Musician in Residence, Iskandar Puteri, Johor, Malaysia

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Marlborough College MalaysiaIskandar Puteri, Johor, Malaysia

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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

The College

Marlborough College Malaysia opened in 2012 and is the second campus of Marlborough College in Wiltshire. It is a thriving British day and boarding school for pupils aged 3-18 years with a wonderful community and British independent school culture.  The school comprises a Pre-Prep, Preparatory and Senior School and is situated on 90 acres in the Iskandar region of Malaysia, 10 minutes from the Singapore border and close to Johor Bahru, with over 880 pupils. There are six boarding Houses at the College, which are home to 210 boarders; the remaining pupils live either locally or in Singapore, travelling daily on buses. 

The School is a genuine expansion of Marlborough College in the UK and is managed and governed by a number of people who have a strong association with Marlborough.  As part of this genuine relationship, pupils and Beaks benefit from frequent exchanges between the two schools.

Job Description

Job title: Musician in Residence/ Graduate Assistant

Reporting to: Deputy Head, Pastoral and Co-curricular 

Introduction to the Role

Marlborough College Malaysia is looking for highly motivated recent graduates who are interested in gaining teaching and Musician experience within a school setting. The ideal candidate must be passionate, dedicated and resilient. He or she must be able to work in partnership with teaching and other educational support staff and have a positive attitude. 

Musician in Residence Graduate will be employed for the whole of the academic year, as this is a fixed term position until July 2019. Please note that new staff will need to be available for induction and orientation from mid-August 2018.

Key Responsibilities

  • To teach 1:1 instrumental lessons as required by the Director of Music 
  • To help tutor IGCSE and IB pupils with coursework related tasks, be they composition or performance based
  • To help supervise pupils’ music practice as required by the Director of Music 
  • To help rehearse, coach and accompany pupils for performances,  and instrumental examinations
  • To support, coach or lead ensembles/sectionals (as appropriate experience/skills allow)
  • To support the delivery of theory and aural lessons for pupils studying for examinations
  • To accompany choir rehearsals as required
  • To play the piano at Sunday morning Chapel services as required
  • To administer the Instrumental Music timetable and act as a liaison between peripatetic staff and parents when necessary
  • To help out at concerts and events as required by the Director of Music

Cover, Duties and Invigilation 

Graduate Assistants will be a valued part of the Common Room and with this comes the obligation to provide cover according to the duties rota that is expected of all members of the Common Room. During examination periods you will also be required to invigilate on more occasions than would be considered the average for a teaching member of Common Room. These duties are designed to expose the Graduates to a wide breadth of boarding school teaching and essential for a future career path within this type of school environment.

Tutoring in a Boarding House

You will be attached to one of the boarding Houses on the campus and will do at least one duty night per week and some weekend duties. You may be given individual tutorial pupils to mentor, which is an opportunity for you to gain experience in the pastoral side of boarding life. Precise details of what you are expected to do will be decided by the Housemaster or Housemistress of the particular House to which you are assigned and discussed with you on arrival.

Additionally, you will be expected to assist with House outings. These usually consist of some form of Outdoor Activity and take place on Saturdays or Sundays during the year, these are fun activities and range from go-karting to scuba diving and are an opportunity for you to enjoy the many attractions that Malaysia has to offer. You are also expected to attend and contribute to special House events during the year and to provide support to the pupils.

Board and Lodging

The College will provide Graduate Assistants with a self-contained one-bedroom apartment in the staff condominium. The College will also provide all meals during term-time. You will have full use of your accommodation during the holidays as well as the term time. All utility bills are covered and medical insurance will be provided, as part of the College scheme.  During your free time you will be able to use the College accommodation as a base in which to explore the surrounding region, as Malaysia is centrally located and accessible to the rest of southeast and north Asia.

The Recruitment Process

To be considered for the position applications must comprise a completed application form with photograph and resume indicating all working experience and a covering letter.

All applications should be sent via email to  the closing date for applications is Friday 23rd March 2018. 

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More about Marlborough College Malaysia
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Jalan Marlborough, Iskandar Puteri, Johor, 79200, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 7 560 2200
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