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 Filskit Theatre
Summary:Composing Job
Deadline: 20 August 2018
Date Posted: 08 August 2018
Details: Closes: 20th August 2018
Location: North East
Type: Part time
Salary: Paid (£15k-20k pro rata)
Artform: combined arts, theatre
Contact: Betsy Picart

Filskit Theatre are seeking a Composer / Sound Designer to collaborate with us on a brand new piece for children aged 3-7.

Stella is an original story about a young woman's quest to reclaim the night, to keep the stars shining bright and to save her home. Using projection, clowning and aerial circus, we want to talk about our sky. We’ll explore how light pollution means that Stella no longer hears our stories and how sometimes it is important to turn out the lights and wish upon a star.

Stellahas been commissioned by ARC, Stockton and The Barnsley Civic. This piece will be devised by the company using research from the International Dark Sky Association and verbatim text gathered during workshops with local schools.

Our ideal collaborator will…

- Be based in the North East

- Have a current DBS check

- Have knowledge of QLab

- Have access to recording equipment

- Have experience of devising work as part of an ensemble


School workshops will take place during October and December 2018. Rehearsals will take place from 21st January - 21st February 2019 with performances taking place from 22nd February 2019.

To apply please send a cover letter and CV to by Monday 20th August 2018. Interviews will take place w/c 3rd September at The Civic, Barnsley.

More information about the Company and our previous work can be found on our website

Summary:Lecturing Post
Deadline: 24 August 2018
Date Posted: 01 August 2018
Details: The University of West London is seeking to appoint an outstanding, ambitious, and enterprising individual to provide vision, direction and leadership as Director of London College of Music (LCM).

About the role

Founded in 1887, London College of Music is the largest specialist Music & Performing Arts Institution in the UK. As part of the University of West London, LCM offers talented students the opportunity to enjoy a world-class Conservatoire style education within a university setting.

As Director of LCM, you will play a key role within the Senior Management Team and contribute proactively to the development of the University.

Combining your substantial higher education experience with your passion for composition and performance, you will bring creativity, ambition and fresh ideas to shape and enhance the student experience. Through your inspiring leadership, you will build and develop an outstanding team; provide a vision for teaching and learning; identify new growth opportunities and play an integral part in implementing the College’s Strategy, in line with the University’s plans.

What you need

Ideally you will have a doctorate (or equivalent professional experience) and have significant experience of developing, implementing and enhancing high-quality educational, research or enterprise activities. You must be able to demonstrate both management and team-building experience, as well as your commitment to following a clear business vision.

For an informal discussion or to apply for this post, please contact Paula Keville of SearchHigher at or call 02476 575129.

Applications are to be received by midnight on Friday 24 August 2018.
Interviews will be held on week commencing 10 September 2018.

Summary:Lecturing Post
Deadline: 02 September 2018
Date Posted: 01 August 2018
Details: Classification: Lecturer Level B
Salary package: $98,009 - $111,365 plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Fixed term (3 years) with planned commencement date of 1 February 2019

The ANU School of Music prepares students by providing a skill set for the challenges of a twenty-first century career in music by combining traditional and advanced training in performance, composition and musicology with a cutting-edge education in music technology and recording.
Excellence expresses itself through creative work, research, performance and recordings and the relationship of music to multi media is a core area of interest and exploration.
A Level B Academic (Teaching and Research) will make an outstanding contribution to the teaching and research activities of the school and will maintain and develop his/her scholarly, pedagogical and research activities relevant to their discipline.
Position overview

The School of Music, at the Australian National University offers diploma, bachelor, masters and doctoral programs in Music, engaging in both traditional and practiced based research. The School of Music offers undergraduate and Honours programmes with majors in performance, music technology, musicology, composition and composition for film and video games. The School of Music is also focussed on graduate supervision in these fields as well as a number of outreach programs.

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is the largest single College of seven Colleges at ANU. The College, which is structured into two main research schools, offers degrees in more than 20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial international research presence and is a major source of national policy advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research, and 57 are members of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, or both. We also host 13 Australian Research Council Future Fellows and three ARC Laureates. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 270 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.

For further information please contact Prof Ken Lampl T: +61 2 6125 1449 E:

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

A statement addressing the selection criteria.
A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
Other documents, if required.
Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

 University of Surrey
Summary:Music Lecturing Post
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 01 August 2018
Details: The University of Surrey Department of Music is one of the leading UK music departments (ranked 1st in the 2017 Guardian league table of UK Music Departments, and 2nd in 2018 and 2019). The University of Surrey is a global university with a world-class research profile and an enterprising spirit.

We invite applications for the post of Lecturer A in Music, starting October 2018.

We seek an applicant who specializes in popular music as both scholar and performer. This may include interests in the use and application of music technologies.

You will contribute to the evolution and development of the Music undergraduate degree course, and help the University to continue as a leading centre of excellence in Music.

The successful applicant will have the potential to develop and sustain research activities, with a clear vision of how their research will progress. They will be encouraged to develop their own research profile and to produce high-quality research outputsthat may include musical compositions, installations, exhibitions, performances, journal articles and/or books.

You will contribute teaching to the Music, Creative Music Technology, and Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister) undergraduate programmes, in areas of the curriculum related to popular music. There may be the potential to contribute to other scholarly fields as appropriate. You will also lead and support performance-based modules, supervise postgraduate research students, and carry out an administrative role as determined by the Head of Department.

The Music programme has a healthy cohort of high-quality students that sustains a highly collegiate environment between staff and students.

The Department of Music and Media (DMM) has programmes in music, creative music technology, film and video production engineering, digital media arts and music and sound recording. Research centres include the International Guitar Research Centre, the Digital World Research Centre and the Institute of Sound Recording (IoSR) and the Centre for Emergent Media. DMM researchers also collaborate with research groups in other faculties of the University, e.g. IoSR is closely allied with the Centre for Vision and Speech Signal Processing (CVSSP) in the faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

The post attracts a generous annual leave entitlement, USS pension, excellent development opportunities, and the possibility of relocation provision. To apply online, please visit Alternatively, for an informal discussion you may wish to contact Professor Tony Myatt, Head of Music and Media, at, or Dr Chris Mark, Programme Director for Music, at

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

We acknowledge, understand and embrace diversity.

 The Purcell School
Summary:Composition teaching post
Deadline: 24 August 2018
Date Posted: 01 August 2018
Details: As a boarding school, a specialist music organisation and a charity we have a diverse team of staff working across many dedicated areas in Music, Academics, Pastoral, Fundraising, Maintenance and Housekeeping, to name but a few.

There is currently one vacancy.
Composition Department Assistant and International Competition Manager
Two year post initially (full-time, term-time only)
For September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter
Closing date: Friday 24th August

Administrator of the International Composition Prize (name TBC)
This will form 20% of the successful applicant’s workload.

The competition will be the focal point for the development of an educational initiative to train teachers and young composers with the skills necessary to teach, write and, therefore, share original music with a wider public. The programme aims to increase awareness of music composition as a valuable form of expression and, therefore, worthy of being incorporated into the curriculum in schools and higher education institutions.

The competition will be launched for a pilot year which will target entries from the Commonwealth and a broader international category. The aim is to expand over the following years.

The successful candidate will carry out all the administrative functions of managing the competition, accepting and sorting entries, liaison with judges and with the founding partner organisations (ABRSM and The Commonwealth Resounds), under the line-management of Alison Cox (Founder-Trustee of The Commonwealth Resounds and Head of Composition and Outreach at The Purcell School). Website-management skills will be essential.

Composition Assistant at The Purcell School

This will form 80% of the successful applicant’s workload.

The Purcell School’s Composition Department consists annually of some 12-15 first-study composers, up to 30 who are studying composition as a first or second study and all students from Years 6-13 who study
composition in class or as an examination subject. The Composition Assistant will be required to be present in composition classes with Alison Cox (and occasionally with other composition tutors) to help with mentoring, logistics, photocopying, scores and parts, assessment and documentation, recording, compiling examination material, maintaining resources and assisting with all aspects of IT.

Examination work (Years 10, 12 and 13)
There is a particularly heavy examination workload involving Year 10 (who take iGCSE Music one year early) and Years 12-13 (Pre-U Music – all aspects of the course involving composition). Normally we have approximately 25-30 students in Year 10 and up to 45 in each of the Year 12/13 groups. Almost every student in these three year-groups needs individual mentoring and support in composition – some much more than others. Alison Cox and the Composition Assistant will work together to support the individual needs of all these students.

Year 11
This group has a bespoke music programme which involves training in outreach-based composition for mixed ability and creative music technology. The Composition Assistant will help facilitate these programmes.

Year 9
This is not an examination year-group, so there is more freedom. Students’ composition work is often based around three projects (one per term), which can be exciting and interesting for them. Alison Cox annually structures this course around the individual strengths of each Year 9 group. She will also discuss this carefully with the Composition Assistant who will be encouraged to create and run (under supervision) one of the three projects.

Lower School
Students in the three groups – Years 6, 7 and 8 – are all allocated one hour per week to study composition in small classes. Those who struggle need extra mentoring outside class: this will be done partly by Alison Cox and partly by the Composition Assistant.

Each year the school runs a series of Concert Celebrations, a key project for the Lower School, where each class chooses a theme, composes the music, rehearses and performs the pieces in a series of special concerts throughout one or two days. The event is competitive between year-groups.

One group receives the Concert Celebration Trophy at the end of term, based on the quality of their work and effort throughout the project. The Composition Assistant, Alison Cox and John Goldie-Scot (Academic Music Teacher/ Composer for 2018/19) will each work specifically with one year-group, although Alison will oversee them all.

The Composition Department Assistant will also
• run the Lower School Composition Seminar, overseen Head of Composition
• oversee and maintain the Purcell School’s computers in the Composition Classroom, Office and in the Composition Teaching Room in consultation with the Music Technology Assistant
• help with all IT and photocopying logistics re the weekly Composition Seminars for first-study composers
• oversee and maintain the Composition Office as an efficient work/study environment for staff and occasionally students, too.

 Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer, Dundee Rep Theatre
Summary:Composer Residency
Deadline: 24 August 2018
Date Posted: 25 July 2018
Details: Closes: 24th August 2018
Location: Scotland
Type: Full time
Salary: Paid (£10k-15k)
Artform: music, theatre
Contact: Martin


Through this scheme emerging professional musical theatre composers are paired with a venue, and given the opportunity to be involved in a range of work.

We are thrilled that the next placement will take place at the Dundee Rep Theatre – the scheme’s first Scottish based placement. The placement will begin in October 2018. The fee is calculated to cover 6 months of your time, but this can sometimes be spread across a longer intermittent period. The exact timetable and the projects to be worked on will be agreed in consultation between the composer and the venue’s Artistic Planning team. While the opportunity is open to any applicant resident in the UK, it’s expected the successful applicant will be based in Dundee for a significant portion of at least six months.

Key opportunities:

• Shadowing the rehearsal/production process for a new musical adaptation of ‘The Snow Queen’ by Noisemaker (Scott Gilmour and Claire Mckenzie), directed by Dundee Rep’s Artistic Director, Andrew Panton, and MD’d by Gavin Whitworth – there is also a possibility of assistant musical directing opportunities, depending on candidate’s experience/aspirations. (Oct-Dec 2018)

• Assisting/shadowing the composer on a production of ‘All My Sons’, directed by Jemima Levick (Jan-Mar 2019)

• Developing/workshopping own musical theatre project with other creatives/actors within ‘Rep Stripped’ festival of new work in a ‘scratch’ environment (April 2019)

• Composing score for a production which will tour village halls and community centres for two weeks (May-Jun 2019)

• Composing and leading workshops with Dundee Rep’s award-winning ENGAGE team, whose groups range from youth theatre to adult drama

 Too Pretty To Punch
Summary:Artistic collaboration
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: CALL OUT 2:​ Artists + Musicians
I’m looking for 3 transgender visual artists or animators and a musician/composer/sound engineer to collaborate with to make animation for a new piece of theatre, Too Pretty To Punch that I’ll be developing throughout 2018.

Too Pretty To Punch is a one person celebration of trans visibility and self acceptance; a mix of clown, mime, music, spoken word and video projection focusing on society’s obsession with trans bodies, judging our acceptability on how attractive we are.
The idea behind the project is to celebrate gender diversity while dispelling myths about trans people; presenting us as we are, rather than as the monsters the media seems so hell bent on painting us as.

My writing is vibrant, lively, and often full of pop culture references though I’m interested in all styles and mediums of art to collaborate with (digital, 3D, oil, pastel, watercolour, charcoal, collage, sculpture, comic book etc).

I’m interested in you bringing your voice to the table, creating and contributing based on your own experiences as a transgender person.

In its most basic form this will involve creating a series of still images to accompany poetry and physical theatre, that I will animate by various means depending on the medium and style and then projection map onto a selection of boxes and surfaces around the stage.

This role will involve creating music/soundscapes to accompany the projections and poems.

It will also involve helping write the music and record backing tracks for several songs in the show that I’m writing. I’ll accompany myself for some of them on the banjo. One such song is all about different gender identities, set to the powerpuff girls and transformers theme tunes.

 Youth Music Tutor - Lyric writing raps/songs/poems, Aptitude Organisation CIC
Summary:Teaching Post
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 September 2017
Details: Closes: 11th September 2017
Location: West Midlands
Type: Part time
Salary: Paid (£25k-30k pro rata)


Youth Music Skills Tutor - lyric writing £15-£25 per hour (depending on qualifications and experience)1-year Fixed, Term time only (38 weeks), 2 hours per week

Days & Hours: Thursdays 6-8pm. Additional hours may be available on an ad-hoc basis.
Actual salary for 2 hours per week term time: £1140 - £1900
Fixed Term End Date: 30/10/2018 (Initially)
Lead delivery of an accredited young people’s music programme which uses the tool of lyric writing songs and raps to support positive emotional development.

Hold relevant a qualification and/or experience in Music Performance Song/Poem writing, Sound Engineering, Music Technology, DJ Skills, Composition or other relevant music qualification

This post is subject to full enhanced DBS Service Check.
Location: The Crez, Jubilee Crescent Community Centre, Radford, Coventry CV6 3EX

Return Completed Application form to:
Closing date: Monday 11th September 2017
Interview Date Monday 18th September between 4.30pm-8pm (30 minutes time slot)W

ebsite: Tel: 07871 917936

We are also recruiting for:

Youth Programme Casual/Bank Staff £9 - £25 per hour (depending on qualifications and experience) 1 year fixed Term

Contract: Zero hours (bank staff) 1 year fixed
Days & Hours: ad-hoc basis.
Main Purpose of role:
Delivery of a specialist skill that contributes to a new exciting programme to engage young people to be empowered through various activities that are fun, safe, social and educational (team building, developing self-confidence).
Where appropriate you will cover staff annual leave, sickness and when added support is required for trips and events.
• To develop, deliver, facilitate and participate in games, activities and discussions with young people
• To supervise young people and ensure general health & safety and rules of conduct.
• Build positive links with young people and promote active participation in activities such as planning and delivery of group work programmes on health, fitness, smoking, drugs, gangs, violence, relationships and bullying.

Hold relevant a qualification and experience in Music Performance Song/Poem writing, Sound Engineering, Music Technology, DJ Skills, Composition or other relevant music qualification.