Vacancy: Music Educators

West Norfolk Music Centre is seeking to appoint 2 music educators.

We operate a Saturday music centre during school term, and we are extending our provision for children. We would like to appoint two individuals to work together to deliver the following activities each week, for children in the age range 9 to 12 (school years 5 to 7): 

  • Mixed ensemble. To lead a group for children playing at pre-grade 1 level, with flexible instrumentation and, where appropriate, multi-ability arrangements. 
  • Singing group / choir. To lead our children’s choir, developing aural, reading, ensemble and performance skills through singing.

The successful candidates will:

  • Be accomplished musicians with a broad range of musical knowledge and skills.
  • Be engaging and confident educators, ideally with experience of working with children in the target age range.
  • Be able to commit to regular attendance 30 Saturday mornings a year.
  • Be willing to work as part of a team.

The following skills would be an advantage:

  • Knowledge of choral singing technique.
  • Basic knowledge of a wide range of orchestral instruments, their technique, capabilities and limitations.
  • Experience of conducting/leading ensembles or choirs.
  • Piano playing, sufficient to accompany the choir as required.

We may also offer successful candidates the opportunity to offer individual instrumental lessons to members, to lead other Music Centre ensembles to cover short-term absence, and to develop other educational activities.

We will require a satisfactory DBS check, and we will also require you to register with the DBS update service (for which we will cover the fee if you are not already registered).

These roles are self-employed and will be paid at an hourly rate dependent on qualifications/experience (£25 with a degree-level qualification in music and/or as a qualified teacher).

For more information or an informal discussion, please contact our chair Derek Stringer at info@wnmc.org.uk or on 07752 181 781.

To apply, please send your CV, along with an email telling us what you would bring to this role, to info@wnmc.org.uk by Wednesday 24 November. We are aiming to start the ensemble and singing group after February half-term.

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