Director of Music, Portsmouth

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Mayville High SchoolPortsmouth

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

The Director of Music will be expected to plan and co-ordinate all music tuition throughout the school from ages 4 through to GCSE. In addition to this, all extra-curricular activities will need over-sight.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a great love of their subject and be able to communicate this to the pupils. They will have excellent teaching skills and be required to teach at key stages 3 and 4 together with planning and co-ordinating the teaching at key stages 1 and 2. Strong keyboard skills are an essential part of this role.

There are currently several groups of instrumentalists participating in specialist groups which vary from beginners to the more advanced. The preparation of music and arrangements suited to the pupil’s abilities is of key importance in order for the pupils to gain the most from these activities. Familiarity with music software such as Sibelius and Cubase together with the ability to develop music technology throughout the school is an important part of this position.

There are a number of key events for which the Director of Music will be expected to provide performances of a high standard across the range. Experience of event planning and training larger groups of pupils will be essential for this.

The school has a strong tradition of singing and performance and has been successful in achieving high standards for many years. The new Director of Music would have to be someone dedicated to developing this area and in particular, someone with a keen interest in Musical Theatre. The school has developed a reputation for its strength in the Performing Arts and a commitment to the newly formed Performing Arts Academy would be essential. Expertise in choral training in a variety of styles of music and with age groups across the key stages will be required.

The role includes the organisation of peripatetic lessons throughout the school and involves the communication needed between parents and teachers when timetabling is planned.

Application forms can be found on the school website.

Deadline for applications: Friday 25th January

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More about Mayville High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 16 years
Denomination: Inter-denominational
Address: 35-37 St Simon's Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 2PE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 23 92734847
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