Graduate Teaching Assistant (Music)

Rugby School, Lawrence Sheriff Street, Rugby, Warwickshire, Cv22 5EH

Rugby School

Job summary

Rugby School
Job Role:
Classroom teaching, Instrumental or vocal teaching, Orchestral (administration), Orchestral (performer), Performing, Graduate, Music Technology
Contract Type:
Term time for one academic year
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Rugby School is looking to appoint recent graduates from university or music college who have experience singing in excellent choirs and are considering moving into teaching and wish to enhance their appreciation of working within a school environment prior to training or a first full job. The work will be varied and that variety will, to some extent, be determined by the personality, enthusiasm and skills of the individuals appointed.


The GTAs will work closely with members of the full time and peripatetic music staff (approximately 50 colleagues in total).


The candidates will play a key role in the Chorister Programme and will be required to sing in four weekly Evensong services. Experience of performing in orchestras and the ability to play the piano would be an advantage, but not essential. Depending on the interests and abilities of the successful candidates, there will be opportunities to perform at the School (solo recitals, for example), to teach in the classroom, to start their own ensembles and to collaborate with visiting musicians.


The Chorister Programme at Rugby School and Bilton Grange started in September 2022 and provides two choirs, one for boys and another for girls. The choristers sing during the week and have no commitments at the weekend. The programme is supported by scholarships and bursaries up to 100% of the fees are available on a means tested basis. Further details can be found here:

 This is a 10-month fixed term contract and accommodation is included.

Start date: September 2024



Closing date: 25 February 2024

Applications will be considered upon receipt and we reserve the right to make an appointment before the closing date. Therefore, an early application is strongly advised.


Please Note

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are key facets of our core ethos that ‘the Whole Person is the Whole point’. Find out more here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Rugby School

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or age.

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We have a team of internal recruiters and advertise our vacancies to attract candidates and not agency suppliers. If we need agency assistance, we will reach out to our trusted partners. Any speculative CVs we receive will not be accepted as an introduction.


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