Music Teacher (Senior School), Amsterdam

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The British School of AmsterdamAmsterdam

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive package that includes relocation allowance for expatriate staff
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated professional with a passion for developing a love of music and performance in young people. The Senior School Music Teacher leads the teaching of Music from years 7 to 13 and is responsible for the overall provision of music lessons in the Senior School. The successful candidate must therefore be able to teach Music up to A Level. Music is part of the Humanities & Creative Arts Faculty. 

Music at The British School of Amsterdam is lively and engaging. Within the Key Stage 3 curriculum it is fun, involves everybody and has a lasting effect on pupils’ appreciation of an extensive range of global musical styles through the key skills of performing, composing and listening. We then have pupils taking the subject to GCSE and A level, achieving excellent results. 

The Music Department is well resourced, including a suite of iMacs with professional software used for composing and recording. At Key Stage 3 all pupils have access to the Noteflight app for composing.

The numbers of pupils taking private lessons in Music is growing; specialist tuition from a team of peripatetic music teachers is given in a range of instruments during the school day.  

More information about the Senior School can also be found in the Senior School Profile.

About The British School of Amsterdam

The British School of Amsterdam is an independent co-educational non-profit day school providing world class learning for children from 3 to 18 years. Currently based on three campuses in the south of the city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, the school is organised into four departments: Early Years (3-5 years), Infant (5-7 years), Junior (7-11 years) and Senior (11-18 years) each with its own Head and team of staff. We currently have more than 900 pupils across the school. The British School of Amsterdam is directed by a whole school management team comprising the Principal, Bursar and the Heads of the Early Years, Infant, Junior and Senior schools. The Support Staff consists of admissions, finance, IT, facilities and HR.

Contract and benefits

The post is full time, and in the first instance temporary for one year. 

  • Benefits include
  • Competitive salary
  • Relocation allowance (for expatriate staff)
  • Pension plan
  • Possibility of applying for a tax discount for overseas highly skilled migrants in the Netherlands (commonly referred to as the 30% Ruling) 
  • Free school places for employees who quality for the 30% Ruling

Person specification

Qualifications, skills and experience

The successful person will have:

  • A good honours degree, preferably in Music or related subject, and a recognised teaching qualification, for example, a PGCE
  • Three years’ experience in the UK curriculum 
  • Experience of teaching pupils with English as an additional language 
  • Experience of working in an International school setting (desirable)
  • Good IT skills
  • The ability to work with a range of pupils at all levels

Personal qualities

The successful person will have:

  • A (very) good sense of humour
  • Good inter-personal skills
  • Enthusiasm that inspires others
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Positivity and perseverance

Application process

Click here for an application form. The application form should include a covering letter, addressed to the Principal, Paul Morgan, and the contact details for two referees. Once completed it should be sent to by Monday 30 April at 12pm (CET).  Further information can be obtained by sending an email to  After the closing date we will contact successfully shortlisted candidates with more details about the interview process. Interviews will take place in Amsterdam. 

Job location

More about The British School of Amsterdam
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Senior School, Fred. Roeskestraat 94a, Amsterdam, 1076 ED, Netherlands
Telephone: +31 20 67 90 183