Berkshire Maestros Job Opportunities Berkshire Music Hub

Current Vacancies

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Experienced Teacher of Piano and Keyboard

Experienced Lower Strings Specialists

Marketing Manager

Experienced Upper Strings Specialists

Early Years Music Specialist Teacher

Vocal and Instrumental Teaching Opportunities

Lead Teacher: Orchestral Percussion (position closed - interviews in progress)


Experienced Teacher of Piano and Keyboard

Berkshire Maestros seeks experienced, high-calibre piano and keyboard tutors to deliver individual and small group teaching in schools and Music Centres in the Newbury/Hungerford and Reading/Wokingham areas from April 2017. We seek skilled and enthusiastic teachers who want to develop a career within one of the most successful music hubs in the country.

Opportunities to lead and direct ensembles are also available and we welcome teachers who could also coach on the prestigious Academy@Maestros programme for gifted and talented students, as well as support the development of Berkshire's renowned county youth orchestras and choirs (Berkshire Youth Symphony Orchestra, Berkshire Youth Guitar Orchestra and Berkshire County Youth Choirs).
Experience of accompanying choirs and recitals as well as the ability to offer a further discipline would be welcome.

Full- and part-time teaching contracted positions are available for the right candidate and opportunities for hourly paid work can also be arranged. We offer competitive remuneration between £18.5 - £31K subject to qualifications, skills and experience, with pension and car allowance for contracted positions. Successful applicants will require access to a vehicle and possess a full driving license.

Closing date for applications is Monday 27 February with interviews scheduled for Monday 13 March 2017.

Berkshire Maestros is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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Experienced Lower Strings Specialists

Berkshire Maestros seeks experienced, high-calibre lower string tutors to deliver individual and small group teaching in schools and Music Centres in the Windsor/Maidenhead, Newbury/Hungerford and Reading/Wokingham areas from April 2017. We seek skilled and enthusiastic teachers who want to develop a career within one of the most successful music hubs in the country.

Opportunities to lead and direct ensembles are also available and we welcome teachers who could also coach on the prestigious Academy@Maestros programme for gifted and talented students, as well as support the development of Berkshire's renowned county youth orchestras and choirs (Berkshire Youth Symphony Orchestra, Berkshire Youth Guitar Orchestra and Berkshire County Youth Choirs)..
The ability to play piano or offer a further discipline would be welcome.

Full- and part-time teaching contracted positions are available for the right candidate and opportunities for hourly paid work can also be arranged. We offer competitive remuneration between £18.5 - £31K subject to qualifications, skills and experience, with pension and car allowance for contracted positions. Successful applicants will require access to a vehicle and possess a full driving license.
We are delighted to announce that paid internships for upper/lower strings will also be available for September and these will be advertised on our website during the spring term.

Closing date for applications is Monday 27 February with interviews scheduled for Thursday 9 and Friday 10 March.

Berkshire Maestros is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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Marketing Magager

Post Ref: BBBH4822

A new and exciting opportunity has been created for an inspirational, innovative and creative marketing and communications professional to join the Berkshire Maestros team.

The recruitment for this new role is being managed entirely by Acorn Recruitment. Please see their website for full details and to apply to them for an interview.

All enquiries about this opportunity should be directed to Lewis Fawsitt at Acorn Recruitment.


Experienced Upper Strings Specialists

Berkshire Maestros seeks experienced, high-calibre upper string tutors to deliver individual and small group teaching in schools and Music Centres in the Windsor/Maidenhead and Reading/Wokingham areas from January 2017. We seek skilled and enthusiastic teachers who want to develop a career within one of the most successful music hubs in the country.

Opportunities to lead and direct ensembles are also available and we welcome teachers who could also coach on the prestigious Academy@Maestros programme for gifted and talented students, as well as support the development of Berkshire's renowned county youth orchestras and choirs (Berkshire Youth Symphony Orchestra, Berkshire Youth Guitar Orchestra and Berkshire County Youth Choirs).

The ability to play piano or offer a further discipline would be welcome.

Full- and part-time teaching contracted positions are available for the right candidate and opportunities for hourly paid work can also be arranged. We offer competitive remuneration between £18.5 - £31K subject to qualifications, skills and experience, with pension and car allowance for contracted positions. Successful applicants will require access to a vehicle and possess a full driving license.

We are delighted to announce that paid internships for upper/lower strings will also be available for September and these will be advertised on our website during the spring term.

Closing date for applications is Monday 27 February with interviews scheduled for Thursday 9 and Friday 10 March.

Berkshire Maestros is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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Early Years Music Specialist Teacher

Join our teaching team!

Self-employed teaching opportunities, hourly pay, rates dependent upon qualifications and experience.

If you would like to work with one of the country’s most successful music hubs, we would like to hear from you.

Berkshire Maestros, the lead organisation of the Berkshire Music Hub, is looking to make contact with Musicians, Early Years Music Specialists, Early Years Teachers and Practitioners, wishing to expand their Early Years teaching and instrumental teaching skills.

With opportunities across the County of Berkshire and beyond, we are particularly looking to expand our existing provision around the Bracknell area on Saturday mornings, as well as Monday to Friday term-time teaching for our exciting ‘Pantomimus’ Early Years’ programme. Based on Kodaly and Dalcroze methodologies, this programme is delivered in blocks and based in various areas across the county and includes delivery of Staff training. Further CPD training is available to the successful candidate.

Contact jobs@berkshiremaestros.org.uk and send your CV with contact details to register your interest in joining our team of self-employed music specialists. Our Early Years Coordinator is keen to discuss your skills, experience and availability personally.

