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Evolve Music are seeking an experienced Early Years Music Leader to join our team for the 2nd year of our Early Intervention programme (maternity cover) - to start January 2021. The Early Years Music Practitioner will work closely with the Project Coordinator to co-deliver accessible music-making opportunities for under 5’s and their families through Evolve Music’s Explorers and Adventurers projects.
Contract: Fixed Term 7-month contract, freelance
Hours: Approx. 86 hours (delivery sessions take place on Thursday mornings/afternoons)
Breakdown: Explorers @ £30 per session x 24 weekly sessions (1 hour delivery + planning and evaluation), Adventurers @ £30 per session x 24 weekly sessions (1 hour delivery + planning and evaluation) + allocation of meeting time and additional planning @ £15 per hour
Location of work: Radstock (currently online during social distancing)
The Early Years Community Music Practitioners will work closely with the Project Coordinator to co-deliver accessible music-making opportunities for under 5’s and their families through Evolve Music’s Explorers and Adventurers projects.
Evolve Music has been delivering Explorers ‘Stay & Play’ music sessions in the Somer Valley area for the past 3 years. The sessions are musician-led and live instrumentation is provided for interactive participation. We facilitate both children and their families to explore music and sound through songs, stories, games and free play.
Our Adventurers programme supports vulnerable and hard to reach families in the area. In partnership with Radstock Children’s Centre, this early intervention programme is designed to support family cohesion and EYFS development, whilst also aiming to alleviate some of the pressure that Children’s Centre staff may be facing. Adventurers will use a similar framework to Explorers, but will be much more flexible to adapt and respond to individual needs.
The successful candidates must have experience of planning and evidencing the impact of music engagement with early years.
Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is essential for this post.
· To work with the co-Community Music Leader and Project Coordinator to develop the Explorers and Adventurers programmes
· To plan, develop and provide engaging and relevent music-making activities for children and their families.
· To provide evidence and evaluation that demonstrates the impact of the project, and to ensure the project is providing the best support for the children and their families.
Access to own transport to attend sessions and meetings based in and around Radstock and the Somer Valley area.
· Music performance skills
· Experience in project working, planning and service development.
· Experience of working with early years
· Able to work creatively and responsively.
· Confident report writing and presentation skills
· Strong people management skills
· A positive and enthusiastic approach to work
· Be able to communicate clearly and listen and understand people’s needs
· Ability to start in January 2021
· Experience in Community Music
· Degree level qualification
· Music Qualification
· Youth Work Qualification
To apply please send a CV and evidence of your community music practice. Evidence might include a statement about your practice and your influences, a link to a video a project you have worked on, a sound or performance outcome of a project you have worked on, an evaluation report about a project you have worked on.
Please also provide references (these will only be contacted if your application is successful).
Applications should be sent to email@example.com by 5pm on Wednesday 2nd December 2020.
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