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Current Non-Teaching Vacancies

We are currently fully staffed for non-teaching positions. Please check back here in the future or follow us on social media for updates on our vacancoes.


Current Teaching Vacancies

Berkshire Maestros, lead organisation of the Berkshire Music Education Hub, seeks enthusiastic and well-qualified music specialists to join our high-calibre and collegiate team of staff. We are looking for (please click on the job title below for further information):

Woodwind Teacher (West Berkshire)

Piano Teacher (Reading, Newbury and Bracknell)

Music Teacher for ages 2-7 years (Saturday mornings)

Graduate Teacher Programme

About Berkshire Maestros

Welcome to Berkshire Maestros


Woodwind Teacher

General Woodwind Teacher (ideally a flute specialist), full-time (part time/self-employed considered) in West Berkshire

An excellent opportunity has arisen in the Woodwind department of Berkshire Maestros, for a vibrant and enthusiastic woodwind teacher. Ideally applicants will be a flute specialist with strong general woodwind credentials and experienced at First Access right through to high level ensemble leadership. We are very happy to consider applications from the right teacher with any woodwind instrument as their first instrument.

You will have the opportunity of enhancing and developing a career within one of the most successful music hubs in the country, being involved with all areas of the music service. This includes ensemble direction and performance opportunities, together with a mix of beginner, intermediate and high end tuition. In addition to group lessons and First Access projects you will be supporting the development of Berkshire’s renowned county level orchestra and prestigious Academy@Maestros programme for gifted and talented students.

Berkshire Maestros is the leading provider of musical education across Berkshire. As an independent and inclusive children’s charitable trust, our aim is to provide children and young people with high quality musical education. As leader of the Berkshire Music Hub, we pride ourselves in being a caring and inspirational music organisation that puts our staff and pupils at the heart of everything we do. We work hand-in-hand with acclaimed professional artists and partners to provide a diverse range of musical services for all children and young people, adults, music practitioners and the wider community.

To apply please download the application form and submit your completed application to jobs@berkshiremaestros.org.uk by the deadline 29 March 2019 (although earlier application is encouraged). Interviews will take place on 4 April 2019.

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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. Berkshire Maestros is an equal opportunities employer.


Piano Teacher (Reading, Newbury and Bracknell)

Would you like to work for a visionary, dynamic music hub and be part of an experienced and creative team of committed professionals? Then you should come and work with Berkshire Maestros.

Due to expansion, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a high quality and inspirational piano teacher to deliver individual and small group tuition at schools and at our music centres. The piano team is one of the fastest growing teams in Berkshire Maestros and there are currently 1000 pupils learning piano with us across the country. You will have the opportunity of developing your teaching career in one of the most successful music hubs in the country and have access to continued professional development as well as teaching a mix of abilities and contributing to our unique Piano Academy for gifted and talented young pianists.

We are looking for an energetic and self-motivated teacher to cover the teaching portfolio currently available:

  • 2 days in the Newbury area
  • 1 ½ days in the Reading area including Saturday morning at our Reading Music Centre
  • 1 day at Bracknell Music Centre

Maestros is the leading provider of musical education across Berkshire working with the Unitary Authorities of Reading, West Berkshire, Wokingham, Bracknell Forest and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. As an independent and inclusive children’s charitable trust, our aim is to provide children and young people with high quality musical education.  As leader of the Berkshire Music Hub, we pride ourselves in being a caring and inspirational music organisation that puts our staff and pupils at the heart of everything we do. We work hand in hand with acclaimed professional artists and partners to provide a diverse range of musical services for all children and young people, adults, music practitioners and the wider community. Our music hub is a vibrant learning community enjoying a secure and stable business. We now seek an exceptional and dynamic professional to help us sustain and further grow our provision and services

This role commands a competitive salary and is available on a self-employed basis. Part-time working can be offered in this role.

To apply please download the application form and submit your completed application to jobs@berkshiremaestros.org.uk by the deadline 29 March 2019. Interviews will take place on 4 April 2019.

