The Hammond

Accompanist

Salary: £18,615-£25,051 per annum

Role: Full-time, permanent

Closing date: 4th January 2023

The Hammond

The Hammond is the North West’s leading provider of performing arts education and the UK’s oldest vocational dance school. Hammond students are encouraged and trained to be curious, independent, resilient young people who develop leadership skills, potential and talent to compete at the highest level. Here at The Hammond, we are passionate about providing the best possible vocational training in dance, drama, acting and music, alongside an enriching academic curriculum. We offer a stimulating and challenging creative environment in which we actively encourage young people to adopt lifelong learning skills that will enable them to flourish and thrive in their chosen discipline. Housed in the historic Hoole Bank House and surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds, our campus comprises several performing arts centres with a 420-seat industry-standard theatre and 18 state-of-the-art dance and music studios, including a professional recording suite.

The Hammond School is looking for an Accompanist to inspire teachers and students by encouraging, supporting and compiling a wide and varied repertoire suitable for use in dance classes.

Job Description

  • To compile a wide and varied repertoire suitable for use in dance classes. The purpose being to support, encourage and inspire both teacher and students.
  • To accompany dance and musical theatre repertoire as required by teaching staff.
  • To be familiar with syllabus music (for example RAD/ISTD).
  • To continually update personal repertoire and keep abreast of any changes in syllabi.
  • To accompany as necessary with any dance or musical theatre performances, productions, events.
  • To accompany Parents’ Evening events and other school events.
  • To accompany vocal classes, if required.
  • You may be required to undertake other duties as requested.

Whole School

  • To support the senior leadership team in implementing the ethos and wider philosophy of the school.
  • To ensure health and safety procedures and safeguards are always observed.
  • To attend meetings, INSET, Open Days, and other events.
  • To promote goodwill and foster good relationships with parents and other members of staff to ensure the smooth running of day-to-day activities.
  • To be punctual, presentable, and positive.

The successful candidate will be subject to employment checks, including DBS and reference checks and will be provided with safeguarding training.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

The Hammond is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects its entire staff to share this commitment. All staff are trained in child protections and are subject to satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks (DBS). The Hammond is an equal opportunities employer.