Orchestra and Instrumental Lead


Job summary

Music Education Islington
£40,750 - £46,150 per annum pro-rata
Job Role:
Administration, Management
Contract Type:
Part Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

21 hours per week

Fixed term until August 2022

Music Education Islington (MEI) is looking for a musical educator who is passionate about fostering a life-long love for music in our students, eager to collaborate musically and able to work as an integral member of an educational team. The Orchestra and Instrumental Lead will have experience as an ensemble musician/conductor at a high level and could be a composer, conductor or instrumentalist. We are looking for someone who is excited by leading workshops with young people, from beginner to advanced level. The lead will have the knowledge and ability to embrace a wide variety of genres and styles creatively, including an excellent knowledge of western classical instruments and traditions. They will have demonstrable skills in choosing and adapting musical repertoire to the ability of students and will be able to push the boundaries of conventional music making. 

The Orchestra and Instrumental Lead will work towards developing progression routes, pedagogy and a learning framework / curriculum that is inclusive and takes into account the diverse backgrounds and knowledge bases of our students, as well as different teaching scenarios from 1-to-1 to group and ensemble lessons.  The lead will be expected to present fully costed business plans in line with MEI’s strategic aims. The work of the lead will link into the provision in all areas of Music Education Islington. 

The Orchestra and Instrumental Lead will develop a team adaptable to the needs and interests of the students with whom we work. They will seek out performance opportunities, prepare students for exams, performances and auditions where appropriate, and provide guidance for next steps in progression. The lead will also support the network of MEI tutors through training within their areas of expertise and is expected to attend training relevant to the post and stay informed of developments in the music culture and industry. 

Enhanced DBS checks will be required. 

For more details, please go to http://www.gsmd.ac.uk/jobs

To apply online, please visit www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/jobs

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting GS629. reference number. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

Closing date for applications is Monday, 6 December 2021

A short workshop will be held on 15 December 2021 (in person in Islington) and interviews on 16th December 2021 (online).

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Guildhall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

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