Friction Arts and Natalie Mason are seeking two mentees who can support the delivery of music making workshops for groups of young people in Birmingham and Walsall. During the first two years of the Multicultural Music Making project, funded by Youth Music, the team have developed a new methodology in music education, exploring traditional and contemporary international music, ensemble repertoire and composition.
These are two paid, fixed-term, development opportunities for freelance musicians. We are looking for individuals committed to delivering a great music-making experience for young people, and interested in contributing to the ongoing development of this new working method. The successful applicants will receive on-going mentoring from Friction Arts’ lead artists, develop their leadership skills, and gain first-hand experience of creative planning and delivery of workshops in school settings. You will meet guest musicians who deliver on this programme, as well as being introduced to Friction Arts’ wider programmes and opportunities.
Birmingham - min. 80 sessions (potentially more). Sessions are 3 hours each on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during term time. Please note, Tuesday workshops will only be commencing Spring Term 2018 (w/b 8th January 2018).
Walsall – min. 50 sessions (potentially more). Sessions are 3 hours each on Mondays and Fridays during term time. Please note, sessions in Walsall will begin in the second half of Autumn Term 2017 (w/b 30th October 2017).
Submit a one page CV and letter of no more than two pages about why you would like this role to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Monday 4th September 2017. Interviews will be held on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th September, and potential mentees will be invited by Thursday 14th September to assist at a trial workshop in school on Wednesday 20th or Thursday 21st September. The successful applicants will be notified on Friday 22nd September, to start assisting sessions in schools the following week for our Birmingham programme, or our Walsall programme from w/b 30th October.