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Graduate Music Assistant

Uppingham SchoolRutland

This is an exciting opportunity for talented post-graduates with a background in music who want to challenge themselves working with young musicians at all levels in one of the UK’s leading music departments.

In this role, you will be working with an inspirational teaching team of professional musicians and assisting young musicians who strive to excel in music. You will contribute to a wide range of musical activities, within both the co-curricular and academic life of Uppingham. 

Whilst the role will be tailored to your particular interests and strengths, strong keyboard skills will be essential, and it is desirable that you will be able to accompany some chapel services on the recently rebuilt 3-manual Nicholson organ.  

More widely, you will be expected to assist in the musical development of students of all ages and abilities and take on some administrative roles within the department, including being part of the team that films, records and live-streams our concerts. In addition, you will be expected to participate fully in the wider life of this busy and vibrant boarding school.

If you are committed and flexible in approach, with the ability to relate to and engage with students of all abilities and ages we would be delighted to hear from you.

The appointment will last for one academic year, starting in September 2021, and accommodation will be provided.

For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to the Director of Music, Andrew Kennedy (01572 820695 or

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 13 April 2021, 9.00am.

Interviews will take place during the week commencing 19 April 2021.

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful candidates must be willing to undergo full screening in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE), including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils will be explored at interview.

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