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Job details
Employer Dubai College, UAE
Location Dubai
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed

The Post 

Music is an integral part of life at Dubai College. Many of our students consider it one of the most important elements of school and they depend upon an impressively rich, diverse and high quality range of musical opportunities in order to fulfil their desire for a truly holistic education. As a consequence the College is seeking to appoint an outstanding musician and teacher with specific responsibility for overseeing the Music Department. The Director of Music will lead the department through effective day-to-day management and longer term development planning. They will take overall responsibility for the successful running of the department through their management of the team, whose main responsibility is to maximise student outcomes through inspirational teaching and effective use of the school systems for tracking, monitoring and intervention. However, the Director of Music will also need to spearhead the development of all genres of music within the College by enhancing the broad and imaginative range of extra-curricular activities already on offer.   

When you consider that the Music Department produced some 20 concerts in the last academic year alone you will understand that the successful candidate will need to have an exceptional work ethic and an unstinting desire to see music and musicians of all ages and abilities flourish at the College. The Director of Music will need to be an inspiring musician, teacher and leader of choirs and ensembles. This person will be responsible for representing Dubai College throughout Dubai, the region and the world in competitions, events and gatherings in a way that no other member of the College staff will experience. Their commitment to the role and their subject, the College, and their students must be second to none. The role is available from September 2017.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A good honours degree in music and a PGCE qualification
  • An outstanding knowledge and understanding of all forms of music
  • A strong track record of academic success (preferably in a highly selective coeducational school)
  • Experience in preparing and securing students places at leading universities and conservatoires worldwide
  • The ability to manage a department of well qualified teachers
  • Proven inspirational leadership skills in a demanding and dynamic environment
  • Teaching skills which enable learners to achieve relative to their prior attainment, making progress as good as, or better than, similar learners nationally


Dubai College offers an excellent remuneration package and the opportunity to work with our dynamic, highly qualified team in very pleasant surroundings with excellent facilities. The package will be discussed at interview.

How to apply

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Applications will be accepted via the TES Hirewire website. For further details about the College please visit our website -

The deadline for applications is Thursday, 1st December 2016.

Dubai College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and operates child protection screening which includes checks with previous employers and Disclosure & Barring checks.

About the employer


Dubai College is an independent, co-educational, not-for-profit, selective school following an adapted English National Curriculum. The College was established thirty nine years ago and has a national and international reputation for the q...

Information about Dubai College, UAE
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status Independent
Age range 11 - 18 years
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Locations and contacts

PO Box 837
United Arab Emirates
+971 4 3999175