Cellist at MiSST

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Job Description

Post                          Cellist at MiSST Music Academy

Reporting to              Director of Music and Director of Excellence

Days                         Saturday morning essential

Interviews                 Thursday 8th September

Start Date                 September 2022

The MiSST Music Academy will be located at City of London Academy Highbury Grove,
London, N5 2EQ

We are currently seeking an experienced cellist to join our team of highly skilled orchestral
There are currently six orchestral tutors in our Symphony Orchestra rehearsals (4 strings, 1
woodwind, 1 brass), increasing to eight by September 2022. All orchestral tutors are highly
experienced orchestral players with a wealth of professional experience. Our tutors should
aim to attend all MMA rehearsals (dates below). A nominated and regular dep will be
required if any dates need to be missed.
The Symphony Orchestra is facilitated and conducted by Jonathan Gibson (MiSST Director
of Excellence Programmes) and administrated by Olivia Hemmings (MiSST Executive

MiSST’s Annual Concert, which will feature the MiSST Symphony Orchestra heavily, takes
place at Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Monday 24th April 2023 – every effort should be
made by our tutors to be available on this date.

The principal responsibilities of the role of Symphony Orchestra Cello Tutor are as follows:
• To attend the MiSST Music Academy every Saturday (dates below) between the hours of
10am and 1pm
• To attend and assist during rehearsals (full orchestra, leading sectionals, string orchestra,
chamber music)
• To be enthusiastic, encouraging and empathetic towards our students
• To resolve problems discretely during rehearsals
• To give clear advice and training on orchestral playing, discipline and techniques
• To keep a general eye on behaviour within the section
• To play along with the students in the rehearsals
• To fairly decide, alongside the conductor, how the section are seated
We are particularly encouraging Black and ethnically diverse and/or disabled applicants
to apply.

The post is available from September 2022. Dates for the year are as follows:
AUTUMN TERM – 10, 17, 24 Sept | 1, 8, 15 Oct | 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov | 3 Dec
SPRING TERM – 7, 14, 21, 28 Jan | 4, 25 Feb | 4, 11, 18, 25 Mar
SUMMER TERM – 15, 22, [24 Apr CONCERT] | 6, 13, 20 May | 10, 17, 24 June | 1 July

The current rate of pay for instrumental tutors is £30.00 per hour. Tutors are paid monthly
via an invoice to our administrator.

Please click on the link for the full job description. Please email your CV and cover letter directly to nicole@misst.org.uk for consideration BY 5PM 5TH JULY.

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