TEACHER OF MUSIC, FIXED TERM CONTRACT
Magdalen College School, founded in 1480, is one of the country’s leading independent day schools.
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, bright, capable musician to join our Music department from 20th April 2020-31st July 2020. The successful candidate will teach across the Junior School (Year 3 to Year 6) and Senior School (Year 7 and Year 8). There will also be the expectation of heavy involvement in our extra-curricular music programme.
Magdalen College School is seeking to appoint a bright, capable musician to join its Music department, teaching across the Junior School (Year 3 to Year 6) and Senior School (Year 7 and Year 8) from 20th April 2020 to 31st July 2020. It is expected that the successful candidate will be involved with the extra-curricular music programme in the Junior School, and practical expertise, whether instrumental or choral, will be essential. The standard of music in the Junior School and Senior School is extremely high and this post is a wonderful opportunity for the successful candidate to work with some very talented musicians. The successful candidate will be particularly closely involved in Junior School productions and concerts, which this year features a community opera written by Bob Chilcott especially for the school. It is also expected that the successful candidate will become involved more widely in Junior School life.
The Music Department is a thriving department with a wealth of talented musicians and an exciting musical programme.
The Director of Music leads a team consisting of an Assistant Director of Music, a Head of Instrumental Music, a Teacher of Music, a part-time accompanist, a full time administrator, a Waynflete Academic and 38 visiting instrumental teachers. There is a close connection between the Junior School and Senior School in the Music Department and there are many opportunities for pupils from both areas to collaborate for projects.
Academic music lessons are taught for two periods per week in J1-J4 (Years 3 to 6) and in the Second and Third Form (Years 7 and 8). Music becomes an optional subject from Lower Fourth (Year 9). There are over 450 instrumental lessons each week (over 100 in the Junior School) and many pupils reach Grade 8 or Diploma level by the time they leave the Senior School. Every year a number of pupils go on to university to read Music (currently 6 in the Upper Sixth) and a number of pupils gain organ and choral scholarships to Oxbridge colleges each year. The Junior School also educates Magdalen College’s choristers and members of the Music Department liaise regularly with the Tutor to the Choristers and the College’s Informator Choristarum about the musical development of the choristers and their participation in the musical life of the school.
HOW TO APPLY
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