Uppingham School are seeking to appoint an outstanding and inspirational musician to lead and manage a thriving String Faculty. The appointee will play a key role in a large, well-resourced Music Department that has a reputation for excellence. A track record of first-rate teaching - on any string instrument - and a demonstrable rapport with school-age musicians is vital.
Facilities are first-class, three Music Department buildings include a radio station, 65 practice rooms, 3 organs, recording studios and state-of-the-art percussion rooms. Concerts take place in a variety of School performing spaces and further afield in venues such as Saffron Hall, King’s Place, Ely Cathedral and King’s College, Cambridge. The Lunchtime Concerts Series regularly attracts 100+ members of the school and local community.
Masterclasses have been led recently by Jack Liebeck, Hannah Roberts, Stephen Hough and Angela Hewitt.
The ability to inspire others, communicate well, and to lead and work as part of a team is essential. An appreciation of the wider life of a seven day-week boarding school is a prerequisite, along with a willingness to take part in the boarding and extra-curricular programme.
The appointee will be a dynamic and inspirational character with broad
professional experience, first-class subject knowledge and an outstanding record in coaching and leading ensembles.
Informal enquiries about the post may be made to the Director of Music, Stephen Williams: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must be made on the School’s application form. For further details about the role, the School and Music at Uppingham please click the apply button.
Closing date: 9am on Thursday 11 May 2017.
Interviews and auditions: Friday 19 May 2017.
Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful candidates will need to be DBS checked before being confirmed in position.