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Music Support Assistant

Posted on:  16-Jun-2022
Job Req ID:  1327
Division:  School (SCH)
Department:  Technicians (40000775)

JOB TITLE: MUSIC SUPPORT ASSISTANT

Links to: Music Subject Leader

 

WHO ARE WE?

Nexus is an empowering, learning-focused community. We strive to create an honest, open and innovative community with our learners, parents and peers. We believe that we have something unique and special here, we are proud to be different in the way we work; and how we teach and learn.

 

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

At Nexus, we do things differently.  Each member of staff is valued and recognised as a unique individual collaborating as part of a supportive community, to elevate one another with innovative ideas. Our strategies emerge from the collective positive mindsets of our colleagues.  You will experience high levels of ownership and empowerment in your role. 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under the direction of the Subject Leader the job-holder is expected to support and assist the smooth running of the Music Team. Preparing the Music Studios/Classrooms for music lessons and ensuring an orderly environment are key aspects of the role. The job-holder will support Teaching and Learning via administrative, curricular and extracurricular activities. This role would suit a musician who would get involved with all aspects of the team’s work. The Assistant would oversee the main administration of the Nexus Instrumental Programme.

 

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Occasionally assist the Music Teachers in the designated classes, working with groups, individuals, accompanying.

  • Assume responsibility for supervising groups of children, or individual children on specified activities such as Music Events or Ensembles.

  • Assist and lead Music CCAs (clubs), either in a conducting, directing or accompanying role within one’s own area of expertise.

  • Monitor, order, maintain and shop for stock, equipment and resources.

  • Help to maintain effective displays in the Music area.

  • Assist with the preparation of music events.

  • Attend staff meetings, participate in performance management arrangements and undertake training and development activities.

  • Ensure music rooms and studios are fully equipped and maintained ready for teachers and learners to use. Liaise with Facilities Team other technicians as appropriate.

  • Manage musical equipment store and inventory.

  • Prepare and reinstate specialist performance spaces.

  • Liaise with facilities to ensure the maintenance of a safe, hygienic and professional environment.

  • Oversee music studios and equipment bookings daily. Follow up with learners when necessary.

  • Prepare instruments if required for lessons.

  • Liaise with technicians to keep equipment in working order and organise a daily clean of studios.

  • Assist the Nexus Instrumental Programme:

    • Liaise with external tutors regarding timetabling, room usage, new learners, communication with teacher/parent/learner

    • Prepare instrumental tutor calendars, monitor school events and dates.

    • Oversee Instrument rental and maintenance.

    • Ensure tutors are aware of examination dates and enrolment deadlines.

    • Involvement in whole school events and activities as required.


 

A TYPICAL DAY

I arrive at around 8am and check the studios are set up ready for the first lessons. At 0815 we have a quick team meeting and then I answer some emails about the Instrumental Programme and do some ordering of sheet music. After break I assist in a music class, supporting the teacher by accompanying the learners. I then do some planning with the Theatre Technician regarding an upcoming concert. I have an early lunch so I can be available to run an ensemble with Year 7 during their lunch break. After school I join a CCA, an extracurricular music club. I ensure the studios are in good shape for the next day before leaving for home.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • A relevant degree or diploma in music

  • Can play confidently 1 or 2 musical instruments

  • At least two (2) years of relevant working experience 

  • Previous work or volunteer experience working with children is preferred 

  • Previous work or volunteer experience working in Music is preferred

  • A demonstrated and genuine liking and appreciation of children

  • A passion for music and performance

  • Motivated

  • Organised and efficient

Nexus International School (Singapore) is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our children and families. Nexus endorses the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Singapore ratified on 11 December 2008, and establishes a clear policy and guidelines to protect our learners from maltreatment by any person or persons who come in contact with them in any environment.

 

Nexus International School (Singapore) is an equal opportunity employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and value the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our school.

 

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities, the role may be revised from time to time.

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