Berkshire Maestros is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Berkshire Maestros fully recognises its responsibilities for child protection and ensure we practise safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children.


Vocal and Instrumental Teaching Opportunities

Due to growing numbers, we seek inspirational and highly talented teachers and musicians to deliver individual and small group tuition in schools and music centres across Berkshire. We have opportunities for self-employed and contractual positions for teachers who are able to encourage children and young people to develop their enthusiasm and love for music-making, such as:

  • Piano and Keyboard Teachers – full- and part-time and self-employed opportunities available.
  • Qualified classroom musicians at primary and secondary levels

For information packs, including job descriptions and further application details, please email  jobs@berkshiremaestros.org.uk with your CV and covering letter containing details of your availability, hours requested and location within Berkshire.

Berkshire Maestros is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, continuously improving the educational experience for all children and young people and expects all colleagues to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be subject to DBS checks and Declarations of Disqualification.

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Lead Teacher: Orchestral Percussion

Post Ref: TL17.01
Accountability: Head of Brass and Percussion

Due to unprecedented expansion, a rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for an inspirational and exceptional ‘Lead Teacher’ to develop orchestral percussion provision across the Berkshire Music Hub.

This role would ideally suit a formally trained Orchestral Percussionist (with ability to play drum kit) who performs to a high level whilst having excellent whole class, individual and small group teaching skills. The successful candidate will have experience in coaching and conducting ensembles and the expertise/potential to further shape our teaching and recruitment strategies.
This is an ideal ‘first leadership’ opportunity for an outstanding teacher looking to gain further skills and career enhancement.

Job Purpose

  • plan and deliver outstanding series of lessons in Music Centres and schools including whole class, small group and individual lessons
  • monitor the Quality Assurance of teaching and learning in relation to Orchestral Percussion
  • promote the learning of Timpani, Tuned Percussion (including 4 mallets) and Orchestral Snare Drum to students; encouraging a holistic percussion experience and access to percussion ensembles
  • In conjunction with the Curricular Head, attend Music Centres on a weekly basis to ensure retention, recruitment and transition of Orchestral Percussion students, enhancing the technical proficiency across percussion ensembles, wind bands, brass bands and orchestral ensembles and providing specialist support to ensembles and colleagues
  • organise recruitment events, concerts and courses in conjunction with the leadership team.
  • contribute to the musical leadership and development of the nationally renowned Berkshire Youth Percussion Ensemble and the Berkshire Youth Symphony Orchestra, providing specialist knowledge of repertoire and technique relating to all aspects of the percussion section, leading sectional rehearsals and modelling when required by the BYSO team and Head of Academy and Advanced Studies
  • continue the development of our In2Music Percussion (glockenspiel and drum pad) schemes of work, sharing good practice and working closely with senior colleagues to recruit pupils from in2music projects into formal percussion lessons and ensembles
  • work collegiately with percussion colleagues and the ‘Lead Teacher – Drum Kit and Contemporary Studies’ to ensure all students are aware of and have access to a well-rounded and holistic percussion experience
  • identify students with exceptional musical ability and/or potential and provide them (in conjunction with the Head of Academy and Advanced Studies) with the appropriate skills and opportunities to realise their potential. This includes identifying players for the Berkshire Youth Percussion Ensemble and Berkshire Youth Symphony Orchestra (county groups).
  • work evenings, weekends and some holiday periods as agreed with the Curricular Head
  • any other duties commensurate with the role as agreed with the CEO

This job description will be reviewed on appointment and annually.

Person Specification    

  • Outstanding performing ability on first study instrument
  • Highly skilled and experienced teacher
  • Excellent knowledge of the western orchestral classical music tradition and its related repertoire as well as repertoire for percussion ensemble
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, innovative and creative – able to create unique workshop opportunities which challenge, inspire and motivate young musicians of all ages and abilities regardless of circumstances
  • Forward thinking, flexible and with ability to use own initiative
  • Clearly able to demonstrate leadership potential
  • Committed to collaborative Hub working
  • Highly organised with excellent communication and time management skills
  • Have passion and enthusiasm for communicating a love of music to children and young people and display a real determination to develop the orchestral arm of the percussion dept
  • An effective learner with a track record of on-going development
  • Share and be committed to Berkshire Maestros Core Values

Berkshire Maestros Core Values

  • Ambition and access for every child and young person
  • Excellence in practice
  • Commitment to our partnerships and community working
  • Respect, professionalism and investment in our colleagues
  • Effective and evolving  communication
  • Positive and proactive approach
  • Determination to drive continuous improvement and embrace change

Benefits

  • Competitive remuneration dependent on skills, experience and qualifications, starting salary up to £28K per annum
  • This is a full-time contracted position
  • Reduced teaching time with dedicated management time as part of contracted hours
  • Flexibility to organise own teaching hours  (as agreed with Head of Brass and Percussion)
  • Car allowance
  • Travel expenses
  • Pension
  • Phone allowance
  • Large team of friendly, professional and collegiate staff
  • Support from Lead Teacher Contemporary Percussion
  • Access to a comprehensive range of specialist percussion instruments, including orchestral, contemporary and world percussion
  • Endorsements by DW Drums with sponsorship of professional drum kits
  • Partnership support from Bell Percussion and Potters Percussion
  • Opportunities to work with industry professionals and specialists
  • Access to Charanga online digital learning platform, music school, professional and VIP studio

If you are interested, please contact jobs@berkshiremaestros.org.uk or call us on 0118 901 2356

Closing date for applications has now passed. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 7 February 2017.

We look forward to hearing from you and receipt of your application form will be acknowledged.

Berkshire Maestros is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Berkshire Maestros takes the responsibility of child protection very seriously and checks the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children.

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