- Employed, fixed-term to July 2025
- Between 1 to 5 days per week
- 10 weeks per term
Mini Musicians is an innovative programme developed by Merton Council in partnership with Merton Music Foundation, Sing Up and Roehampton University. Ten Pilot Schools will participate in the programme, each receiving one day of weekly specialist music tuition targeted at Year 1 and following these pupils up into Year 2 in 2024-25 culminating in a KS1 Music Festival in Summer 2025. Every child will be given the opportunity to explore their creative capacities, learn to play the melodica and gain a nationally recognised arts accreditation.
We are looking for inspiring and talented music practitioners to work in EYFS & KS1 with half and whole classes, small groups and individuals delivering high quality General Musicianship lessons and singing assemblies. In the second year of the project, you will need to lead groups of pupils in instrumental learning on the melodica – previous experience of playing the melodica or another keyboard instrument is desirable.
Up to five days per week is available with a minimum commitment of one day per week (8:30am – 4:30pm), 10 weeks per academic term from January 2024 – July 2025.
Merton Music Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and believe that representation matters. We actively seek to diversify our workforce at all levels of the organisation and warmly encourage applications from historically under-represented groups. Decision to appoint will be made solely based on candidate merit and business need.
To teach General Musicianship and melodica lessons to large groups of Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils for between one to five days per week in up to five Merton primary schools (one day per school) during the academic term, totalling 10 weeks per term. You will need to be available 8:30am – 4:30pm on your teaching day(s). Lesson delivery will form part of the ‘Mini Musicians’ pilot project, using and adapting a provided Scheme of Learning and resources and culminating in a KS1 songwriting festival in Summer 2025 called ‘Sing Out Your Story’.
- Inspire and involve young people with a love of learning and making music through the delivery of weekly large group General Musicianship sessions.
- Deliver the ‘Mini Musicians’ Scheme of Learning in your school(s), adapting practice to suit the needs and interest of all learners.
- Participate in training, feedback and standardization sessions throughout the project, to ensure the highest quality of impactful provision across all ten pilot schools.
- Communicate with and report to schools, Merton Music Foundation and other professionals, about pupils’ learning needs, engagement and the implementation / impact of the project methodology.
- Work with school staff to capture and collate video evidence of pupils’ musical responses to support project evaluation.
- Support the delivery and administration of assessment of pupils’ wider academic and social development throughout the programme as part of the project evaluation.
- Follow best practice in safeguarding, equality, diversity, and inclusion
How to Apply
If you would like to have an informal discussion about teaching for Merton Music Foundation before applying, please contact 020 8640 5446 to speak with our Operations Director, David Rees.
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