Director of Music

East Sussex

Brighton College

Job summary

Brighton College
Job Role:
Classroom teaching Instrumental or vocal teaching Management and administration
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

The Post

We seek a talented musician and teacher, and an inspiring leader who can communicate to young people a passionate enthusiasm for the subject, extending well beyond the classroom. The successful candidate will build on the outstanding reputation of the department in delivering a wide range of opportunities for all pupils to be involved in the musical life of the school, and will nurture the talents of the top musicians in delivering performances of the highest quality. He or she will lead the co-curricular music provision, running a number of the co-curricular groups, and shape the direction of music at the College at an exciting time when our talented pupils are enjoying a brand new music school facility.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the provision and administration of a rich and varied programme of extra-curricular music
  • Take a lead in the future development of the music department and show strategic vision, liaising with the Senior Management team as appropriate and assemblies
  • Direct the Symphony Orchestra and whichever other ensembles necessary in order to provide leadership in the area
  • Provide inspirational teaching and leadership within the academic music department and foster excellence in all that the department does
  • Line manage the teaching staff in the department, including involvement in recruitment, professional development and appraisal
  • Line manage the large team of visiting music teachers, taking the lead in their recruitment and induction when required
  • Co-ordinate the running of the Brighton College Autograph Concert Series
  • Oversee the calendar of musical events through the year, and liaise with other teaching and support staff to ensure those events run smoothly
  • Collaborate with the Directors of Drama and Dance in the staging of musical productions
  • Teach a reduced timetable of academic music  

The Application Process

Candidates should complete an online application which is available via the apply button by Midday on Monday 17th June 2019. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and early application is therefore encouraged. This should be submitted together with a CV and covering letter of application addressed to the Head Master. Any enquiries about the application procedure should be emailed to or by calling the HR Department on 01273 704386.

We anticipate holding first round interviews on Thursday 20th June 2019, though we reserve the right to interview candidates in advance of this time. Candidates invited to interview will be asked to teach an observed lesson as part of the process. Further information on the observed lesson will be provided in advance of interview.

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