Banda School Director Of Music Jobs in Kenya

Banda School Director Of Music Jobs in Kenya

The Banda School is situated on Magadi Road opposite the Nairobi National Park, in the tranquil surburb of Karen.

Our international school traces its origins from Kaptagat, near Eldoret, where Mr. and Mrs. Chitty ran Kaptagat Preparatory School with 170 children from 1956.

Job Type Full Time

Qualification BA/BSc/HND

Location Nairobi

Job Field Administration / Secretarial ]

The Director of Music will be responsible for overseeing all Music and musical activities throughout the school.

This will include the management of a department of teachers and peripatetic teachersand the post holder will be accountable to the Head. The Director of Music will work closely with all department members.


  • Possess a degree or equivalent teaching qualification
  • Be an inspirational, committed and highly effective practitioner, dedicated to achieving the best outcome for each child
  • Have experience of working in British Curriculum Schools
  • Be an exceptional musician with the ability to inspire pupils of all ages and abilities
  • Promote the school’s mission and values effectively and creatively
  • Possess the desire to promote and develop music across the whole Prep school community
  • Be a proficient piano player of Grade 8 standard
  • Be able to sight-read music to a high standard
  • Possess a vision for the future of music in a leading preparatory school
  • Have the capacity to lead and inspire a team of teachers
  • Possess a love of music and teaching children of all abilities and passion for the development of musical excellence
  • Be able to build good relationships with parents and families
  • Be able to build good relationships with colleagues.
  • Be able to create a stimulating and engaging learning environment
  • Be able to use initiative, show flexibility and be adaptable
  • Be pro-active, dynamic and a self-motivated member of The Banda School team
  • Be punctual and use time appropriately
  • Be a good communicator with adults and children
  • Show good organisational skills
  • Show a good level of written English
  • Be experienced in using ICT in teaching and as a tool for research and for communication.
  • Familiarity with using an iPad in teaching is important
  • Present a clean Certificate of Good Conduct or International Child Protection Certificate(ICPC)
  • Safeguard and promote the welfare of the pupils
  • Keep up to date with educational developments and be committed to continual personaland professional development
  • Be a motivator.
  • Experience of working in a British Curriculum School is essential.
  • Have a clear strategy for the development of musical excellence and to develop engagement in pupils

    Job Details

  • Develop and encourage participation in music at all levels
  • Maintain appropriate standards of pupil behaviour and care of instruments
  • Oversee departmental orders in line with the music budget
  • Organise and lead regular departmental meetings, the minutes of which should be kept and circulated
  • Oversee, in liaison with the Head, the management, performance and recruitment of external peripatetic teachers
  • Oversee written reports from the peripatetic
    music teachers twice a year
  • Ensure that the school’s music equipment is organised, stored, maintained and replaced where appropriate
  • Review and update all departmental documentation and the handbook
  • Ensure new teachers/peripatetic teachers have appropriate induction
  • Plan and deliver high quality lessons in line with the agreed scheme of work for the department
  • Work proactively to develop positive home/school relations, responding swiftly and professionally to parental queries and concerns, involving the SLT when necessary
    Teaching Music throughout the school as required
  • Identify clear learning objectives and specify how they will be taught and assessed
    Endeavour to give every child the opportunity to reach their potential and meet highexpectations
  • Evaluate own teaching critically to improve effectiveness
  • Organise and confirm all musical events and concerts/recitals
  • Draw up annual and termly calendar events and communicate these to the Head
  • Ensure all teachers in the department are fully aware of their commitment and responsibility
  • Attend termly inter-school meetings, INSETS and Heads of Department meetings
  • Liaise with department members concerning curriculum, schemes of work, teaching methods,record keeping etc. to provide continuity and uniformity in the department
  • Communicate with staff and with parents concerning pupils' progress and attend Parents’
  • Meetings when required
  • Co-ordinate before and after school musical activities and individual peripatetic lessons
  • With the Head of Music and Head of Performing Arts, organise various musical Inter House events
  • Co-ordinate the hiring of musical instruments
  • Liaise with the Director Co-Curricular and the Finance Department on co-curricular musicalactivities and transport required for events
  • As appropriate, be prepared to teach a small number of one-to-one instrumental and/or musictheory lessons
  • Assess and monitor pupils’ work and progress
  • Writing a detailed report on each pupil at the end of designated terms and submitting schemes of work, planning and record keeping when required
  • Develop and lead the delivery of a suitable Music curriculum for Nursery through to Year 8.
  • Undertake administrative and organisational tasks related to the post
  • Ensure the provision of a suitable number of ensembles
  • Be involved in the School’s annual musical production
  • Suitably prepare music scholars

    It should of course be noted that the above job description is not exhaustive, and that other duties and responsibilities may be expected, consistent with the efficient and effective discharge of the post of Head of the Lower School.

    Method of Application

    All applications should reach the Headmistress by Monday 16th December 2019 latest.

    A completed Application Form and covering letter should be sent to

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