Kingston Music Service (KMS) is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic and well-organised individual to join its staff team in the role of Instrument and Music Support Officer. The successful candidate will play a key role in supporting the organisation’s mission to enrich and transform lives of local residents through making music; in school, at home and in the wider community.
The post holder will work alongside other team members to ensure the smooth delivery of frontline services to local schools and residents including:
- Instrument hire scheme
- Supporting KMS events and concerts across the borough
- Providing access to the Hook Centre recording studio
- Customer support and other tasks as required
It is an exciting time to be joining KMS as it is entering a new phase as part of a more closely integrated Culture and Heritage Service for the borough.
A full job description and person profile can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1O4IoO65OGIwkb6NWogdFQCeYzYHG7KydU2XWdw2G8nk/edit
KMS is the lead partner of the Music Education Hub in the Royal Borough of Kingston. It is part of the council’s Culture and Heritage Service (which encompasses libraries, adult education, heritage and arts commissioning). It receives funding from Arts Council England and is responsible for delivering the National Plan for Music Education in partnership with the borough’s primary, secondary and special schools.
KMS’ work in schools includes curriculum support and CPD for teachers, whole class instrumental lessons, a singing strategy, and individual lessons. KMS also runs music centres after school and on Saturday mornings in locations across the borough: provision includes bands, orchestras, music clubs, choirs and theory lessons, as well as individual and small group lessons for children and adults. In addition it offers instrument hire and repairs, and has its own recording studio. Other activities include concerts, workshops, and annual schools’ festivals at The Rose Theatre and other venues..
The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, energetic and well-organised; and be committed to enriching the lives of young people of all abilities and backgrounds through music. Advanced qualifications in music and/or music technology are an advantage. A working knowledge of common musical instruments and experience of taking part in concerts/gigs or similar events is essential, whether as a performer, manager or as technical support. This role will include transporting equipment to schools and concert venues around the borough so the post-holder will need a clean driving licence and access to a car. They will also need to be willing to drive a van if required.
Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.
Successful applicants will be required to undertake GDPR and safe-guarding training before commencing employment.