Berkshire Maestros Job Opportunities Berkshire Music Hub

Current Non-Teaching Vacancies

Chief Executive Officer


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):

Violin/Viola Teacher

Graduate Teacher Programme

About Berkshire Maestros

Welcome to Berkshire Maestros


Chief Executive Officer - Berkshire (based in Reading)

Due to the retirement of the current post-holder, we have an excellent opportunity for an experienced music educator and leader to join our team. We are seeking an exceptional individual to provide overall strategic and musical direction maintaining Berkshire Maestros national reputation for musical excellence and further increasing opportunities and access for children and young people.

The successful candidate will be educated to at least initial degree level in a music related discipline with previous senior leadership experience within an arts or education environment.

This is a demanding and rewarding leadership role and the post-holder will need to have a good understanding of strategic planning and policy development in addition to financial, human resources and musical planning.

The successful candidate will be engaging and working collaboratively with a number of stakeholders including the Music Hub Advisory Board, Berkshire schools and professional organisations such as Arts Council England to maximise effectiveness and align expectations and musical delivery.

Maestros is the leading musical education provider across Berkshire and is one of the largest music hubs in the country. As an independent and inclusive children’s charitable trust, our aim is to provide all children and young people in Berkshire with the highest quality musical education. As lead organisation 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 with acclaimed professional artists and partners to provide a diverse range of musical services for all children and young people, music practitioners and the wider community.

In return we can offer a competitive salary starting between £58 and £66k per annum FTE depending on previous experience and qualifications plus excellent benefits including pension and car allowance.

If you would like to have an informal chat about the role before applying, please contact Lynne Ellis on 07921 808889 or Margit Christensen 0118 901 2356.

To apply, please download the application form from the link below and submit your completed application and supporting statement to jobs@berkshiremaestros.org.uk by the deadline Monday 6 May 2019.

Interviews and assessments will be scheduled for week commencing 20 May 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.


Violin/Viola Teacher - Bracknell, Wokingham and Ascot

Due to expansion an excellent opportunity has arisen in the Strings department of Berkshire Maestros, for a vibrant and enthusiastic music teacher to start immediately or in September 2019.

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 individual and group teaching in addition to Ensemble direction. There will be a small amount of ‘First Access’ projects in addition to supporting the development of our nationally renowned county groups for the right candidate and the prestigious Academy@Maestros programme for gifted and talented students.

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 Monday 22 April 2019.

Interviews will be scheduled for week commencing 29 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 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 is an equal opportunities employer.


 

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