Job Opportunities

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MUSIC DIRECTOR: I Can Sing! Music Theatre

HMDT Music seeks an experienced Music Director to join the team of its I Can Sing! Music Theatre School for its 2017-18 Season, starting September 2017. 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’s role is to plan, teach, rehearse and play for the music of music theatre and opera excerpts and scenes to classes of children ages 7-15, 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 post involves working on Saturdays from 9.00am for approximately 5 hours for 30 weeks across the academic year between 23 September 2017 and 7 July 2018, in Hackney.

Fee: Up to £4,620 per year, dependent on hours (on a self-employed basis).

Please send a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for this role to: applications@hmdt.org.uk addressed for the attention of Tertia Sefton-Green, Creative Director.

 

Deadline: 10am on 9 June 2017.

Interviews will be held the week of 12 June 2017.


EARLY YEARS, CHOIR AND GENERAL MUSICIANSHIP TUTOR

HMDT Music seeks an outstanding musician and early-years music practitioner to take its younger Music Box class (ages 6 months – 2 years with parents), Fledglings Foundation Course (reception age), CYMH Red Choir, Recorders and Musicianship (Years 1 – 2) and CYMH Green and Blue Choirs (ages 8 – 16) for the 2017-18 Season of its Saturday Programme, based in Hackney, which enriches the lives of young people through high quality, exciting music education and opportunities. You may also be asked to teach a theory or General Musicianship class to older students.

 

The successful candidate will lead young children and their parents in Singing, Movement, and Music Skills, as well as incorporating a visiting guest artist each week in the Music Box. You will work as part of a team of two, leading the Fledglings Foundation Course, a programme for Reception-aged children, to prepare students for progressing either to CYMH Instrumental Programme or I Can Sing! Music Theatre School. You will also lead on the CYMH Red Programme, for students in Years 1 and 2, running their choir and General Musicianship sessions which also includes teaching the recorder. Other duties will include co-leading the CYMH Green and Blue choirs, and might also include teaching in small groups or individual lessons, and taking theory and general musicianship classes. General Musicianship follows a curriculum based on theory, aural and listening in order to build an all-round musician. Responsibilities include planning the structure and repertoire for each lesson, monitoring students progress, contributing to student End of Year Reports and working with the Music Manager to ensure the creation and quality delivery of an agreed Scheme of Work. You should have experience of working with young children in groups and individually.

 

The role will involve working on Saturdays between 9.00am and 1.30pm for 30 weeks between 23 September 2017 and 7 July 2018.

Fee: between £2430 and £4620 dependent on hours (on a self-employed basis).

Please send a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for this role to applications@hmdt.org.uk addressed to Tertia Sefton-Green.

 

Deadline: 10am 6 July 2017                                                        

1st round interviews will be held on: 11 July.


VIOLIN AND GENERAL MUSICIANSHIP TUTOR

VIOLIN (ONLY) TUTOR 

HMDT Music seeks two excellent tutors to take Violin and General Musicianship and Violin only for the 2017 – 2018 season of its Saturday Programme, based in Hackney, which enriches the lives of young people through high quality, exciting music education and opportunities. The Instrumental strand of the Programme offers students ages 5 upwards, an extensive curriculum including group and individual instrumental tuition, singing, musicianship, ensembles, as well as orchestra and choirs. Its staff are all experienced and dynamic musicians and tutors able to foster an appreciation for a wide variety of musical genres and opportunities.

 

The successful candidates will be teaching Violin both as small group classes and individual lessons. There are two Violin teaching positions available, only one of which also includes teaching General Musicianship. General Musicianship classes follow a curriculum based on theory, aural and listening in order to build an all-round musician. The position might also involve taking the Grade 1 and 2 Green String ensemble alongside another tutor. Tutors should be able to teach in a range of 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 Music Manager to ensure the creation and quality delivery of an agreed Scheme of Work. You should have experience of working with children aged 5-14 both in groups and individually.

 

The role will involve working on Saturdays between 9.00am and 2.30pm for 30 weeks between 23 September 2017 and 7 July 2018.

Fee: between £2430 and £4620, dependent on hours (on a self-employed basis).

Please send a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for this role to: applications@hmdt.org.uk addressed to Tertia Sefton-Green.

 

Deadline: 10am on 2 June 2017                                             

1st round interviews will be held on: 6 June.

2nd round interviews will be held at the Saturday Programme on 10 June.


CHOIRS AND GENERAL MUSICIANSHIP TUTOR

HMDT Music seeks an outstanding Choirs and General Musicianship Tutor (pianist skills essential) for the 2017 – 2018 season of its Saturday Programme, based in Hackney, which enriches the lives of young people through high quality, exciting music education and opportunities. The Instrumental strand of the Programme offers students ages 5 upwards, an extensive curriculum including group and individual instrumental tuition, singing, musicianship, ensembles, as well as orchestra and choirs. Its staff are all experienced and dynamic musicians and tutors able to foster an appreciation for a wide variety of musical genres and opportunities.

 

The successful candidate will be working across the programme in a variety of ways – flexibility is key to this role. You will bring energy to a role where you will be working with some of our youngest members and some of our oldest! You will be equally happy accompanying/directing a Choir, as taking a General Musicianship or Grade 5 theory class. General Musicianship follows a curriculum based on theory, aural and listening in order to build an all-round musician. You will also enjoy arranging music for your groups. 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 Music Manager to ensure the creation and quality delivery of an agreed Scheme of Work. You should have experience of working with children aged 5-14 in groups and individually.

 

The role will involve working on Saturdays between 9.00am and 2.30pm for 30 weeks between 23 September 2017 and 7 July 2018.

Fee: between £2430 and £4620 dependent on hours (on a self-employed basis).

Please send a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for this role to: applications@hmdt.org.uk addressed to Tertia Sefton-Green.

 

Deadline: 10am 6 July 2017                                                 

1st round interviews will be held on: 11 July


INSTRUMENTAL/VOCAL TUTORS NEEDED

HMDT Music has a Music Lessons Scheme (Music Lessons For You!), which offers students across London instrumental, vocal and theory lessons in their homes. We currently are looking for teachers to join this successful new scheme. At this time, we are particularly looking for teachers who are able to teach in North and East London, specifically Enfield and Hackney, but will welcome applications for all boroughs.

We pay tutors fixed rates between £30-48 per hour, and £20 per half hour for taster lessons. Please note that we do not reimburse travel expenses.

Successful applicants will be emailed all opportunities for students as they appear – it is then up to you whether you are able to accept the work, or not. We do not guarantee work as it depends on applicants.

All teachers must have a current DBS certificate or be willing to obtain one, prior to being added to the tutor list.  

To apply, please send a C.V. and covering letter to info@hmdt.org.uk – positions are auditioned via a sample lesson for a member of staff or a student.


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.

 

Do send your CV to info@hmdt.org.uk if you would like us to consider you.


 

Last updated 4 October 2016