant and hotel (35+ hours per week)

Well known for great Scottish hospitality our food and beverage team provide wonderful service to hotel guests, weddings and events of all sizes.
Our food and beverage staff work in all departments and ensure that each and every guest is well looked after.
We are looking for energetic people with great personalities. You must be able to work a range of shifts from early till late and have your own transport or can travel in and out of the city with ease.
Awarded ‘Best Employer in Hospitality 2012’ the company looks after staff by providing excellent rates of pay, share of tips, closed on Sundays and over the festive period.
Please apply by sending CV and cover letter to


Do you have any special skills which you think could help us in our work in the centre, eg. librarians, recording engineers, archivists, IT, etc.? Perhaps you would like to provide assistance at events? If you would like to gain valuable experience volunteering at the National Piping Centre please get in touch.

The National Piping Centre
30-34 McPhater Street
G4 0HW

Tel: +44(0)141 353 0220
Fax: +44(0)141 353 1570