Head of Technical Singing
Job Description: Head of Technical Singing
Employer: Emil Dale Academy
Department: Emil Dale Academy
Line Manager: Head of Music
Report to: Head of Music
Emil Dale Academy is a pioneering musical theatre college. Our courses are at the forefront of performing arts training in the UK, offering high contact hours, industry professional teachers and highly intensive, triple-threat musical theatre training to people from all over the world.
We believe people should have the right to train regardless of their financial background. We prepare students for progression into the industry.
Students are encouraged to grow into intelligent performers with an aim to make a sustainable living in the performing arts. Making choices about their own progression and personal development will prepare them for the future, as well as for forging a career in the industry.
Emil Dale Academy is dedicated to providing world class intensive, triple-threat training to the next generation of leading performers.
Our vision is for accessible, outstanding training, delivered by industry professionals, led by innovation and excellence at the core of everything we do.
Outstanding quality: Working towards industry standard required training across all disciplines of singing, dance and acting.
Innovation: Encouraging students to create challenging work in collaboration with musical directors, directors, choreographers and leading practitioners.
Excellence: Nurturing students to grow into intelligent industry-ready performers who can make a sustainable living in the performing arts.
Job title: Head of Technical Singing
Required from September/August 2021 for the 2021/22 Academic Year
Part time – 4 days a week
Duties and Responsibilities
- Responsible for the management and curriculum of all private 1-2-1 singing and repertoire lessons at Emil Dale Academy
- Report to the Head of Music
- Extensive knowledge of the Musical Theatre industry
- To promote and safeguard the welfare of young persons for who you are responsible for and whom you come into contact
- To oversee and manage class content and curriculum leading to assessment
- Review the delivery and standards of the Music Department, including staff observations and training, and implementing changes and improvements
- Report progression data to Head of Singing
- Oversee and manage all vocal health decisions
- Oversee and manage the student interaction with Timify
- To ensure the highest levels of quality, integrity and ethics in all work undertaken within the Music Department.
- To engender a culture of excellence, co-operation and respect both within and beyond the department.
- Highly motivated with dedication to the end goal of delivering exceptional teaching
- Strong organisational skills
- Strategic thinker, able to plan and implement decisions
- Enthusiastic, approachable and flexible
- Ability to identify and progress work priorities
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to work collaboratively
- Ability to motivate staff members and students
The above accountabilities are not exhaustive and may vary without changing the character of the job or level of responsibility.
The above duties may involve having access to information of a confidential nature that may be covered by the Data Protection Act. Confidentiality must be maintained at all times.
~ Work within the company’s established policies and practices including equal opportunities, safeguarding, artistic and social policies.
~ The post holder must be flexible to ensure that the operational needs of the Company are met. This includes undertaking duties of a similar nature and responsibility as and when required.
~ All Employees are expected to take positive action to promote Equal Opportunities in all aspects of the work of Emil Dale Academy.
~ The Health and Safety at Work Act and other associated legislation places responsibility for the Health and Safety of all employees. Therefore, it is the post holder’s responsibility to take reasonable care for the Health, Safety and Welfare of him/herself and other employees in accordance with legislation and the Company’s Health and Safety Policy.
~ Act as an informed ambassador for the company’s work.
~ To act always in the interests of Emil Dale Academy.
~ To be responsible for the confidential and professional administration of Emil Dale Academy.
Person Specification - Experience
~ Experience in teaching and assessing in further education
~ Working in a performing arts environment
~ Experience in managing educational correspondence relating to quality assurance
~ Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral
~ Experience of working under own initiative and as part of a team to identify and resolve problems
~ Strong attention to detail
~ Excellent organisational capabilities
~ Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to deal appropriately with a wide variety of people in a confident and friendly manner
~ Excellent time management
~ Tactful, diplomatic and assertive in dealing with challenging situations
~ Excellent interpersonal skills
~ A high level of written and spoken English
Qualifications, Experience and Training Required
At least a Degree level qualification in associated subject (Desirable)
A detailed knowledge and understanding of the technical singing teaching
Several years of professional experience
Safeguarding, GDPR and Prevent (Desirable)
Terms and Conditions
On appointment the successful candidate must be able to provide the correct documents as proof of their right to work in the UK.
This role is part time and freelance. Emil Dale Academy offers excellent rates of pay for the right candidates (based on experience).
Email your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Emil Dale Academy strongly encourage people of colour to apply for our roles. Emil Dale Academy endorses the goals of diversity, inclusion and the principles of equal opportunity for all students and staff. We are committed to equal treatment regardless of race, sex, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, special education needs (‘SEN’), gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, and pregnancy or maternity (‘protected characteristics’).