Visiting Music Teacher – Jazz Piano
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Contract hours: Part time, dependent on the number of pupils requiring lessons
Salary: Competitive salary
Closing date: 29 January 2024, 12:00 pm
Uppingham School has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Jazz Pianist to join our excellent musical team.
Our keyboard department is a flourishing and thriving faculty, with a reputation for excellence. With over a hundred student pianists and organists at Uppingham, we are increasingly aware of the need to expand our jazz piano provision to students.
Working over two days per week, you will contribute to our many jazz-specific performance platforms throughout the year, leading workshops, assisting in the preparation of JPMT concerts, and coaching students in the fundamentals of jazz harmony, improvisation and performance.
With demonstrable experience as a professional performer at a high level and good experience of teaching music to children of different ages and abilities, we are looking for a personable, inspiring and supportive musician, who can motivate and engage pupils and work closely with our Head of Jazz, Pop and Music Tech, to make this exciting area of musical provision accessible to pupils across the school.
Due to the current high demand for keyboard lessons at the school, the ability to teach classical piano alongside jazz lessons would be highly desirable.
When you join us, you become part of a community that appreciates and supports its team members. You will enjoy a range of benefits that reflects our appreciation:
- 50% contribution to premiums for the School’s private health scheme
- Free Westfield Healthcare
- Free membership of dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual joining fee)
- Free staff lunches in term-time
- School fee discount for children of Uppingham staff
- 25% Holiday Club discount for children
- Retail, gym, supermarket, cinema and restaurant discounts
- Cycle to work scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Occupational Health Services
- Free annual flu jabs
- Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
- Recognised as a “Mindful” employer
- Discounted RAC membership
- Favourable rates and terms with local nursery
- Working towards investors in diversity
The closing date for applications is 29 January 2024, 12:00 pm
Interviews will take place on 7th February 2024.
Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
All positions at the School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore ALL convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’ under the Act) MUST be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. All information given will be treated as confidential and each case will be taken on its merits. Failure to disclose this information may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or immediate termination of employment.
Uppingham School is an equal opportunities employer.
Working at Uppingham
Uppingham is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. Our community is made up of talented people offering a diverse range of experiences. We welcome applications from candidates who are both experienced and new to working within the independent education sector.