Job Opportunities

SP Music Director/Pianist: I Can Sing! Music Theatre

HMDT Music seeks an experienced Music Director/Pianist to join the team of its I Can Sing! Music Theatre School for its 2022-23 Season, starting September 2022. I Can Sing! Music Theatre School is part of HMDT Music’s Saturday Programme, which enriches the lives of young people through high quality, exciting music making opportunities. I Can Sing! offers students the opportunity to experience the joy of music theatre performance, with classes in dance, drama/stagecraft and singing, as well as classes that combine all these disciplines together. Repertoire includes HMDT Music’s own commissions as well as music from the Broadway tradition.

 

The Music Director/Pianist’s role is to work with the I Can Sing! Team to plan, teach, accompany and rehearse students (ages 5-15) in music theatre and opera excerpts, leading to showings and performances in collaboration with HMDT Music’s Creative Director and a team of Stage Director and Choreographer. You should have experience of and enjoy working with young people ideally in a music theatre or opera context and be an excellent pianist, able to arrange, improvise and transpose music as required. The role might also include some piano teaching and aural preparation for ABRSM exams.

 

The role involves working on Saturdays from 9:00am for approximately 5 hours for 30 weeks across the academic year between 24 September 2022 and 8 July 2023, in Hackney, and is renewable each academic year.

 

Applicants must have authorisation to work in the UK. If you feel you can excel in this role, please fill out our online application form outlining your suitability for the post, along with your CV and covering letter (which should be addressed to Tertia Sefton-Green, Creative Director), References and Monitoring Form. Any enquiries should be addressed to: applications@hmdt.org.uk.

 

Fee: Up to £4,410.00 per year, dependent on hours (on a self-employed basis).

Closing date for applications is 10:00am Monday 20 June 2022.

Interviews will be held on 22 and 23 June 2022.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to do an audition at the Saturday Programme, in Hackney.

 

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SP Guitar Coach

We are seeking an experienced musician to teach Guitar. The role is based in Hackney, at HMDT Music’s Saturday Programme, which enriches the lives of young people through high quality music education and opportunities, staffed by experienced and dynamic musicians and coaches who foster an appreciation of a wide variety of musical genres and opportunities.

The successful candidate will teach Guitar from beginners upwards in both small group and individual lessons, and lead guitar and percussion ensembles in a range of repertoire. Instrumental lessons and ensembles incorporate general musicianship including some basic theory, historical context and improvisation skills. You should be able to teach using a range of teaching/musical styles. Responsibilities include planning the structure and repertoire for each lesson, monitoring student progress and contributing to student End of Year Reports, and working with the Outreach Manager to ensure the creation and quality delivery of an agreed Scheme of Work. You should have experience of working with children aged 5-16 in groups and individually.

The role will involve working on Saturdays from 08:30 to 13:15 (hours may vary) for 30 weeks for the 2022-23 Academic year from 24 September 2022 to 8 July 2023, and is renewable each academic year.

 

Applicants must have authorisation to work in the UK. If you feel you can excel in this role, please fill out our online application form outlining your suitability for the post, along with your CV and covering letter (which should be addressed to Tertia Sefton-Green, Creative Director), References and Monitoring Form. Any enquiries should be addressed to: applications@hmdtmusic.org.uk.

 

Fee: Approximately £3,990.00 per term, dependent upon hours (on a self-employed basis).

Closing date for applications is 10:00am Tuesday 28 June 2022

Online interviews will be held 30 June 2022

Shortlisted candidates may be required to do an audition with students of the Saturday Programme, on Saturday 2 or Saturday 9 July 2022.

 

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Workshop Musicians

We are also often looking for workshop musicians, particularly if you play an unusual instrument, for our Early Years Programme, the Music Box, and tutors for our Music Lessons For You private lessons scheme.

For further information, and to apply as a Music Box musician, CLICK HERE.

 


 

Any enquiries can be addressed to: applications@hmdtmusic.org.uk

Please address your letter to:

Adam Eisenberg
General Director
HMDT Music
Second Floor
22 Aldermans Hill
London N13 4PN

 


 

HMDT Music, twice winner of the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Education and the 2020 Music and Drama Education Award for Music Theatre is a leader in developing inspiring arts projects, which support other areas of learning. Working with world class musicians and other leading artists, HMDT Music increases access to high quality musical experiences through new commissions, training and performance opportunities.

 

The Saturday Programme includes The Music Box family learning programme, Fledglings Foundation Course, I Can Sing! Music Theatre School, CYMH Instrumental School, Music Treehouse SEN/D project and the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy. HMDT Music’s work also includes creating cross-curricular school projects such as STEM Sisters a musical puppet show and project about historical STEM women, Trench Brothers, a First World War Primary School project commemorating the achievements and contributions made by ethnic minority forces, and Shadowball, a jazz opera celebrating black Baseball players of the 1930s-40s and their jazz compatriots. HMDT Music also runs TIME; a CPD project embedding the arts across the curriculum and One Spirit, a resettlement and mentoring programme for young offenders in prisons and upon release.