An exciting time to join Surrey Arts

Surrey Arts are currently going through a transformation to improve its delivery to the county of Surrey. This transformation includes rebuilding a service that is fit for purpose, creating stronger partnerships with schools so that they can respond to new ways of working and build on recent innovation in the sector. As a result a number of new roles have been created to support this vision.

Sarah Lee, Head of Service says ‘We want to ensure that all young people across Surrey have access to high quality music and arts activities. We have exciting plans to grow, diversify and modernise our offer and to help achieve this we have created a number of new exciting roles.’

If you want to make a difference to music education in Surrey and be part of an inspiring, creative arts service then you may be interested in one of the following roles:

Surrey Arts Area Manager

Surrey Arts are seeking an experienced music educator and leader (in any discipline or music tradition) to develop relationships and manage activity in areas across Surrey. This exciting role requires someone who can forge effective working relationships with schools and communities across the Region as well as being innovative and passionate about achieving outstanding musical outcomes for young people.

You will also work with the Surrey Arts Senior Leadership Team, Surrey’s Property Team and other stakeholders to find a venue for a new Area Centre and will lead its development as a beacon for music and arts education in the area. In line with our commitment to diversify our offer and reach underserved communities, you will share our ambition for a significant part of its programme to be co-created with local people and will be responsible for making this a reality. 

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Music Curriculum Lead Teacher

Surrey Arts are seeking a demonstrably successful music educator and leader with extensive experience of working in school settings to fulfil the position of a Curriculum Lead who can cover secondary, post-16, and SEND schools to support the delivery of the music curriculum.

The successful applicant will join our Curriculum Team for Surrey Arts Music services and will be working closely with the Inclusion Manager, Vocal Strategy Manager and Digital Music Lead. A significant part of the role will be to develop the Schools’ Music Education Plan and undertake supportive conversations with music leads and senior leaders in schools to strengthen their curriculums and schemes of work, which may involve some demonstration and team teaching.

Qualified Teacher Status is required, along with substantial experience of good practice in at least one key stage of your area of focus and an awareness of curriculum requirements at all key stages.

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Instrumental Music Teachers

For teachers with skills and availability to teach one or more of the following:

– Percussion: 1-2 days (Farnham, Guildford and Camberley) daytime and after school teaching as well as Saturday morning. 1:1 and small group teaching; drum kit and orchestral percussion.

– Classical and Contemporary Guitar: 1-2 days (West Surrey, Mid-Surrey or North Surrey) daytime and after school teaching. 1:1 and small group teaching.

– Whole class instrumental teaching: 1-3 days (County-wide) daytime teaching of whole class instrumental learning in ukulele, recorder or orchestral instruments.

– Cello, and some Double Bass: 1-2 days (East Surrey) daytime and after school teaching. Mostly 1:1 with some small group teaching.

– Piano: 1-2 days (East Surrey) daytime and after school teaching. Mostly 1:1 with some small group teaching.

You will teach both online and face-to-face and be part of a forward looking team developing innovative and student centred learning opportunities. For more information please visit the link at: