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Percussion Tutor – Surrey wide

£23.81 to £32.72

Surrey Arts are seeking a Teacher of Percussion to join our team.

Surrey County Council
Surrey Wide
Contract Type
Part-Time Permanent
Closing Date
26th November 2018

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

About the Role

We are seeking to recruit a Teacher of Percussion to join our team.
You will need to be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of, and the ability to teach, a variety of percussion instruments, especially orchestral percussion (including tuned instruments, timpani, snare drum etc). We have a large number of area and county ensembles, many of which have percussion sections, as well as junior and senior percussion ensembles, so you should be be comfortable teaching young people to work in a variety of genres (eg symphonic percussion, Drumline, jazz etc) and to develop their sense of teamwork. Experience in teaching or performing Drumline would be advantageous.

You will need to show that you have a clear understanding of the organisational and logistical aspects of percussion in the context of events and performances, and you will also need to be confident presenting to large groups of people (of primary and secondary school age), as a significant part of this role will be to enthuse young people through demonstration and ‘hands on’ events, encouraging them to learn orchestral percussion instruments. You will then need to be available to teach the sessions that you create. Good organisation and communication skills are essential as you will be required to liaise with the Percussion Development Teacher, administrator and schools.

As well as performing demonstrations to create teaching opportunities, the ideal candidate would be available to tutor the percussion sections in two of our ensembles: Surrey County Youth Wind Orchestra, Friday evenings in Guildford and also an ensemble in Dorking on Tuesdays 4 -5.30pm. There may also be some teaching opportunities awaiting around the Guildford and Farnham areas, initially on these days.

Whilst some travel will be necessary, we will work with you so that you have a fantastic opportunity to create a teaching timetable in a targeted area of the county. Due to the nature of working in different schools, a car would be beneficial.

Salary: £23.81 to £32.72 depending on level of experience, group or individual teaching

How to Apply

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 26 November 2018

Closing Date:
26th November 2018
Interviews will take place on 8 December 2018
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