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Vocal Coach and Assistant Musical Director

Contract TypeFULL TIME
Salary£37,206.71 pa
Start Date1st September 2022
Closing Date22nd May 2022
The school is now looking to appoint an experienced Vocal Coach and Assistant Musical Director.

Tring Park School for the Performing Arts is one of the UK’s leading vocational and academic schools, situated in glorious countryside just half an hour from London. Working with 360 boarding and day pupils, aged 7 to 19, you will join a dedicated and supportive staff team within a school that offers the advantage of small classes with talented and committed students and strong public examination results.

We offer a wide range of benefits including a pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, free school lunches during term time, free onsite parking and enhanced maternity and paternity schemes.

About the role

The successful candidate will be responsible for the vocal coaching of pupils and to assist the Musical Director in the delivery of the musical theatre repertoire provision in the school across all vocational courses and age ranges.

Shortlisting will take place on Monday 23rd May and interviews will be held on Thursday 26th May. Please ensure that you can attend interview if required on the specified date.

Main Duties

  • To devise schemes of work and assessment for the delivery of vocal technique, musicianship and performance throughout the school in conjunction with the Musical Director and Head of Music Department
  • To teach class singing lessons as per the timetable, focusing on vocal technique, musicianship and performance for pupils, aged 8 to 18 on all of the school’s vocational courses, as dictated by the timetable
  • To teach and coach classical, musical theatre and pop vocal repertoire confidently and to be an excellent pianist for accompanying students in lessons and playing in rehearsals as required
  • To advise pupils on the appropriate repertoire for their age and development and to assist pupils in the preparation for assessments, auditions and performances including auditions for performance opportunities and higher education auditions when appropriate.
  • To assist the Musical Director in the preparation for performance including coaching repertoire, securing band members and be available as an accompanist for pupils as required during classes and rehearsals. To musically direct, play and/or conduct performances as required.
  • To work with the Directors of Courses and Musical Director to choose appropriate material/shows for performance for year groups/courses as dictated by the school calendar.
  • Be responsible for the preparation and development of teaching materials and teaching programmes as appropriate.
  • Along with the Course Directors, to seek appropriate external performance opportunities which are of benefit to the pupils and the school.
  • Be accountable for the attainment, progress and outcomes of pupils you teach.
  • Be aware of pupils’ capabilities, their prior knowledge and plan teaching and differentiate appropriately to build on these, demonstrating knowledge and understanding of how pupils learn.
  • Maintain standards of discipline according to the school’s codes of conduct and in line with the school’s rewards and sanctions programmes.
  • To prepare reports of pupils’ progress
  • To maintain an up-to-date register of pupils’ attendance in lessons
  • To meet with parents as required to discuss a pupil’s progress.
  • To attend staff meetings, in-service training and conferences regularly to keep up-to-date with current training methods.
  • To liaise with administrative, academic and pastoral staff as necessary.
  • To undertake any reasonable duties at the request of the Principal, Deputy Principal or Director of Studies.

Person Specification

Essential

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent qualification and/or significant experience as a Vocal Coach and Assistant Musical Director.
  • Experience of teaching in a performing arts setting, with a passion for ensuring excellence in teaching, learning and training.
  • Be familiar with and have experience using the following software Sibelius, Main Stage, LogicPro and QLab.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of vocal pedagogy
  • Experience of providing artistic guidance to young people in an educational setting.
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team/across departments/with external contractors.
  • Experience of managing budgets/resourcing.
  • Strong administration skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks and work under pressure to meet deadlines.

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Step 1. Complete Application Form

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Step 2. Apply via email

If you would like to apply for this role, please email us the Application Form along with a cover letter.

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Tring Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. It is an offence to apply for a role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a self-declaration form relating to any criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. For information on how we will use your personal information during the recruitment process, please see the Staff Privacy Notice.