Grayston Preparatory School is an independent, co-educational preparatory school with a values-based ethos situated in Sandown, Sandton.
Applicants for a Head of Music should fulfil the following requirements:
Hold a B.Mus or equivalent qualification, with SACE registration
Have at least 3-5 years of experience as a music teacher, preferably in a leadership position
Have the ability to lead a team of experienced and non-experienced class music and instrumental teachers
Display a creative interest in the teaching and learning of Music
The ability to teach another subject apart from Music would be advantageous
Have excellent people skills and be able to work positively with children and parents
Display excellent managerial, interpersonal and organisational skills
Have the ability to teach class music creatively from Grade 000 to Grade 7
Have the ability to teach Orff, Marimbas and Choir as well as strong ensemble skills
Exhibit a proven ability to host and prepare children for music festivals, soirees and concerts
Be a proficient accompanist, preferably Grade 8 level or above, to accompany the school in assembly and school concerts
Show a willingness to keep up-to-date with the trends in the educational sphere
Be self-motivated and energetic
Experience in an ISASA school would be an advantage
Be willing to participate fully in the life of the School, its programmes and projects.
Applications with a full CV and the names and contact details of three referees as well as a one-page statement of your educational philosophy specific to Music in a primary school setting should be submitted by email to The HR Manager, Grayston Prep, firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Head of Music.
Starting date: 6 May 2024
Closing date for applications: 30 November 2023
The appointment of candidates is at Grayston Prep’s sole discretion. An application will not entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Grayston reserves the right not to make an appointment or to make an appointment prior to the closing date of this vacancy should a suitable candidate be found. You are thus encouraged to submit your application timeously. If you have not heard from Grayston Prep within 3 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful in your application.
Grayston Preparatory School, 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 recognising and accepting this disclaimer