Are you an enthusiastic, well qualified and experienced Head of a Primary or Secondary Music Department, who has a love of learning, is passionate and full of energy? Are you keen to further develop the skills of a highly motived team and be a driving force in delivering High Performance Learning in Music? Then this is the right opportunity for you!
As a high profile British international school, for children aged 3-18, we focus on developing a growth mindset within our students and staff.
We are looking to appoint an experienced, dynamic and enthusiastic Director of Music with the ability to teach from KS1 to A Level. Specialist knowledge in orchestral music performance would be an advantage, along with the ability to teach composition as well as the skills and aptitudes required at all Key Stages. A keen interest in directing and contributing to a vast array of extra-curricular musical ensembles on a weekly basis would be a welcome addition. Experience in music technology and sound knowledge of music APPs would enable a smooth start in our digitally advanced learning environment. We are looking for a successful leader who has a strong track record of bringing about effective and collaborative change in a variety of contexts including forging successful links within departments as well as with the outside community.
Our Music classrooms are equipped with keyboards, Rock-band instruments, 12 computers, surround sound, interactive smartboards, grand pianos and synthesizers. In addition to this we have a further six practice rooms fully equipped for a 6 person band, including drums, bass and electric guitar plus keyboards. All students at Doha College are furnished with an iPad upon entry.
The Music department offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities in both Primary as well as Secondary including orchestra, choir, steel pans and Rock bands. We also offer weekly music theory sessions for pupils who take instrumental lessons at Doha College. Each year the school enters The Young Musician of the Gulf competition. In preparation for this important event, we run extra ensembles and work alongside our instrumental teachers. The Primary school has recently launched the successful ‘Qatar Primary School Choir of the Year’ competition.
As the Director of Music, you will be responsible for setting the tone and ethos of the Primary and Secondary Music departments, for Music at the college and for articulating a clear vision that staff and students will work towards. You will lead and inspire staff and pupils, plan a diverse programme of concerts and musical events, foster links with local Qatari and other music organisations, encourage participation in music competitions at all levels, and take responsibility for all aspects of teaching, learning and enjoyment of music within and beyond the curriculum. You will monitor and evaluate the students’ achievement as well as the staff’s contribution towards accomplishing the college’s development plan, vision and mission. The successful candidate will be an outstanding role model within the Music Department and Doha College as a whole.
You will have
- An honours degree in Music (at least 2.1) as well a PGCE qualification (or equivalent) .
- A strong track-record of academic success at all Key Stage would be an advantage, Advanced Level is essential.
- A proven track record of successfully managing a Music Department and effective leadership skills.
- Ability to bring together.
- An outstanding knowledge of all aspects of music.
- A keen interest in further developing our extra-curricular opportunities.
- A growth mindset and an interest in developing high performance learning.
- An ambitious vision for academic excellence.
We are a British international school. All our lessons are taught in English, hence a high standard of spoken and written English is an essential criterion.
Our salary and benefits package includes a generous expatriate allowance which is recognised as one of the best in the Middle East. We also have an effective induction programme for all new staff to support relocation.
Doha College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Application closing date is 30th April.
Interviews to take place at the beginning of May.
To apply please to go: www.dohacollege.com/recruitment
Applicants should complete a Doha College teaching application form and include a 2 page letter of application all in one file.