Aug 02, 2018

Music Teacher (Grades 4 - 7)

  • Clifton Preparatory School
  • Nottingham Road, South Africa
Full time Education

Job Description

Does working in a progressive and dynamic environment excite you?

Clifton Preparatory School, Nottingham Road, is a Christian, independent, co-educational, day and boarding school committed to providing quality education. Established in 1942, we are situated in a beautiful and picturesque rural setting (64 hectares) in the Midlands of KwaZulu- Natal.

Clifton Preparatory School Nottingham Road seeks to appoint a

This is a full-time and permanent post, commencing in January 2019. The post has the possibility of also being a Head of Department position, depending on applicants’ qualifications, experience and interest in management.

The high academic standards are set through our close association with the major independent senior schools of the Midlands region.

If being part of a dynamic, progressive and energised Arts and Culture Department (which includes a full time Drama and Art teacher) is what interests you, then this post is certainly made for you!

Your role as music teacher will include:

teaching Grade 4-7 class music
be involved with the School Choirs and Ensembles
take on the role of Musical Director of Senior Primary school productions
lead Hymn Practice and play the piano at school assemblies
working closely with the Expressive Arts Department (the Drama and Art teachers)
be involved in private instrumental teaching
be fluent in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills
co-ordinate and liaise with peripatetic music staff
the administration required for music examinations, eisteddfods etc.

The potential role as Head of Department will include:
academic co-ordinator for Music, Art and Drama
representing the Expressive Arts Department at School Management level and Parent Association meetings
driving the vision and requirements of the Department
understanding, identifying and contributing to the ethos and values of Clifton
organising Expressive Arts events to showcase the Department
being involved in calendar planning, strategic planning, academic and co-curricular timetabling, departmental budgeting, operational decisions
managing the peripatetic music staff and act as liaison between them and Clifton staff, children and parents
being responsible for the maintenance and of instruments and equipment
Depending on the position offered and the accompanying circumstances, the remuneration package has the potential to include accommodation on our beautiful campus.

All applications will be handled in the strictest confidence. Qualified candidates are requested to apply by submitting a CV not exceeding three pages, SACE registration and the contact details of two referees to:

The Headmaster
Clifton Preparatory School
Nottingham Road

Submission of a CV does not automatically entitle the applicant to an interview. Please consider your application unsuccessful if you have not heard from the School by Wednesday 8 August 2018. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted and Clifton Preparatory School Nottingham Road reserves the right not to make an appointment.

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