Music Mentor (Vocal), Ark Schools


We have exciting opportunities for freelance musicians keen to work in music education, working with our primary and secondary schools in a support role. Our Music Mentors act as role models and valuable support to our teachers and Artists in Residence through working with our school choirs, with most school placements consisting of one-hour rehearsals on a weekly basis in our London & Portsmouth schools. We are particularly looking for individuals who are willing to travel to West London, Enfield or Portsmouth, though we also have positions available across our network of schools.


The ideal candidate will:

  • have a genuine passion for and belief in the potential of every young person
  • be keen to learn and develop as a music educator
  • be an active musician

Successful applicants will join our portfolio of musician educators who work across our schools. These ‘Artists in Residence’ are freelancers who deliver aspects of the Ark Music Programme, often working on year-long placements, with some occasional additional work available on our network-wide events. By joining our Artist team, you will have access to high-quality training throughout the year and opportunities to network with our diverse roster of musicians.

Our programme seeks to represent and equally value different kinds of music and musician. We are keen to ensure the rich diversity of our art form is represented in our team and in turn, that our team is reflective of the communities we serve. We actively encourage candidates from a variety of backgrounds, particularly Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) applicants.

Start date: From September 2020

Application Deadline: We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis

Fee: We have a sliding pay-scale, starting at £30 for a one hour rehearsal and £100 for a full-day event

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, and must have the right to work in the UK.

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