Musician in Residence
Salary: Support Scale PO2, Point 32 (part-time equivalent for 2 days per week for 36 weeks per year - £13,395)
Start date: September 2022
Contract: Fixed-term, 2 days per week subject to an enhanced DBS check
School 21 is a pioneering 4-18 school that opened in September 2012 in Stratford, East London. We are looking for up to three passionate, highly skilled instrumental musicians/teachers to join a motivated, ambitious department. There will be opportunities to teach weekly 1 to 1 and small group instrumental lessons to a range of students aged 8-16, as well as take a central role supporting us to deliver and develop our pioneering curriculum band project programme, in which all students aged 9-11 embark on an instrumental journey as part of a Big Band, Wind Band or String Orchestra in their 100 minute weekly music lesson, for a minimum of two years. We are looking for someone who is a confident instrumentalist or multi-instrument in any of the following: saxophone, clarinet, flute, violin, viola, cello, trumpet, trombone, piano, drum kit, bass/electric guitar.
Band project lessons are co-delivered and typically planned/led by one of our four full-time classroom music teachers, Within these lessons you will be running sectionals, supporting and playing alongside the students, leading warm-ups and eventually leading different aspects of the lesson. Each term has a particular focus, built around our department’s five core values/practices- ensemble, mastery, community, creativity and flow. As part of the scholarship phase of our project in Y7-8, we are looking for ideas and support to develop more community based projects that give students the opportunity to use their instrumental learning for an outward purpose, as well as continuing to develop their technical skills in instrumental lessons. We are also looking for musicians who are confident at arranging music for a range of skill levels, and time will be given as part of the role, for contributing arrangements, planning lessons, delivering an extra-curricular club and supporting our main concerts.
Music has a central place in the life of School 21 – not just in the core curriculum, but as part of project based learning, the enrichment programme, and whole school exhibitions and events. Our Festival of Light concerts, which involve every child across the school, showcase the outcomes of all year group music projects and a range of ensembles and are a central part of the school culture, celebrating not only the students, but teachers and parents as part of a staff and community choir. We believe in nurturing every member of our school community by including every child in such events, whilst driving the highest standards of performance and creativity possible. Music and drama also combine each year to produce a high quality musical, and we run a recital series across the school calendar to celebrate the work of individual and small group ensembles. The school year concludes with our Band Project Gala concert, featuring all musicians and teachers involved in the programme. Across the entire school, a culture of music is being nurtured both in and out of the classroom, and we are looking for someone dedicated to the growth of their own practice, as well as that of the department, the school band project and wider school music culture.
For more information please visit: www.school21.org.uk or e-mail Anne Shaker, HR Manager, at email@example.com.
School 21 is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Closing date: Monday, 27th June by 9am Interview date: Week beginning 4th July 2022