Visiting Teacher of Organ


Oxford High School

Job summary

Oxford High School
Job Role:
Instrumental or vocal teaching
Contract Type:
Self-employed contract
Part Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Self employed
 Required from September 2022

We are looking for an outstanding organ teacher to join our thriving Music Department, within a highly successful girls’ school.  

The school has produced a number of good organists, some of whom have moved on to organ scholarships at university; however until now they have all had organ lessons outside school. The department has now acquired a new 3-manual digital organ. We therefore wish to appoint an inspiring musician to teach on it and enable our students to realise the potential of this new resource.  

The role

The successful candidate will be an outstanding musician, an effective communicator, and an inspiring teacher, able to teach the organ from beginner to diploma standard and to promote interest in the instrument within the school.    

You will teach individual organ pupils throughout the senior school age range (Years 7-13).  Depending on the interests and skills of the appointee, there may also be opportunities to coach or accompany ensembles and to take part in school performances.

You will be engaged on a self-employed basis, term time only. You will be responsible for creating your own timetable, in line with school guidelines. The number of pupils will vary due to demand. There has never been a school organ teacher before, so we are looking for someone with the energy and enthusiasm to inspire interest and participation.

The school

Oxford High School is a high-achieving selective girls’ day school. The Music Department is popular and active, with approximately 250 individual music lessons per week delivered by 25 visiting music teachers at the Senior School and 100 lessons per week at the Prep, where there are a further 10 visiting staff. Some staff work across both sites. The department offers a broad range of ensembles, from beginner to advanced level.  The senior ensembles regularly perform in prestigious venues around Oxford. Practical and academic exam results are exceptionally strong; our most advanced pupils frequently gain places in national ensembles, and a number pass diplomas before they leave the school.

Further details of the position and the application form are available by clicking the apply button. 

The closing date is 9.00 am on Monday 27th June 2022.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 30th June 2022.  

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included. 

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post.


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