A self-employed flute teacher is required to teach pupils from beginner to advanced level, past grade 8. The department enjoys an excellent reputation for the quality and diversity of music created through the five choirs, four orchestras, two jazz ensembles, chamber groups and Senior and Junior stage musicals. Curriculum Music is taught by 6 specialist staff, including a Music Technology teacher and there are twenty instructors supported by a Music Administrator. Guidelines for visiting music teachers are detailed below and highlight that VMT’s are self employed teachers and as such they deal directly with parents, with whom they have a contract. They pay a small facility fee for the hire of their teaching room, bill parents directly, and are responsible for correctly accounting tax and National Insurance contributions to HMRC.
The overall responsibility for the smooth operation of the Instrumental Instruction timetable lies with the Director of Music. Working alongside the Music Administrator this involves the management of waiting lists; the placement of pupils into the timetable; ensuring the balance of instruments is correct in order to aid the development of orchestral activities; ensuring performance opportunities are available to instrumental pupils to develop their skills and experiences; dealing with parental queries. The Director of Music and the Music Administrator will liaise closely with the successful applicant to ensure effective communication and support is in place.
Monthly invoices are to be submitted to the Academy
All appointments at Dollar Academy are subject to satisfactory clearance through the Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme, and the Academy will arrange and pay for an application to be made.
To apply for the position, please complete the Support Staff Application Form on this page. Applications should be submitted to the above email address or mailed to Julie Duncan, Dollar Academy, Mylne Avenue, Dollar, FK14 7DU by Friday 8th September 2023 at the latest.