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Harrow School

Archived: Music Technician

Part time • Permanent • Term time • 20 hours per week to be discussed at interview. Occasional extra hours may need to be worked for exams and concerts.

The role: The post of Music Technician is an essential role within the Music Department. It offers the opportunity for an experienced technician to support the department in its academic daily life and also in its numerous extra-curricular activities; managing the AV, lighting, recording and sound control technology to support the musicians when they perform at events, concerts, rehearsals and examinations.

The skills: You will have a First degree in music or a closely related subject, along with strong expertise in musical software technology and experience of basic instrument maintenance. Your experience of supporting a range of events from solo performances to concerts with several hundred performers will be relied upon, as will your problem solving skills and flexibility under pressure. Your calm, competent demeanour will be appreciated and you will enjoy being a part of our friendly, supportive team.

The environment: Harrow School is situated within a beautiful site in Harrow on the Hill, northwest London, and is one of the best-known schools in the world, with around 840 boys studying at Harrow. Music is an important part of life at Harrow School. Forty percent of pupils take individual music lessons from the five full-time and 40 part-time staff. There is an impressive array of choirs, orchestras, chamber, jazz and rock groups, and these perform in concerts at School and elsewhere. 80 concerts, ranging from lunch-hour events at St Mary’s Church to the Choral Society Concert in Speech Room with over 300 performers take place in a typical year. The Music School was purpose-built in 1894 and is a listed building with a small concert hall, office, teaching rooms and practice rooms.

The benefits include:

  • Free parking.
  • Automatic enrolment in the School’s pension scheme.
  • Use of the School’s sports facilities such as the swimming pool, gym, and running track.
  • Subsidised membership of the tennis, golf, angling and social clubs.

For a detailed job description and to apply online please visit: and click on the Teaching and Non Teaching Vacancies tab.

For any questions email the HR department at

Closing date: 29 September 2023

Applications will be processed as they are received and we may interview suitable candidates before the closing date; therefore early application is advised.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are values that are important to us at Harrow. We believe in diversity of thought and actively welcome everyone regardless of their background to bring their valuable and relevant skills to our community.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All successful applicants must be willing to undergo enhanced child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with any past employer and the Disclosure and Barring Service, and it is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. No member of staff will be able to start until these checks are complete and this process takes, on average, a month. Please plan accordingly.