Vacancies

Role: Choir Leader, plus optional Specialist Piano or Vocal teaching.

(Autumn Term 2024)

We’re seeking a talented and dynamic choir leader.
We’re looking for a candidate who can energise students to sing with confidence from a place of inspiration. The role includes leading several open-access age-differentiated choirs. Traditionally the choirs and students have sung Gospel, Jazz, Folk, Soul, Rock, Pop and World music, but we are open to tailoring the role around a tutor's artistic specialism(s). Functional keyboard skills would be an advantage as would an openness to creative practice and collaboration with other ensembles across the school. This is an opportunity to lead the development of YMM's choir offer.

Young Music Makers is a non-profit music centre for the whole family of over 320 students which has been at the heart of music-making in North London for over 50 years. We are strong advocates for generic excellence and empowering students with a range of creative skills, but over and above that we committed to the idea that simply having music as part of your life promotes personal and community well-being. You would be joining a team of stellar musicians in a welcoming, supportive environment where there are opportunities to lead and initiate ensembles and connect your artistic practice to teaching.

Required:

  • Knowledge and experience in teaching and leading a variety of choir repertoire
  • Enthusiasm for, and dedication to, music education
  • A commitment to delivering inclusive music education
  • A positive, pragmatic and flexible attitude

Ideal:

  • Strong keyboard skills
  • Composition skills
  • Experience with early years/beginner teaching
  • Experience with adult students
  • Experience taking a student through to grade 8 and beyond in a similar setting

The candidate will need to possess an enhanced DBS check (paper or update service) valid within 3 years upon appointment.

  • Fees: £39.40 per hour - Groups over 10+ participants, £34.65 per hour - Groups 4-9 participants, £32.55 per hour - Individual lessons

Please note: an additional accompanist fee applies at the individual rate (£32.55 per hour) if the candidate has good keyboard skills and can accompany the choirs.

Deadline for applications*: ASAP and before 12pm on Tuesday, 9th July 2024

Zoom interviews in the week beginning July 8
A follow-up teaching assessment may be required

Please send your CV with covering letter and two written references to: musicaldirector@youngmusicmakers.co.uk

*YMM reserves the right to invite for interview and appoint before the closing date, so early submission is recommended.

***YMM welcomes applicants from a diversity of backgrounds. Please let us know if you have any access needs***


We are continuously adding to our deputy tutor list. If you would like to be contacted for deputy teaching work, please send your CV, along with details of your enhanced DBS and any safeguarding certificates to manager@youngmusicmakers.co.uk