SISTEMA SCOTLAND: BIG NOISE DOUGLAS (DUNDEE)

UPPER OR LOWER STRINGS MUSICIAN/TEACHER (1 POST)

£29,518 – £32,798 per annum (pro rata) 

(All new staff start at the bottom of the scale)

Are you passionate about music and teaching?

Do you love to inspire and support children and their families?

Do you have extensive experience of group teaching and orchestral playing?

This pioneering programme drew its initial inspiration from El Sistema in Venezuela and our vision is to transform lives with music. We deliver on our vision through the creation of Big Noise programmes within communities. Since its inception in 2007, the programme has grown and developed into a multi – faceted and immersive music education and social development programme which uses the orchestra as a learning community.  We currently run four programmes in Raploch in Stirling, Govanhill in Glasgow, Torry, Aberdeen and Douglas, Dundee.

You will work with children from pre-school and primary school, adults and eventually children from secondary school.  Being creative in designing and introducing new ways of learning you will use the orchestra to grow children’s confidence, respect, aspiration, drive and understanding.  As part of the team you will develop innovative ways to engage children and families, including home visits and community performances.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you must have experience of working with large and varied groups of children along with a track record of success in giving music instruction to children on your specialist instrument (either lower strings – ‘cello and double bass, or upper strings – violin and viola).

This is a permanent post, working between 2 and 4 days during school term time and up to 5 days in the school holidays (to be confirmed).

We welcome applications from all nationalities. However we are unfortunately unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role, so before you apply for this post please ensure that you have the right to work in the UK. For more details on eligibility to work in the UK, please visit https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa.  If you are invited to interview, we will ask that you bring evidence showing your right to work in the UK with you (photocopies are not accepted).

For further details please visit our website http://makeabignoise.org.uk/jobs/ where you can view the full job/person specification and complete our online application form (no CVs please).  For any additional information please e-mail hr@sistemascotland.org.uk or telephone 01786 475349.

All successful applicants will be subject to PVG check.

Closing date for all applications is Monday 24th February 2020 at 10am

The selection process (including a panel interview, demonstration lesson and short audition) will be held in Dundee in the week commencing 9th March 2020