Celebrated throughout the world as a centre of musical excellence, The Purcell School is the most vibrant, exciting and exhilarating place to work or study. We are a close-knit community dedicated to nurturing some of the world’s most talented young musicians and we recognize the unique privilege it is to work with these incredibly gifted students.
This is an exceptional opportunity for a graduate musician to work closely with some of the country’s most gifted students and most eminent teachers. The musical side of the role offers the chance to gain experience at the highest level in many areas, any of which would prove valuable in a future career in teaching or performing music. Experience will be gained by observing world-leading practitioners, assisting senior Purcell staff in administration, performing and teaching; and hands-on teaching practice, with supervision, in small groups or one-to-one where appropriate. The role will be flexibly built around the particular skills and interests of the successful candidate. In addition to the regular supervision of practice, it could include any of the following:
Conducting choirs, orchestras, ensembles; playing an instrument with students; singing; assisting on productions; assisting in the library, practice rooms, music office, recording studio, composition suite, outreach and academic music departments; teaching additional aural, harmony and theory; accompanying students at concerts in London and elsewhere; taking a proactive role in the creation and delivery of curricular and extra-curricular projects.
We want our boarders to feel that they enjoy living here and strive to provide outstanding pastoral care and support. Each of our four boarding houses is supervised by at least two resident staff, with other staff involved in a non-residential capacity. The successful candidate will support Houseparent(s) with the day-to-day care of boarders, overnight cover, and will respond positively to the needs and interests of our students. He/she will play a significant part in ensuring that our young musicians are safe, happy and healthy.