Singing Teacher & Music Leader

Newave Arts Education are seeking a Music Leader who will become part of the Newave Peripatetic team delivering music in schools across Birmingham, Sandwell and Coventry. This role is suited for a music leader / teacher who is passionate about music education / music making and is keen to join a forward thinking and dynamic arts organisation.

As a Newave Music Leader, you will work as part of the Music Education Team and be responsible for leading weekly peripatetic music lessons to primary and secondary schools. As part of your extended role, you will be required to support with the general management of Newave’s team of peripatetic tutors and on occasion represent the company to new and existing clients.

You will be required to have an understanding of the Music National Curriculum and have experience in facilitating one to one and group music lessons. We are particularly interested in Music Leaders who specialise in vocal / choral delivery and have experience delivering whole class music lessons from Early Years to Key Stage 2.

On occasion, you may also be required to lead music experiences as part Newave’s WOW Week Projects, which involves delivering creative music making activities alongside other Newave Practitioners and working as part of a wider arts team.

There is also opportunity to develop into a more managerial position within Newave if the candidate demonstrates strong leadership skills. This will be reviewed throughout your employment with Newave Education.

Skills Required  

You will be expected to:

  • Lead weekly music curriculum and vocal lessons to Children and Young People
  • Lead Whole Class Music Curriculum delivery (EYFS – KS2)
  • Have experience preparing relevant music resources
  • Have an understanding of Music National Curriculum
  • Have an understanding of topic based learning
  • Lead well-structured music classes and be able to think on your feet
  • Have strong classroom management skills
  • Have strong communication skills and be IT literate
  • Demonstrate strong behaviour management
  • Have a passion for music making
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of your specialist instrument
  • Have experience in client liaison and front facing services


  • A degree or the equivalent in your area of specialism is desirable but not essential
  • At least 2 years working within an educational domain
  • Formal music qualifications or equivalent accreditations (Grades / Degree)
  • GCSE English (B or above)

Personal Qualities  

All of our employees and associates are selected on the basis of their experience and qualification and most importantly their personality. As a growing organisation, we invest in the training and development of all of our tutors and employ over 70 individuals on a regular basis. We look for the following personal qualities:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Brilliant interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Good time-keeping
  • A ‘can-do’ attitude towards their work
  • A passion for learning

We are also interested in individuals who demonstrate a passion for developing their practise and have the interpersonal skills to represent the organisation at networking and training events.

Hours:                                              15 per week
Reporting to:                                 
Operations Director
Closing Deadline:                         28th March 2018
Shortlisting:                                   29th March 2018
Interviews:                                     TBC

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