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Conductor Barnet Youth Orchestra

MPS Outer London

BEAT is looking for an inspirational conductor for Barnet Youth Orchestra. The successful candidate needs to be an outstanding musician with experience of working in a youth orchestra setting with young people.

Barnet Education Arts Trust (BEAT)
Moss Hall School, Nether Street, Finchley
Contract Type
Fixed-Term Contract
Closing Date
1st October 2017

Job Description
Conductor Barnet Youth Orchestra

Context and Purpose of Job

BEAT provides instrumental teachers to schools, operates three music centres on Saturday mornings,
assists in the signposting and delivery of Common Professional Development for music subject specialists
in Barnet schools, organises major public performances and provides whole class instrumental
tuition programmes to schools. In addition students are sent from various schools and sixth form settings to take A level Music and Music Technology at Woodhouse College in Finchley.

Barnet Youth Orchestra rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings, term time only 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm at
Moss Hall Junior School, Nether Street, Finchley N3 1NR. There are 5 sectional coaches working with the
Orchestra. There are usually 10 sessions per term to include the concert.

The successful candidate will have experience of working in music education settings and alongside excellent organizational skills will be able to display a high level of conducting skill and musical knowledge

The conductor of Barnet Youth Orchestra is responsible for all organizational and musical matters with regard to the youth orchestra and will be expected to

• Conduct the orchestra on a weekly basis
• Prepare the orchestra for at least a termly concert
• Prepare and inform the office of the concert programme with at least two weeks notice
• Manage the recruitment of students
• Contributing to the wider community and ethos of BEAT
• Working with the CEO and other Directors to develop BEAT
• Working with schools and external partners as required to deliver the above
• Set an example to other teachers in the delivery of BEAT teaching standards
• Source and manage other performance opportunities

Management responsibilities

• Communicate effectively with all necessary partners, parents, schools and/or staff
• To assist in the recruitment and audition of students
• To report monthly on any tutor absences to the head of Centre
• To inform the CEO termly of staff hours at least one week before the end of term
• Only allow staff with a current DBS check to work in any of the activities provided by BEAT

Financial responsibilities

• Check with the CEO and/or the Head of Centre before incurring any expense for the orchestra
• Ensure that all purchases/invoices raised are with the knowledge and approval of
either the CEO or Company Secretary
• Complete and submit weekly registers with details of any new students

In order to carry out the above a degree of flexibility is required and the successful candidate
may be asked to perform work outside the scope of the above. Such duties, will however fall
within the scope of this post.

This post will be paid 4.5 hours weekly – either on a teachers pay and conditions contract or a self
employed contract (rate to be agreed on appointment)

All staff are expected to promote equality in the workplace.

How to Apply

Please e-mail a CV and an accompanying letter to

Closing Date:
1st October 2017
5 October 2017
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