We’re recruiting: Musician in Residence at HMP Gartree, Leicestershire

The Irene Taylor Trust is excited to announce a new freelance position of Musician in Residence at HMP Gartree as part of our Music in Prisons programme.

In addition to our creative music programmes, ITT supports several Musicians in Residence around the country. Each residency is unique as we work closely with each musician and their respective prisons to ensure the programme content is innovative, relevant and responsive. We are currently working with HMP Gartree to engage a versatile, freelance musician who has experience of teaching guitar, keyboard and song writing to work with prisoners. It may also be advantageous (but not essential) to have experience of creating music on computers.

Working in prison is an amazing experience and you will take as much from it as you give. It requires a different approach to more ‘conventional’ teaching; you will need to be able to instantaneously adapt to the environment, the people and the style of music and cater for the vastly different musical experiences, abilities and expectations of the individuals with whom you will be working.

Job Title: Musician in Residence
Place of work: HMP Gartree, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7RP
Rate of pay: £200 per day, 1 day a week (inclusive of planning and monitoring)
Contract: 12-Month Freelance Contract with option to extend

Closing date for applications: Friday 31st January 2020, midday
Interviews: Wednesday 5th February 2020
Start date: February/March 2020

Application process: Read the full MiR Job Description, HMP Gartree which includes the person specification.

Please send your CV outlining relevant experience, the instruments that you play and a short covering letter explaining why you would be appropriate for the role and include 2 links to your work (your music and/or you in action via YouTube/Soundcloud) to jake@irenetaylortrust.com 

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a formal interview, following which they will run a short creative session.

Employment is subject to two satisfactory employment references and confirmation of eligibility to work in UK. As the position will involve contact with vulnerable individuals, employment will be subject to prison security clearance and/or an enhanced DBS. 

Unfortunately, due to the anticipated volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to applicants who have been shortlisted for interview.

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