Music Department Graduate Assistant

Independent School

Charterhouse School

Job summary

Charterhouse School
£12,000 per annum + accomodation
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Contract Type:
Fixed term contract
Full Time
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About the job

Charterhouse is a beautiful school and a wonderful place to live and work. It was founded in 1611 and moved to its present magnificent 250 acre site near Godalming in Surrey in 1872. Few schools can offer such a splendid backdrop for teaching and learning, and the School community is very strong, with excellent relationships between pupils and staff.

Music has a long and fine tradition at Charterhouse, and Ralph Vaughan Williams was a pupil in the early days in Godalming. About half the pupils have music lessons, and many participate in other musical activities, like the House Music Festival or Concert Choir.

Charterhouse is seeking an outstanding Graduate Musical Assistant (GMA) to assist in the general workings of the department. The ideal candidate will be a music graduate from either a university or music college and will be able to offer practical musical skills, entering fully into the performance aspect of the department whether it be coaching,  accompanying,  rehearsing,   conducting or supporting other staff. The GMA will also assist in teaching class music and have administrative duties as well as house boarding duties. The GMA will be an accomplished performer but will also bring their own specialist skills and interests to an already varied and dynamic department.

This is a fixed-term, term time only, residential position for one academic year starting at the end of August 2020 and ending at the end of the summer term (beginning of July 2021).

The salary for the academic year 2020/2021 is £12,000, subject to an annual review on 1st September 2020.  This is paid monthly over the course of the year for the duration of employment.

The post-holder shall work hours as instructed by the Director of Music, in conjunction with the Housemaster/Housemistress of the Boarding House in which they reside. Hours will be flexible to take account of evening and weekend performances, and time will be made available for practice and for performances outside of School, if requested. Boarding House duties will include on-call overnight covers, weekend emergency covers and house duty evenings on a rota basis.

If you are invited to attend an interview this will be conducted in person and the areas which it will explore will include suitability to work with children.

The interviews will take place on 17 March 2020.

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