Director of Performing Arts, Godalming, Surrey

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St Hilary's SchoolGodalming, Surrey

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Start date: 23rd April 2019 or as near as thereafter
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: The salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the person appointed.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

 Drama lessons are popular and an extremely important part of curricular and extra-curricular life at St Hilary’s School.  LAMDA is used to develop confidence and other skills, with classes currently offered from Year 2 to Year 6 pupils.   

We are looking for a well-qualified, energetic and enthusiastic Performing Arts Director to work independently and collaboratively, as part of a team.  In addition to Speech and Drama classes (LAMDA), you will be expected to produce and direct a Year 3/4 production, in the Spring term and a Year 5/6 production in the Summer term.  

In addition to this the successful candidate with be required to prepare pupils for participation in the local Godalming Festival along with other events in the school calendar. The candidate will also need experience of directing full scale productions and managing the department's budget.  An understanding for the requirements of LAMDA examinations is essential.  Additionally, the ability to teach dance and / or choreograph dance routines would be an advantage.   

Degree qualified or an equivalent in Drama, together with the LAMDA or alternative, relevant professional qualification is compulsory, as is attendance at a Drama School.  Proven experience of LAMDA teaching and being in a teaching environment are crucial, as is a commitment to high standards and the ability to work confidently and effectively with a busy workload.  

St Hilary's School is an IAPS Preparatory Day School and Nursery for boys aged 2 to 7 years and girls aged 2 to 11 years, situated in the heart of Godalming,  At St Hilary’s you would be required to actively promote democracy, the rule of the law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. These are fundamental British Values which underpin all that we offer.  

Please apply by completing the application form and emailing it to Mrs Abi Churaman at 

Closing date for Applications: Friday, 28th December 2018 

Interviews will take place on Friday, 4th January 2019 

St Hilary's School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the DBS.

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More about St Hilary's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 11 years
Address: Holloway Hill, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1RZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1483 416551
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