Music and Performing Arts teaching assistant

Wellington College China

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Shanghai | Academic | Huili School Shanghai

JOB TITLE
Music and Performing Arts teaching assistant
DEPARTMENT
Music and Performing Arts department
SUPERVISOR
Music Coordinator (primary)
OBJECTIVES
To assist the Music Coordinator and Performance Coordinator as directed in
supporting teachers of music and performing arts in facilitation of lessons,
preparing teaching materials, communicating with pupils and parents and
managing the music/performing arts spaces and equipment.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Actively participating in teaching activities; providing support in class;
assisting the primary music and performing arts teachers in preparing
lesson plans and teaching materials; building good relationships with
the students and colleagues in the primary school and secondary
school as needed.
2. Managing the primary music and performing arts spaces, in particular
making sure that the music/performing arts classrooms and practice
rooms are tidy and well presented, ready for usage.
3. Responsible for ensuring that all relevant departmental paperwork such
as practice room timetables, instrument inventories and rehearsal
schedules is organised and filed.
4. Assisting the Music Coordinator and Performance Coordinator in
procurement.
5. Assisting in events management for all primary music and performance
events, in consolation with the Music Coordinator and Performance
Coordinator.
6. Managing non-essential parental communication on behalf of Music
Coordinator and Performance Coordinator.
7. Organising instruments, equipment and materials, ensuring they are
maintained and looked after well.
8. Preparing and setting up classrooms before commencement of class.
9. Translating articles about music and performing arts department
events.
10.Keeping music and performing arts rooms clean and tidy at all times.
11.Assisting in preparing music and performing arts trip administation
including assisting with liaising with vendors, drafting risk assessments
and collating parental permission forms etc..
12.Substitution where relevant and appropriate for primary
music/performing arts staff who may be absent.
13.Participating and assisting in music and performing arts related events.
14.Assisting teachers in instruction and/or direction of ensembles, choirs
and other performance groups as directed by the Director of Arts, the
Head of Arts (primary) and in negotiation with the Music Coordinator
and Performance Coordinator..
15.Other assigned work as requested by the Head of music.
BASIC QUALIFICATION:
Education: Bachelor’s degree
Major: Music education related subject
Language: Native Chinese speaker and fluent in English, minimum CET-6.
Familiar with music/performing arts terminology and able to accurately express
meanings.
Skilful piano player with experience as an accompanist
Supportive Wellington Value.
Working experience: A minimum of 2-year relevant experience within an educational
setting.
EXPERTISE
Outstanding communication in English and Chinese.
Familiar with assisting in the facilitation of student orchestras or drama rehearsals
and performances.
Familiar with Office software.
PREFERRED APTITUDES
International and bilingual schoolworking experience is preferred.
Cross-cultural working experience is preferred.
Wellington College China schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of
children. Assessment and testing of applicants’ suitability to work with children is an integral part of
the selection process

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