Music Teacher (part-time)
We are looking for a part-time Music Teacher to start January 2024 (or sooner if available)
Apply by Mon 27 November – we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.
Cardiff Steiner School are looking for a part-time Music Teacher to join our innovative and passionate team of teachers in our Kindergarten to Class 12 (age 3-18) School.
Full time salary £28,892- 40.74% Pro Rata post – actual salary £11,770.
11 lessons per week (9 Class Music lessons, 2 Choir lessons) plus planning, prep, meeting and professional development time). We have an approx. 36 week teaching year.
Hours and timetable can be discussed with the successful candidate.
About the role
The Music Teacher coordinates the Music programme across the Main School for our students aged 6 to 18, including class singing and instrumental music instruction. Our curriculum includes:
- From Age 6: pentatonic, “mood of the fifth” singing and playing Choroi pentatonic flutes.
- From Age 8/9: Introduction of musical notation, beginnings of part singing and playing Choroi diatonic flutes.
- From Age 11/12: Singing and playing in harmony and playing recorders in consort.
As they progress students work towards performing instrumental and choral compositions in performances, assemblies, plays and community events, throughout the year. We have several peripatetic instrumental teachers who visit the School and contribute to a vibrant, musical culture.
From age 13 to 18 students all sing together as a choir using a wide variety of repertoire. Those playing instruments are encouraged to both support the choir and play for assemblies / festivals as well as solo and ensemble performances.
Music history is taught between the ages of 14 and 16, this has been done by another teacher up to now though could be done by a music teacher. This aspect is not currently included in the current role but this could be discussed.
The post benefits from a tiered Staff Fees Discount Scheme for children of staff members, depending on family income (pro-rata for part-time posts).
You’ll be a committed, creative and resourceful individual with a joy and enthusiasm for working with children and young people, and the ability to relate to and inspire them. You’ll have a high level of musical knowledge and understanding.
You’ll have proven experience of teaching music to children and young people, an interest in Steiner-Waldorf education, and be able to deliver a developmentally appropriate Music programme that accords with the principles and methods of the Steiner Waldorf curriculum.
We have an experienced team of qualified Steiner Waldorf Teachers who can support you with this, as well as a supportive professional development programme of peer mentoring and external training and development opportunities.
Cardiff Steiner School is an independent Steiner Waldorf school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18. We offer an inspiring and creative education based on the needs of the whole child – academic, physical, emotional and spiritual. Our distinctive, international curriculum integrates arts and academics into a rich, balanced education that ignites a lifelong passion for learning.
Set in Wales’ capital city, the School offers a full Kindergarten to Class 12 Steiner Waldorf education. You’ll join us on an exciting stage of our journey. Founded in 1997, we opened our first classes in 2012, built upon the firm foundations of 15 years as a successful Kindergarten. From strong roots we’ve quickly grown, and expanded to Upper School in September 2017 offering the Certificate of Steiner Education (NZCSE) with our first Class 12 graduating with the Certificate in 2021.
The Certificate is the first international, secondary school qualification to be fully based on the Steiner curriculum. It is a valid, alternative secondary school qualification that allows students to progress to further/higher education free from the restrictions of GCSE and A level curricula and examinations. The NZCSE is the most widely offered qualification in UK Steiner Schools that offer a full K-Class 12 Steiner Waldorf education.
We are a pioneering bunch with an irrepressible spirit who enjoy rising to the challenges and celebrating the joys that a pioneering School brings. Our internationally diverse teaching team includes subject teachers in Bothmer, Music, Handwork, Hard Craft, Spanish, Games, as well as a team of specialist Upper School Teachers.
We are a small school by design, with a collaborative staff team, supportive families and a strong community spirit. Our teachers are at the heart of our success and we have developed a strong culture of collaboration where staff are valued and your input, enthusiasm and talents will be welcomed and appreciated.
We are a UK Steiner Waldorf School Fellowship School, and are fully independent.
Cardiff Steiner School is committed to safeguarding children and young people, we expect all applicants to uphold this. All candidates must have suitability to work with children, and post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check.
Cardiff, Wales’ capital city, is situated on the beautiful coastline of South Wales, and within easy reach of most places in the UK (we’re just two hours from London by rail or road). Residents enjoy all the benefits of a cosmopolitan capital city (prominent universities, a large teaching hospital, a world-class opera company and thriving arts community) combined with a small-town friendliness, and a cost of living significantly lower than other parts of the UK -and we’re surrounded by some of the most stunning countryside, coastline and beaches in the UK. Read more about Cardiff in our Welcome to Cardiff Guide.
We have staff with property expertise who can help you find and secure suitable accommodation to rent or buy.
How to apply
Please feel very welcome to contact us to discuss the post on 029 2056 7986 or email email@example.com
Please take a look at the Job Description and Person Specification below and complete and return the Application Form and Equality of Opportunity Questionnaire to:
Kamila Klimczewska, Cardiff Steiner School, Hawthorn Road West, Llandaff North, Cardiff CF14 2FL firstname.lastname@example.org
The recruitment process will involve an interview and an observed teaching practice.
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