23rd January 2019

P/T Choral Music Assistant

CHORAL MUSIC ASSISTANT (c.10 hours per week, term time) £27 per hour

We are looking for a vocal coach to assist with our Schola Cantorum programme. This unique programme, which has its own full-time Director of Choral Music, enables our students to participate in one of our four Schola choirs. Entry to three of these choirs is by audition, and students also receive weekly vocal coaching in small groups. These choirs participate in concerts and liturgies throughout the school year singing a wide range of sacred and secular material. In addition to performing on the College campus and the beautiful St. Aloysius' Church, the choirs also undertake external engagements and trips from time to time. Recently these have included singing liturgies at St. Peter’s in Rome, Windsor, Liverpool and a BBC Radio 4 broadcast.

The post would involve rehearsing, conducting and selecting repertoire for the Schola Nova choir which currently rehearses on Wednesdays from 3.40 – 4.30pm. In addition to school liturgies and some evening concerts during the school year, the choir also performs from time to time on Sunday mornings at St. Aloysius' Church. A vital part of the programme is the delivery of vocal coaching to choristers, and the Choral Music Assistant would be required to participate in the delivery of these sessions. Many of our students are entered for the awards of the Royal School of Church Music.

The successful candidate will be suitably qualified in music and able to demonstrate a knowledge of vocal and choral repertoire. Experience of directing a choir and vocal coaching are essential, and good keyboard skills are highly desirable.

Registration with GTCS is not required for this post.

Interested applicants must complete an application form and return it with a covering letter setting out your skills relevant to this post to Lorraine Mulligan in the Human Resources Department at no later than 12 noon on Monday 18th February 2019.

St Aloysius' College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The successful candidate is required to become a member of the PVG scheme.

Application form

PVG form

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