Head of Keyboard Studies

Reference: 43333/001_1515675347

Sector: Commercial

Job Type: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Branch: Leeds

Location: Harrogate

Salary: £27,500 to £30,000 per annum

Posted: 11/01/2018

My client is a fully independent North Yorkshire School with a fist class reputation, ranking highly amongst the country's elite.

Music is an integral part of life the school and from April 2018 they will require an enthusiastic and forward-thinking professional to be the Head of Keyboard Studies, Organist & Accompanist. The successful candidate will be a gifted musician and an engaging and lively teacher to take up the following responsibilities:


  • Providing 1:1 tuition on piano and organ
  • Providing organ accompaniment for all school assemblies
  • Supporting the head of Music in the planning, organising and implementing of all concerts and performances
  • Running music theory and aural test support classes
  • Taking ownership of the running of our informal concerts
  • Providing support for pupils taking external examinations including instrumental and theory grades with ABRSM and equivalents by way of rehearsals and accompaniments
  • Facilitating ensemble work for piano and organ students, including duets, piano trios, piano quintets etc.
  • Taking responsibility for the ordering of music stock
  • Oversight of the maintenance of school pianos and organ
  • Assisting the Music staff in the direction, accompaniment and running of ensembles and deputising in their absence wherever necessary
  • Assisting the head of department in the musical direction of whole school musical theatre productions including répétiteur work and playing in the pit orchestra during the week of the show
  • Accompanying students where necessary toward music examinations including ABRSM and academic qualifications
  • Accompanying performance opportunities in Minsters, Abbeys and Cathedrals in the UK and trips further afield
  • Assisting with trips to shows and other performances including preparation of appropriate risk assessments
  • Mentoring Music / Choral Scholars
  • Assisting in the allocating practice facilities and supervising pupils' Music practice
  • Assisting the head of department in the organisation, accompaniment an adjudication of the annual "Musician of the Year Competition"
  • Attending and facilitating the promotion of school at Open Mornings and other such events
  • Assisting in the planning and facilitating the outreach programme to Feeder Schools
  • Liaising with Senior Tutors, Tutors and other staff to ensure the pastoral wellbeing of the pupils
  • Attending regular departmental meetings
  • Assisting the head of department in the organisation of the ABRSM examinations each term
  • Undertaking such other reasonable duties as directed by the Head of Department
  • Being prepared to deputise for the head / assistant head of department in classroom teaching on rare occasions

  • If this role is of interest and you feel you have the required skills and experience please apply on-line. Short-listed candidates will be contacted to discuss the opportunity further and will be provided with further details.

    Unfortunately if you do not hear from us with 14 days of your application on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

    Please not TM Resourcing are a recruitment agency acting on behalf of our client for this vacancy.