Barnard Castle School
Term time for one academic year
Barnard Castle School is looking for a Graduate Music Teacher for a 1-year fixed term contract for the 2021 - 2022 academic year.
This full-time role is flexible and can be tailored to the strengths and experience of the successful applicant. Duties will include assisting with and teaching classroom lessons; assisting the Director of Music in planning concerts; rehearsal and performance work; working with individual pupils who need additional support; department administration, as well as boarding duties. There are also opportunities to build rehearsal, conducting and leadership skills with our ensembles as well as assisting with elements of Music Technology.
The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, well-organised, and keen to engage young musicians of all abilities. The ability to play the organ and piano to a high standard with strong sight-reading skills would be particularly welcome, but candidates with an excellent level of playing in non-keyboard instruments are still encouraged to apply.
This is a superb opportunity for a graduate wishing to gain experience in the education sector, and who may be considering a career in music education or the wider education sector.
· To assist the Director of Music in the delivery of the Departmental Plan for music, helping to cultivate a happy and ambitious department.
· To assist in the day-to-day running of a busy music department;
· Teach theory and aural classes;
· Assist in teaching classroom lessons and cover academic lessons as required;
· Assist with ensemble rehearsals, taking sectionals and full ensemble rehearsals as required;
· Assisting with general administrative tasks;
· Support the Director of Music and Visiting Music Teachers in the administration of individual music tuition;
· Help pupils with their practice and development;
· Supervise practice sessions as necessary;
· Accompany for concerts and rehearsals (if a keyboard player);
· Accompany the Chapel Choir and play for Chapel Services (if an organist);
· Assist in the daily running of a Boarding House;
· Undertake any other reasonable tasks required by the Headmaster and/or Director of Music in association with this role.
· Hold (or will soon hold) a relevant degree in Music or equivalent;
· A proven track record as a highly capable instrumentalist;
· Ability to communicate a passion for Music to young people;
· Professional appearance and demeanour;
· Enthusiastic about working in a school environment and with young people;
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
· Excellent organisational skills and the ability to meet deadlines;
· Good IT Literacy;
· Team-player and enthusiastic about music-making at the school.
· Strong keyboard skills/experience as an organist and pianist;
· An interest in pursuing a career in education;
· Experience of coaching/conducting ensembles
Terms & Conditions
Type: Fixed term contract from 1st September 2021 with potential for extension for a further extra year, subject to performance to July 2022.
Salary: £11,500 plus free accommodation and term time meals.
Hours: Full time; Barnard Castle School runs Monday-Saturday during term-time. In addition to any Boarding Duties, there will be some additional evening work and one-off events as part of the Music Department’s Calendar.
Holidays: Other than an expectation to attend any staff induction days and school trips, the Graduate Music Teacher would not be expected to work during Barnard Castle School holidays.
If you feel that you can meet the above requirements then please submit a letter of application along with the Barnard Castle School application form to the Headmaster. Only applications containing the requested information will be considered.
Applications should be sent to:
Mr A C Jackson
Barnard Castle School
Phone: 01833 696098
Fax: 01833 638985
Deadline: Monday 2nd November at 9.00am
Interviews: week commencing Monday 9th November
Applicants should read carefully the application procedure – guidance for applicants, Policy on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders and the Disclosure policy and the Safer Recruitment policy.
Barnard Castle School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all applicants will undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS and Barred list check with Disclosure and Barring Service.
Barnard Castle School is an equal opportunities employer.