Peripatetic Guitar Teacher

JOB DESCRIPTION

Line managed by: Head of Music
Hours Part time (One day p.w. initially with possibility of more or less depending on student uptake term to term)
Start date  September 2021

The aim of this post is to sustain and improve the quality of musical training and education that is offered to the pupils in ArtsEd Day School & Sixth Form.

The principle responsibilities of this post are:

  • To teach pupils & students from the Day School & Sixth Form guitar in a 1-1 capacity.
  • To encourage and teach creatively incorporating music theory & knowledge within the guitar lessons.
  • To write regular updates in pupils planners for parents/carers to stay updated on pupils progress.
  • To maintain quality & upkeep of school guitars in discussion with Head of Music.

Introduction to ArtsEd
We are committed to fully developing the academic, vocational and personal potential of our pupils and we strive to ensure that our curriculum is modelled on current best practice. We believe that the balance of academic study, creative arts training and performance opportunities helps to develop self-discipline together with a strong sense of responsibility. Our pupils and staff relish challenges and work tirelessly to achieve the very highest standards. Small class sizes and a staff of well-qualified, specialist teachers and practitioners underpin the excellent approach to the process of learning at all stages.

The school has a long history of success – with its pupils going on to study at Musical Theatre at LAMDA and ArtsEd, Rambert, RADA, The National Film and Television School, NYU and other prestigious institutions.  The Arts Educational Schools London is not a ‘stage school,’ for it has always prided itself on producing a first class education in which the performing arts play a central role. Our emphasis is on teaching the whole person, not merely the fostering of professional talent.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Qualifications:

  • Music degree or equivalent.

Skills:

  • An efficient and effective teacher with evidence of first class teaching skills.
  • Excellent guitar playing skills.
  • Music reading is essential.
  • Ability to string guitars and general maintenance.
  • Variety of teaching styles to suit each individual.

Knowledge:

  • An excellent knowledge of music styles & genres including up to date knowledge of popular music.
  • A range of strategies relevant to the teaching of the subject.
  • An excellent knowledge musicology & music theory that can be used in lessons.
  • An excellent understanding of guitar technique.
  • A knowledge of the requirements for guitar examinations, i.e, Rock School exams.
  • Familiarity with current best practice.

Experience:

  • Relevant teaching experience of 12-18 year olds.
  • Experience of teaching in a 1-1 setting.
  • Practical industry experience is desirable but not essential.

Personal Qualities:

  • The ability to inspire in pupils a love of the subject and the desire to reach the highest possible standards.
  • A commitment to the broad education of children.
  • The ability to challenge students of a high standard and to nurture those who are less confident.
  • The competence, stamina and professionalism necessary to discharge all professional duties effectively.
  • Enthusiasm for the work in this specialist school.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Clean Criminal Records Bureau file.

GENERAL DUTIES

  • To teach one-to-one guitar lessons
  • To maintain and monitor appropriate records of pupils’ learning and achievements
  • To maintain communication with the Head of Music
  • To write reports and respond to parents’ enquiries if necessary
  • To implement the school’s agreed policies
  • To attend meetings as appropriate
  • To ensure that health and safety issues are properly understood and procedures followed effectively and consistently
  • To meet all deadlines

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • The post holder must at all times carry out their responsibilities with due regard to the Arts Educational Schools London Equal Opportunities Policies.
  • The post holder must accept responsibility for ensuring that the policies and procedures relating to Health and Safety in the workplace are adhered to at all times.
  • The post holder must respect the confidentiality of data stored electronically and by other means in line with the Data Protection Act.
  • The post holder must carry out their responsibilities with due regard to the non-smoking environment of the school.
  • The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

The above list is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such duties as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post. All members of staff are required to be professional, co-operative and flexible in line with the needs of the post and the school. Job descriptions are regularly reviewed to ensure they are an accurate representation of the post.

SALARY AND CONDITIONS

The salient features of the conditions for this post are as follows:

  • All offers of appointment are subject to ArtsEd receiving satisfactory references, DBS and medical clearance
  • All posts are subject to reasonable adjustment under the Disability Discrimination Act (1995)
  • All appointments are subject to a probationary period
  • The employment hours for this post are dependent on student uptake and may vary from term to term.

APPLICATIONS

All applicants must provide:

  • Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
  • A letter of application clearly outlining your suitability for the post based on the particular requirements outlined in the Job Description.
  • A completed application form

The application and equal opportunities form can be found on our Careers page, along with application guidance. In your letter of application please refer to the details of the post and, in particular how you fulfil the qualities outlined in the Job Description and Person Specification.  Please include examples where appropriate.

Completed applications should be e-mailed to lronan@artsed.co.uk or posted to:

Ms Lauren Ronan
Head of Music
ArtsEd
14 Bath Road
Chiswick
London.  W4 1LY

All applications must be received by Friday 3 September 2021

Interviews

Interviews will take place w/c 6 September 2021.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be interviewed. Unsuccessful candidates will not be contacted.

The interview process will involve teaching a 20 minute lesson with a beginner student and a 20 minute lesson with an advanced student, followed by an interview.