About the Role
Each Graduate Boarding Tutor is attached to one of our Boarding Houses and is a vital part of the House Staff Team along with the Housemistress and Deputy Housemistress. This allows for strong relationships to be formed with the boarders under their care which enables them to flourish, intellectually, emotionally, and physically.
As part of the post there will be duties as a Graduate Boarding Tutor for three nights a week plus two weekends to be worked every term in our welcoming boarding houses.
We are looking to recruit a dynamic graduate looking for her first role in an exciting and challenging environment. The successful candidate will have a good Drama/Performing Arts degree, have a passion for the Arts as a whole and have a desire to enhance our pupils’ education. The role involves supporting the Arts staff teams and supervising learners in the Arts areas of the School, particularly the Drama Department. There are opportunities to support lessons within the curriculum, extra-curricular work and run clubs and activities within the extended school day or in the boarding house.
The Expressive Arts at Malvern St James
Music, Drama, Art and Design and Dance all fall under the banner of ‘The Expressive Arts’ and all offer far reaching opportunities for enrichment activities beyond the curriculum.
Drama is taught within the Curriculum throughout the School, from the Prep Department to GCSE and A Level. In addition, girls may opt to take Speech and Drama Lessons, where the aim is to improve communication skills or to develop a love of drama, acting, theatre and literature. Examinations are offered, such as LAMDA grades, and there is an annual Speech and Drama Showcase. We also offer numerous Drama clubs and put on shows throughout the year.
There is regular collaboration with the other subjects within the Expressive Arts. We work closely with the Music Department through shows and cross curricular work, particularly musical productions, either whole school or KS3. Curriculum Music Lessons are offered throughout the school and many girls play an instrument or learn to sing, joining an ensemble, the orchestra or one of the school choirs.
Dance lessons on a one-to-one or small group level are available throughout the school, subject to parental consent. From time to time we host special dance workshops, where professional dancers come in to teach specific styles of dancing to large groups of girls.
During the Autumn Term, there is a senior whole-School production alternating between a musical or a play. This year we produced “Chicago” with a company of over eighty girls. Everyone is encouraged to become involved, whether they are a singer, a dancer, an actor, an artist, interested in stage management, direction, costume making or set building. The major Preparatory Department production is in the Spring Term, incorporating girls from throughout the Prep School. This year the production is “Wind in the Willows”.
It is expected that the successful candidate will inspire our learners within class and will participate fully in the rich and diverse extra-curricular Arts life of the School, according to their skills and strengths. They will be committed to the boarding life of the school, through their evening and overnight work in the boarding houses.
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 – this could include collating evidence of classwork, support with music or projections for shows 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 Graduate 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 Director of Boarding
Please download the full job description and application form by visiting https://www.malvernstjames.co.uk/working-at-msj