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Performing Artist in Residence/Boarding Assistant
Closing Date:  08 May 2020
Telephone: 01684892288
Salary:  Competitive
Job Description: 



The Drama/Performing Arts Graduate is accountable to the Head of Expressive Arts, who is also the Head of Drama, the Deputy Head of Boarding, Head of Boarding, the Headmistress and to parents. 


Purpose of the Job


The role of the Graduate Assistant is:


Drama and Performing Arts

  • To follow a timetable assigned by the Head of Expressive Arts 
  • To run and/or support after-school and evening sessions during the term; including part of the weekend if required
  • To monitor attendance of such sessions and ensure non-attendance is followed up and recorded
  • To take responsibility for specific tasks within the departments, e.g. the school’s collection of props and costumes, or the social media relating to Drama activities
  • To mentor Performing Arts Scholars and Prefects



Assist in the Classroom within and outside the curriculum

  • Assist with individual/group work across the curriculum, as requested by the Head of Expressive Arts
  • Where applicable, to take small groups or individuals for extra tuition as requested (e.g. support with coursework, practical examination work)
  • Assist the Expressive Arts Administrator as required
  • Delegated responsibility for displays, notice boards and other communication as appropriate
  • Carry out Assistant Tutor duties and supervise students as required


Support Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Assist with Expressive Arts clubs, rehearsals, performances, assemblies, workshops and productions as appropriate
  • Act as a role-model for our Arts students and Boarders


Support the Boarding Environment

  • To promote and actively support the boarding life of the school, including working three evenings with overnight duties per week, plus 2 weekends to be worked every term in the boarding Houses as directed by the Head of Boarding



All school staff are expected to:

  1. Support the School’s Boarding ethos including support for activities in the evening and weekend on a pro rata rota basis
  2. Work towards and support the school vision and the current school objectives outlined in the School Development Plan
  3. Contribute to the school’s programme of extra-curricular activities
  4. Support and contribute to the School’s responsibility for safeguarding students
  5. Regularly review own practice, set personal development targets and take responsibility for own continuous professional development.
  6. Work within the school’s health and safety policy to ensure a safe working environment for staff, students and visitors
  7. Work within the Equal Opportunities Policy to promote equality of opportunity for all students and staff, both current and prospective.
  8. Maintain high professional standards of attendance, punctuality, appearance, conduct and positive, courteous relations with students, parents and colleagues.
  9. Engage actively in the performance review process.
  10. Adhere to policies as set out in the Staff Handbook/Teacher Standards and Regulations
  11. Undertake other reasonable duties related to the job purpose required from time to time
  12. Adhere to School Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies.