Director Of Music


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Director Of Music

Bishops is situated on a beautiful campus, under the shadow of Table Mountain, in Rondebosch, Cape Town. Bishops has an outstanding academic record, entering candidates for the DBE examinations.

The Bishops Music Department is a large, vibrant and energetic department which offers a wide-ranging musical experience to boys from Grade R to Grade Twelve. Boys have the opportunity to take music as a subject (from grades 8 to 12), have extra-curricular individual lessons and be part of a varied ensemble and choral programme. Boys are entered for external examinations, eisteddfods and/or competitions, as appropriate. Part of the choral offering is grounded in the traditions of good Anglican church music, and its repertoire is varied and inclusive.

The Music Department has a large complement of full-time and part-time staff, including a Head of Academic Music at the College, Head of Music at the Preparatory School, Head of Pre-Prep Music and a Music Administrator.

The Director of Music is responsible for the leadership and management of music across the College, Prep ad Pre-Prep, will work collaboratively with the wider academic, sport and support staff, have an understanding of the role of music within our school and be aware of instructional trends and innovations in music both locally and internationally. The Director of Music reports to the Deputy Head of Culture. Members of staff are expected to support the Christian ethos of the school.

The successful candidate should be an experienced Head of Music, with the ability to teach Music as a subject to matriculation level, will be involved in the ensembles and oversee the extensive extra-curricular music programme.

The successful candidate will have:

  • appropriate music tertiary qualifications and management experience to suit the appointment
  • the drive to lead and grow the vision and management of the Bishops music department
  • the proven ability to effectively manage a team of nine permanent and thirty part-time music staff
  • experience in establishing music performance goals, and performance reviews.
  • experience in preparing and managing budgets, as well as analysing costs
  • demonstrated ability to build cooperative relationships with boys, staff and parents
  • SACE registration
  • other skills and experience that will contribute to the broader school life.

Interested applicants should click on the link below to complete the online application form by Friday 12 April 2024.

online application

Only short-listed contacts will be contacted by Friday 19 April 2024. Only South African citizens will be considered for a permanent post.

We look forward to engaging with interested applicants who value individuality, teamwork, innovation, and creativity, and who will contribute toward helping build a love of music in our boys.

Bishops, in line with POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act) will attempt to ensure the confidentiality of all applicants for this role. All reasonable measures will be in place to protect personal information but will be used in the recruitment, selection, and reporting process. By submitting your application for this position, you are recognizing and accepting this disclaimer.

Bishops is committed to transformation. In accordance with our Employment Equity Plan, preference shall be given, but not limited to, candidates from the designated groups.

Closing Date
Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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