part-time fixed-term contract

Part Time: 1 day a week onsite on Saturdays + 1.5-2 days in schools (0.4/0.5 FTE)
Salary range: £37,507 - £44,035 inclusive pro rata per annum
Contract type: Fixed-term for 3 years
Reference: 21/025


Junior Academy offers outstanding tuition to young, talented musicians aged 8-18 on Saturdays during term time at Royal Academy of Music, one of the UK’s foremost music conservatoires.

We are seeking to appoint a part-time Director of First String Experience (FSE) – a long-established first access musicianship and bowed string teaching programme for 4 to 7 year olds. The purpose of the post is to provide leadership, to devise and adapt the curriculum, to ensure the smooth day to day running of the programme, to contribute to the recruitment and training of FSE fellows and to represent the programme more widely through presentations and student seminars.

You will also be responsible for managing and developing a new initiative - Community First Strings Experience - which will take the FSE programme into two London based primary schools from September 2021. This will either be 1.5 or 2 days per week, and will be confirmed at the interview.

To be successful in this role you will be an exceptional and experienced teacher, with a primary school background and with a strong instrumental specialism on Stringed instruments. You will have strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate and inspire students from all backgrounds.

For further details on our music provision, please visit our Junior Academy page.

Junior Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This role is expected to be onsite and in line with current government and Academy health and safety.

Completed applications must be received by 10am on Tuesday 22 June 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held on site week commencing 5 July 2021.

Enquiries or applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates and candidates with disabilities because we would like to increase the representation of these groups in these roles. We want to do this because we know greater diversity will lead to greater results for students.