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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. Berkshire Maestros is an equal opportunities employer.


Music Teacher for ages 2 - 7 years - (Saturday mornings)

Would you like to work for a visionary, dynamic music hub and be part of an experienced and creative team of committed professionals? Then you should come and work with Berkshire Maestros.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an outstanding Early Years and KS1 Music Teacher working 3 hours on Saturday mornings only during term-time (30 weeks per year). The successful candidate will be an inspirational teacher who is enthusiastic about making music with young children. We are looking for an energetic and self-motivated teacher to lead Saturday morning classes for 2-7 year olds at our Windsor Music Centre. A passion for music, a confident singing voice and knowledge of music theory are essential. The Berkshire Maestros Early Years department is thriving in all four music centres across the county, so we are keen to hear from exceptional Early Years and KS1 music specialists to join our team.

Maestros is the leading provider of musical education across Berkshire working with the Unitary Authorities of Reading, West Berkshire, Wokingham, Bracknell Forest and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. As an independent and inclusive children’s charitable trust, our aim is to provide children and young people with high quality musical education.  As leader of the Berkshire Music Hub, we pride ourselves in being a caring and inspirational music organisation that puts our staff and pupils at the heart of everything we do. We work hand in hand with acclaimed professional artists and partners to provide a diverse range of musical services for all children and young people, adults, music practitioners and the wider community. Our music hub is a vibrant learning community enjoying a secure and stable business. We now seek an exceptional and dynamic professional to help us sustain and further grow our provision and services

This role commands a competitive salary and is available on a self-employed basis.

To apply please download the application form and submit your completed application to jobs@berkshiremaestros.org.uk by the deadline.

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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. Berkshire Maestros is an equal opportunities employer.


Graduate Teacher Programme

Berkshire Maestros’ Graduate Programme is the perfect way for talented graduate musicians to join our team at one of the country’s leading Music Hubs, embarking on a journey where you will develop as both a musician and a teacher. For full details of the Graduate Teacher Programme please read all of the information here.

Starting your journey with us as a Graduate Teacher will include working and training alongside expert peripatetic music teachers, school colleagues, University lecturers and visiting music professionals. Together you will engage and inspire the next generation of young musicians in Berkshire by sharing your skills and talents.

Your first year with Maestros includes a structured programme of taught sessions, observations, team teaching, creative workshops and personal mentoring. You will build a robust toolkit of teaching strategies and innovative musical approaches and resources for teaching in 1-2-1, small group, whole class and ensemble settings, preparing you for a fulfilling future as part of the Maestros teaching team. 

Joining Maestros as a Graduate Teacher means that you are able to train while you work and our Graduate Programme pays a competitive starting salary of £18,200 in the first year with additional inbuilt increases of a minimum of £1,000 for the first three years of your employment.

As you develop as a teacher with Maestros you will have the opportunity to coach gifted, talented and promising young musicians as part of our Academy@Maestros scheme and work with our prestigious county group ensembles. Maestros’ team members also have the opportunity to work and perform to the highest level in local and national concert venues and as part of regular European tours.

Training on the Graduate Programme is delivered in conjunction with Reading University Institute of Education, and vacancies for graduate teachers are limited dependent upon the capacity for new staff in each instrumental/vocal department and successful interview.

Interested candidates should read the detailed personal specification on the information page, job description and forward a CV or completed application form to jobs@berkshiremaestros.org.uk by the deadline of noon on Monday 29 April 2019.

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Selected applicants will be invited to interview during the weeks of 13 and 20 May 2019. Our interviews take the form of a collaborative workshop, prepared teaching task and discussion on teaching, current issues in music education and why you want to follow a career in teaching. For more information about what the interview will consist of please click here.

If you have any enquiries about the application or interview process please contact Margit by e-mail using jobs@berkshiremaestros.org.uk or by telephone on 0118 901 2356

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. Berkshire Maestros is an equal opportunities employer.


 

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