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Graduate Music Assistant Fixed Term 1 Year Contract

£21,335 – £22,913 Scale 5

This is an outstanding opportunity for an enthusiastic graduate to join a newly created Music department in order to gain valuable experience in Music education, administration and event management.

The Graduate Music Assistant will be involved in leading individual sessions, small groups and working alongside the Music Teacher to design, develop and deliver outstanding lessons. The successful candidate will have a positive attitude and be passionate about the development of Music at the School.

Heston Community School is a high performing, vibrant, happy and oversubscribed school where students ‘appreciate the high aspirations which you and your staff model and expect.’ [Ofsted, 2019]. We are now seeking to appoint an individual who shares our passion for learning and our determination to change lives through the education we provide.

Heston Community School
Contract Type
Fixed-Term Contract
Closing Date
7th June 2021

Key tasks and accountabilities will include the following:

This is a varied role working in our newly created Music Department. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Supporting the Head of Music in day-to-day planning and with associated administration to ensure the smooth running of the Music Department
• Assisting the Head of Music with the preparation, coordination and promotion of music events such as Carol Services, Concerts, Young Musician of the Year Competition, external competitions, concerts and events
• Assisting the Head of Music with the promotion of music events
• Assisting at concerts
• Supporting the individual music teaching in the department by working with the students on:
I. Extra aural, theory, scales and sight reading
II. Administering mock music examinations
III. Assisting in lessons
• Coaching the School Choir
• Take an active role in running and leading extra-curricular clubs both lunchtimes / after school
• Coordinating peripatetic provision: including the timetabling of rooms, students and staff
• Helping to develop and manage display spaces
• Playing an active part in a vibrant and forward thinking music department
• Undertake professional development as agreed with the Head of Music
• Undertaking any other duties as requested by the Head of Music or Headteacher

There is scope to tailor part of the role to reflect the music skills of the successful candidate.

How to Apply

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Closing Date:
7th June 2021
w/c 7 June 2021
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